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MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768
Dates:
1721-1768
Abstract:  

Circa 160 transcripts prepared for publication in Alan Armstrong, ed. Selected correspondence.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C692a
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866
Dates:
1809-1840
Abstract:  

These are copies of letters, chiefly relating to the American Philosophical Society, from Peter S. Du Ponceau, John Vaughan, and James Mease. There are a few original letters, one to Benjamin Franklin Peale.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F31
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Ord, George, 1781-1866
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

This volume contains extracts, chiefly in an unknown hand (probably Charles Waterton), from Ord's letters, 1831-1835, criticizing Audubon as a man and as a naturalist. Ord wrote the last part of the volume (signed and dated June 29, 1838), and there are manuscript comments by Charles Waterton.
Call #:  
Mss.B.Au25o
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768
Dates:
1740-1770
Abstract:  

This is a small group of letters written to Johann Ambrosius Beurer, J. von Sprehelson, and Christoph Jacob Trew.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C692
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
De Morgan, Augustus,1806-1871.
Dates:
1841-1866
Abstract:  

These letters are to William Hepworth Dixon, who was editor of the "Athenaeum," a journal of literature, science, the fine arts, music, and drama, from 1871 to 1900. They concern current publications and publishing expenses, Michael Faraday, astronomy, perspective, M. F. Maury, P. B. Du Chaillu, all in relation to the "Athenaeum" or letters to the editor thereof.
Call #:  
Mss.B.D396
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Alexander, William, 1726-1783
Dates:
1773
Abstract:  

Written by William Alexander at Basking Ridge, New Jersey, March 27, 1773, this essay appeals to the American Philosophical Society to collect and publish astronomical observations. It was sent to the American Philosophical Society, where it was duly read in May 1773.
Call #:  
Mss.522.76.Al2
Extent:
1 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
unknown
Dates:
Circa 1770-1779
Abstract:  

These manuscripts are in the hand of various unknown authors, and concern research and observations on the torpedo fish, which was of much interest to those studying electricity at the time. Included are copies of letters from John Walsh to Benjamin Franklin, and a copy of a Walsh and Thomas Pennant letter, read before the Royal Society (1774), concerning a torpedo fish found off the coast of England.
Call #:  
Mss.597.5.Su7
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Fothergill, John, 1712-1780
Dates:
1737-1750
Abstract:  

All but one of these letters are to Charles Alston, the professor of botany at Edinburgh University, and concern medicine, botany, and science in general. They are dated between 1737 and 1750. One letter is to George Whately, dated 1778.
Call #:  
Mss.B.F82
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813
Dates:
1806-1813
Abstract:  

This material relates to Alexander B. Grosart's biography of Wilson. There are notes and copies of letters and documents, including a copy of Wilson's will. There is one poem by Wilson, "The Last Wish," and an 1806 letter to William Bartram.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W692
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823
Dates:
1784-1806
Abstract:  

Miscellaneous letters from and to Benjamin Smith Barton, Nicholas Collin, Henry Muhlenberg, Jeremy Belknap, Monsieur Le Roi, and a broadside by Robert Aitken. These letters concern botany and zoology in the U.S., England, and on the Continent, and mention contemporary figures as well as the American Philosophical Society.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C974m
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Morgan, John, 1735-1789
Dates:
1749-1788
Abstract:  

Nine of these letters are addressed to Sir Alexander Dick of Edinburgh (1763-1768), and relate to Morgan's medical studies, his travels on the Continent, and the founding of the medical department of the College of Physicians. These are copies of originals in possession of Mrs. Dick Cunyngham, Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. In addition there are letters from Morgan to: Petrus Camper, William Smith, Samuel Vaughan, Jr.; and from Peter Collinson to Camper; Camper to Morgan; S. Vaughan Jr. to Camper; and an exchange between Christian F. Michaelis and Camper. These concern Morgan, with mentions of fossils (mastodon bones in America), natural history, comments on Franklin, Jefferson, and Angelica Kauffmann. These are from originals in the Petrus Camper Papers, on deposit (1976) at the University of Amsterdam Library.
Call #:  
Mss.B.M82
Extent:
26 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864
Dates:
1808-1859
Abstract:  

Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864, APS 1805) was a scientist and educator. As a professor of chemistry at Yale University from 1802 to 1853, and pioneering teacher of chemistry, mineralogy and geology, Silliman was largely responsible for the conversion of Yale College to Yale University, with strong medical and scientific departments.
Call #:  
Mss.B.Si4
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Stauffer, Jacob,b. 1808.
Dates:
1844-1879
Abstract:  

These letters concern various scientific subjects, such as fishes, insects, snakes, mice, fossils, and mosses. Other subjects include learned institutions, notably the Smithsonian Institution and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and men of science. Correspondents include S. S. Haldeman, Walter J. Hoffman, Spencer F. Baird, Edward D. Cope, and Leo Lesquereux.
Call #:  
Mss.B.St15
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Torrey, John, 1796-1873
Dates:
1819-1864
Abstract:  

These papers include letters on natural history, metals and mineralogy, botany, insects, the geological survey of New York, and analyses of distilled liquors in the cause of temperance.
Call #:  
Mss.B.T63.1
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818
Dates:
1794-1817
Abstract:  

This is primarily a collection of letters and manuscripts sent to Wistar by prominent men who were among his many correspondents. These documents reflect his broad interests, including botany, paleontology, medicine, the American Philosophical Society, and André Michaux's plans for exploring the Missouri.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W76
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892
Dates:
1840-1890
Abstract:  

The collection is divided into two series. The first contains disparate letters from Airy relating to his publications and his position as Astronomer Royal of England, with mentions of topics such as: electrical experiments, magnets, Observatoire de Paris, stars, and telescopes. Correspondents in this series include: Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Challis, Alexander S. Herschel, Balfour Stewart, Septimus Tebay, John Washington. The second series features a group of documents put together by George May of the Harton Colliery at South Shields (1889) relating to Airy's pendulum experiments at Harton Pit in 1854 to measure the density of the earth.
Call #:  
Mss.B.Ai7p
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857
Dates:
1825-1857
Abstract:  

The primary correspondence (ca. 65 letters) is with William Cooper (1798-1864) on Bonaparte's publications, especially "American Ornithology" and "Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's Ornithology," but also included are many references to American and European men of science and learned societies. There are also letters to Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, George Robert Gray, Titian Ramsay Peale, and Wilhelm P. S. Rüppell.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B642.1.7
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creators:
Bartram, John, 1699-1777 | Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768
Dates:
1732-1773
Abstract:  

This collection is principally letters to Collinson about seeds, plants, and gardens from seed cultivators and owners of country estates, including Cadwallader Colden, John Hanbury, Lord and Lady Petre, the Duke of Norfolk, the Duke of Richmond, Sir Hans Sloane, and Daniel Solander. There are also several letters of John Bartram to William Bartram and Philip Miller.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C692.1
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804
Dates:
1771-1803
Abstract:  

Correspondence of Joseph Priestley, scientist, Unitarian minister, and republican theorist. The collection includes 41 letters written to John Vaughan, 1791-1800, 5 letters to other correspondents, and manuscripts and photostats of 68 items in the Municipal Library, Warrington, England, on theological issues, the internal development of the United States, the French Revolution and its aftermath, Unitarianism, science, his publications, and American Philosophical Society.
Call #:  
Mss.B.P931
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



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