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Samuel Stehman Haldeman

  Samuel Stehman Haldeman (August 12, 1812 – September 10, 1880), American naturalist and philologist, was born at Locust Grove, Pennsylvania.


He was educated at Dickinson College. He visited Texas in 1851 to investigate the presidency of an institution there, but declined the position. On his return trip from Texas, he was offered the position of president of Masonic College at Selma, Alabama, serving from January to October of 1852. In 1852 (apparently listed by some sources as 1851 in error) he was appointed professor of the natural sciences in the University of Pennsylvania. In 1855 he went to Delaware College, where he filled the same position, but in 1869, he returned to the University of Pennsylvania as professor of comparative philology and remained there until his death, which occurred at Chickies, Pennsylvania.

His writings include:

  • Freshwater Univalve Molliesca of the United States (1840)
  • Zoological Contributions (1842–1843)
  • Analytic Orthography (1860)
  • Tours of a Chess Knight (1864)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch, a Dialect of South German with an Infusion of English (1872)
  • Outlines of Etymology (1877)
  • Word-Building (1881).

References and external links

  • S. W. Geiser, "Notes on Some Workers in Texas Entomology 1839-1880", Volume 49, Number 4, Southwestern Historical Quarterly Online (accessed 2 June 2007)

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