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MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Law Academy of Philadelphia
Dates:
1820-1822
Abstract:  

Opinions delivered before the Law Academy of Philadelphia by the provost and vice provost. The opinions are signed by Peter S. Du Ponceau as provost.
Call #:  
Mss.340.7.L41
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
1772
Abstract:  

This volume was kept by a student at West Nottingham Academy and contains problems in algebra.
Call #:  
Mss.510.AL3
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

This volume is chiefly devoted to problems involving fractions, as well as a smaller section on geometrical proportions.
Call #:  
Mss.511.Ar4
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

This volume includes definitions and problems on parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola.
Call #:  
Mss.516.2.C765
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
1821
Abstract:  

This volume contains "solutions of the practical problems in [John] Gummere's astronomy."
Call #:  
Mss.520.As83
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Van Vleck, J. H., (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980
Dates:
1923-1959
Abstract:  

These contain a few notes and memoranda by Van Vleck, but the bulk of the collection is letters to and from him. Correspondents include Raymond T. Birge, Gerhard H. Dieke, Paul A. M. Dirac, Edwin C. Kemble, and Robert S. Mulliken.
Call #:  
Mss.530.1.Ar2.2
Extent:
189 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Unidentified
Dates:
Circa 1710
Abstract:  

Part I contains a series of definitions of the principles of physics. Part II includes chapters on the visible world, the earth, the senses, light, and meteorology.
Call #:  
Mss.530.D38
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Morton, Charles, 1627-1698
Dates:
Circa 1700
Abstract:  

Charles Morton's "System of Physicks" was among the most important texts in natural philosophy in early America, used to teach science and the scientific method to students at both Harvard and Yale from the late 1680s through the 1720s. This fair copy was probably transcribed at one of those institutions in about 1700, and is a fairly complete accounting of Morton's best known work.
Call #:  
Mss.530.Sy8
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Sager, A.
Dates:
Circa 1810
Abstract:  

A. Sager's brief notes provide an outline for a course of chemistry lectures, ca.1810. The notes, in Swedish, include sections on electricity and phlogiston.
Call #:  
Mss.540.Sa1
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
University of Virginia.Board of Visitors.
Dates:
1814-1828
Abstract:  

These are copies of the Board of Visitors minutes of the Albemarle Academy (25 March-17 June 1814), and Central College (5 May 1817-1819), both of which were forerunners of the university. There are also minutes of the reconstituted university (29 March 1819-7 April 1826, 10-24 July 1828). Among the members of the Board were Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison. Partly in hand of William C. Rives (?).
Call #:  
Mss.378.755.V8lbo
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
Circa 18th century
Abstract:  

This is a circa eighteenth-century copybook with problems and illustrations in algebra and geometry. There are sections on extraction of the cube root, geometrical definitions of lines and angles, and first rudiments and preparatory problems in plane geometry.
Call #:  
Mss.510.M42
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Grew, Theophilus,d. 1759.
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

This item is a book of calculations, including problems in the elements of astronomy; the calculations of lunar eclipses at Philadelphia, 1747-1761, and of solar eclipses in 1744 and 1752; and Halley's tables of the sun and moon.
Call #:  
Mss.524.G86t
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818
Dates:
Circa 1781-1809
Abstract:  

These volumes contain notes from lectures taken by Wistar and lectures given by Wistar. Subjects include bones, teeth, amputation, and midwifery.
Call #:  
Mss.610.4.W76
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Meriam, Ebenezer,1794-1864.
Dates:
1850-1855
Abstract:  

Letters from two young Christian Onondaga Indians, Thomas La Fort and Jameson L. Thomas, about their efforts to get an education so they might help their tribe; from Chief David Hill, leader of the Christian Onondagas, asking for financial and political aid when the New York state legislature refused money for a school on the Onondaga reservation, and when the Christian and pagan Indians sought to divide the reservation between them.
Call #:  
Mss.970.3.On1
Extent:
32 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Fothergill, John, 1712-1780
Dates:
1737-1750
Abstract:  

All but one of these letters are to Charles Alston, the professor of botany at Edinburgh University, and concern medicine, botany, and science in general. They are dated between 1737 and 1750. One letter is to George Whately, dated 1778.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F82
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Mills, Frederick Ira,1807-1830
Dates:
1826-1827
Abstract:  

This volume begins with lecture number 23 (1826 December 13) and ends with number 59 (1827 February 21) of Silliman's lectures at Yale College.
Call #:  
Mss.B.M622
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Rush, James,1786-1869.
Dates:
1807-1816
Abstract:  

These cards of admission were to lectures held at the University of Pennsylvania, St. George's Hospital (London), and the University of Edinburgh. Rush has written comments on the lecturers on the backs of several of the cards.
Call #:  
Mss.B.R893
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Coates, Benjamin.
Dates:
1823
Abstract:  

This collection consists of a rough and finished draft of Coates' lecture, which was delivered before the Phrenological Society of Philadelphia. In it he included a review of Boston professor John C. Warren's work on the nervous system.
Call #:  
Mss.139.C65
Extent:
1 Volumes



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