American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa

APS.Archives.IIa

Date: 1743-1806 | Size: 1 section

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APS Archives. Record Group IIa1743-18061.0 section
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APS Archives. Record Group IIg1887-18911.0 section
APS Archives. Record Group IIh1892-18961.0 section
APS Archives. Record Group IIi18971.0 section
APS Archives. Record Group IIj1898-1988, Undated1.0 section

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Papers
  
American Philosophical Society.
American Philosophical Society. List of Members
1743-1768 

Membership List, 1743, 1767 and Jan. 12-Feb. 2, 1768

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American Philosophical Society.
American Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge. List of Members
1768 Feb.2 

Photocopy of List copied into the Minute Book.

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to Isaac Jamineau;
April 8, 17689x7-1/4

A.L.S.: Cha[rles] Thomson,Correspg.Secy. 1p.and end.by John Vaughan: "Presented...by Dr S.G.Morton Jan[uar]y 16th 1829." Notifies him of election as corresponding member. Removed from book of letters acknowleding election Vol.I, in 1962.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to Mr. Famitz;
April 15, 17689x7-1/4

A.L.S.: Cha[rles] Thomson,Correspg.Secy. 1p.,end.by J.Vaughan: "Presented to Amn Philos Socy by Dr S G Moreton [sic] 16 Jan[uar]y 1829." Notifies him of election as corresponding member. Removed from book of letters acknowledging election, Vol.I, in 1962.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Smith, William, 1727-1803.
Letter to James Hamilton
Oct. 18, 17689x7-1/4

A.L.S. 1p.and.and end. Invitation to attend meeting of the American society to discuss expedition to James Bay to observe the transit of Venus. Presented by P.S.Du Ponceau; 19 June 1840.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Antill, Edward, 1701-1770.
Letter to W[illia]m Smith;
Oct., 176811-1/2x7-1/4

A.L.S. 3p.and end. Declines election to APS because of prior election to American Society for promoting Useful Knowledge.

General physical description: 11-1/2x7-1/4

American Philosophical Society. Art.
Subscription List of Philadelphia Merchants. Proposal for Opening a Canal between the Delaware River and the Chesapeake
April 25, 1769 
Gale, Benjamin, 1715-1790.
Letter to Tho[ma]s Bond
April 25, 17699x7-1/4

Killingworth, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Donates two examples of Abel Buel's printing types to the APS. See Minutes, June 16, 1769, p.39.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

American Philosophical Society.
Account of the expenses and disbursements of the committee for examining the canal;
June 16, 17699x7-1/2

D. 2p.and end. See Minutes, pp.39-40.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Elevation between Bohemia and Apoquinimy rivers, together with estimate of expense of making a canal;
June 16, 176941-1/2x7-1/4

D. 1p. Part of report of canal committee. See Minutes, pp.39-40.

General physical description: 41-1/2x7-1/4

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American Philosophical Society. Curators.
Report to the Society of proposals for increasing the cabinet;
April 20, 177012x7-1/2

D.S.: Isaac Bartram, Benjamin Rush and Owen Biddle. 2p. See printed Minutes, pp. 53-54.

General physical description: 12x7-1/2

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American Philosophical Society.
Letter to the General Assembly of Pennsylvania;
Sept. 20, 177012-1/2x7-1/2

Philadelphia, L. 1p.and end. Copy. Presents Transactions. For report of this letter, see Minutes, p.58.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Bradford, William, 1719-1791.
Account with the American philosophical society;
Feb. 22, 17719-3/4x9

D.S.: Wm.and Thos.Bradford. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 9-3/4x9

Taylor, Samuel.
Bill to the American philosophical society for binding 500 volumes of the Transactions;
Feb., 17718-1/2x8

D. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 8-1/2x8

Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776.
Letter to [William] Smith
June 6, 17718-1/2x7-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add.and end. Enc.wanting. Acknowledges election to membership. Encloses a paper.

General physical description: 8-1/2x7-1/4

Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (Great Britain).
Letter to the [American] Philosophical Society
Oct. 11, 17718 1/2" x 10"

London, A.L.S: Samuel More, secretary. 1p. and add., end. Acknowledges Vol. [1] of the Society's Transactions, conveyed by Dr. Benjamin Franklin.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 10"

Wrangel, Carl Magnus, d. 1786.
Letter to Thomas Bond;
Oct. 18, 17719-1/4x7-1/4

Stockholm, A.L.S. 2p.and add.and end. Acknowledges election to the APS.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/4

Philadelphia County (Pa.). Commissioners.
An account of the machine for weighing loaded wagons;
Oct. 25, 177112x7-3/4

D. 1p.and end. Extracted from the commissioner's Book of Minutes. Read before the APS; Dec. 6, 1771. See: APS Minutes, p.68.

General physical description: 12x7-3/4

Jones, John.
Letter to [Owen Biddle];
Oct. 26, 177112-1/4x7-3/4

A.D.S. 2p.and end. Account of a machine for working a number of scythes with a horse. Printed: APS Minutes, p.66.

General physical description: 12-1/4x7-3/4

American Philosophical Society.
Account of papers communicated to the APS, published agreeable to their order by the secretaries;
Dec. 19, 177112x7

D.S.: John Ewing. 2p.and end.

General physical description: 12x7

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to University of Aberdeen
[1771]9x6-3/4

Philadelphia, Photo of A.L.S.: William Smith and Robert Strettell Jones. 2p. Presentation note on Vol.I, A.P.S. Transactions. Presented by University Library Kings's College, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1968.

General physical description: 9x6-3/4

American Philosophical Society.
Extracts from the minutes
Feb. 1 - May 15, 17722 p.; 8x7

Document. Relative to presentation of the Transactions. Benjamin Franklin is mentioned twice.

General physical description: 8x7

Dunn, Samuel.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
Oct. 8, 177213x8

London, A.L.S. 1p.,add.and end. Donates "a Chart of the Stars..." Says B.Franklin will propose him as a member. See Minutes, p.81.

General physical description: 13x8

Manning, James, 1738-1791.
Letter to Robert Strettle(sic) Jones, secretary of the A.P.S;
Oct. 27, 17727" x 9"

Providence, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Acknowledges Vol.1 of the Transactions presented to the college in Providence.

General physical description: 7" x 9"

Howell, Rednap.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
Nov. 23, 177212x7-1/4

Boutetourte county, Virginia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Enc.of 3p. Concerning various inventions of his: e.g., time piece for ascertaining longitude at sea, and ship pump.

General physical description: 12x7-1/4

Howell, Rednap.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
Dec. 27, 17723 p.; 12-1/4x7-1/2

Boutetourte County, Virginia. Autographed letter signed. Forwards specimen of moss used in dyeing. Plans of a silk reel. Cf. Minutes, p. 79.

General physical description: 12-1/4x7-1/2

Farmer, Ferdinand.
Letter to Thomas Bond;
Dec. 31, 17729-1/2x7-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Encloses pamphlet on parallax by Christian Mayer. Cf. Minutes, p.75.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798.
Letter to Benjamin Franklin, Pres. of A.P.S.;
17727 1/4" x 9"

No. 2 Sommerset house [ca.]. A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Presents to the A.P.S. his translations of Kalm's Travels, Bossu's Travels, and Catalogues of North American animals, American plants, and Centuria of new insects. Cf. Minutes May 1,1772. Date is before July when F. joined Cooks's expedition.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

François, Rosier, Abbé.
Abbe [Francois] Rosier to
1773 January 249x7

Circular letter prospectus for a periodical publication, Observations sur la physique, sur l'histoire naturelle et sur les arts (more commonly known as Rozier's Journal) for which François Rozier had purchased the publishing privilege in 1771. In 1773, the year this letter was published, Rozier changed the journal's format and began vigorously promoting his publication as an alternative to the slow, restricted-access publications of learned societies. Includes autograph signature of Rozier and one page manuscript letter indicating that communications to be considered for publication may be received by Benjamin Franklin, Mr. Magalhaens [John Hyacinth de Magellan], and Mr. [Peter] Elmsley, bookseller, all three residing in London. Cf. Early minutes, Sept.17,1773. p.83 of printed Minutes.

General physical description: 9x7

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 103

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Gauld, George.
Description and computation of the Height of Catherine's Hill and of the Blue Mountains, Jamaica
1773 February 1512-1/2x8

Paper by Scottish surveyor George Gauld to be digested for publication. Port Royal, A.D.S. 2p.and end. Cf. Minute, p.80.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Gauld, George.
Letter to [Hugh Williamson];
Feb. 15, 17739x7-1/2

Port Royal, A.L.S. 1p.and end. "I have sent you...Lorimer's Account of Chester River &c...and likewise the description of the Sea Coast of Florida..." Cf. Minutes, p.80. For letter from Lorimer to Gauld, see Aug.13,1772 (bound with 917.59: G23.)

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Jones, John.
Letter to ----;
May 27, 177313x8-1/4

Indian River, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Describes bridge proposed to cross the Schuylkill. See Proceedings, XXII,pt.3,80.

General physical description: 13x8-1/4

Fontana, Felice, 1730-1805.
Letter to William Smith and Robert Strettell Jones;
June [13], 177312x8-1/2

Florence, A.L.S. 3p.and end. In Latin. Acknowledges work presented to the accademia di Firenzi by the APS. Describes the academy. Translated: Ms.minutes, 1769-1774. Printed: APS Proceedings,vol.90,no. 5,Dec.1946.

General physical description: 12x8-1/2

Accademia delle scienze di Torino.
Letter to the American Philosophical Society
June 30, 17739x7

Turin, D.S.: Conte Saluzzo. 1p.and end. In Italian. Thanks for publication and sends their publication in return.

General physical description: 9x7

Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna.
Letter to the A.P.S. See under date August 28, 1773
1773 August 18 
Colles, Christopher, 1738-1816.
Letter to the American Philosophical Society;
Aug. 20, 177314-3/4x9-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Concerning his steam-engine. For report on his engine, see: APS Minutes, pp.82-83.

General physical description: 14-3/4x9-1/2

Accademia delle Scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna.
Letter to [APS]
August 28, 17737" x 10"

Bologna, A.L.S: Sebastiano Canterzani, segretario. 1p. In Italian. Acknowledges Vol. 1 of Transactions.

General physical description: 7" x 10"

Oliver, A. (Andrew), 1731-1799.
Letter to William Smith;
Dec. 6, 17739x7-1/4

Salem, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Concerning his new theory of lightning and thunder storms. Intends to forward a copy for the APS Transactions.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Mazzei, Filippo, 1730-1816.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
Dec. 7, 17739x7-1/2

Richmond, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Refers to Franklin. Printed: APS Proc.,v.90,no.5,Dec.1946.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Wells, Richard, 1734-1801.
Account of a snow plough;
Dec. 17, 177313x8-1/2

[received]. D. 1p.and end.on 2 sheets. Cf. Minutes, p.85.

General physical description: 13x8-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Chart of minutes of meetings as found in "leather book, blue book, red book, rough;"
Jan. 5, 1774 - May 19, 1780 
Wells, Richard, 1734-1801.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
Jan. 21, 177414-3/4x9-1/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 4p. Regarding the construction of wells.

General physical description: 14-3/4x9-1/4

American Philosophical Society.
List of papers communicated to the APS previous to;
Jan. 1774 - Feb. 28, 177512x7-1/4

D.S.: R[obertJ Strettell Jones. 3p.and end.

General physical description: 12x7-1/4

Morgan, John, 1735-1789.
Extracts from his journal, volume C.;
March, 177413x8

Philadelphia, Typed D. 7p.and end. Refers to B.Franklin.

General physical description: 13x8

Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794.
Letter to the Philosophical society of Philadelphia [sic];
April 12, 177412-1/2x8

Paris, L.S. 2p.and end. In French. Presents publication. Printed: Duveen & Klickstein. Annals of science, v.11,no.12,plate 4-5.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Mayer, Christian, 1719-1783.
Letter to Ferdinand Farmer;
May 4, 17749x6-1/2

Manheim, L. 1p. Extract. In Latin. Forwards astronomical publications to the APS.

General physical description: 9x6-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
List of persons to whom books were to be sent by Dr. Franklin;
17748x6-1/2

D. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788.
Memoire instructif sur la maniere de conserverles oiseaux et autres objets d'Histoire naturelle
177413x8

envoyé par M. Daubenton le jeune de la part de M. Le Comte de Buffon au Docteur Franklin pour etre Communique a la Societé Philosophique americaine etablie a Philadelphie; [ca.] Photo.of D. 2p. In French. (from original in the Library Company of Philadelphia.)

General physical description: 13x8

Normandie, John H. de.
Letter to Thomas Bond;
Jan. 16, 17759x7-1/4

Pa., A.L.S. 1p.,add.and end. Encloses copyu of letter from Lord Stanhope acknowledging election to membership of his father [Lord Mahon] and self.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Dicquemare, M. l'abbé (Jacques-François), 1733-1789.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
May 27, 17759x7-1/2

Havre de Grace, A.L.S. 3p.and end. In French. Presents his work on sea-anemones. Cf. Minutes, p.97.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Mayer, Christian, 1719-1783.
Letter to Peter Miller;
July 29, 177513x8

Mannheim, L. 2p. Copy. Concerning the state of Europe. Hopes to forward some of his astronomical observations to the APS.

General physical description: 13x8

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to Chris[tophe]r Marshall
November 1, 17763 3/4" x 6 1/4"

Philadelphia. Printed D. 1p. and end. Invitation to a meeting at Philosophical Society Hall that evening.

