William Mitchell Gillespie


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(Born: 1816 - Died: January 1, 1868)

American educator, engineer, traveler, author and amateur poet. His parents were James and Ann Gillespie. He graduated from Columbia College (now Columbia University) in 1834. After ten years of travel in Europe, he returned to New York in 1845. At that time, he began his career as a teacher at Union College (in Schenectady, New York), as a Professor of Civil Engineering and Assistant Professor of Math. (He is considered the founder of their school of civil engineering.) He appears to have married after 1855. He died of pulmonary consumption, having suffered for about a year, and being able to continue his teaching duties only with great effort and discomfort.

 

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  • Notice from “The Literati”
    • William M. Gillespie” (“The Literati of New York City” - No. I) — May 1846 — Godey’s Lady’s Book   (reprinted in the June 1846 issue)
    • William M. Gillespie” (“The Literati”) — 1850 — WORKS

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  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.
  • Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske, eds., Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1889, 2:651

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