The Minutes and Correspondence of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia, 1812-1894, include documents relating to the founding of the institution. Featured material found within the 38 reels: initiatory statements from the founders about ideas regarding the organization and policies as well as reports of curators, treasurers, secretaries, librarians, and various special committees.
Correspondence with Philadelphia institutions, from Accademia delle Scienze. Letters, principally of a formal character, from the APS, Academy of Natural Sciences, Wistar Institute, Wagner Free Institute of Science, and other learned societies and institutions; also a letter from John Vaughan to Prospero Balbo, 1832; with drafts of some replies.
This includes communications or correspondence from such figures as A.D. Bache, Amos Bonsall, John F. Frazer, and M. F. Maury. There are reports by committees, such as those on agriculture, botany, horticulture, and meteorology.