General physical description: 3 3/4" x 6 1/4"

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 9

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Smith, William, 1727-1803.
Letter to David Rittenhouse, [Samuel] Duffield, and [Pierre E.] DuSimitiere
Sept. 7, 17779-1/2x7-1/2

L.S.: William Smith and Th.Bond. 1p. and end. Concerning copperplates for the Transactions.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Mayer, Christian, 1719-1783.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
177712-1/2x7-1/2

Mannheim, [ca.]. A.L.S. 4p.and end. In Latin. ----English translation of 4p. Acknowledges election. Account of his work at the astronomical observatory at Mannheim.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Mayer, Christian, 1719-1783.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
April 24, 177812-1/2x7-1/2

Mannheim, A.L.S. 4p.and end. In Latin. ----English translation of 4p. Printed: APS Transactions, vol.2, 217-219: Barton's Memoirs of Rittenhouse, p.577.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Smith, William, 1727-1803.
Letter to [George Louis Leclerc Buffon]
Sept. 15, 17797-1/2x12

Philadelphia, Copy of L.S. 2p. and end. ----Duplicate copy. A.P.S. returns thanks for presentation of Buffon's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. Mentions B.Franklin.

General physical description: 7-1/2x12

Page, John, 1744-1808.
Letter to David Rittenhouse;
Dec. 4, 17797 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Williamsburg, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Relative to a meteor seen in Virginia, Oct. 31, 1779. Read before the A.P.S., May 2, 1783; printed in its Transactions, v.2,173,1786.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Letter to John Page;
Jan. 16, 17808" x 6 3/4"

Philadelphia, A.L. 1/2p. and end. Incomplete. Relative to a meteor [which was seen on Oct. 31, 1779, and which is supposed to have fallen on or near the Ouasiota mountains]. The complete letter is printed in the Transactions of the American philosophical society, v.2,p.175. It was read before the A.P.S. on May 2, 1783.

General physical description: 8" x 6 3/4"

Washington, George (1732-1799).
Letter to Joseph Reed
Feb. 15, 178010-1/4x6

Morristown, Photo.of A.L.S. 2p.and end. (from original in the Boston Public Library) Acknowledges membership in the APS. Cf. Minutes, June 16, 1780, p.109. Printed: Writings, vol.18, 11-12.

General physical description: 10-1/4x6

Washington, George (1732-1799).
Letter to Joseph Reed
Feb. 15, 178011x8-1/2

Morristown, Typed copy of L. 1p. Printed: Sparks, Washington, VI, 466.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Husbands, Hermon, 1724-1795.
Letter to Lewis Nicola;
April 26, 17808-1/4x7

A.L.S. 5p.and add.,end. Description of the Appalachian mountain region, together with a theory of the earth,submitted for examination.

General physical description: 8-1/4x7

American Philosophical Society.
Notes of committee of the treasury [endorsement sheet only];
April, 17807-1/2x9-1/2

D. 1p.

General physical description: 7-1/2x9-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee with the committee from the Library company;
May 19, 17809-1/2x8

Philadelphia, D.S.: Th.Bond, William Smith, Josiah Hewes, and Mordecai Lewis. 1p.and end. Grants APS permission to hold meetings in the west room of the Library company building.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

American Philosophical Society.
List of members in arrears;
July 10, 178011x9

D. 2p.and end.

General physical description: 11x9

Académie des Sciences, Belles-lettres, et Arts de Lyon.
Subjects for Prizes
September 5, 178011-3/4x7-1/4

Lyons, D.S.: La Tourrette, Perpetual Secretary. 3p.and end. Subjects for prizes for 1782 and 1783, proposed by the abbé Raynal. For printed copy, see Broadsides, 207.

General physical description: 11-3/4x7-1/4

Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807.
Letter to the American Philosophical Society
Dec. 15, 178011-1/2x7-1/2

[read] A.L.S. 2p.and end. Scheme for philosophical committees throughout the continent to correspond with the Society.

General physical description: 11-1/2x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Papers pertaining to the election of officers;
Jan. 5, 178113-1/2x8-1/4

D.S.: Geo. Duffield, Lewis Nicola and Du Simitiere, "Judges of ye Election." 3P.and end. See Minutes, Jan.5,1781, p.110, for list of officers elected.

General physical description: 13-1/2x8-1/4

Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829.
Letter to the marquis de Lafayette;
Jan. 27, 178111-1/2x7

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Notice of his election to membership in the APS.

General physical description: 11-1/2x7

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Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829.
Letter to Major general de Granchain;
Feb. 7, 178111-3/4x7-1/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S.with initials. 1p.and end. Draft. Acknowledges for the APS the receipt of his observations upon eclipses. Cf. Minutes, 111.

General physical description: 11-3/4x7-1/4

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de, 1757-1834.
Letter to [Timothy] Matlack
Feb. 15, 178112-1/4x7-3/4

New Windsor, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Acknowledges election to the APS.

General physical description: 12-1/4x7-3/4

Sullivan, John, 1740-1795.
Letter to the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
Feb. 16, 178112x7-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. Donates fossil found near Portsmouth, N.H. See Minutes, p.111.

General physical description: 12x7-1/2

Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817.
Letter to Timothy Matlack
Feb. 21, 178112-3/4x7-3/4

Boston, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Acknowledges election to the APS.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

Livingston, William, 1723-1790.
Letter to Timothy Matlack
Feb. 22, 17818x6-3/4

Trenton, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Acknowledges elections as councillor of the APS.

General physical description: 8x6-3/4

Chastellux, François Jean, Marquis de, 1734-1788.
Letter to [member of A.P.S.]
Feb. 25, 17816 3/4" x 8 3/4"

Newport, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Acknowledges election to membership. Cf. Minutes of March 16, 1781.

General physical description: 6 3/4" x 8 3/4"

Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803.
Letter to the president of the A.P.S.;
Feb., 178110" x 8"

Phila., A.L.in 3d P. 1p. At the request of Mr. Bowdoin presents pamphlet in the name of the American academy of arts and sciences.

General physical description: 10" x 8"

Collin, Nicholas, 1746-1831.
Notes upon papers read before, or submitted to, the American philosophical society;
March, 17817-1/2x6-1/2

D. 2p.and end. Read: March 16, 1781. Cf. Minutes, pp.111-112.

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/2

La Luzerne, Anne-César, Chevalier de, 1741-1791.
Letter to [Timothy] Matlack;
March, 17818-1/2x6-1/2

A.L.in 3rd.P. 1p.and end. In French. Forwards list of prizes offered for 1782 by the academy at Lyons. Cf. Minutes, p.112.

General physical description: 8-1/2x6-1/2

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [member of the A.P.S.]
April 18, 17817 1/4" x 9"

Richmond, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Acknowledges election to the Council of the Society. Printed: A.P.S. Proceedings, v.87, no.3,1943,p.265.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Barbé-Marbois, François, Marquis de, 1745-1837.
Letter to ----
May 2, 17829x7-1/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Submits a letter from M.d' Abeville. For letter(?), see Minutes, p.114.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Court de Gébelin, Antoine, 1725-1784.
Letter to the secretary of the Literary society of the U.S. (sic)
March 15, 17836 3/4" x 8 1/2"

[Paris] A.L.S. 2p. and add. In French. Acknowledges election to membership. Presentation of his Monde primitif. Fete held by the Musée de Paris in honor of the peace; Dr. Franklin's attendance. Cf. Minutes of Sept. 26, 1783.

General physical description: 6 3/4" x 8 1/2"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of curators concerning the state of the natural curiosities in the museum;
April 2, 17837-3/4x6-1/4

Philadelphia, D.S.: Samuel Duffield and Eben[ezer] Hazard. 1p.

General physical description: 7-3/4x6-1/4

Magalhães, João Jacinto de, 1722-1790.
Letter to the secretary of the A.P.S,;
June 17, 17838X13

London, A.L.S. 2p.,add.and end. Presents a number of books to the APS. Wishes to become a member. Refers to Franklin several times. Printed: Pro., XXII, pt.3,118-119.

General physical description: 8X13

Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte (Rotterdam, Netherlands).
Letter to [the American Philosophical Society]
June 27, 17838x13

Rotterdam, L.S.: Lambert Buher, First Sec'y. 1p. and end. Donates a set of their Transactions to the APS. Sends set, also, for B. Franklin.

General physical description: 8x13

Mandrillon, Joseph, 1743-1794.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
July 12, 17839x7

Amsterdam, A.L.S. 3p. In French. (tipped in, in: Mandrillon. Recherches philosophique...; 1783. 973.1:M31) (Letter removed July 1984 - now in A.P.S. Archives) Donates manuscript copy of his answers to the prize question of the academy of Lyons. Cf. Minutes, Feb.6,1784, p.122.

General physical description: 9x7

Godefroy,.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
July 27, 17839x7-1/4

Paris, A.L.S. 1p.and end. In French. Gives prints relative to the American revolution. Cf. Minutes, p.118. For prints, see in Print Collection.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
Letter to Thomas Bond
Sept. 19, 178311x8-1/2

Philadelphia, Typed L. 2p. Printed in part: APS Transactions, v.II,183-185. Cf.Minutes,p.118. Presented by Glassboro State College, Glassboro,N.J.,from the Stewart Collection May 1960.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

La Luzerne, Anne-César, Chevalier de, 1741-1791.
Letter to [William] White;
Sept., 17839x7-1/4

Philadelphia, L.S. 1p.and end. In French. Louis XVI will accept Rittenhouse's orrery. Cf. Minutes, p. 118.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Book receipts;
Oct. 17 - Dec. 10, 17836-1/2x3-1/2

A.D.S. 2p.

General physical description: 6-1/2x3-1/2

Bond, Thomas, 1712-1784.
Tho[ma]s Bond to [John Hyacinth de Magellan]
October 18, 17838" x 13 1/4"

Philadelphia, 2 pp. and endorsement. A.Dr. of L.S. Acknowledges receipt of letter of June 17, 1783, and books for A.P.S. Indicates that M. Magellan will be elected to membership in the Society. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 118-119.

General physical description: 8" x 13 1/4"

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de, 1757-1834.
Letter to the secretary of the A.P.S.
Dec. 10, 17839x7-1/2

Paris, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Encloses pamphlet containing account of French balloon experiments. Cf. Minutes, p.125.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Report of the committee appointed to revise the constitution and laws of the society;
Feb. 3, 178413x8-1/4

D.S.: Fra[nci]s Hopkinson, John Morgan and Eben[ezer] Hazard. 3p.and end. Cf. Minutes, p.122.

General physical description: 13x8-1/4

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Letter to David Writtenhouse [sic];
Feb. 14, 17849-1/4x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Presents "valuable philosophical instruments" to the society. Cf. Minutes, p.123.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
A.P.S Bond to Francis Hopkins
1784 Feb. 20 

Bond note for Three Hundred Pounds from Francis Hopkinson to the American Philosophical Society.

American Philosophical Society.
A.P.S. Indenture. To Francis Hopkinson.
1784 Feb. 20 

Indenture to Francis Hopkinson for a bond of six hundred pounds with annual interest at a rate of 7 shillings and sixpence (Spanish silver) to be paid annually.

Boinod & Gaillard.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
March 5, 178412-1/2x8-1/4

Philadelphia, L. in 3rd.P. 1p. and end. Offer their services as printer to the society. Cf. Minutes, p.123.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8-1/4

American Philosophical Society.
Petition of the A.P.S. and the Library company of Philadelphia to the general assembly of Pennsylvania for two lots on Independence Square;
March 12, 178414-1/2x9

D.S.: Mordecai Lewis, Thomas Parke, Jno. Kaign; for the Library company, and: Sam.Vaughan, Francis Hopkinson and David Rittenhouse, for the APS. 3p.and end. Contains different wording from the petition of Dec. 13, 1784. Cf.Minutes,p. 124.

General physical description: 14-1/2x9

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee on Boinod and Gaillard's proposals with regard to printing the Transactions;
March 19, 178412-3/4x7-3/4

Philadelphia, D.S.: de Marbois and Eben[ezer] Hazard. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

Dunlap, John, 1747-1812.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
March 22, 17849-1/2x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Offers his services as printer. Cf. Minutes, p.124.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Letter to David Writtenhouse [sic]
March 27, 17849-1/4x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Presents to the APS a complete set of Priestley's Works. Cf. Minutes, p.124.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/2

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Letter to David Rittenhouse;
March 31, 17849-1/4x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Presents Bemetzrieder's Work on music. For publication, see: 787.9:B42.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/2

Bradford, Thomas, 1745-1838.
Letter to David Rittenhouse;
May 7, 17849x7-1/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Offers his services as printer for the APS. Cf. Minutes, p.125.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819.
Letter to Robert Patterson;
May 24, 17849x7-1/4

Annapolis, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Places before the APS certain papers from the Haarlem society, concerning the drainage of low grounds and the cleaning of canals. Cf. Minutes, p. 126.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Mandrillon, Joseph, 1743-1794.
Letter to [the American philosophical society];
June 11, 17849x7-1/2

Amsterdam, A.L.S. 1p.and end. In French. Presents his work, Le spectateur americaine. Cf. Minutes, p.129. For work, see 973:M31.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787.
Letter to the President and members of the A.P.S.;
Sept. 9, 17848x12-1/2

Versailles, L.S. 1p.and end. Acknowledges election to membership in the APS. Cf. Minutes, p.129.

