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Allen, Edward A. H. (Edward Augustus Holyoke), 1828-1898



  • Existence: 1828-1898
  • Existence: 1828 - 1898

Biographical Note

Edward Augustus holyoke Allen, C.E., son of Joseph and Lucy C. (Ware) Allen, was born in Northborough, Worcester county Mass., August 15th 1828. He attended the State Normal School, Bridgwater, Mass. Entered the Institute in 1847, and graduated in 1850. He spent one year in the Lawrence Scientific School, Cambridge, Mass. then accepted, in 1851, the appointment as Professor of Geology, etc. at the Institute. He resigned in the spring of 1855, and became principal of the Friends Academy, New Bedford, 1855 to 1869 then had a private school in New Bedford until 1872. Taught English and Classical School in West Newton two years, until 1874. Was principal of Sawin Academy, Sherborn, Mass., until 1882, and of Allen Howe School, Northborough, Mass., since that time. Allen was teacher of country schools in Northfield, Mass., 1844-45; Dana, 1845-46; North bridgwater, 1846-47; German School, Baltimore, Md., 1847-48. Was on school committee in Sherborn, Mass., also in Northborough, Mass. He [was] a member of the Natural History Society of Montreal. Published "Reformed Spelling" and "Oral Teaching." Married September 5th, 1855, Eugenia S. Tenlon, daughter of Dr. William F. Tenlon; eight children.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Edward Augustus Holyoke Allen

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MC 61

A small view of RPI and the Capital area, ca. 1850.

Dates: Created: 1845-1862