List of minerals, 1801

Mss.549.Sm7

Date: 1801 | Size: 1 Volumes, 1 volume, 43 p.

Abstract

This list was kept on Smith's travels in France and Switzerland, and includes notes by John Vaughan from whose scrapbook these sheets were removed in 1959.

Background note

Thomas P. Smith, a chemist and mineralogist, was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1799.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 43 p.

Provenance

Presented by Thomas P. Smith, 1802; accessioned, 1900.

Early American History Note

These ewo small volumes list a variety of minerals that Thomas Smith observed while traveling in Europe in 1777. Smith often notes where he saw the minerals. This complements the much larger and richer travel journals Smith kept (914.Sm6).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Lists.
  • Scientific Data

Personal Name(s)

  • Smith, Thomas P. (Thomas Peters)
  • Vaughan, John, 1756-1841

Subject(s)

  • Americans Abroad
  • International Travel
  • Mineralogy -- France -- History -- 18th century.
  • Mineralogy -- Switzerland.
  • Minerals -- Classification.
  • Science and technology