General physical description: 8x12-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Joint petition of the American philosophical society and the Library company to the General assembly for two lots on State house square for the purpose of erecting a building to house the A.P.S. and another for the Library company;
Dec. 13, 17848" x 13"

D.S: Sam. Vaughan and Fras. Hopkinson, Committee of the American philosophical society. 3p. The Library company declined to join in the petition; cf. Minutes, Nov. 12 - Dec. 17, 1784.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Burgsdorf,.
Letter to the A.P.S.;
Jan. 10, 17859-1/2x8

A.L.S. 1p. In German. Asks for information concerning plants and their ecology.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Letter to the president of the Philadelphia [sic] Philosophical society;
Jan. 21, 17859x7

A.L.S. 1p.and end. Resigns from vice-presidency of the APS.

General physical description: 9x7

American Philosophical Society.
Extract from the Minutes, listing new members;
Jan. 22, 178513-1/2x8

A.D.S.: Sam. Magaw, "one of the Secretar[ie]s." 3p.and end.

General physical description: 13-1/2x8

Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
An act vesting a lot of ground to the American Philosophical society;
March 28, 178516x10

D.S.: Samuel Bryan, Clerk. Attest: Math[ee]w Irwin. 2p.and end. Certified copy. Cf. Minutes, p.130. In oversize box.

General physical description: 16x10

Muhlenberg, Henry, 1753-1815.
Botanical description of most of the forest trees, shrubs and nature of the U.S.A..
[1785 April] 

Photocopy of the original in the Gilbert Hope Collection at the Chester County Historical Society.

American Philosophical Society.
Subscription list to the building of Philosophical Hall;
July 11, 178513-1/4x8

Philadelphia, D.S.by many persons. 3p.and end.

General physical description: 13-1/4x8

American Philosophical Society.
Subscription list to the building of Philosophical Hall
July 11, 17859x7-1/2

Document signed by many persons, including Benjamin Franklin, July 4, 1786. 10p.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
July 14, 178513x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Proposals for publishing the Transactions. vol.II.

General physical description: 13x8

Magalhães, João Jacinto de, 1722-1790.
Letter to the president and members of the A.P.S.;
Sept. 17, 17858x13

London, A.L.S. 3p., and end. Relative to the donation of 200 guineas to establish the premium. Requirements of same. Printed: APS Pro., XXII, pt.3,135.

General physical description: 8x13

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to the secretary of the Philosophical society
December 16, 17858 1/4" x 6 1/4"

L.S. 1p. Presents a portrait of Dr. Franklin copied from the painting by Martin. See A.P.S. Minutes, Dec. 16, 1785.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 6 1/4"

Magalhães, João Jacinto de, 1722-1790.
List of some books sent by J. H. de Magellan for the Philosophy Society at Philadelphia
[1785 Dec. 21] 

List of books sent to the A.P.S..

American Philosophical Society.
Law to increase the annual subscription to the APS
Jan. 6, 1786 

Jan. 7, 1786 rule adopted by the American Philosophical Society stipulated a $10.00 deposit for each APS member and an annual dues payment of $4.00.

Marshall, Humphry, 1722-1801.
Letter to the American philosophical society;
Jan. 7, 17868x6-1/2

West Bradford, A.L.S. 1p. Presents a copy of his work. Cf. Minutes, p.141.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
A supplement to an act vesting a lot of ground to the A.P.S., allowing the society to rent part of its building;
March 17, 178616x10

Philadelphia, D.S.: Thomas Mifflin, Speaker, Sam[ue]l Bryan, Clerk. Attest: Math[e]w Irwin. 2p.and end. Seal. Cf. Minutes, p.142.

General physical description: 16x10

Pennsylvania. Laws, statutes.
A supplement to an act entitled: "An act for investing in the A.P.S. a lot of ground;
March 17, 178613x8

Philadelphia, D.S.: Thomas Mifflin, Speaker of the House and Samuel Bryan, Clerk of the General Assembly. 2p. Copy.

General physical description: 13x8

Beeking, Frederick.
Bill to the American philosophical society for paper,
April 7, 17868-1/4x6-1/2

for the period April 7, 1786. D. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 8-1/4x6-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
American members of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia,
July 3, 17869" x 10 7/8"

3 pp. D. Gives status of members listed. Lists B. Franklin.

General physical description: 9" x 10 7/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Book of subscriptions;
July 4, 17866-1/2x4

Philadelphia, D.S.: B.Franklin et al. 18p. For the building of Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

American Philosophical Society.
Book of subscriptions.
July 4, 17864x6

Philadelphia, Bound. 18pp. Subscriptions to building fund to July 4, 1786. Of value for autographs. Included B.Franklin's name twice.

General physical description: 4x6

Magalhães, João Jacinto de, 1722-1790.
Letter to the President and members of the A.P.S.:
July 7, 17868x13

London, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Relative to conditions attached to the Magellanic premium. Printed in part in APS Pro., XXII, pt. 3 145.

General physical description: 8x13

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.
Letter to [James McHenry]
July 15, 17868" x 12 3/4"

New York, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Encloses his certificate of membership in the Philosophical society at Philadelphia. Questions whether he saw the bow visible in the heavens on June 30 and July 1.

General physical description: 8" x 12 3/4"

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Letter to James Hutchinson,
Aug. 2, 17869x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Declines membership in the APS.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Account with the American philosophical society;
Sept. 15, 17869x9

Philadelphia, D.S. 1p.and end. For printing the Transactions.

General physical description: 9x9

Stanhope, Charles Stanhope, Earl, 1753-1816.
Letter to B[enjamin] Vaughan;
Oct. 9, 17869-1/2x7-1/2

Chevening, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Acknowledges receipt of certificate of membership in the APS sent to his father, who died last March. Mentions B.Franklin.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Six, James, 1731-1793.
Letter to B[enjamin] Vaughan;
Oct. 11, 17869x7-1/4

Canterbury, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Acknowledges receipt of certificate of membership in the APS.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Duncan, Andrew, 1744-1828.
Andrew Duncan to Benjamin Vaughan,
October 16, 17867 3/8" x 8 7/8"

Edinburgh, 2 pp., address and endorsements. A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of his certificate of membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 8 7/8"

Dollond, Peter, 1730-1820.
Peter Dollond to the President of the A.P.S.,
October 18, 17867 13/16" x 10 11/16"

London, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Acknowledges election to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 13/16" x 10 11/16"

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
Benjamin Vaughan to Sam[uel] Vaughan
October 31, 17864 1/2" x 7 7/8"

London, 1 p. and endorsements. Extract of L. Forwards letters regarding certificates from the American Philosophical Society. Recommends the Earl of Stanhope for membership.

General physical description: 4 1/2" x 7 7/8"

Whitehurst, John, 1713-1788.
John Whitehurst to the President...of the A.P.S.
November 15, 17867 5/16" x 9 1/8"

London, 1 p., address and endorsement A.L.S. Acknowledges election to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 5/16" x 9 1/8"

Jones, John.
John Jones to David Rittenhouse,
November --, [1786]8 1/8" x 13"

Sussex County, Delaware, 2 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Donates model of bridge to the A.P.S. See Minutes, November 16, 1786, in Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 146.

General physical description: 8 1/8" x 13"

More, Samuel.
Sam[ue]l More to the American Philosophical Society,
December 7, 17867 3/8" x 8 7/8"

Adelphi, London, 2 pp. and endorsement A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of diploma constituting him a member of the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 8 7/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Money to be paid to Mr. Poupart (i.e. Poupard) for engraving five plates for the second volume of the A.P.S. Report
[1786] 

Bill for engraving five plates for the the APS Report by Mr. Poupart.

Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester.
Letter to Benjamin Franklin, pres. of A.P.S.;
Jan. 31, 17877 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Manchester, L.S: Thos. Barnes, Thos. Henry, secy. 2p. and add., end. Acknowledges receipt of Vol.2 of A.P.S. Transactions. Mr. Henry acknowledges his election to membership in the A.P.S.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Accademia delle scienze di Torino.
Royal Academy of Sciences of Turin to [the American Philosophical Society]
February 8, 17877 7/8" x 10 1/8"

Turin, 1p. and endorsements. L.S. ( In French.) Letter accompanying a donation of books. Printed: APS Proceedings, Vol.90. No.5, December, 1946.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 10 1/8"

Say, Benjamin.
Benjamin Say deposited with the American Philosophical Society the original deed between John Fitch and the citizens of Philadelphia,
February 9, 17872 7/8" x 8"

dated . . . March 16, 1832. 1 p. D. Unsigned.

General physical description: 2 7/8" x 8"

Daubenton, M. (Louis-Jean-Marie), 1716-1799.
Letter to [Benjamin Franklin]
February 15, 17875 3/4" x 7"

Paris, A.L.S. 2p. and end. In French. Acknowledges election to membership in the American philosophical society. Cf. Minutes of Sept. 21, 1787.

General physical description: 5 3/4" x 7"

Lamont, Aeneas.
Letter to Benjamin Franklin, pres. of A.P.S.;
March 19, 1787 

Baltimore, A.L.S. 2p. and add. end. Drawing - 1p. Submits description of the Nautilus, or newly-invented jerry-boat for the premium.

Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788.
Letter to ----
March 31, 17877 3/4" x 9 7/8"

[Paris], 1 p. and endorsements. L.S. (In French.) Acknowledges receipt of diploma of membership in the American Philosophical Society. Refers to B.Franklin.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 7/8"

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Account with the American philosophical society;
March-Nov. 17, 178713x8

A.D. 1p.and end.by John Vaughan.

General physical description: 13x8

Neufville, Leendert de.
---- de Neufville to Samuel Vaughan
April 6, 17877 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Gives an account of glass manufacture near Albany, and sends examples to the A.P.S. See Minutes, April 6, 1787, in Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 150.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
Statement of account with Clement Biddle for business pertaining to lot purchased from John Dickinson;
April 20, 17875-1/2x10

D.S.: John Ewing. 1p.and end. with receipt by C. Biddle.

General physical description: 5-1/2x10

American Philosophical Society.
Papers pertaining to advertising rooms in Philosophical Hall, meetings, etc.;
April 26, 1787 - Jan. 7, 1847 

D. 41 items and 3 wrappers. Various sizes.

American Philosophical Society.
American Philosophical Society to Rob[er]t Aitken, Dr.,
May 2, 17878 1/8" x 13 3/16"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 2 pp. and endorsement. A.D.S.: Rob[er]t Aitken. Statement of charges for printing and marketing Dr. S. S. Smith's oration.

General physical description: 8 1/8" x 13 3/16"

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Rob[er]t Aitken to Robert Patterson,
May 4, 17878 7/8" x 14 3/4"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsements. A.L.S. Concerning contradictory resolutions of the A.P.S. regarding financing and marketing of Transactions, o.s., II.

General physical description: 8 7/8" x 14 3/4"

Gastellier, René-Georges, 1741-1821.
Letter to the president[of the A.P.S.];
July 1, 17877 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Montargis, A.L.S. 1p. and end. In French. Acknowledges election to membership.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 8 3/4"

Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792.
Letter to Samuel Vaughan
July 14, 17878" x 10 1/2"

Mepkin plantation, So. Carolina, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Acknowledges election to membership in the American philosophical society. sends an order for £50 sterling for the Building Fund.

General physical description: 8" x 10 1/2"

Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge (New York).
Letter to ------
July 24, 17877 1/2" x 10"

New York, A.L.S: Samuel Bard, Secy. 1p. and end. Acknowledges two volumes of the APS Transactions.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 10"

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Account of monies paid for the American philosophical society on Philosophical Hall;
Aug. 16-29, 17878x7-1/2

A.D. 2p.

General physical description: 8x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Papers pertaining to the construction of Philosophical Hall;
Sept. 24, 1787 - June 2, 1797 

D. 13 items. Paid by either Samuel or John Vaughan. Various sizes.

Kinkead, George.
Receipt to Sam[ue]l Vaughan for recording a deed from John Dickinson to the American philosophical society;
Oct. 2, 17873x7-1/2

A.D.S. 1p.,end.: "Oct 5, [17]87 Pass'd by the Society B. Franklin".

General physical description: 3x7-1/2

Minto, Walter, 1753-1796.
Walter Minto to the President of A.P.S.,
October 3, 17877 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents portrait of Lord Napier to the A.P.S., in the name of the Earl of Buchan. See Minutes, October 5, 1787, in Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 155. Printed: APS Library Bulletin,for 1950, p.292.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Barton, Richard Peters, d. 1821.
Letter to [William Barton]
[1787 Oct. 19] 

Mount Airy, Virginia, n. d. 3 pp. and endorsements. Com. Unsigned. Extract only. Method of cultivating cotton in Virginia. Communicated to A.P.S. by William Barton. Read, October 19, 1787. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 155. General physical description: 9" x 14 3/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Subscriptions to the American Philosophical Society's building in the State House Square not paid,
October 19, 17877 3/4" x 12 1/4"

[Philadelphia], 1 p. D.S.: Tho[mas] Clifford, Sam[uel] Vaughan. Request for payment of subscriptions in specie.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 1/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Petition to the General Assembly;
Nov. 2, 178713x7-3/4

Photo.of D.S.: John Ewing, Dav[i]d Ritten house, W[illia]m White, and Sam[uel] Vaughan. 2p.and end. From original in, and presented by, the Historical Society of Delaware; Dec. 1963. See printed Minutes; p.156.

