Letters (including some transcripts and photostats) from and to Vaughan from many American and British correspondents, including: Also personal correspondence and business papers of Benjamin, Charles, Petty, Samuel Sr., Samuel Jr., William, William Oliver, and Sarah Vaughan (2 boxes); lectures, mostly in shorthand (3 vols.); a large number of notes and memoranda on a wide variety of topics, such as agriculture, architecture, astronomy, diplomacy, diseases, dueling, electricity, hieroglyphs, internal improvements, medicine, meteorology, land, manufactures, politics, punctuation, religion, silk-manufacturing, stock-breeding, taxation, Unitarianism, Benjamin Franklin, John Locke, Napoleon I, Joseph Priestley, Bowdoin College, town of Hallowell, Maine; notes on the peace negotiations, 1782-1783; miscellaneous legal papers; genealogy of the Abbott-Vaughan families. For a personal account of the collection, see Mrs. Mary Vaughan Marvin, "The Benjamin Vaughan Papers," APS Proceedings 95 (1951): 246-249.
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Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 | Agriculture | American Revolution | Animal magnetism. | Architecture | Astronomy | Beyond Early America | Bowdoin College | Breeding. | Colonial Politics | Diplomacy. | Diplomatic History | Diplomatic Material | Diseases | Dueling. | Early National Politics | Electricity | Family Correspondence | Genealogies | General Correspondence | Hallowell (Me.) | Land and Speculation | Lectures | Locke, John, 1632-1704 | Manufactures | Maps and Surveys | Medicine | Mesmerism | Meteorology | Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831 | Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 | Notes | Plantations | Punctuation | Religion | Science and technology | Silk industry. | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Taxation | Unitarianism | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 | Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835 | Vaughan, John, 1756-1841