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Grant, George F. (George Franklin), 1846-1910


Dr. George Franklin Grant (September 15, 1846 – August 21, 1910) was a Boston dentist and the first African-American professor at Harvard. Grant was born on September 15,1846 to Tudor and Phillis Pitt Grant in Oswego, New York and graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1870. He was appointed to a faculty position in 1871, the first African-American man to be appointed to a faculty position at Harvard. He was a founding member of the Harvard Odontological Society also an inventor of the Percy Ellis "Perfectum" wooden golf tee. He died on August 12, 1910 in Chester, New Hampshire.

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George W. Forbes Papers

Call Number: MS Am.282
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence sent to George W. Forbes, as well as typescript drafts of 18 biographies of eminent Black historical figures that Forbes wrote. Also inlcuded are several letters addressed to Elizabeth H. Forbes in the years following her husband's death, and several issues of The Voice and The Crisis. The correspondence in the collection reflects Forbes’ work as a writer and scholar, particularly with...
Dates: 1900-1936