General physical description: 13x7-3/4

American Philosophical Society.
Extract from minutes;
November 7, 1787 

witnessed. Photostat of D.S: John Ewing, Wm. White, Dav. Rittenhouse, vice-presidents; James Hutchinson, R. Patterson, Sam. Magaw, John Foulke, secretaries. 2p. and end. Seal. Relative to bond to be given to Dr. Franklin for money advanced for building Hall. From original in Historical society of Pennsylvania.

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Receipt to Samuel Vaughan;
Nov. 12, 17874-1/2x7

A.D.S. 1p.,end.: "Approv'd by the Society B. Franklin", and end. For binding APS Transactions.

General physical description: 4-1/2x7

Shallus, Jacob.
Receipt to the American philosophical society;
Nov. 17, 17874x8

A.D.S. 1p.,end.: "Pass'd by the Society Dec. 7, [17]87 B. Franklin". Received bill for granting aid to the Society from Francis Hopkinson and transcribed it.

General physical description: 4x8

American Philosophical Society.
Bond for £1000 issued to Benjamin Franklin;
Nov. 20, 17879 1/2" x 15 1/2"

Philadelphia, D. 2p. Seal. On back are receipts for eight interest payments from 1789 to 1797 (?) for the bond, signed by Benjamin Franklin, Richard Bache, and Benjamin Franklin Bache.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 15 1/2"

American Philosophical Society.
Mortgage to Benjamin Franklin;
Nov. 20, 178710" x 15 1/4"

Philadelphia, D.S. by the vice-presidents and secretaries. 4p. Seal. Contains note, March 5, 1791, signed by the vice-presidents and secretaries, stating the mortgage was executed on Nov. 20, 1787. Recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds, Philadelphia, April 26, 1791, Mortgage book, No.7, p.300.

General physical description: 10" x 15 1/4"

Pilot (pseud.).
Letter to Benjamin Franklin, pres. of A.P.S;
Nov., 17878 1/4" x 13"

[ca.] A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Offers himself as a candidate for the [Magellanic] premium, and submits a description of the variation globe. cf. A.P.S. Minutes, Nov. 2, 1787.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13"

Clifford, Thomas, 1722-1793.
Account with the American Philosophical Society
Dec. 1, 1787 - March 21, 17958x13

D. 1p.and end. Account against Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 8x13

Hunter, John, 1728-1793.
John Hunter to ----,
December 2, 17877 1/4" x 9"

[London], 2 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. Acknowledges election to membership in the A.P.S. Presents a copy of his publications. Mentions the president [B. Franklin].

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Statement of monies due Messrs. Symington [& Burn] from the society for work done on Philosophical Hall;
Dec. 6, 17874x8

Philadelphia, A.D.S. 1p. On same sheet is receipt from Symington & Burn to the APS; Dec. 24, 29,1787.

General physical description: 4x8

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Letter to Benj. Franklin, pres. of A.P.S.;
Dec. 7, 17877 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Financial transactions.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Marshall, Christopher Jr., and Charles.
Account with the American Philosophical society for work done on Philosophical Hall;
Dec. 19-20, 17876-1/2x7-1/2

D.S. 1p.,end.and end.by John Vaughan: "belonging to S.Vaughan's Vouchers".

General physical description: 6-1/2x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
The American Philosophical Society in account with Samuel Vaughan,
December 21, 17879 1/2" x 15 1/4"

Philadelphia, 4 pp. D. Copy. Statement of accounts for building Philosophical Hall. Also list of paid and unpaid subscriptions to December 21, 1787.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 15 1/4"

American Philosophical Society.
The American Philosophical Society in account with Samuel Vaughan,
December 21, 17878 1/8" x 13 1/8"

Philadelphia, 4 pp. and endorsement. A.D.S. Statement of accounts for building Philosophical Hall. Also list of paid and unpaid subscriptions to December 21, 1787.

General physical description: 8 1/8" x 13 1/8"

American Philosophical Society.
The American Philosophical Society to Sam[ue]l Vaughan,
December 21, 17878 1/8" x 13 1/8"

Dr., Philadelphia, 4 pp. and endorsement. A.D.S.: Sam[ue]l Vaughan. Regarding erection of A.P.S. building in State House Square. Accounts for 1786-1787.

General physical description: 8 1/8" x 13 1/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee upon an essay on the cause of animal heat,
December 21, 17876 5/8" x 8"

[Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsements. D.S.: John Jones, Adam Kuhn, Benj[ami]n Rush, [James] Hutchinson. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 157.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 8"

American Philosophical Society.
Subscriptions to the American Philosophical Society's building,
Dec. 21, 17878x13

Philadelphia, D. 1p. and end. Subscriptions tataling £1,315.15. Contains B.Franklin's name.

General physical description: 8x13

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Samuel and John Vaughans accounts with the American philosophical society for expenses for Philosophical Hall;
Dec. 24, 1787 - April 29, 17887-1/2x12

D. 2p.,end.

General physical description: 7-1/2x12

Churchman, John, 1753-1805.
Letter to the American Philosophical Society,
17878 1/4" x 13 1/2"

Philadelphia, ----, 3 pp. and endorsement. A.Com.S. Regarding the magnetic poles and the variation of the compass. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 148-149, 150, 153.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13 1/2"

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Letter to Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin
17877 1/2" x 9"

[ca.] A.L.S. 1p. and add., Franklin end. Finances in connection with building Philosophical hall.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Dilly, Charles, 1739-1807.
Ch(arles) Dilly to W(illiam) Barton,
January 15, 17887 5/16" x 8 7/8"

London, 3 pp. address and endorsement. A.L.S. With regard to the possible reprinting of A.P.S. Transactions, I. End.: "One share taken for his Excelly Dr. Franklin..."

General physical description: 7 5/16" x 8 7/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Papers pertaining to lighting and repairs to Philosophical Hall;
Feb. 2, 1788 - 1836 

D. 92 items. These were paid by John or Samuel Vaughan. Various sizes.

Desisles, D. D..
Letter to the American philosophical society;
Feb., 17889-1/2x7

A.L.S. 3p.and end. In French. Forwards a communication.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7

Esling, Paul.
Receipt to John Vaughan for the A.P.S. for bricks used in the construction oof Philosophical Hall
March 7, 17886x8

Philadelphia, D.S. 2p.,end.

General physical description: 6x8

Nairne, Edward, 1726-1806.
Letter to Benjamin Franklin;
March 19, 17887 1/4" x 9"

London, L.S. 1p. and add. and end. By Benjamin Vaughan sends two hygrometers for the A.P.S. Acknowledges election to membership.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Barnes, Thomas, 1747-1810.
Tho[mas] Barnes to Benjamin Franklin,
March 31, 17887 3/8" x 9 3/16"

Manchester, 3 pp. , address and endorsements. A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of diploma of membership in the A.P.S. Recalls Franklin's examination before the privy Council. Hopes for spread of free government.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9 3/16"

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Letter to Gov. Franklin, pres. of A.P.S.;
April 17, 17888" x 13"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Relative to the reprinting of Vol.1 of the Transactions.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

American Philosophical Society.
List of proposed members...
April 18, 17889x15

[Philadelphia], D. 4p. and end. Gives names of sponsors and election of nominees, among whom is B.Franklin.

General physical description: 9x15

American Philosophical Society.
List of subscribers to A.P.S. Transactions,
April 18, 17887 1/2" x 12 1/2"

o.s., I, Philadelphia, 1 p. D.S. Of great value. Contains autographs of Benjamin Franklin, John Vaughan, David Rittenhouse, Caspar Wistar, and others.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Voigt, Henry.
Letter to the A.P.S.;
April 18, 17888 1/4" x 13"

Phila., A.L.S. 3p. and add. and end. drawings Addressed also to Benjamin Franklin. Lays before them some of his ideas of creating steam.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13"

Lewis, William.
W[illia]m Lewis to [the American Philosophical Society,
May 1, 17888 1/4" x 13 1/4"

Philadelphia], 2 pp. and endorsement. A.D.S. Legal opinion condemning the steps of Philosophical Hall as a nuisance. See Minutes, July 18, 1788, in Pro., XXII,pt. 3, 162.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13 1/4"

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
Letter to Dr. Franklin, Rittenhouse, John Vaughan
July 17, 17887 1/4" x 9"

London, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Transmits two thermometers presented to the A.P.S. by Mr. Six, the inventor.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Arthaud, Charles.
Letter to [Benjamin Franklin];
July 26, 17887x9-1/2

Cap-François], A.L.S. 1p. and end. In French. Sends his treatise on Epizootia to the A.P.S.

General physical description: 7x9-1/2

Description of a wheelboat proposed to facilitate the navigation of the North American rivers.
1788 September 19 

Description of a wheel boat that "may be worked alternately with and hands and feet . . , [that] will give a force from 3 to 6 times greater, than that of the arms moving an oar." Read before the 0society on September 19, 1788.

Barbé-Marbois, François, Marquis de, 1745-1837.
Letter to the president and members of the A.P.S.
Sept. 19, 17888x12-1/2

Port au Prince, L.S. 1p. and end. Presents to the A.P.S. a copy of his [Etatdes finances de St. Dominique]. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 164.

General physical description: 8x12-1/2

Granchain de Sémerville, ca. 1741-1815.
Letter to [Benjamin Franklin ?];
Sept. 21, 17887 1/4" x 9"

Toulon, A.L.S. 1p. and end. In French. Acknowledges election to membership in the Society.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Bond, Phineas, 1749-1815.
Letter to Dr. Franklin;
Oct. 2, 17887 3/4" x 10"

Second Street, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Transmits books from Charles Dilly to the A.P.S.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 10"

Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817.
Letter to Benjamin Franklin, president of A.P.S.
Oct. 22, 17887 1/4" x 10"

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Transmits to A.P.S. from Mr. Belknap of Boston, a copy of Swediaur's Observations on venereal complaints. Cf. minutes, Nov. 7,1788.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 10"

Arthaud, Charles.
Letter to [Benjamin Franklin ?];
Nov. 21, 17887" x 9"

Cap [François], A.L.S. 1p. and end. In French. Donations for the [A.P.S.] Society, including a program of the Cercle des Philadelphes du Cap François.

General physical description: 7" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to William Johnson,
November 22, 1788 - June 23, 17895 3/8" x 8 1/8"

Dr., Philadelphia, 2 pp. and endorsement. D. Receipted by William Johnson, April 4, 1791. Receipted bill for £12.17.5, for miscellaneous work at Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 5 3/8" x 8 1/8"

Foulke, John, 1757-1796.
John Foulke to Benj[ami]n Franklin
January 1, 17897 1/2" x 9 1/4"

President of the A.P.S., Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Letter of resignation from the office of corresponding secretary of the A.P.S.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Letter to Dr. Franklin, pres. of A.P.S.;
Jan. 16, 17897 3/4" x 12 1/2"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Relative to reprinting of Vol.1 of the Transactions.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 12 1/2"

American Philosophical Society.
[American Philosophical Society] to Daniel Richards,
January 26 - April 7, 17898 1/4" x 11 7/8"

Dr., 1 p. and endorsement. D. Receipted by Daniel Richards, Receipted bill for £78.1.1, for lumber used in Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 11 7/8"

Magaw, Samuel, 1735-1812.
Sam[uel] Magaw to John Vaughan,
January 26, 17899 1/2" x 15 1/4"

[Philadelphia], 2 pp. and endorsement. A.D.S. List of members of the American Philosophical Society chosen in January and July, 1787.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 15 1/4"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to McCulloh and Peterson,
January 28 - April 19, 17894 3/4" x 8"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D. Unsigned. Bill for £37.4.2 1/2, for lumber used in Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 4 3/4" x 8"

American Philosophical Society.
List of proposed, and elected, members, with signatures of men who recommended them;
Jan., [1789]8-1/4x6-1/2

D.S.: B.Franklin. et. at. 1p.and end. FILM 54-64 FRAME 228, FILM 403 FRAME 18

General physical description: 8-1/4x6-1/2

Library Company of Philadelphia.
Extract from the minutes of the directors of the Library Company of Philadelphia
February 5, 17899 3/4" x 15 1/2"

[Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D. Copy. Unsigned. Refusal of Library company to use A.P.S. building for safe keeping of its books. Entire extract concerns B. Franklin's letter.

General physical description: 9 3/4" x 15 1/2"

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur;
Feb. 10, 1789 

Philadelphia, Photostat of L.S: James Hutchinson, Jn. Vaughan, secretaries. 1p. Notifies him that he has been elected to membership in the Society. From film in L.C. Original in volume of letters to St. John de Crevecoaur owned by M. Louis St. John de Crevecoeur, La Plagne, Montesquiou-sur Losse (Gers), France.

Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego, 1735-1798.
Diego de Gardoqui to James Hutchinson and John Vaughan, New York,
February 13, 17898" x 9 13/16"

2 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. (In Spanish, with English translation.) Acknowledges the receipt of his certificate of membership in the A.P.S.

