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Rush, William, 1756-1833
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MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Dates:
1819-1850
Abstract:  

Through his craniometic studies of human races, the Philadelphia physician Samuel George Morton (1799-1851) exerted a profound influence on the development of physical anthropology in antebellum America, and made substantial contributions to mineralogy, paleontology, and natural history. Relating primarily to Morton's scientific interests, the Morton Papers include insights into Morton's perspectives on education, medical practice, geology and mineralogy, craniology, paleontology, the Wilkes Exploring Expedition (also known as the United States Exploring Expedition 1838-1842), and his two major monographs, the Crania Americana and Crania Aegyptiaca. Several of the letters were written by Morton in his capacity as corresponding secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Also included in this collection are Morton's "Some Remarks on the Infrequency of Mixed Offspring Between the European and Australian Races" (1850), Joseph Barclay Pentland's notes on the aborigines of Peru (ca. 1840?), and newspaper clippings on Morton's death; a diary of Morton's trip to the West Indies, 1834, a set of craniological sketches for use in Crania Americana, and a microfilm of letters in private hands, written to Morton, 1838-1844
Call #:  
Mss.B.M843
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
Subjects:  

African American | Archaeology | Aymara Indians | Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 | Barbados -- Description and travel -- 19th century | Botany | Chapman, Nathaniel, 1780-1853 | Conrad, Timothy Abbott, 1803-1877 | Cooper, William, 1776-1848 | Craniology. | Craniometry | Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895 | DeKay, James Ellsworth, 1792-1 | Diaries. | Doornik, Jacob Elisa, 1777-183 | Education | Egyptology. | Exploration. | Fermine Gomez Farias | French, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1799-1877 | General Correspondence | Geology | Gliddon, George R.(George Robi | Gomez, Jose Justo Gomez de la | Grave robbing | Hildreth, Samuel P. (Samuel Pr | Human remains (Archaeology) | Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 | Indians of North America -- Kentucky | Indians of North America -- Massachusetts | Indians of North America -- Mississippi | Indians of North America -- Ohio | Indians of North America -- Physical characteristics | Indians of North America -- Rhode Island | Indians of North America -- Tennessee | Indians of South America -- Peru | Indians of South America -- Physical characteristics | International Travel | Kane , John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858 | Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875 | Medicine | Mineralogy | Miscegenation | Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851 | Natural history | Naumkeag Indians | Ornithology | Paleontology | Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860 | Pentland, Joseph Barclay | Phrenology | Race | Race, race relations, racism | Rush, William, 1756-1833 | Science and technology | Scientific Correspondence | Sketches. | Skull. | Slavery -- Barbados | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Travel | Travel Narratives and Journals | United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) | Watercolors