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An American Orientalist: the Life and Legacy of Edward Salisbury (1814-1901) Thursday, April 20 at 6:00pm

*THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM*
April 20 at 6:00pm

Roberta L. Dougherty, Librarian for Middle East Studies at Yale University Library explores the life of Edward Elbridge Salisbury (1814-1901), a Yale professor. Salisbury was an American pioneer of Oriental studies, the first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit in the Americas, and a founding member of the American Oriental Society, one of the oldest scholarly societies in the United States. She discusses his life in Old Lyme where he and his wife, Evelyn MacCurdy Salisbury (1823-1917), enthusiastically shared interest in genealogical research and were great benefactors to the community of Southern Connecticut.

Free lecture sponsored by the Florence Griswold Museum, the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Library, and the MacCurdy Salisbury Educational Foundation

For more information please visit: florencegriswoldmuseum.org

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