General physical description: 8" x 9 13/16"

Rittenhouse, Benjamin F..
Benj[ami]n Rittenhouse to John Vaughan and James Hutchinson,
February 14, 17897 7/8" x 12 3/4"

1 p., address and endorsements. A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of certificate of membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 12 3/4"

Cox, John, 1731-1793.
John Cox to James Hutchinson and John Vaughan, Bloomsbury,
February 17, 17897 3/8" x 9 1/8"

2 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of certificate of membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9 1/8"

Minto, Walter, 1753-1796.
Walter Minto to J[ames] Hutchinson and J[ohn] Vaughan,
February 19, 17897 1/2" x 9 1/16"

Princeton, 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of certificate of membership in the American Philosophical Society. Printed: APS Library Bulletin for 1950,p.292.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/16"

Brearly, David, 1745-1790.
David Brearley to James Hutchinson and John Vaughan,
February 23, 17897 9/16" x 9 1/8"

Trenton, 1 p. and endorsement. acknowledges receipt of certificate of membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 9/16" x 9 1/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to John Foulke;
Feb. 27, 178913x8-1/2

L. 1p.and end. Thanks for his oration "On the State, Stages and Chances of the human constitution and life, and particularly supporting the chances of Longevity in North America" See: Minutes, p.170.

General physical description: 13x8-1/2

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844.
Peter S. Du Ponceau to William Barton
March 2, 17896 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsements. A.L.S. Donates a number of books, mostly in foreign languages, to the A.P.S. List enclosed.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844.
List of books presented to the American Philosophical Society by . . . [Philadelphia]
March 2, 17898 1/8" x 13"

1 p. and endorsement. D. Enclosed in: P. S. DuPonceau to William Barton, March 2, 1789. Read, March 6, 1789. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 170.

General physical description: 8 1/8" x 13"

Clifford, Thomas, 1722-1793.
Letter to John Vaughan;
March 6, 17898x6

A.L.S. 1p.and add. Wishes payment for materials and work done on Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 8x6

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Letter to Dr. Franklin, pres. of A.P.S.;
March 11, 17898" x 13"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and add. and end. Relative to reprinting the first volume of the Society's Transactions; mentions Mr. Rittenhouse.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

Collin, Nicholas, 1746-1831.
Nicholas Collin to Benjamin Franklin,
March 20, 17897 1/2" x 9 3/16"

[Philadelphia], 2 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Being prevented from delivering a discourse this evening, hopes "to perform the engagement this day two weeks."

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 3/16"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Accounts of the A.P.S.
March 31, 1789 - Aug. 3, 17918x13

D. 4p. Refers to B.Franklin.

General physical description: 8x13

American Philosophical Society.
Account with John Vaughan, treasurer;
March 31, 1789 - March 4, 179713x8

D. 4p.

General physical description: 13x8

St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813.
St. John de Crevecoeur to James Hutchinson and others,
April 1, 17897 3/4" x 9 3/4"

New York, 2 pp., address and endorsements. A.L.S. Acknowledges his election to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"

Pole, Edward.
Edward Pole to John Vaughan,
April 1, 17898 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents model of silk reeling machine to A.P.S. See Minutes, April 3, 1789, in Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 172.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 9 3/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Lease issued to the University of Pennsylvania for rental of a portion of the Society's hall;
April 3, 17899" x 15"

D. 2p. and end. Attest: Sam. Magaw, sec. Jn. Vaughan, sec. Seal

General physical description: 9" x 15"

American Philosophical Society.
Lease of a portion of Philosophical Hall to the University of Pennsylvania;
April 3, 178915x9-1/2

Philadelphia, D. 2p.and end. Seal. Attest: Edward Fox, Secy.

General physical description: 15x9-1/2

Paterson, William, 1745-1806.
W[illia]m Paterson to John Vaughan and James Hutchinson,
April 8, 17897 11/16" x 9 3/4"

New York, 1 p. address and endorsement. A.L.S. Acknowledges receipt of certificate of membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 11/16" x 9 3/4"

American Philosophical Society.
List of proposed members, and men who recommended them;
April 17, 178913x8-1/4

D.S.: B.Franklin, et al. 1p. For statement of election, see: Minutes p. 172.

General physical description: 13x8-1/4

University of Pennsylvania.
Trustees of University of Pennsylvania to Jones,
April 22 - May 26, 17896 3/4" x 8 3/8"

Clark and Cresson, Dr., [Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D.S. Bill for £75.1.11, for lumber used in Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 6 3/4" x 8 3/8"

Hüpsch-Lontzen, Johann Wilhelm Carl Adolph von Honvlez-Ardenn, Freiherr von.
Letter to [the A.P.S.];
April 23, 178913x9

Cologne, A.L.S. 4p.,end. Enc. In French. Forwards broadside. Would like to correspond on natural history. For enclosure see: Hupsch. Monsieur. Le Proposition...; April 24, 1789.

General physical description: 13x9

Clifford, Thomas, 1722-1793.
Letter to Benjamin Franklin;
May 1, 17899-1/2x7-1/2

Philadelphia, L.S. 1p.,end. and add.,end. Asks that the APS pay for work and materials used on the construction of Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Letter to Benjamin Franklin;
May 14, 17897 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia A.L.S. 1p. and add. and end. Relative to the reprinting of the first volume of the Transactions.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Gardoqui, Francis.
Francis Gardoqui to James Hutchinson and J[oh]n Vaughan,
May 19, 17897 7/16" x 9 1/16"

Rome, 1 p., address and endorsements. A.L.S. Acknowledges the receipt of his certificate of membership in the A.P.S.

General physical description: 7 7/16" x 9 1/16"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to the trustees of the University [of Pennsylvania),
May 29, 1789 - January 19, 17927 5/8" x 9"

Dr., Philadelphia, 2 pp. and endorsement. D.S.: Edward Fox. Statement of accounts with reference to building of Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 9"

University of Pennsylvania.
Trustees of University of Pennsylvania to Jones,
May 29 - June 27, 17896 3/4" x 6 3/8"

Clark and Cresson, Dr., [Philadelphia], 1 p. D. Unsigned. Bill for £11.3.1, for lumber used in Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 6 3/4" x 6 3/8"

University of Pennsylvania.
The University [of Pennsylvania] to Jno. Pinkerton and Son,
June 1, 1789 - April 20, 17908 1/4" x 13 1/2"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 2 pp. and endorsement. D.S. Receipted by J[oh]n Pinkerton & Son, September 14, 1791. Receipted bill for £11.1.9, for hardware used in building Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13 1/2"

University of Pennsylvania.
The trustees of the University [of Pennsylvania] to James Bringhurst and Sons,
June 4, 17898 3/8" x 13 1/8"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 5pp. and endorsement. D.S. Bill for £160.6.9, for miscellaneous materials for Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 8 3/8" x 13 1/8"

Legaux, Peter, 1748-1827.
P(eter) Legaux to (John) Vaug(h)an,
June 9, 17897 1/2" X 9 1/8"

Secretary of the A.P.S., Springmill, 2 pp. A.L.S. (In French).

General physical description: 7 1/2" X 9 1/8"

Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820.
Winthrop Sargent to [Benjamin] Franklin,
June 25, 17897 11/16" x 12 5/8"

Marietta, 2 pp. and endorsements. A.L.S. Forwards his meteorological observations to the A.P.S. Acknowledges his election to membership therein.

General physical description: 7 11/16" x 12 5/8"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to Joseph Ogilby,
July 6, 17896 1/2" x 15 3/4"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 2 pp. and endorsement. D.S. Bill for carpentry work at Philosophical Hall, £260.8.6.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 15 3/4"

Huiberts, J..
Letter to the president and members of the A.P.S.;
July 20, 17897-1/2x9

Amst[erdam], A.L.S. 2p. and end. Encloses letter from Baron von Hupsch.

General physical description: 7-1/2x9

Bringhurst, James, d. 1810.
James Bringhurst to the committee [of the A.P.S.] for finishing the Hall and the Trustees of the University [of Pennsylvania],
July 28, 17898 3/8" x 13 1/8"

Philadelphia, 2 pp. A.L.S. Regarding type and cost of glass for Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 8 3/8" x 13 1/8"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Letter to James Hutchinson, acting for the Trustees of the University
Aug. 4, 17899x7-1/2

Philadelphia, L.S. 1p.and add. Concerning Bringhurst's account with the society for Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Redick, David.
Letter to Benjamin Franklin;
Sept. 8, 17898" x 13 1/4"

Washington, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Sends by Absolom Baird certain natural productions. Formation of coal. See APS Minutes, Oct. 2,1789.

General physical description: 8" x 13 1/4"

Heinitz, Friedrich Anton, Freiherr von, 1725-1802.
Letter to J [oh]n Vaughan;
Sept. 12, 17899-1/2x7-1/2

Berlin, L.S. 1p.and end. In French. Acknowledges membership in the APS.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Royal Society (Great Britain).
Extract from the history of the Royal Society of London, February 22, 1681/2
September 18, 17892 p.; 8 1/4" x 13 1/8"

Read before A.P.S. on September 18, 1789. Document signed: Wm. Jones; endorsed, Jn. Vaughan. Copy. From original copy read by Benjamin Franklin. Notation by John Vaughan that treasurer should bring suit against members who refuse payment of their arrears. FILM 54-60 FRAME 158

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13 1/8"

Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego, 1735-1798.
Jam(e)s Gardoqui to John Vaughan
September 24, 17897 5/8" x 9 7/8"

New York, 1p. address and endorsement. A.L.S. Inquires whether "the Spanish Ladies" have been elected members of A.P.S.; requests that their certificates be sent to him.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 9 7/8"

Vautravers, Jean-Rodolphe.
Letter to [the American Philosophical Society]
November 15, 178912-1/2x8

Hamburg, A.L.S. 6p.,end. Enc. Sends questions for the premiums offered by the Oeconomical society of Hamburg. Refers to his friendship with Franklin.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

de Heynitz, Baron.
Baron de Heynitz to J[oh]n Vaughan, Corresponding Secretary of the A.P.S.,
November 22, 17897 3/8" x 9 1/4"

Berlin, 1 p. and endorsement. L.S. (In French.) Forwards to the A.P.S.: Memoirs of the Academy of Arts and Manufactures [of Berlin].

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9 1/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee on Franklin's new theory of the earth and Collin's enquiry as to the proper objects of philosophy in the U.S.;
Dec. 11, 178912x8

D.S.with initials: S[amuel] M[agaw]. 2p. and end.

General physical description: 12x8

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Letter to [Benjamin] Franklin
Dec. 18, 17899x7-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Presents West Indian objects to the Society from his brother, Samuel. On same sheet is letter from Samuel to J. Vaughan; [1789].

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
Description of a spring block designed to assist vessels in sailing
Circa 17892 p.

Copy of document. Printed: APS Trans., III, 331-333. This won the Magellanic premium for 1790. General physical description: 13x8

Morgan, John, 1735-1789.
Recommendation of Petrus Camper of Friesland as a member of the A.P.S.;
17896-1/2x4

[ca.]. D.S. 1p. At a former meeting B.Franklin and S.Vaughan proposed the above gentleman.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Letter to John Vaughan;
[1789]9x7-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. Presents West Indian objects to the APS through his brother, J.Vaughan. On same sheet as letter from J.Vaughan to B.Franklin; Dec.18,1789. Film 54-57 Frame 78

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Lease of cellars under Philosophical Hall to John Vaughan for period of ten years,
Jan. 1, 17909x14-3/4

Philadelphia, 3pp. and endorsement. D.S.: Dav[i]d Rittenhouse; witnessed by W[illiam] Barton; approved by Rich[ard] Bache for B.Franklin's estate.

General physical description: 9x14-3/4

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Dav[i]d Rittenhouse to [Robert] Patterson,
January 21, 17906 3/8" x 7 9/16"

Secretary of the A.P.S., Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Acknowledges his election to the presidency of the American Philosophical Society. Refers to Dr. Franklin.

General physical description: 6 3/8" x 7 9/16"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee upon by-law relative to the establishment of committees of correspondence,
February 5, 17907" x 11 3/4"

[Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: W[illia]m Smith, D[avid] Redick, William Findley. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 179.

General physical description: 7" x 11 3/4"

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Rob[er]t Aitken to Jonathan B. Smith,
February 18, 17908 1/4" x 13"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Requests the A.P.S. to pay note it has owed him for three years, as its nonpayment is causing him serious trouble.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13"

Pole, Thomas, 1753-1829.
Tho[ma]s Pole to the American Philosophical Society,
April 1, 17907 1/2" x 9 7/8"

London, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents printing types to A.P.S., in the name of Edmund Fry. See Minutes, Feb. 4, 1791, in pro., XXII, pt. 3, 188.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 7/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee on treasurer's accounts.
April 16, 17907 7/8" x 13 1/8"

[Philadelphia], 2 pp. D. Unsigned. Probably copy. Extract from minutes for date indicated. Resolutions concerning commission allowed to the treasurer.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 13 1/8"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
J[oh]n Vaughan to American Philos[ophical] Society
April 23, 17907 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia, 4 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. Inability to find tenant for cellars of Philosophical Hall. Offers to pay Society $250 for ten year's use thereof.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Letter to the American Philosophical Society
April 23, 17907-1/2x9

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 4p. Refers to paying interest on the B. Franklin bond.

General physical description: 7-1/2x9

Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte (Rotterdam, Netherlands).
Letter to [Benjamin Franklin]
June 1, 17909x7-1/4

Rotterdam, A.L.S.: Gerh.Gyst.ten Haaff, director... 2p.and end. Sends vol.9 of their Transactions; desires APS publications since vol.1

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

American Philosophical Society.
List of some books borrowed from the library;
June 9, 1790 - Dec. 16, 17917x8

D.S.: B.S.Barton and W.Barton. 1p.

General physical description: 7x8

Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
Receipt to John Vaughan for expenses for the American philosophical society;
June 24, 17902x7-1/2

D.S. 1p.

