Oration delivered February 24th 1775 before the American Philosophical Society


Date: 1775 | Size: 1 volume(s)

Collection Information

Physical description

1 item, 13 p.


William Logan Fox, gift.

Early American History Note

Summary(s) of Collection: David Rittenhouse's oration on astronomy delivered to the American Philosophical Society in 1775 is a long essay on the history of astronomy and astronomical knowledge, beginning with Chaldean knowledge systems and ending with the present. Rittenhouse includes his own thoughts on astronomy and its usefulness to society.

Indexing Terms


  • Educational Material
  • Institutional Records
  • Manuscript Essays
  • Scientific Data


  • Natural history
  • Science and technology