Broadside Collection, 1638-1980

Mss.973.C683

Date: 1638-1980, Undated | Size: 760 items, 15 boxes; 12.5 linear feet

Background note

According to bibliographer Charles Evans, a broadside is defined as a document with printed matter "on the recto, or face, of an unfolded sheet" (American Bibliography [Chicago: Hollister Press, 1903-59] 5:xv). Evans defines the next most complex bibliographic form, the broadsheet, as a document in which the "the printed matter overruns the recto of an unfolded sheet, and the verso is also printed upon." He then defines the tract as "a single sheet imposed in pages in which the printed matter begins and ends on a single sheet." In addition to these bibliographic forms based on a single sheet, Evans provides definitions for printed materials composed of more than one sheet: the pamphlet (two to five sheets folded into pages) and the book (more than five sheets folded into pages).

For numerous reasons, Evans' exacting definitions are rarely followed in actual practice. Thus, the broadside collection of the American Philosophical Society Library, like that of the Library of Congress, contains documents which Evans would consider broadsides, broadsheets, and tracts of no more than four pages (see Library of Congress, Rare Book Division, Catalog of the broadsides in the Rare Book Division [Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1972] 1:iii). Any time the word broadside is used in this present catalogue it is understood to mean the inclusive definition implicit in the collection organizations at the Library of Congress and at the American Philosophical Society Library and not the more restricted definition used by Evans.

Scope and content

Broadsides represent a largely untapped resource for historians of eighteenth- and nineteeth-century science, technology, and medicine. Issued as handbills, circular letters, book and journal prospectuses, bills of mortality, meteorological tables, announcements of prizes, notices of lectures, membership and subscription lists, meeting notification cards, certificates of membership, tickets to lectures, etc., the diverse group of documents in this catalogue are united only by their bibliographic format and general subject matter. Originally offering individuals and institutions a relatively inexpensive means of communication with a broad audience, these documents provide a wealth of valuable information to historical researchers that often is not otherwise readily available. The brief survey of the major categories of broadsides found in the collection of the American Philosophical Society Library which follows is offered as an attempt to point out the kinds of information contained in these invaluable documents and to place them in their historical context.

The largest single category of broadsides in the collection consists of documents which were originally issued by learned societies, especially scientific societies. These organizations began establishing extensive communications networks both with other institutions and with individuals outside their immediate circle in the eighteenth century. Broadsides issued as lists of members, copies of constitutions and bylaws, requests for donations, prize competition circulars, and various general announcements were an integral part in the formation of these vast, interlocking communications networks which McClellan has argued eventually came to constitute a virtual "linked system of institutions." By providing a relatively inexpensive means of producing multiple copies of a document and thereby avoiding the tedious and expensive task of individual manuscript reproduction, broadsides allowed the relatively rapid and efficient dissemination of timely information to a large number of recipients. Blank forms used by societies for such tasks as the acknowledgement of donations and the notification of upcoming meetings also aided in decreasing the time a society's secretary had to spend on these routine but necessary duties.

Bills of mortality represent the second largest group of documents contained in this catalogue and provide valuable data for demographers and historians of medicine especially. The practice of regularly issuing mortality statistics began in London in the early sixteenth century as an attempt to obtain an idea of the death toll inflicted by the plague, but by 1600 the weekly bills were expanded to include data on other diseases and causes of death. The idea reached American shores by the early 1700s when the few colonial newpapers then in existence began to irregulary publish weekly and annual summaries of local deaths. Soon mortality statistics began to appear in a variety of other periodical publications both here and abroad, including transactions issued by scientific societies and literary magazines.

In 1738 Christ Church of Philadelphia began to separately publish annual statistics of births and deaths, a practice which continued with few interuptions at least until 1817. These bills, based on the records kept by clerks and sextons of Philadelphia area churches, foreshadowed official vital statistics published by the Philadelphia Board of Health beginning in 1807 and by similar govermental bodies in other locales. In addition to those records published by institutions--churches and boards of health--bills of mortality were also issued by at least one individual, Lyman Spaulding, a physician from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, who at his own initiative, published that towns mortality statistics between 1800 and 1813.