General physical description: 2x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
List of subscribers to A.P.S. Transactions, o.s.,
June 25, 17906 1/2" X 8 1/2"

III, Philadelphia, t.p., 4 pp. in bound blank book. D.S. Contains autographs of John Vaughan, Samuel Vaughan, Benjamin Smith Barton, David Rittenhouse, William Smith, and others.

General physical description: 6 1/2" X 8 1/2"

Pole, Thomas, 1753-1829.
Tho[ma]s Pole to the American Philosophical Society,
August 15, 17907 3/8" x 8 7/8"

London, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Sends print "of a Boy lately shewn in this City, as a Lusus Naturae, also the Representation of an Infant exhibiting a similar Lusus." See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 184.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 8 7/8"

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Rob[er]t Aitken to the American Philos[ophical] Society,
November 24, 17908" x 12 7/8"

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Proposals for printing A.P.S. Transactions, o.s., III.

General physical description: 8" x 12 7/8"

Symington & Burn.
Receipts to the American philosophical society for payments for work done on Philosophical Hall;
Dec. 24-29, 17904x8

Philadelphia, D.in hand of Samuel and John Vaughan, S. 1p., end. On same sheet as: S.Vaughan. Statement of monies due..Symington...;Dec. 6, 1787.

General physical description: 4x8

American Philosophical Society.
Communication of which no account has been published [before].
179012x7-1/2

D. 2p., end. Mentions B.Franklin.

General physical description: 12x7-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Report of the treasurer [to the A.P.S.]
[1791?] [January 21?] 

Treasurer's report, including membership lists for 1787, 1789 and 1791. Mentioned bond to Benjamin Franklin. Unsigned.

American Philosophical Society.
The APS in account with Robert Aitken
Jan. 31, 17913 p.; 7-1/2x9

Philadelphia. Accounts covering the period from Jan. 12, 1776 to Jan. 31, 1791 - £545.10.0. Mentions binding two volumes especially for Benjamin Franklin.

General physical description: 7-1/2x9

American Philosophical Society.
Sales of the second volume of Transactions for account of the APS;
Jan. 31, 17916x16

Philadelphia, D.S.: Rob't Aitken. 3p. and end. Covers the period from June 26, 1786 to Jan. 13, 1791. Carries notations in the handwriting of John Vaughan. B.Franklin mentioned three times with numbers of volumes to him.

General physical description: 6x16

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Sales of S.S.Smith's oration for the APS;
Jan. 31, 179115-1/2x6-1/2

Philadelphia, D.S. 3p.and end.by J.Vaughan. Covers period from April 24, 1786 to Jan. 19, 1791. Mentions number sent to B.Franklin.

General physical description: 15-1/2x6-1/2

Johnston, John.
Jno. Johnston to [American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia],
February 2, 17916 5/8" x 6 1/4"

1 p. D. Unsigned. Estimate of cost of materials for plastering two rooms in Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 6 1/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of the treasurer to the...;
Feb. 18, 17919-1/8x13

Philadelphia, D.S.: J. Vaughan, Treasurer. 3p. and end. Concerning payment on the bond B.Franklin held.

General physical description: 9-1/8x13

Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
Receipt to J[oh]n Vaughan for interest on the bond held by the late Dr. Franklin
Feb. 24, 17917x8-1/2

A.D.S. 1p.and end.

General physical description: 7x8-1/2

Whitefoord, Caleb, 1734-1810.
Caleb Whitefoord to James Hutchinson and John Vaughan,
February 25, 17917 3/8" x 9"

London, 3 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Acknowledges his election to membership in the A.P.S. Concerning portrait of Benjamin Franklin, presented by him to the Royal Society of London.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to Joseph Ogilby,
March 3, 17916 1/2" x 8 3/8"

Dr., Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. D.S. Receipted by Joseph Ogilby. Receipted bill for 267.16.0, for carpentry work at Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8 3/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Lease of cellars under Philosophical Hall to John Vaughan
1791 March 11 

Lease agreement with John Vaughan for the cellars under Philosophical Hall for a period of ten years. Signed by David Rittenhouse; witnessed by W[illiam] Barton and approved by Rich[ard]Bache for the B. Franklin estate.

Goldsborough, Robert.
R[obert] Goldsborough to James Hutchinson and Jona[than] Williams,
March 28, 17917 5/16" x 9 1/2"

Talbot County, Maryland, 1 p., address and endorsements. A.L.S. Acknowledges the receipt of his certificate of membership in the A.P.S.

General physical description: 7 5/16" x 9 1/2"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
John Vaughan for the [American] Philosophical Society to Joseph Ogilby
March --, 17916 5/8" x 8 3/8"

Dr., Philadelphia, 2 pp. and endorsement. D. Receipted by Joseph Ogilby, Receipted bill for £18.17.0, for carpenter work in southwest room of Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 8 3/8"

College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Letter to John Vaughan;
May 11, 17916-1/2x4

L. 2p.and add.,end. Concerning the use of a room in Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Vautravers, Jean-Rodolphe.
Letter to John Churchman
July 3, 179113x8

Rotterdam, L. 3p. Copy. Forwards publications and offers services for scientific advancement to the APS. On same sheet as letter from Churchman to Barton; Sept. 23, 1791.

General physical description: 13x8

American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences to David Rittenhouse
July 4, 17916 3/8" x 7 1/2"

Cambridge, 1 p., address and endorsement. Pr.D.S.: Eliphalet Pearson, Corresponding Secretary. Sends a copy of Judge Lowell's eulogy on the late president [James Bowdoin].

General physical description: 6 3/8" x 7 1/2"

Blagden, Charles, Sir, 1748-1820.
Letter to[Robert Patterson and Samuel Magaw, secretaries of the A.P.S.];
July 23, 17917 1/2" x 8 3/4"

London, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Acknowledges election to membership in the American philosophical society.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 8 3/4"

American Philosophical Society.
[American] Philosophical Society to John Johnston,
July 29, 17916 5/8" x 8"

Dr., Philadelphia, 2 pp. and endorsement. D. Receipted by John Johnston. Receipted bill for £22.4.4, for materials and plastering one room in Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 6 5/8" x 8"

Dashkova, E. R., Princess (Ekaterina Romanovna), 1743-1810.
Letter to R[obert] Patterson and Sam[ue]l Magaw, Secretaries of the A.P.S.;
August 2, 17917 1/2" x 9 1/4"

St. Petersburg, o.s., L. 3p. and add. Acknowledges election to membership. Donations for library. Mentions B.Franklin. Cf. Minutes - April 16, 1792. Printed in part: APS Proceedings,v.91,no.3, 1947.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/4"

Access digital object:
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Churchman, John, 1753-1805.
Letter to William Barton;
Sept. 23, 179113x8

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Enc. Encloses copy of letter and some publications from Vall-Travers to the APS. On same sheet is letter from Vall-Travers to J. Churchman; July 3, 1791.

General physical description: 13x8

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
Receipt to Jacob Eckfeld for lightning conductor for Philosophical Hall
1791 Sept. 27 

Receipt indicates that payment of 15 schillings and 2 pence was received from treasurer John Vaughan.

Shoemaker, Jacob.
Jacob Shoemaker to David Rittenhouse,
October 10, 17917 5/8" x 8 15/16"

President of the A.P.S., Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents books by and in the name of John Peter Brissot de Warville. (Nouveau voyage, I and III---II mislaid.) See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 198, November 4, 1791.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 8 15/16"

Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831.
Sam[ue]l L. Mitchill to David Rittenhouse
October 25, 17916 1/2" x 8 1/8"

President of the A.P.S., Long Island, 2 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents to A.P.S.: Stahl's Fundamentachymiae and Prosper Alpinus's De praesagienda vita et morte aegrotantium. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 198, Nov. 4, 1791.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8 1/8"

Turner, George, 1750-1843.
G[eorge] Turner to the President of the A.P.S.,
December 5, 17917 1/2" x 8 7/8"

Philadelphia, 2 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents to A.P.S., in the name of Dr. Anthony Fothergill: (1) An Address to the King and Parliament of Great Britain, on preserving the lives of the Inhabitants, by W. Hawes, M.D.; (2) A new experimental Inquiry concerning the Cheltenham Water, by A. Fothergill; (3) An extract from a Journal of the Weather, kept during the year 1789 at Chevenage, in the county of Glocester. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 201, December 16, 1791.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 8 7/8"

American Philosophical Society.
An address presented to David Rittenhouse in Society,
December 16, 17919" x 14 3/4"

[Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: John Ewing and five others. Returning thanks of A.P.S. for payment of 300 debt by Mr. Rittenhouse.

General physical description: 9" x 14 3/4"

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Answer to address presented in [the American philosophical] Society,
December 16, 179171/4" x 8 3/4"

[Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D. Printed in Pro., XXII, pt.3, 200.

General physical description: 71/4" x 8 3/4"

Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824.
Levi Hollingsworth to the Secretary of the A.P.S.,
December 16, 17918 1/8" x 9 7/8"

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents fossil stone "found beyond the Blue Mountains" by Mr. John Arndt, to the A.P.S. See Minutes, December 16, 1791, in Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 201.

General physical description: 8 1/8" x 9 7/8"

Thunberg, Carl Peter, 1743-1828.
Letter to president and members of the Scientific society of Philadelphia;
December 30, 17917 1/4" x 9"

Upsala, A.L.S. 1p. and end. In Latin. Acknowledges election to membership [in A.P.S.]. Cf. Minutes of May 18, 1792.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
List of forty-six deeds, letters and papers relating to the early history of Pennsylvania, 1682-1791
Circa 179110x8

[ca.1791 or later]. D. 4p.

General physical description: 10x8

American Philosophical Society.
Receipt to James Reynolds. Signed by John Ewing
1792 Jan. 4 

Receipt for a picture frame of a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Signed by John Ewing.

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844.
Peter S. Du Ponceau to Jonathan Williams
January 20, 17927 3/4" x 13"

Secretary of the A.P.S., Philadelphia, 2pp., address ad endorsement. A.L.S. Presents samples of French dyes, said to resist sea water and acid, to the A.P.S. See Minutes, January 20, 1792, In Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 202.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 13"

Thomas, David.
David Thomas to David Rittenhouse,
January 24, 17928 1/4" x 9 3/4"

London County, Virginia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Sends specimens of sea nettle in limestone, with request for an opinion. See Minutes, March 2, 1792, in Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 204.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 9 3/4"

Andreani, Paolo, 1763-1823.
Letter to James Hutchinson and Jon[athan] Wiliams, secretaries of the A.P.S.;
January 25, 17928" x 9 1/2"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Acknowledges election to membership.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Rob[er]t Aitken to John Vaughan,
February 1, 17927 1/4" x 9 1/8"

[Philadelphia], [endorsed]. 1 p. and endorsement. A.L.S. Complains about lack of manuscript copy from which to print A.P.S. Transactions.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 1/8"

Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
Richard Bache to David Rittenhouse
February 2, 17927 3/8" x 8 3/4"

President of A.P.S., Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. 3d. per. N. Unsigned. Presents Benjamin Franklin's chair to the A.P.S. See Minutes, February 3, 1792, in Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 202.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 8 3/4"

Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823.
Thomas Dobson to the President of the A.P.S.
February 3, 17927 5/8" x 9 1/8"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. Presents to the A.P.S. "the Volumes of the Encyclopedia which he is now Printing." See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 202, Feb 3, 1792.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 9 1/8"

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Receipt from John Vaughan, Treasurer of the American Philosophical Society
1792 Feb. 3 

Receipt to John Vaughan, Treasurer of the A.P.S. for a portrait of Benjamin Franklin.

Pole, Thomas, 1753-1829.
Tho[ma]s Pole to the American Philosophical Society,
February 3, 17927 3/8" x 8 7/8"

London, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents a letter concerning an extraordinary case of extra-uterine gestation, published by W. Turnbull. Also an extra set of plates. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 205, May 18, 1792.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 8 7/8"

Smith, William, 1727-1803.
W[illia]m Smith to Jonathan Williams
February 5, 17927 7/8" x 12 3/8"

[Philadelphia], 2 pp., address and endorsements. A.L.S. Concerning the signing of certificates of membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 12 3/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Minutes;
April 6, 17929-1/2x8

Extract of D.S.: Jon.Williams and James Hutchinson. 2p. Printed in abstract; APS Proc., v.22, pt.3, 204. On same sheet as letter from the APS to Princess Daschkow; Aug. 18, 1792.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Fothergill, A. (Anthony), 1732?-1813.
Anthony Fothergill to George Turner,
April 10, 17928" x 9 3/4"

Bath, England, 1 p. and endorsement. Extract of L. Acknowledges the receipt of his diploma of membership in the A.P.S.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

American Philosophical Society.
American Philosophical Society to Robert Aitken,
April 23, 17925 1/8" x 8 1/4"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: Dav[i]d Rittenhouse. Account for £6.10.0, passed by David Rittenhouse, November 2, 1792. Receipted on reverse by Robert Aitken, jr., November 7, 1792.

General physical description: 5 1/8" x 8 1/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to Princess Daschkow;
Aug. 18, 17929-1/2x8

Philadelphia, L.S.: Jon.Williams and James Hutchinson. 2p. Enc. of two pages. Thanks for donation. On same sheet is copy of APS Minutes for April 6, 1792.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Foulke, John, 1757-1796.
Dr. Foulke to the President of the A.P.S.,
October 18, 17927 1/4" x 9"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. 3d. per. L. Presents a thesis by the Chevalier de St. George "on the diseases of the Island of St. Domingo and of hot Climates in general." See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 209, October 19, 1792.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

"I. S. S.".
Letter to David Rittenhouse, John Ewing, William Smith or Thomas Jefferson, Philadelphia;
Oct. 22, 179212x7-3/4

Boston, L. 3p.and add.,end. Proposed method of working sails of ships by mechanism, together with model, submitted for Magellanic premium. See: APS Minutes, p.209.

