Grave of Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford).
Other names: Auteuil Cemetery
Burial site of Lt.Col. Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford)
48.840809,2.258930 Burial site of Lt.Col. Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford)
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- 48.840809,2.258930 Burial site of Lt.Col. Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford)
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- 48.840809,2.258930 Auteuil Cimetiere, entrance, 57 Rue Claude Lorrain
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- Benjamin Thompson, later Count Rumford
- Brief bio with timeline of his life.
- Another short bio.
- Ellis, George Edward, Memoir of Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, with Notices of His Daughter, American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
Boston, Cambridge, University Press, 1871. The Fort Golgotha events are covered in p.137ff.
- William S. Barnes, The Life of Count Rumford:..., 1873, lecture, 34 pages, J.L. Parker. No mention of Fort Golgotha.
- Benjamin Franklin
Thompson, The History of Long Island, from Its Discovery to the Present Time:..., p.477-478, Account of Fort Golgotha and later life and accomplishments of Benjamin Thompson. 1843,
Gould, Banks & Co.
- Martha Bockée Flint, Early Long Island: A Colonial Study, p.437, An account more favorable to Benjamin Thompson, 1896, G.P. Putnam's Sons.
- Samuel Curwen, The Journal and Letters of Samuel Curwen: An American in England, from 1775 to 1783;, p.649-650, "Count Rumford", 1864, Little, Brown and
- William Dobien James, Life of Francis Marion. Project Gutenburg. Search for durant. Biblio.
- The Rumford Fund of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences , 1905, American Academy of
Arts and Sciences.
- Benjamin Rumford, Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical, 1802, T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies (3 vol.)
- The Complete Works of Count Rumford, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, 1870-75 (4 vol.)
- Wikipedia, Benjamin Thompson. No mention of his military service in SC and NY.
"Thompson is buried in the small cemetery of Auteuil in Paris, just across from Adrien-Marie Legendre." Picture of Thompson's grave in Auteuil Cemetery in Paris.
- Map of Auteuil Cemetery showing location of Thompson's grave. Note: top of map is south.
- Directions to Auteuil Cemetery. Only entrance is 57 Claude-Lorrain.
- Information on Thompson from several sources from Answers.com.. An interesting read from several sources (with sources). Among the things you'll learn there is that he invented thermal underwear, the double boiler, and made one of the earliest Mr. Coffee's!
- Google image search, including numerous images of Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford)
- Baxley, SCAR. Vol.4, 1-3, p.5, John Milton Hutchins, "Lt. Col. Benjamin Thompson [Count Rumford], Loyalist Cavalry Commander, King’s American Dragoons"
- Baxley, SCAR. Search for benjamin thompson. 13 returns (through 9-2007).
- Old Burying Ground (17th Century) & Fort Golgotha (1782). Fort Golgotha is a significant Revolutionary War site in its own right.. There is a remarkable irony that Wemyss, himself a Presbyterian, a former Queens Ranger, apparently accepted as a respected member of the community, but notorious in South Carolina for allegedly waging total war during 1780, should be buried 1833 in a cemetery desecrated by Col. Benjamin Thompson (King's American Dragoons, absorbing remaining Queen's Rangers) in 1782 by building a fort of questioned military necessity using materials taken from the Presbyterian church including the use of gravestones from the cemetery. Thompson had also served in South Carolina in 1782, with some credit, but without acquiring notoriety. See Fort Golgotha
- The Man Huntington Loved to Hate. It will be accessible for a while.
- NBBAS:Vol. Four (1982): Benjamin Thompson 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 144.
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