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Alfred Langdon Elwyn

Alfred Langdon Elwyn, American philanthropist. member Pennsylvania Agricultural Society.

Background

  • Elwyn, Alfred Langdon was born on July 9, 1804 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Langdon) Elwyn.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1823. M. D.; University of Pennsylvania, 1831.

    Career

    • President and philanthropic contributor to Pennsylvania Agricultural Society. School for Feeble-Minded Children, Society for Prevention Cruelty to Animals. Member Pennsylvania Agricultural Society.

      An early lexicographer. Author: (poem) Bonaparte. A Glossary of Supposed Americanisms, 1859.

      Editor: Papers Relating to Public Events in Masschusetts Preceding the American Revolution.

    Works

    • Author: (poem) Bonaparte. A Glossary of Supposed Americanisms, 1859. Editor: Papers Relating to Public Events in Masschusetts Preceding the American Revolution.

    Membership

    Member Pennsylvania Agricultural Society.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Middleton Mease, 1832, 2 children including Mary Middleton.
    • father: Thomas Elwyn
    • mother: Elizabeth (Langdon) Elwyn
    • spouse: Mary Middleton Mease
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    Died March 15, 1884
    (aged 79)
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