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Guide to the Lucien M. Osborn lectures


circa 1878

Descriptive Summary

Identification: A1074

Creator :Osborn, Lucien M.

Title: Lucien M. Osborn lectures

Dates: circa 1878

Extent: 0.05 Cubic Feet

Language: English

Collection is open for research.

Biographical note

Lucien M. Osborn was a longtime professor and administrator at Madison University (later known as Colgate University). He was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, in July 1823, was an 1847 graduate of the college at Madison University, and attended the Seminary from 1847-1848. He earned an AM and LLD from Denison University in 1872 and taught at Hamilton Academy from 1849-1850 and Morrisville from 1850-1851.

Osborn held the following positions at Madison University: principal of grammar school and adjunct professor of mathematics (1851-1853); professor of mathematics (1853-1857); principal of grammar school (1854-1855); professor of mathematics and natural philosophy (1857-1868); acting principal of the grammar school (1863-1864); professor of natural sciences (1868-1877); professor physical sciences (1877-1891); and professor of physics and astronomy (1891-1892). He died in Hamilton on October 6, 1892.


Elmer William Smith, ed. Colgate University General Catalogue, vol. 2, (Hamilton, NY: Colgate University, 1939), 9.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one notebook containing handwritten lectures of Lucien M. Osborn, as well as programs for various campus events from 1878.


Science -- Study and teaching.
Professors (teacher)
College students -- Social life and customs.
Osborn, Lucien M.

Contents List

Box 1 Volume 4
circa 1878
Notebook containing Professor Lucien M. Osborn's lectures and programs for campus events


Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries


Mary Cordaro and Allyson Smally, April 29, 2014.


September 2, 2015: Filing title added by Frances Holmes

Preferred Citation

Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known), A1074, Lucien M. Osborn lectures, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.

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