Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,and the most patient of teachers.
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|Birth:||20th March, 1834|
|Death:||22nd August, 1926|
The scion of a wealthy Boston family, Eliot graduated from Harvard University in 1853. He was appointed Tutor in Mathematics at Harvard in the fall of 1854 and studied chemistry with Josiah P. Cooke. In 1858, he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Chemistry. He taught competently, wrote some technical pieces on chemical impurities in industrial metals, and busied himself with schemes for the reform of Harvard's Lawrence Scientific School. Eliot left Harvard in 1863.
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