Personal and professional correspondence of the chemist Robert Hare, including drafts of letters to editors of journals on such varied topics as fish guano, slaughterhouses, paper money, and the meaning of the term "Yankee annexations." The collection originally contained over 300 scrolls, since disbound, which contained drafts of letters, essays, and lectures, composed by Hare on ordinary sheets of paper, then pasted end to end, and rolled up. The essay and lecture topics include: chemistry, storms, slavery, currency, fire-fighting, capital punishment, railroads, the Smithsonian Institution, Michael Faraday, religion and Spiritualism, riots in Philadelphia, epidemics, underwater blasting, and Ralph W. Emerson; there is some verse. The collection also contains an account book of Hare and his wife, 1806-1829 (180 pp.; B/H22#3); a volume by Hare on Cyclones (tornadoes), n.d. (ca. 60 pp.; B/H22#4); and Samuel Powel, Jr.'s "Short notes on a course of antiquities at Rome... under M. Byre Antiquarian," 1764. (60 pp.).
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Abolition, emancipation, freedom | African American | American Philosophical Society | Antebellum Politics | Antislavery movements -- Pennsylvania | Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864 | Banks and banking -- United States. | Blasting, Submarine | Blowpipe. | Business Records and Accounts | Business and Skilled Trades | Capital punishment. | Chemical apparatus | Chemistry | Chemists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Cyclones. | Early National Politics | Education | Educational Material | Electricity -- 19th century | Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 | Epidemics -- United States | Essays. | Federalist Party -- Pennsylvania | Fire extinction | Fisher, John, 1806-1882 | Fisher, Richard | General Correspondence | Guano | Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 | Kane , John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858 | Lectures | Literature | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Manuscript Essays | Mesmerism | Money | Paper money -- United States -- 19th century | Partridge, Charles | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Poems | Powel, Samuel, Jr. | Race, race relations, racism | Railroads | Religion | Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities | Science and technology | Scientific Data | Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864 | Sketchbooks | Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- United States -- 19th century | Slavery -- Pennsylvania. | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Smithsonian Institution | Spiritualism -- Pennsylvania | Storms | Tornadoes | Travel Narratives and Journals | United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century