While early bills of mortality only gave statistics on the number of deaths within a given period, later documents became increasingly sophisticated, providing weekly and monthly summations of births and deaths, as well as breakdowns by age, sex, diseases, and other causes of deaths. As an example of this trend toward increasing complexity, the first mortality bill issued in 1808 by the Philadelphia Board of Health (for the year 1807, included annual totals of death from 89 diseases and other causes broken down by age and sex and information on the number of deaths in each month, with separate totals for "adults and children," while the bill issued by that same agency in 1860 (for the year 1859, provides statistics on 106 disease and other causes of death broken down by age and sex, total deaths in each week broken down by age and sex, and births and deaths in each month broken down by sex. While historians must be cautious about drawing conclusions based on these records, especially the earlier statistics kept by church officials with little or no training in medicine, the long spans of time covered by the Philadelphia records in this catalogue, and the overlapping dates of records kept by two independent sources, the churches and the Philadelphia Board of Health (see entries for 1807, 1809, 1815, 1816, and 1817), provide unique opportunities for the historical researcher.

Related to bills of mortality in their Baconian approach and widespread interest and publication, meteorological records were assiduously kept by individuals working both independently and under the auspices of institutions. The recording of meteorological data provided a means for an individual with limited scientific training an opportunity to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge. Meteorological record keeping seems to have been especially popular in America where numerous individuals including Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, David Rittenhouse, Edward Holyoke, Edward Stiles, Benjamin Rush, and countless others established an enduring tradition of American meteorological observation. The data collected by these individuals was frequently circulated in manuscript form to scientific societies and published in the scientific press.

The raw data collected by individuals was used to construct general theories concerning the weather, establish relationships between climate and the growth of vegetation, and establish correlations between environment and disease. One individual, Peter Legaux, published a long series of meteorological tables around the turn of the eighteenth century in the popular Columbian Monthly and distributed separate copies of the same as part of his effort to show that the climate of Philadelphia was particularly suited for viticulture, thereby hoping to attract financial support for his vineyard just outside that city. Of more widespread interest, however, were efforts to correlate climate with disease.

The notion of such a correlation dates back to the Greek physician Hippocrates and was revived and revised by seventeenth-century neo-Hippocratics who attempted to inject a methodological exactitude into their studies in order to "escape the censure of the great Bacon." While studies linking mortality and morbidity to the environment had a long history in America, disease/environment investigations received a renewed impetus at the end of the eighteenth century when Georges-Louis Leclerc, compte de Buffon in the pages of his magisterial Natural history attributed what he considered the physical degeneracy of New World fauna to the cold, wet American environment. Publications by Americans refuting Buffon and his successors cited both meteorological tables and bills of mortality as evidence in their argument.

Although interest in the alleged degeneracy of New World creatures soon fell from the mainstream of consideration, interest in meteorology both here and abroad appears to have remain undiminished in the first half of the nineteenth century, as evidenced by the numerous meteorological broadsides in this catalogue from this period. There is also evidence of cooperation on the part of institutions and individuals in obtaining regular, simultaneous meteorological observations and an attempt in 1825 by the University of the State of New York to set up a state-wide meteorological network utilizing the 56 academic institutions under its jurisdiction. One broadside from this period issued by the Joint Committee of Meterorolgy of the American Philosophical Society and the Franklin Institute not only provides evidence of institutional cooperation but also the speed with which the print medium was capable of disseminating requests for information. That broadside is dated March 20 and requests information on a storm which struck the Philadelphia area on March 16 thru 19. The meteorologist James P. Espy's manuscript addition requests the recipient to forward the circular to those who might furnish the desired information.

