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An American Orientalist: the Life and Legacy of Edward Elbridge Salisbury (1814-1901)

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture: Roberta L. Dougherty, Librarian for Middle East Studies at Yale University Library explores the life of Edward Elbridge Salisbury (1814-1901), a Yale professor. Salisbury was an American pioneer of Oriental studies, the first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit in the Americas, and a founding member of the American Oriental Society, one of the oldest scholarly societies in the United States. She discusses his life in Old Lyme where he and his wife, Evelyn MacCurdy Salisbury (1823-1917), enthusiastically shared interest in genealogical research and were great benefactors to the community of Southern Connecticut.

Free lecture sponsored by the Florence Griswold Museum, the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Library, and the MacCurdy Salisbury Educational Foundation

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Date:
April 20, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Phone:
8604345542
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Florence Griswold
Phone:
(860) 434-5542
Email:
frontdesk@flogris.org
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