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Manuscript Essays

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Freeman, Tom
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

In the hand of Franklin, "from a manuscript not yet printed."
Call #:  
Mss.172.2.F87
Extent:
1 items



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Creator:
Hogg, Helen Sawyer
Dates:
1704
Abstract:  

Essay by British politician and capitalist. Complete title is "Free Parliaments, or, A vindication of the fundamental right of the Commons of England...to be sole judges of all those privileges of the electors and of the elected, which are absolutely necessary to preserve free parliaments and a free people..."
Call #:  
Mss.342.42.M23
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

This is a collection of Francis Hopkinson's prose writings, prepared by him for publication. These volumes are numbered 1-4 and 6. Volume 5, missing here, contains his verse.
Call #:  
Mss.817.H77
Extent:
6 Volumes



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Creator:
Keith, William, 1680-1749
Dates:
1725
Abstract:  

Copied from a pamphlet in duodecimo printed at Philadelphia and sold by Andrew Bradford, 1725.
Call #:  
Mss.974.8.K26
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Hays, I. Minis (Isaac Minis), 1847-1925
Dates:
1918
Abstract:  

These tributes were read at the American Philosophical Society on the centenary of Wistar's death. Included are tributes by Isaac M. Hays, "Caspar Wistar as a Citizen and Philosopher," and George A. Piersol, "Dr. Caspar Wistar as a Human Anatomist."
Call #:  
Mss.B.W76a
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864
Dates:
1812-1813
Abstract:  

This item also contains some newspapers clippings and a manuscript obituary of Julian Halliday Coxe (1833-1834), infant son of Daniel T. Coxe.
Call #:  
Mss.220.2.C836
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Unidentified
Dates:
Circa 1830
Abstract:  

Palm-leaf book in Malay and Arabic.
Call #:  
Mss.224.H62
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Catholic Church
Dates:
Circa 1475
Abstract:  

Books of hours were among the most common devotional texts of the Middle Ages. Produced throughout western Europe until the early 16th century, books of hours were important status items, often elaborately illuminated, that might be tailored to the specific tastes of well-heeled clients to reflect interests in particular saints or to incorporate other elements of their personal lives and religious, political, or social commitments. Although the specifics of its origin remain uncertain, the APS Book of Hours is organized in a fairly typical fashion. Beginning with a calendar specifying feast days and other holy days, the book includes readings from the gospels, prayers (Obsecro te, O Intemerata), the Hours of the Virgin, the Hours of the Cross, the seven penitential psalms (6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129), the litanies and prayers, the office for the dead, and additional prayers devoted to Saints Barbara, Anthony, Margaret, and Sebastian. Each of the 22 sections begins with a full-page illustration, many with additional vignettes. An additional vignette of a figure of death is included in the office of the dead. The volume was donated to the APS by Detmar Basse-Müller in 1806.
Call #:  
Mss.264.02.R66
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Catholic Church
Dates:
ca. 1475?
Abstract:  

Books of hours were among the most common devotional texts of the Middle Ages. Produced throughout western Europe until the early 16th century, books of hours were important status items, often elaborately illuminated, that might be tailored to the specific tastes of well-heeled clients to reflect interests in particular saints or to incorporate other elements of their personal lives and religious, political, or social commitments. Although the illuminated pages have been removed from this book of hours, the gift of Timothy Matlack in 1811, it remains an elegant and ornate manuscript, with initials and line fillers in prominent gilt, red, and blue. Only one page remains from the calendar (the last), however many of the major elements of the book can be identified, including the prayers to the Virgin, the Stabat Mater Dolorosa and stations of the cross, the penitential psalms, litanies, and prayers, and the office of the dead.
Call #:  
Mss.264.02.R662
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Pérez, Antonio,d. 1611.
Dates:
1599
Abstract:  

In a letter to the Librarian of the American Philosophical Society in 1901, Henry Charles Lea noted that a manuscript of this work was known to the compiler of "Biblioteca nova scriptorium Hispaniae," but no printed edition was known.
Call #:  
Mss.320.P41
Extent:
1 Volumes



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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



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Creator:
Berny, Pierre Jean Paul de, 1722-1779
Dates:
1778
Abstract:  

Born in Chartres, France, on August 9, 1722, the chevalier de Berny studied law before entering the military. During the Seven Years War he served in the Low Countries and Germany, retiring to Strasbourg after fifteen campaigns and a number of wounds with the Bavarian Order of St. Michel. He claimed familiarity with a number of European princes and ministers and the protection of the Comte de Vergennes. Berny is known as well as the master of a writing academy in Brussels and as a draftsman. He died on January 22, 1779. Professing admiration for Franklin's support for the arts and sciences, and ever interested in ingratiating himself to the celebrated and powerful, the chevalier de Berny dedicated his "L'Oeil du Maître, ou essai sur le ministére," to Franklin in February 1778. In this essay on governance and the qualifications, activities, virtues, and vices of ministers to the king, Berny excuses himself, a draftsman, for commenting upon the affairs of state by insisting that the thoughts in his essay arose from long personal experience: "le fruit de la fréquentation de nombre de Cours oú j'ai résidé depuis la paix dernière." Franklin appears never to have acknowledged its receipt.
Call #:  
Mss.354.B45
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Saz, Antonio del.
Dates:
1647
Abstract:  

A book of Cakchiquel sermons. Libro de sermones predicables en las fiestas mas principales de todo el año y de las de la orden de N.Serafico Pe San Francisco compuesto en lengua cakchiquel.
Call #:  
Mss.497.4.Sa9
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Freehauff, Daniel.
Dates:
1778-1779
Abstract:  

These volumes contain calculations and drawings of an eclipse of the sun, 24 June 1778, and of the moon, 29 May 1779, adjusted to the meridian of Philadelphia. There is also an incomplete duplicate of the calculations for the sun, and a duplicate of the calculations for the moon. An apparently personal reference in the text suggests that Freehauff was a native of Germany.
Call #:  
Mss.523.78.F87c
Extent:
2 Volumes



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



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