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EMERSON, Charles Franklin, educator, born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 28 September 1843. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1868, becoming at once instructor in gymnastics, and also instructor in mathematics in the agricultural department. In 1869 he became instructor in mathematics in the College proper, and in 1872 associate professor of natural philosophy, succeeding in 1878 to full possession of that chair. His work has consisted largely in the development of the physical laboratory in Dartmouth, for which purpose he traveled extensively through Europe during 1883'4. He is a fellow of the American association of the advancement of science, and is an occasional contributor to scientific literature.
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