CURTIUS, ALEXANDER CAROLIUS [SSNE 5469]

Surname
CURTIUS
First name
ALEXANDER CAROLIUS
Title/rank
PROFESSOR
Nationality
SCOT
Region
Social status
Education
Religion

Text source

A Scot named Alexander Carolius Curtius lived in Kedany, Lithuania. In 1659 he was appointed the first schoolmaster in New Amsterdam (New York) after they had found trouble finding any other qualified Latin Schoolmaster.

L. Eriksonas, 'The lost colony of Scots: unravelling overseas connections in a Lithuanian town' in A.I. Macinnes, T. Riis, and F. Pedersen eds. Ships, Guns and Bibles in the North Sea and Baltic States, c. 1350-c. 1700 (East Linton, 2000), pp.180-181.

Service record

LITHUANIA, KEDANY
Arrived 1655-01-01
Departed 1658-12-31
Capacity LATIN SHOOLMASTER, purpose ACADEMIC
THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, NEW AMSTERDAM (NEW YORK)
Arrived 1659-01-01
Capacity LATIN SCHOOLMASTER, purpose ACADEMIC