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date: 18 February 2020

Morton, Henrylocked

(11 December 1836–09 May 1902)
  • Herbert T. Pratt

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Morton, Henry (11 December 1836–09 May 1902), college administrator and scientist, was born in New York City, the son of Henry J. Morton, an Episcopalian minister, and Helen McFarlan. Morton grew up in Philadelphia, where his father was rector of St. James Episcopal Church. He attended Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1857. While still a student, with two classmates he translated the Greek, demotic, and hieroglyphic inscriptions of the Rosetta Stone, which they published in 1858 in a 172-page report containing 100 illustrations engraved by Morton....

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