General physical description: 12x7-3/4

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Rob[er]t Aitken to David Rittenhouse,
November 2, 17929 1/8" x 15"

President of the A.P.S., Philadelphia, 2 pp., address and endorsement. Terms for printing the third volume of A.P.S Transactions.

General physical description: 9 1/8" x 15"

De Brahm, John Gerar William, 1717-ca. 1799.
John William Gerar(d) de Brahm to David Rittenhouse,
November 16, 17927 3/4" x 9 1/8"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. Presents a copy of his book (Time an Apparition of Eternity) to the A.P.S. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 209. November 16, 1792.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 1/8"

Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
Letter to J[oh]n Vaughan
Dec. 15, 1792 

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Enc.of 3 pieces and a statement of accounts. Various size. Donates material to the society for furnishing the Hall. Photocopy of the original in the Julia Rush Biddle Henry Collection of the Rosenbach Foundation.

American Philosophical Society.
Report of APS Committee on the Treasurer's Accounts
1793 Jan. 4 

Reports balance on hand and the accumulated income of the Magellanic Fund.

Howell, Reading, 1743-1827.
Reading Howell to David Rittenhouse,
January 15, 17936 1/2" x 8 3/8"

Philadelphia, 1p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents map of Pennsylvania to A.P.S.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8 3/8"

Collin, Nicholas, 1746-1831.
Collin to the president of the APS;
Jan. 18, 1793 

For report of committee, see: APS. Report...; Oct. 15, 1817.

Michaux, André, 1746-1802.
Observations sur le Voyage a L'Quest du Mississippi
1793 Jan. 20 

A copy of Andre Michaux's Observations on his expedition to the West sent to Thomas Jefferson as United States Secretary of State.

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to Jo[h]n Adams;
Jan. 22, 179311x8-1/2

Photo.of L.S.: James Hutchinson and Jona[thanJ Williams, Secretaries. 3p.and end. Notifies him of his election. From original in Adams Papers,Mass.Hist Soc.,received from W.J.Bell,Jr.;Nov.27, 1962.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Adams, John, 1735-1826.
John Adams to James Hutchinson and Jonathan Williams
January 24, 17937 7/8" x 9 5/8"

Philadelphia, 2 pp. and endorsements. A.L.S. Acknowledges his election to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 9 5/8"

American Philosophical Society.
A.P.S. Subscription List for the Michaux Expedition
[1793] Jan. 

A copy of the A.P.S. subscription list for the Michaux Expedition of the North American interior from the Mississippi river along the Missouri and westwrd to the Pacific Ocean.

American Philosophical Society.
Subscription List for the Andre Michaux expedition of the West
[1793 Jan.] 

Subscription List for the Andre Michaux expedition of the West. (Oversized. In Vault)

Nassy, David de Isaac Cohen, 1747-1806.
D[avi]d Nassy to James Hutchinson and Jon[athan] Williams,
February 1, 17937 5/8" x 9"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. (In French.) Acknowledges his election to membership in the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of the committee upon essay signed Cadmus,
February 15, 17937 3/4" x 9"

[Philadelphia,] 1793. 1 p. and endorsements. D.S.: William Smith, Sam[uel] Magaw, John Andrews. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 213.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9"

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Rob[er]t Aitken to David Rittenhouse,
February 16, 17938 1/8" x 10 3/4"

President of the A.P.S., Philadelphia, 2 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. With reference to contract for printing A.P.S. Transactions, III.

General physical description: 8 1/8" x 10 3/4"

Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
R[obert] Aitken to John Vaughan,
March 11, 17937 3/8" x 9 1/8"

[Philadelphia], 1 p., address and endorsement. A.D.S. Contents of A.P.S. Transactions, [III], as printed up to March 11, 1793.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9 1/8"

Sparrman, Anders, 1748-1820.
Andr[ew] Sparrman to David Rittenhouse,
April 8, 17937 3/8" x 9 1/8"

President of the A.P.S., Stockholm, 2 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Acknowledges the receipt of his diploma of his membership in the A.P.S.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9 1/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Subscription list for André Michaux for exploration in the Western World;
April 19, 179315-3/4x12-3/4

D.S.: Dav[i]d Rittenhouse, Jona.D.Sergeant, Jo[h]n Nicholson, J[oh]n Vaughan, William Thornton, W[illia]m Bingham, and Henry Hill. 1p.and end. Cf. Minutes, pp.214-216, 244. See also: earlier version - Jan.[1793] APS Archives

General physical description: 15-3/4x12-3/4

Jackson, John.
John Jackson to Dr. (David) Rittenhouse,
April 21, 17937 1/2" x 9 1/8"

President of the (American) Philosophical Society, London, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Announcing Professor Zimmerman's desire to present his works to the A.P.S.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/8"

Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995.
Creation of Committee to collection subscription for Michaux Expedition
1793 April 23 

Subscription list of contributors to Andre Michaux's Expedition of the West certified by David Rittenhouse, President of the A.P.S..

American Philosophical Society.
Receipt. J[oh]n Vaughan paid to Dr. Wistar 12.50, which he paid to Mr. Rembrant Peale.
1793 April 23 

Receipt for 12.50.

Michaux, André, 1746-1802.
Expositions des Motifs sur lesquels Je suis determine a entreprendre le Voyage a l'Quest du Misissipi.
29 April 1793 

Brief exposition of the reason Andre Michaux chose to undertake expedition to the American west.

The Philanthropist, pseud..
Letter to David Rittenhouse, Philadelphia;
April, 179312-1/2x8

Virginia, A.L.S.: Philanthrophist. 2p. and add., end. Concerning curing bite of mad dog.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Zimmerman, Eberhard August Wilhelm.
E. A. W. Zimmerman to David Rittenhouse,
June 10, 17938 1/2" x 12 7/8"

President of the American Philosophical Society, Brunswick, 2 pp., address and endorsement. L. Translation. Presents to the A.P.S. copies of certain of his works. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 216, December 6, 1793.

General physical description: 8 1/2" x 12 7/8"

Ebeling, Christophe Daniel, 1741-1817.
C. D. Ebeling to [the American Philosophical Society],
October 14, 17937 1/2" x 9"

Hamburg, 4 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents to the A.P.S. the first volume of his Description of America. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 221, May 2, 1794.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Dav(i)d Rittenhouse to Robert Patterson,
December 6, 17937 7/8" x 9 1/2"

Secretary to the (American) Philosophical Society, (Philadelphia), 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Has sent the Latin and French volumes presented by Professor Zimmerman, and a translation of his letter, to the A.P.S. Also a letter from Mr. Williams. See Zimmerman to A.P.S., June 10, 1793, and Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 216, December 6, 1793.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 9 1/2"

Roxburgh, William, 1751-1815.
Letter to the President of the APS;
Dec. 26, 17939x7-1/2

Calcutta, A.L.S. 4p.and list of 2p.,end:: W. Hamilton, April 19, 1794. Sends box of East Indian and Chinese plants. List of them, with note that W. Hamilton will furnish "the returns". See Minutes, May 30, 1794, p.221.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Barnes, Joseph.
Essay on overshot and undershot wheels and on [James] Rumsey's mill.
17937 3/8" x 9"

t.p., 49 pp., 2 plates, and endorsement. Com. Endorsed: "not to be published."

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
List of donations made to the APS, up to Jan. 3, 1783
Circa 179316-3/4x11-1/4

List of donations, including books, manuscripts and specimens given to the American Philosophical Society up to January 3, 1783. In hand of John Vaughan.

General physical description: 16-3/4x11-1/4

Manuscript subscription list put forward by Jefferson to support a proposed scientific expedition under Andre Michaux, 1793
1793 : OS

Subscription list with the autographs of the first four Presidents of the United States. Oversized.

Turner, George, 1750-1843.
G[eorge] Turner to David Rittenhouse,
January 12, 17947 7/8" x 13"

President of A.P.S., Cincinnati, 4 pp. A.L.S. Concerning donation of various western productions to A.P.S. List enclosed.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 13"

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Turner, George, 1750-1843.
George Turner to John Vaughan,
January 12, 17947 7/8" x 13"

Cincinnati, 2 pp. address and endorsement. A.L.S. Donates several "Western productions" to the A.P.S. Rapid development of West. General Wayne and the Indians.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 13"

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Genet, Edmond Charles, 1763-1834.
Letter to David Rittenhouse;
Jan. 16, 179412-1/2x8

Philadelphia, L.S. 2p. In French. ----English translation. Forwards explanation of new French calendar. See APS Proc.,XXII,pt.3,218.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to David Rittenhouse,
February 7, 17946 1/2" x 8"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: Samuel Duffield; attested by Sam[uel] Magaw; receipted by W[illiam] Barton. Receipted bill for $99.81 for two gold plates and engraving for Magellanic premium.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8"

Nassy, David de Isaac Cohen, 1747-1806.
Discours sur cette question . . . Les savantes recherches des botanistes
February 20, 1794 

Modernes, ont elles produit plus vu moins d'utilite, pour le genre humain en général, que les récherches des anciens que se bornoient à la seule découverte des proprietés des plantes? Avec l'histoire de la découverte et les vertus du Tikimma plante de Surinam et de la Guiane. Treatise on the learned research of botanists, including water color illustrations. A.D.S. [2] 15, 2p. 2 col.p1. In French. Presented to the Society, Feb. 1794; cf. Minutes of Feb. 21 and March 21,1794. Photo. of plates and t.p. and pp.1-2. FILM 403 FRAME 95

Magaw, Samuel, 1735-1812.
Sam(uel) Magaw to (Robert) Patterson,
February 21, 17947 7/8" x 9"

Secretary of the A.P.S., Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Donates three copies of a late sermon to the A.P.S. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 218, February 21, 1794.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to Rich[ard] Bache,
March 4, 17945 5/8" x 7 5/8"

[Dr., Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: Rich[ard] Bache. Receipt for £30, being one year's interest on bond due to the late president, Benjamin Franklin.

General physical description: 5 5/8" x 7 5/8"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
J[oh]n Vaughan to the President of the [American] Philosophical Society
March 7, 17947 1/2" x 9 1/8"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents listed books to the library of the A.P.S. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 219, March 7, 1794.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/8"

Ebell, G. A..
G. A. Ebell to [the American Philosophical Society],
March 25, 17947 1/2" x 9"

Hanover, 2 pp. and endorsement. A.L.S. (In French.) Presents his work on the poisonous quality of lead used in glazing. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 223, July 18, 1794.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to the estate of Jno. W[illia]m Rediger,
April 4, 17947 5/8" x 8 1/4"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 2 pp. and endorsement. D.S.: Tho[ma]s Ruston; receipted by Jno. Chr. Rediger. Receipted bill for £6.12.10 1/2 for services rendered the A.P.S. during 1793-1794.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 8 1/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee appointed to confer with committee of the University [of Pennsylvania] relative to leasing spare rooms in the building of the [American Philosophical] Society,
May 30, 17947 7/8" x 9 5/8"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsements. A.D.S.: J[oh]n Vaughan.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 9 5/8"

Nassy, David de Isaac Cohen, 1747-1806.
D[avi]d Nassy to the President of the [American] Philosophical Society,
May 30, 17947 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. (In French.) Offering to contribute toward moving Peale's museum. A.D.S. [2] 15,2p. 2 col.pl. In French. Presented to the Society, Feb. 1794; cf. Minutes of Feb. 21 and March 21,1794. Photo. of plates and t.p. and pp.1-2.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
Lease issued to Charles Willson Peale for a portion of the Society's hall;
July 1, 17949 1/2" x 15"

D. 3p., end. Counterpart S: C.W.Peale.

General physical description: 9 1/2" x 15"

Vinall, John, 1736-1823.
John Vinall to David Rittenhouse,
August 23, 17947 1/4" x 9"

President of the (American) Philosophical Society, Boston, 2 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents a copy of his work (A Systematical Treatise of Arithmetic) to A. P. S. See Pro.XXII, pt. 3, 226, Nov. 7, 1794.

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9"

Fauchet, Joseph, baron, 1761-1834.
Letter to [David] Rittenhouse;
Sept. 10, 179412-3/4x8

Philadelphia, L. 2p.and end. Translation. Sends second part of l'Heritier's work on weights and measures to the APS. Refers to Franklin. See Printed Minutes; pp.225-226 under date of Oct.24, 1794.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

Redick, David.
David Redick to David Rittenhouse, President of A.P.S.,
September 25, 17947 3/4" x 9"

Washington, 2 pp., address and endorsement. Presents model of a machine for tempering clay to the A.P.S. See Minutes, November 7, 1794.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9"

Wright, Thomas.
Tho(ma)s Wright to the Secretary of the (American) Philosophical Society,
Nov. 7, 17947 1/2" x 9 3/8"

Great Ship Street, Dublin, n.d., (read,). 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents to A.P.S. "a small work" (A concise history of the human muscles). See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 226, Nov. 7, 1794.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 3/8"

Lerebours, Alexandre.
Alexandre Lerebours to [David] Rittenhouse
November 21, 17947 1/4" x 9 3/8"

President of the (American) Philosophical Society, ----, 3 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. (In French.) Presents to A.P.S. a number of books and pamphlets dealing with useful discoveres and inventions made in France since the commencement of the Revolution. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 227,

General physical description: 7 1/4" x 9 3/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee upon a paper entitled "A proposed method of working the sails of a ship by mechanic powers,"
December 20, 17947 3/16" x 9"

Philosophical Hall, [Philadelphia], 4 pp. and endorsement. A.D.S.: Jona[than] Williams.

