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Jesse Olney (1798–1872)

Olney, Jesse. An American geographer; born in Union, CT, Oct. 12, 1798; died in Stratford, CT, July 31, 1872. In 1828 he first published ‘A Geography and Atlas,’ which became a standard work for thirty years, and caused a revolution in the methods of teaching geography. He published a series of textbooks (1831–52), including a series of ‘Readers,’ a ‘Common School Arithmetic,’ a ‘History of the United States’; and a volume of poems, ‘Psalms of Life.’