Mailing List:2002-08-27 02, Eli Whitney's gravesite, by Karl H. Schwerin

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From: karl h schwerin <schwerin -at- unm.edu> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Eli Whitney's gravesite Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 12:16:23 -0600 (MDT) Given my presentation on Eli at the WRG Reunion, the following from Tom Whitney should be of special interest. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 13:45:52 -0400 From: TGWhitney -at- aol.com To: schwerin -at- unm.edu Cc: TGWhitney -at- aol.com Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] WRG site Karl, Eli Whitney is buried in the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, CT. There are several Whitneys buried there, and more than one Eli. However the "interchangeable parts" and "cotton gin" Eli has a special iron fence around his area. For a quick map: www.yale.edu then select the 9th entry down on the left which is "Yale and New Haven". Select "Maps and Directions" and then select "Map of Yale Campus". This then gives a map in very low resolution of 6 segments of the campus. Select the third from the left (which is the right-hand portion of the "central campus" section). Click on that and you will see the Grove Street Cemetery which is on Grove Street. Eli's site is in the top one-fourth of that map. If you go into the cemetery from Grove Street (the main entrance), turn left and it is about the second last "lane". Turn right and it is about half-way down on the right. To make life easier, when you go in the main entrance, they have a free map of the most famous sites. Eli's is certainly on that map. If you want photographs, our daughter will return from Geneva later this week (or early next) and I can ask her for multiple photos. Eli's stone is different from most in design. As I had mentioned before, several of my siblings had "Eli" as a nickname in school. Here at 60 years of age, some of my classmates still call me "Eli". I was quite moved to see this grave. There's a main street, in New Haven, called WHITNEY. There's a section of town (if not a separate town) called WHITNEYVILLE and so on. There is a LARGE dorm room on campus reserved for a direct descendant of some Whitney. There are lots of buildings that have a "Whitney" in the name. Cordially, Tom Whitney Given the map I mentioned before, select Hillhouse section and Grove Cemetery is the upper left portion of the map. Further, the Whitney Street (or Avenue) is at the bottom of that map. www.yale.edu 9th selection down on the left: Yale and New Haven, click it. Select "Maps and Directions" then select "Maps of the Yale Campus" then select the Hillhouse section. You will see Grove Street on the left, Grove Street Cemetery all along the upper left, and Whitney at the bottom (as a street). <><><><><><> In a message dated Mon, 26 Aug 2002 11:23:38 AM Eastern Standard Time, schwerin -at- unm.edu writes: > > > Tom - > > Diane has a very interesting specialty, and one which is increasingly > relevant in the 21st century world. My own specialty has been Latin > America, concentrating on culture change and ecological adaptations. I > have worked in Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador, and especially Venezuela. > > I too have visited Whitney on Wye, as well as most of the locales in > London where John Whitney lived (Lambeth Marsh, Winchester Academy, > St. Mary Aldermary, Bow Lane) and have pictures. > > Where is Eli Whitney buried? Does Diane have pictures of the grave? I > gave a presentation at the WRG Reunion on "Scientific Whitneys" in which I > talked about Eli (check the WRG website under 2002 Reunion). The section > on Eli was incomplete, but I have sent Robert Ward a backup disk with the > full text, so hopefully the text will be complete by the time you look at > it. > > > On Sun, 25 Aug 2002 TGWhitney -at- aol.com wrote: > > > In a message dated Sat, 24 Aug 2002 12:49:05 PM Eastern > > Karl, > > > > Our daughter's specialty is Medical Anthropology and her university is Yale. I am a proud father. The next several paragraphs go into more detail. > > > > Our daughter is Diane Whitney. She has completed her exams (generals) and is working on her dissertation. She is attending Yale. She received an M. Phil. (Masters of Philosophy this past spring). Seemingly Yale awards this degree to graduate students who have completed their studies, and their generals, and are ABD (All But Dissertation). She is working in Geneva, Switzerland, this summer and also last summer. She has been working for the World Health Organization (WHO). In her earlier studies she as of a mind somewhat different from "Public Health". > > > > Diane's specialty is "Traditional Medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa". There was a time she was also interested in the "intellectual property rights" of these traditional practitioners. I am doing an injustice to her area and to her specialty. However, there has been a time in the recent past when this was "close" to where she was studying. > > > > She has studied some at American University, in Washington, D.C., McGill in Montreal (for over a year), Antioch (in Yellow Springs, Ohio), The Ohio State University, and Yale. > > > > Diane has spent several (perhaps 3 or more) years in Africa. She was also a Fulbright Fellow in Congo before the uprising, then switched to Benin. Now she is specializing in Ghana. > > > > She is a 13th generation direct descendent from John and Elinor. (Diane (13), Thomas (12), George (11), George (10), Charles (9, Pierce's #7772), Newton (8), Nathan (7), Solomon (6), Jonas (5), Jonas (4), Moses (3), Richard (2), John (1)). > > > > Diane has visited Whitney-on-the-Wye and spent at least one night there. She has taken and shared several photos of the area. > > > > When I visited her in May, she took me to Eli Whitney's grave. Most of the members of my family had been called "Eli" at one time or another and this had special significance. > > > > > > > > > > > > Standard Time, schwerin -at- unm.edu writes: > > > > > > > > > > > Tom - > > > > > > This message arrived while I was away at the WRG Reunion. I'm just now > > > getting caught up on e-mail. > > > > > > Is your daughter still in school or has she completed her degree? Where > > > is (did) she studying? And what is her specialization? > > > Below I am sending you the conclusion from the presentation made at the > > > WRG Reunion on "Scientific Whitneys." I mention four anthropologists > > > there. Robert Ward has given me the name of his niece who is also an > > > anthropologist at the University of Missouri. > > > > > > I like Sapir's observation, since I feel that one of the great values of > > > anthropology is how it continually provides us with a fresh perspective on > > > things. > > > > > > > > > On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 TGWhitney -at- aol.com wrote: > > > > > > > In a message dated Mon, 15 Jul 2002 9:25:11 AM Eastern Standard Time, schwerin -at- unm.edu writes: > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I tried several times this morning without success. > > > > > > > > > > Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology > > > > > Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 > > > > > e-mail: schwerin -at- unm.edu > > > > > > > > > > Cultural anthropology...is valuable because it is > > > > > constantly rediscovering > > > > > the normal. Edward Sapir (1949:151) > > > > > > > > > > > > Hello, > > > > > > > > I was curious as to what area within anthropology is your area of specialization. Our daughter is also in anthropology. She has also been to the Whitney-on-Wye area. > > > > > > > > I thought it was "interesting" that there were a couple of "Whitneys" in this field. > > > > > > > > I have noticed that you have been quoting Edward Sapir as part of your signature. > > > > > > > > Cordially, > > > > > > > > Tom Whitney > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology > > > Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 > > > e-mail: schwerin -at- unm.edu > > > > > > Cultural anthropology...is valuable because it is > > > constantly rediscovering > > > the normal. Edward Sapir (1949:151) > > > > > > > > Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology > Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 > e-mail: schwerin -at- unm.edu > > Cultural anthropology...is valuable because it is > constantly rediscovering > the normal. Edward Sapir (1949:151)


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