General physical description: 7 3/16" x 9"

Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829.
Letter to [David Rittenhouse]
January 12, 17957 1/2" x 9"

Dryburgh Abbey, A.L.S. 8p. Presents a writing box dedicated to his use as president of the Philosophical Society. Describes box which contains pictures of Copernicus and Napier. With this letter is a typed copy of an item in the Public Ledger and Daily Transcript, July 9, 1885, about the box. Printed: APS Library Bulletin for 1950, p.292.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Letter to M. L'Héritier;
Jan. 15, 1795 

Photostat of A.Dr. of L.S.: D. Rittenhouse, president of the APS. 1p. (On same sheet is draft of letter from Rittenhouse to M. Fauchet, same date) Acknowledges the receipt of his Stirpes Novae and Monographia Cornus, by the hand of M. Fauchet. Mentions Dr. Franklin. Presented by Princeton university library, from original in possession of Miss Elizabeth Sergeant Abbot, June 1954.

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Letter to [M. Fauchet];
Jan. 15, 1795 

Photostat of A.Dr. of L.S. (On same sheet with letter from Rittenhouse to M.L'Héritier) Acknowledges receipt of M. L'Héritier's Stirpes Novae for the APS. Presented by Princeton Univ. Library, June 1954, from original in possession of Miss Elizabeth Sergeant Abbot. of M. Fauchet. Mentions Dr. Franklin. Presented by Princeton university library, from original in possession of Miss Elizabeth Sergeant Abbot, June 1954.

Pearson, Eliphalet, 1752-1826.
Eliphalet Pearson to the Secretary of the [American] Philosophical Society,
March 4, 17957 1/2" x 9"

Cambridge, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences sends its Memoirs, II, pt. 1, to A. P. S. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 230, April 17, 1795.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

American Philosophical Society.
Certification that Peter Legaux is a member of the Society;
March 13, 179515" x 19"

D.S: Jn. Vaughan, Peter S. DuPonceau, Benjamin Smith Barton, Andw Ellicott, C.W. Peale, Nicholas Collin, R. Patterson, Dd Nassy. 1p. Notarized by Peter S. DuPonceau, March 14, 1795. Contains his seal.

General physical description: 15" x 19"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to the estate of Tho[ma]s Clifford,
March 20, 17956 1/2" x 7 7/8"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 2 pp. D.S.: And[re]w Ellicott; receipted by Thomas Clifford and John Clifford. Receipted bill for £14.17.6 for services rendered the A.P.S. during 1771-1772.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 7 7/8"

American Philosophical Society.
American Philosophical Society to Jno. Ch[a]r[les] Rediger,
March 26, 17957" x 7 7/8"

Dr., [Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: And[re]w Ellicott. Bill for £2.6.3, for services rendered to the A.P.S. during 1794.

General physical description: 7" x 7 7/8"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to Rich[ard] Bache,
April 17, 17955 5/8" x 7 1/2"

[Dr., Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsement. D.S. Rich[ard] Bache. Receipt for £30, being one year's interest on bond due to the late president, Benjamin Franklin.

General physical description: 5 5/8" x 7 1/2"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
John Vaughan. Memo to Dr. Guenat. A.P.S. subscription list
April 20, 17957 1/2" x 12 5/8"

Treasurer of A.P.S., to John B. Guenat, Dr., [Philadelphia], 2 pp. and endorsement. D. Receipted by John B. Guenat. Receipted bill for £2.19.3 for collecting £59.05 due to A.P.S. List appended.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 5/8"

Gros, John Daniel, 1737-1812.
Johan. Daniel Gros to the Secretary of the (American) Philosophical Society,
May 6, 17957 1/2" x 9"

New York, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Donates to A.P.S. "a moral treatise" on The Natural Principles of Rectitude. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 232, May 15, 1795.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Mease, James, 1771-1846.
James Mease to Robert Patterson,
May 16, 17957 1/2" x 9"

Secretary of the (American) Philosophical Society, Health Office, State Island, 2 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents to A.P.S.: (1) West India diseases, 3d. ed., by Dr. Moseley; (2)Coffee, 5th. ed., by Dr. Moseley; (3) Dissertation on disease occasioned by bite of a mad dog. See Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 232, June 19, 1795.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853.
Ch[arles] Caldwell to the American Philosophical Society,----,
June 1, 17957 7/8" x 9 1/2"

2 pp., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents to the A.P.S. a translation of J. F. Blumenbach, Physiological Institutes. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 232, June 19, 1795.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 9 1/2"

Nassy, David de Isaac Cohen, 1747-1806.
Letter to the Philosophical society of Philadelphia;
June 19, 17957 1/2" x 9"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and add. In French. Expresses appreciation for the honor of being elected to membership. His affairs call him back to Surinam; hope to be useful to the Society from there. Cf. Minutes of June 19, 1795.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Anderson, James.
Heads of a plan for removing the obstructions that the diversity of languages have hitherto thrown in the way of a direct correspondence between the individuals of different natiions. [Philadelphia], n. d. ;
July 17, 17957 3/8" x 9 1/4"

read, 44 pp. and endorsement. Com. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 232.

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 9 1/4"

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
J[oh]n Vaughan to the President of the A.P.S.
July 17, 17957 3/8" x 8 15/16"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Presents to A.P.S.: (1) John Lorimer's essay on Magnetism; (2) John Lodge Cowley, Illustration and Mensuration of Solid Geometry; and (3) William Jones. Description of a new Portable Orrery. See Proceedings XXII, pt. 3, 233

General physical description: 7 3/8" x 8 15/16"

Vautravers, Jean-Rodolphe.
Letter to Thomas Jefferson
September 16, 17958" x 13"

Altona, near Hamburg, A.L.S. 3p. and end. (by Jefferson and others) Donations. Proposed exchange of natural history specimens between A.P.S. and Mr. Patterson, proprietor of the Leverian (?) museum. Mentions Dr. Franklin. Cf. Minutes Aug. 19, 1796.

General physical description: 8" x 13"

American Philosophical Society.
The American Philosophical Society to Stewart and Cochran,
October 16, 17954 3/8" x 7 5/8"

Dr., ----, 2 pp. and endorsement. D.S.: Nicholas Collin; receipted by Stewart and Cochran. Receipted bill for £4.6.3 for paper and printing of notices during 1794-1795.

General physical description: 4 3/8" x 7 5/8"

Jones, William, 1763-1831.
W[illia]m Jones to John Vaughan,
November 3, 17957 1/2" x 9"

London, 2 pp. A.L.S. Is constructing a new pair of 18" globes. will be pleased to present a pair to the A.P.S. when finished.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Craig, Peter.
Specification of a machine for spinning flax.
November, 17957 5/8" x 9 1/8"

--, 1 p. and endorsements. A.Com.S. Received, November 17, 1795; read, November 21, 1795. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 235.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 9 1/8"

Duhail, L. E..
Letter to W[illiam] Barton, secretary of the American philosophical society;
January 26, 17968" x 12 3/4"

Norfolk, L.S. 1p. and add. Acknowledges election to membership.

General physical description: 8" x 12 3/4"

Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823.
Thomas Dobson to the [American] Philosophical Society
February 5, 17967 5/8" x 9 1/8"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Offers terms upon which he will print A.P.S. Transactions, IV.

General physical description: 7 5/8" x 9 1/8"

American Philosophical Society.
The [American] Philosophical Society to Rich[ard] Bache,
February 10, 17966 3/8" x 7 7/8"

[Dr.], Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: Rich[ard] Bache. Receipt for $80, being one year's interest on bond due to the late president, Benjamin Franklin.

General physical description: 6 3/8" x 7 7/8"

American Philosophical Society.
List of papers in the files of the (American Philosophical) Society,
February 13, 17967 7/8" x 13 1/8"

[Philadelphia], 2 pp. D.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 13 1/8"

Hermann, B.F.J..
Letter to the A.P.S.
1796 May 10 

The Russian geologist B.F.J. Hermann wrote to offer two of his latest works to the A.P.S., namely Mineralogical Tours in Siberia; to which is added a Complete history o Minerals of the working mines of that Country. (in German)

American Philosophical Society.
Report of committee upon the plan of an improvement for a windless,
May 12, 17968" x 10 13/16"

presented by Americanus, Navy Yard, 1 p. and endorsement. A.D.S.: Joshua Humphreys.

General physical description: 8" x 10 13/16"

Bingham, William, 1752-1804.
W[illia]m Bingham to Jno. Vaughan,
May 12, 17966 1/4" x 7 7/8"

[Philadelphia], 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Encloses a check for $5,000, "which I shall want on the 20th Inst."

General physical description: 6 1/4" x 7 7/8"

Hermann, B.F.J..
Letter to the A.P.S.
1796 May 21 

The Russian geologist B.F.J. Hermann wrote to offer two of his latest works to the A.P.S., namely Mineralogical Tours in Siberia; to which is added a Complete history o Minerals of the working mines of that Country. (in English)

Cuñat, John Baptiste.
Letter to W[illiam] Barton;
July 19, 17968" x 9 1/2"

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Acknowledges election to membership in the American philosophical society. Cf. Minutes of Sept. 16, 1796.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

Jaudenes y Nebot, Joseph de.
Letter to W[illiam] Barton;
July 19, 17968" x 9 1/2"

Philadelphia A.L.S. 2p. and end. Acknowledges election to membership in the American philosophical society. Encloses letter from Dr. Cañat [July 19, 1796], Cf. Minutes of Sept. 16, 1796.

General physical description: 8" x 9 1/2"

Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824.
Robert Patterson to Joseph Gatty,
August 17, 17966 3/8" x 7 3/8"

Dr., ----, 1 p. and endorsement. D. Receipted by Joseph Gatty. Receipted bill for £2.5.0 for repairing a wheel barometer.

General physical description: 6 3/8" x 7 3/8"

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to [Johannes Rodolph Valltravers;]
Aug., 17968x6-1/2

ca. L. 1p. T.Jefferson forwarded his letter but the APS cannot help. For letter, see Valltravers to Jefferson; Sept. 16, 1795.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Thomson, Peter.
Peter Thomson to William Barton,
October 24, 17968" x 9 7/8"

Sassafras Street, [Philadelphia], 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. Submits for examination and correction the rough draught of a proposed deed from the widow of David Rittenhouse and her daughters to the A.P.S., concerning a piece of ground, part of the estate of David Rittenhouse, in trust for a burial ground.

General physical description: 8" x 9 7/8"

Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Valencia.
Royal Society of Valencia to the American Philosophical Society,
November 22, 17967 1/2" x 9 1/8"

Valencia, 3pp. and endorsement. L.S.: Luis de Urbina, Director. (In Spanish.) Informs American Philosophical Society of its collective election to membership in the Royal Society of Valencia. Donates its works. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 255-6, April 21, 1797.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/8"

Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Valencia.
Royal Society of Valencia to the American Philosophical Society,
November 22, 17968 3/8" x 11 7/8"

Valencia, 4 pp. Copy. Translation. Informs American Philosophical Society of its collective election to membership in the Royal Society of Valencia. Donates

General physical description: 8 3/8" x 11 7/8"

Urbina, Luis de.
Letter to William Barton, secretary of the A.P.S.;
November 22, 17968 1/4" x 11 3/4", 8 1/4" x 12"

Valencia, L.S. 2p. and end. In Spanish. (Accompanied by translation - 3p.) Acknowledges election to membership and receipt of diploma by Don Joseph de Jaudenes Mentions the R. sociedad economica de amigos del pais de Valencia. Cf. Minutes - April 21, 1797.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 11 3/4", 8 1/4" x 12"

Insurance Company of North America.
The Insurance Company of North America to the American Philosophical Society,
December 3, 179615" x 18 1/2"

[Philadelphia], 1 p. and endorsements. D.S.: Cha[rles] Pettit. $4,000 policy on Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 15" x 18 1/2"

Craik, George W..
Geo[rge] W. Craik to Sam[uel] Magaw and C[harles] W[illson] Peale,
December 12, 17967 15/16" x 9 3/4"

Philadelphia, 1 p., address and endorsement. A.L.S. The President of the United States and his family will attend when an eulogium shall be pronounced to the memory of Dr. David Rittenhouse.

General physical description: 7 15/16" x 9 3/4"

American Philosophical Society.
Report of the committee upon rules and conditions which have been adopted for the adjudication of the Magellanic premium,
December 29, 17967 3/4" x 9 5/16"

Philadelphia, 1 p. and endorsement. D.S.: Tared Ingersoll, Jona[than] Williams, R[obert] Patterson. See Pro., XXII, pt. 3, 245.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 9 5/16"

Sergeant, Col..
Col. Sergeant to the (American) Philosophical Society,----,
17967 7/8" x 9 3/4"

2 pp., address and endorsement. L. Unsigned. Deposits Indian curiosities with the A.P.S. See Minutes, February 19, 1796, in Pro. XXII, pt. 3, 237.

General physical description: 7 7/8" x 9 3/4"

Guyer, Frederic.
Frederic Guyer to the [American] Philosophical society,
17967 15/16" x 9 3/8"