While meteorological tables, bills of mortality, and most broadsides issued by learned societies were printed to convey data, requests, or general information, book and journal prospectuses were of a more commercial nature, advertising the proposed publication of a book or periodical. Due to their limited potential audience and the enormous cost of printing in general, most science, technology, and medicine publications were offered by subscription, a sales method whereby an individual signing his name to the bottom of a prospectus for a proposed work promised to purchase a copy of that work upon its completion. The practice of subscription publication began in England in the seventeenth century as a replacement for the system of individual patronage and, in effect, replaced the financial support of a single patron with that of numerous individuals.

The mechanics of subscription publication are relatively straightforward. A subscription could be initiated by any interested party--author, printer, or publisher. After a prospectus was composed it might appear in the newspaper or be separately printed and then mailed or hand delivered to individuals, circulated at scientific society meetings, or posted in a bookstore or printer's shop. Those interested in obtaining a copy of the proposed work would affix their signatures to the prospectus or inform the issuing party by other means. If enough subscribers were obtained, a work could then be printed and delivered. Payment by the subscriber would usually be made at the time of delivery.

Many famous works were published using this scheme. John James Audubon's monumental Birds of America (1826-38), featuring life-sized portraits of all 489 of the then known species of North America, was one of the most ambitious publishing ventures in the first half of the nineteenth century. Because of the enormous expense involved in its publication (the work cost $115,640 to complete ), no publisher in the United States or Europe would even consider taking on the project without some guarantee of payment. After locating a potential publisher in Edinburgh, Audubon himself was forced to widely circulate his prospectus along with samples of his work in order to obtain enough subscribers to guarantee financial success of the publication. However, in spite of their pledges, some individuals still allowed their subscriptions to lapse.

Of course, not every work for which a prospectus was issued came to be published. Among the prospectuses in this catalogue issued by individuals for which no known copies of the proposed work are known to have been printed are Silvain Godon's Elementary treatise of mineralogy and Benjamin Smith Barton's Elements of zoology and Historical and philosophical inquiry. Barton, in particular, though a respected and prolific science author, is known for proposing works which did not receive enough encouragement for publication. Prospectuses issued by printers often faired no better than those issued by individuals. A proposal to publish William Bartam's Travels issued by the Philadelphian Enoch Story, Jr., around 1786 was for some unknown reason unsuccessful, but the work was enthusiastically received some five years later when it was printed by the Philadelphia firm of James and Johnson.

Subscriptions were not limited to published works. Individuals and institutions who needed capital for a variety of projects frequently resorted to this method of financing. The American Philosophical Society raised a subscription in an effort to obtain funds for a new building around 1867, as did the Franklin Institute in an attempt to establish its School of Design for Women around 1850. Subscription funding was used in the mid-nineteenth century by the Lyceum of Natural History of New York and the Lyceum of Natural History of Williams College to finance expeditions to collect natural history specimens. In both cases subscribers were promised specimens in return for their financial support. And subscriptions were raised for diverse projects ranging form the erection of bridges to the establishment of vineyards.

Related to suscription broadsides in their request for the monetary support of the recipient were the numerous advertisements for lectures, museums, and menageries. These documents typically employed a variety of techniques to capture and hold a prospective patron's attention: bold headlines, ornate type faces, and graphic illustrations. While even honest lecturers and showmen published exhuberant advertisemnts in an effort to ply their wares, the less scrupulous often resorted to hyperbole or even outright deception to attract the dollars of an ever-curious public.

With few exceptions, public lectures, one of several elements in the popularization of science, were not in great demand until the second quarter of the nineteenth century, although a few documents from this early period survive in the collection. Rather, most of the lecture material in the collection from the period before 1830 relates to lectures delivered as part of a college curiculum. However, with increasing urbanization and industrialization, widespread interest in public education, and a desire toward self improvement, the requisite conditions for large-scale popularization of science fell into place. The opening years of the nineteenth century thus witnessed the emergence of the mechanic's institute movement in Englnad (which had spread to France by 1826) and the rise of the lyceum movement in the United States (which also began in 1826). Both movements began by offering practical instruction in science for the working classes as their keynote, but the American lyceums soon widened their idea to general instruction for the entire town.

