The Scientists Collection is comprised of individual letters and small groups of correspondence from American, British, French, and German scientists during the past three centuries. Although the content is highly varied, there is significant strength in astronomy, natural history, conchology, and geology. Among the scientists better represented in the collection are the astronomers William Radcliffe Birt, J.F.W. Herschel, and Franz Xaver von Zach; the conchologists A.D. Brown, Fred L. Button, Otto Mörch, Alfred Newton, Christian M. Poulsen, Temple Prime, Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy, and A. G. Wetherby; the physical scientists George Biddell Airy, Arnold Sommerfeld, Ferdinand R. Hassler, and Max Planck; the archaeologist Jean François Nadaillac; the philosopher William Whewell; and the naturalists Walter Henry Bates, Robert Chambers, Edme Dupuget, Robert Kaye Greville, Joseph Henry, John Stevens Henslow, John Lubbock, and Herbert Spencer.
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Abeille, Louis-Paul, 1719-1807 | Akademiia Nauk SSSR (Academy of Sciences of the USSR) | Animal magnetism. | Astronomy | Astronomy -- Early works to 1800 | Azores -- Description and travel | Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983 | Bertrand, J. (Joseph), 1822-1900 | Beyond Early America | Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839 | Clarke, Frieda | Conchology | Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864 | Evolution (Biology) | Geology | Gray, Joseph Alexander, 1884-1966 | Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843 | Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823 | Kuiper, Gerard Peter | Lynge, Herman Henrik Julius, 1822-1897 | Natural history | Paleontology | Perisco, Enrico | Photographs | Physicists. | Physics | Physics -- Early works to 1800 | Science | Segrè, Emilio Gino, 1905-1989 | Shells. | Silkworms | Sowerby, George Brettingham, 1788-1854 | Various | Vulliamy, Benjamin Lewis, 1780 | Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818