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Stinson, Margaret E.



  • Existence: 1833 - 1912

Biographical Note

Margaret Elliot Dayton Stinson (Mrs. Jackson L. Stinson), 1833-1912, was employed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1865 to 1911.

From Technology Review, May 1912, page 350: "...She began her services at the Institute of Technology in February, 1865, when the Institute was located in Summer Street. .. for many years thereafter she had supervision over the stock of chemicals, and especially of apparatus and their maintenance as well as a part of the care of the laboratories themselves.. She was known by nearly every Tech man now living...."

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Margaret E. Stinson reminiscences with questions asked by Ellen S. Richards (transcript)

 Collection — Box Shared D: [Barcode: 39080036789466]
Identifier: MC-0460
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of a transcript of an interview by Ellen S. Richards with Margaret Stinson concerning Stinson's administration of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) inorganic chemistry laboratory from the opening of the Institute in February 1865 to 1911. Also includes her general reminiscences about MIT faculty, students, and staff, particularly those associated with the MIT course in chemistry.

Dates: 1911