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Ashdown, Avery Allen


Biographical Note

Avery Allen Ashdown, 1891-1970, S.B., 1914, A.M. 1916, University of Rochester; Ph.D. in chemistry, 1924, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became a research associate in organic chemistry at MIT in 1925, an instructor in the Department of Chemistry in 1930, assistant professor in 1934, and associate professor in 1940. He participated in MIT's purchase of the Riverbank Court Hotel in 1937, which became a graduate residence named in his honor.

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Avery Allen Ashdown papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080008715168]
Identifier: MC-0137
Scope and Contents of the Collection The papers of Avery Allen Ashdown contain a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and diary entries; material on Ashdown House; and biographical essays on the following chemical engineers associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Arthur Alphonzo Blanchard, William H. Carlisle, Jr., Arthur Clay Cope, James Mason Crafts, Tenney Lombard Davis, Frederick George Keyes, Gilbert Newton Lewis, Arthur D. Little, James Flack Morris, Allan Winter Rowe, William P. Ryan, and Charles William...
Dates: 1928 - 1956