John Greenwood (5/17/1760 - 12/16/1819)

Borrowing activity from 8/3/1789 to 4/16/1790.

Dr. John Greenwood (May 17, 1760 – November 16, 1819) was an American fifer and dentist, serving as George Washington's personal dentist. He was responsible for designing Washington's famous dentures, which were not wood but carved from hippopotamus tusk. He invented the first known "dental foot engine" in 1790.

Greenwood served as a fifer during the American Revolutionary War at sixteen years of age. He served twenty months in Captain Theodore Bliss's company of the 26th Massachusetts Regiment, playing the fife in the Continental Army from 1775 to 1778. He was the grandson of Isaac Greenwood, a mathematics professor at Harvard, and son of Isaac Greenwood, the first native-born American dentist.

A letter from John Greenwood to Lt. General George Washington on his denture charges, dated 1799, is in the A.D. Black History of Dentistry Collection at Northwestern University.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: Lady's EncyclopaediaJohn SeallyVolume 18/3/17898/10/1789girl
Transcribed: Ferguson's Rom Histy.Adam FergusonVolume 18/10/17898/14/1789C. Greenwood
Transcribed: AnnaAnna Maria BennettVolume 18/17/17898/19/1789child
Transcribed: AnnaAnna Maria Bennett8/19/17898/21/1789
Transcribed: LouisaElizabeth Helme8/21/17898/24/1789
Transcribed: Beauties of MagazinesVolume 18/24/17898/26/1789
Transcribed: LouisaElizabeth Helme8/28/17898/31/1789
Transcribed: ClarissaSamuel RichardsonVolume 18/28/17898/28/1789
Transcribed: RosseauJean-Jacques RousseauVolume 18/31/17899/4/1789
Transcribed: RousseauJean-Jacques RousseauVolume 29/4/17899/9/1789
Transcribed: RosseauJean-Jacques RousseauVolume 49/9/17899/11/1789
Transcribed: Moore's ItalyJohn MooreVolume 19/14/17899/18/1789Self
Transcribed: Moore's ItalyJohn MooreVolume 29/18/17899/25/1789
Transcribed: Julia MandevilleFrances Moore Brooke9/25/17899/28/1789
Transcribed: EmiliaMrs. Burke9/28/17899/30/1789
Transcribed: Marriage ActJohn ShebbeareVolume 19/30/178910/5/1789
Transcribed: Marriage ActJohn ShebbeareVolume 210/5/178910/7/1789
Transcribed: GrandisonSamuel RichardsonVolume 110/7/178910/9/1789
Transcribed: GrandisonSamuel RichardsonVolume 210/9/178910/12/1789
Transcribed: GrandisonSamuel RichardsonVolume 310/12/178910/14/1789
Transcribed: GrandisonSamuel RichardsonVolume 410/14/178910/16/1789
Transcribed: GrandisonSamuel RichardsonVolume 610/16/178910/19/1789
Transcribed: GrandisonSamuel RichardsonVolume 110/21/178910/23/1789
Transcribed: ArpasiaRichard ClarkeVolume 110/23/178910/25/1789
Transcribed: Negro Plott10/26/178910/30/1789
Transcribed: Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 110/30/178911/2/1789
Transcribed: Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 211/2/178911/7/1789
Transcribed: Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 311/4/178911/9/1789
Transcribed: Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes SaavedraVolume 411/9/178911/13/1789
Transcribed: GrandisonSamuel RichardsonVolume 611/13/178911/16/1789
Transcribed: SpyPeter Markoe11/16/178911/20/1789
Transcribed: GrandisonSamuel RichardsonVolume 711/16/178911/18/1789
Transcribed: SpyPeter Markoe11/18/178911/20/1789
Transcribed: Fieldings WorksHenry FieldingVolume 111/20/178911/23/1789
Transcribed: Fielding's WorksHenry FieldingVolume 111/20/178911/23/1789
Transcribed: "Henry FieldingVolume 311/23/178911/27/1789
Transcribed: "Henry FieldingVolume 211/27/178912/7/1789
Transcribed: Fergusons Roman HistoryAdam FergusonVolume 112/7/178912/21/1789
Transcribed: "Adam FergusonVolume 212/21/178912/28/1789
Transcribed: Fieldings WorksHenry FieldingVolume 412/30/17891/4/1790
Transcribed: "Henry FieldingVolume 51/4/17901/6/1790
Transcribed: LeBruyns TravelsCornelis de BruynVolume 11/6/17901/18/1790
Transcribed: "Cornelis de BruynVolume 21/18/17901/21/1790
Transcribed: Dean of ColeraineAbbé PrévostVolume 11/21/17901/29/1790
Transcribed: Cotton Mathers WorksCotton Mather1/29/17902/3/1790
Transcribed: Dean of ColeraineAbbé PrévostVolume 22/3/17902/8/1790
Transcribed: "Abbé PrévostVolume 32/8/17902/10/1790
Transcribed: Conquest of MexicoAntonio de Solís y RibadeneyraVolume 12/10/17902/15/1790
Transcribed: "Antonio de Solís y RibadeneyraVolume 22/15/17902/22/1790
Transcribed: EmmelineCharlotte Turner SmithVolume 12/22/17902/24/1790
Transcribed: CarolineThomas Holcroft; Isabelle de Montolieu Volume 12/24/17902/26/1790
Transcribed: EmmelineCharlotte Turner SmithVolume 22/26/17903/1/1790
Transcribed: CarolineThomas Holcroft; Isabelle de Montolieu Volume 23/1/17903/3/1790
Transcribed: Ossians PoemsJames MacphersonVolume 13/3/17903/5/1790
Transcribed: Gordons Am WarWilliam GordonVolume 13/5/17903/9/1790
Transcribed: "William GordonVolume 33/9/17903/17/1790
Transcribed: "William GordonVolume 43/17/17903/22/1790
Transcribed: "William GordonVolume 23/22/17903/31/1790
Transcribed: Fair SyrianRobert BageVolume 13/31/17904/2/1790
Transcribed: GrevilleElizabeth KeirVolume 14/2/17904/7/1790
Transcribed: Fairy TalesVolume 24/7/17904/9/1790
Transcribed: GrevilleElizabeth KeirVolume 24/9/17904/12/1790
Transcribed: Julia de RoubigneHenry MackenzieVolume 14/12/17904/12/1790
Transcribed: Beaumont & FletcherFrancis BeaumontVolume 14/12/17904/16/1790
Transcribed: "Francis BeaumontVolume 24/16/1790
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