Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Notables

August 27, 2012

The new and improved visitors map is on racks now including an updated list of Notables.  Here you can find links to extended biographies for each individual.

Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Notables

The numbers correspond to the Visitors Map which can be purchased for $1 at the Visitors Center or Entrance Gate rack.

  1. Louis Agassiz     (1807 – 1873)  Geologist, zoologist, ichthyologist
    Elizabeth Cary Agassiz     (1822 – 1907)  First president of Radcliffe College
  2. George T. Angell     (1823 – 1909)  Founder of the MSPCA
  3. John Bartlett      (1820 – 1905)  Author of Barlett’s Quotations
  4. Jacob Bigelow     (1787 – 1879)  Botanist, Physician, Founder of Mount Auburn Cemetery
  5. E. Power Biggs     (1906 – 1977)  Concert organist, recording artist
  6. Katharine Burr Blodgett     (1898 – 1979)  Invented “invisible” glass
  7. Edwin Booth     (1833 – 1893)  Shakespearean actor, Founder of the Players Club
  8. Nathaniel Bowditch     (1773 – 1838)  Navigator, astronomer, mathematician
  9. William Brewster     (1851 – 1919) Founder of Nuttall Ornithological Club
  10. Phillips Brooks     (1835 – 1893)  Episcopal preacher and author of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
  11. Charles Bulfinch     (1763 – 1844)  Architect
  12. Thomas Cass     (1821 – 1862)  Commander 9th Massachusetts Reg., Civil War hero
  13. William Ellery Channing     (1780 – 1842)  Unitarian clergyman, social reformer
  14. Robert Creeley     (1926 – 2005)  Poet
  15. Dorothea Dix     (1802 – 1887)  Nurse, hospital reformer
  16. Mary Baker Eddy     (1821 – 1910)  Discoverer of Christian Science
  17. Harold “Doc” Edgerton     (1903 – 1990)  Engineer, stroboscopic photographer
  18. Edward Everett     (1794 – 1865)  Unitarian clergyman, statesman, orator
  19. Fannie Farmer     (1857 – 1915)  Author, standardized cooking measurements
  20. Felix Frankfurter     (1882 – 1965)  U. S. Supreme Court Justice
  21. Buckminster Fuller     (1895 – 1983)  Inventor, popularized the geodesic dome
  22. Isabella Stewart Gardner     (1840 – 1924)  Founder of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  23. Charles Dana Gibson     (1867 – 1944)  Artist, Illustrator (“Gibson Girl”)
  24.  Curt Gowdy     (1919 – 2006)  Sportscaster for the Boston Red Sox
  25. Asa Gray     (1810 -1888)  Botanist
  26. Horatio Greenough     (1805 – 1852)  Sculptor
  27. Ludlow Griscom     (1890 – 1959)  Ornithologist, “patron saint of birding”
  28. Mary Hemenway     (1820 -1894)  Founder of Massachusetts Audubon Society
  29. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.     (1809 – 1894)  Essayist, poet, physician
  30. Winslow Homer     (1836 – 1910)  Painter, Illustrator
  31. Harriet Hosmer     (1830 – 1908)  Sculptor
  32. Julia Ward Howe     (1819 – 1910)  Author, poet, abolitionist
    Samuel G. Howe     (1801 – 1876)  Educator, humanitarian, abolitionist
  33. Harriet Jacobs     (1813 – 1897)  Author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  34. Edwin H. Land     (1909 – 1991)  Inventor and founder of Polaroid
  35. Henry Cabot Lodge     (1850 – 1924)  U.S. Senator, historian
    Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.     (1902 – 1985)  U.S. Senator and ambassador
  36. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow     (1807 – 1882)  Poet
  37. Amy Lowell     (1874 – 1925)  Poet
  38. James Russell Lowell     (1819 – 1891)  Poet, editor, diplomat
  39. Maria White Lowell     (1821 – 1853)  Poet, abolitionist
  40. Bernard Malamud     (1914 – 1986)  Pulitzer Prize winner author
  41. Clement G. Morgan     (1859 – 1929)  Founder of the NAACP
  42. Maud Morgan     (1903 – 1999)  Contemporary artist
  43. Stephen P. Mugar     (1901 – 1982)  Founder of Star Market
  44. John Murray     (1740 – 1815)  Founder of Universalism in the U.S.
  45. Margaret Fuller Ossoli     (1810 – 1850)  Author, transcendentalist, feminist
  46. Harrison Gray Otis     (1765 – 1848)  Lawyer, political leader
  47. Emily Parsons     (1824 – 1880)  Founder of Mount Auburn Hospital
  48. Eleanor Porter     (1868 – 1920)  Author of Pollyanna
  49. John Rawls     (1921 – 2002)  Philosopher
  50. Eleanor Raymond     (1887 – 1989)  Architect
  51. Anne Revere     (1903 – 1990)  Academy Award-winning actress
  52. William Barton Rogers     (1804 – 1882)  Founder of MIT
  53. George L. Ruffin     (1834 – 1886)  Statesman and judge
    Josephine Ruffin     (1842 – 1924)  Civil rights leader and suffragist
  54. Arthur Schlesinger Jr.     (1917 – 2007)  Historian, Pulitzer Prize
  55. Clara Endicott Sears     (1863 – 1960)  Founder of Fruitlands Museum
  56. John Simmons      (1796 – 1870)  Benefactor of Simmons College
  57. B. F. Skinner     (1904 – 1990)  Psychologist, behaviorist
  58. I. F. Stone     (1907 – 1989)  Journalist, editor ofThe Nation
  59. Joseph Story      (1779 – 1845)  U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1st President of Mount Auburn
  60. Charles Sumner     (1811 – 1874)  U.S. Senator, abolitionist
  61. Helen B. Taussig     (1898 – 1986)  Cardiologist, developed treatment for “blue baby syndrome”
    Frank William Taussig     (1859 – 1940)  Economist
  62. Anne Whitney     (1821 – 1915)  Sculptor, poet
  63. Minor White     (1908 – 1976)  Photographer, teacher

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