One product of the factors which gave rise to the lyceum movement in the United States, the Lowell Institute in Boston, gives an indication of the enormous popularity which lecturers enjoyed in the mid-nineteenth century. In the early 1840s Benjamin Silliman was able to attract audiences of over 2000 people to hear his lecture series on chemistry delivered at the institute and at least that many more were denied tickets due to lack of space. Several other lecturers enjoyed nearly equal popularity there, and some, including Louis Agassiz, were able to take their lectures on tour. Also capitalizing on the quest for self improvement which helped promote the success of the Lowell Institute, in particular, and the lyceum movement, in general, were the numerous itinerants who offered their services, delivering lectures on astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, mesmerism, and telegraphy to name just a few. Unfortunately there was not a positive correlation between the quantity of lecturers and the quality of their lectures, for as Bode points out, "everyone from the respectable Harvard professors to phrenologists or outright quacks could hire a hall, sell tickets, and hope to clear a profit."

Almost invariably lectures were supplemented with demonstrations, experiments, and illustrations, and for the popular audience these were often the most memorable portions of the event. One elaborate form of illustration, the panorama, probably even overshadowed the lecture itself. Panoramas, wide vistas of exotic landscapes painted on walls and canvases, originated in Scotland in 1788. By placing these views on a long canvas and thereby allowing it to be wound from one roller to another, portablity was added to this popular medium, and by the mid-ninteenth century panoramas offered by itinerant showmen proliferated on both sides of the Atlantic. Early in 1851 the Philadelphian Montroville W. Dickeson offered a series of lectures on Indian antiquities, illustrated with artifacts and drawings from his own hand. By December of that same year Dickeson had collaborated with the artist John J. (sometimes given as I. J.) Egan to produce a moving panorama eight feet high and 320 feet long. A second broadside advertising an Indian-related panorama is also in the collection.

In additions to lectures, museums and menageries were other important elements in the popularization of science in the eighteenth and nineteeth centuries for which advertising examples survive in the collection. Museums in the present sense of that word--institutions devoted to the acquistition, care, organization, and display of objects of lasting interest or value for research and/or public use--are a relatively recent phenomenon. Certainly Peale's Museum in Philadelphia, begun by the artist Charles Willson Peale, approaches that modern ideal, especially in its early years when Peale managed the institution himself. On the other hand most museums of the period contained a hodge podge of specimens which were often poorly maintained and organized and often of limited access to the general public. Those museums and menageries that were fully open to the public often fell way short of the credo expressed in one anonymous broadside in the collection: "amusement here with science is combin'd." In fact maintainting that delicate balance between entertainment and instruction was a recurrent problem in all efforts at popularization of science during the period, and, more often than not, amusement was stressed to the detriment of edification.

This brief survey suggesting numerous uses for broadsides in the history of science, technology, and medicine gives rise to the question, why have these documents not been better utilized as research tools? The major reason for the relative neglect of broadsides is related to the nature of the documents themselves. First, because the documents were usually ephemeral, they were often immediately discarded by their recipients, and thus they have generally not survived to find their way into the various repositories of manuscripts available to the historian. Second, because they are printed rather than manuscript documents, those few science, technology, and medicine broadsides which survived have often been physically separated from the manuscript collections in which they were originally contained and discarded or sold. And even those few documents which have remained with their original collections are frequently not adequately catalogued. The nearly eight-hundred entries of this catalogue of the science, technology, and medicine broadside holdings of the American Philosophical Society Library are offered as an attempt to help obviate this shortcoming and underline their value to historical research.

The nucleus and indeed even the idea of this broadside catalogue originated from the separately catalogued broadside collection in the library which contains approximately 1200 entries on subjects ranging from politics to post offices. Many of the documents catalogued there were received by the American Philosophical Society when they were originally issued, others have been removed from collections of papers purchased or donated, some remain with their original collections, and still others have been separately purchased.

Reflecting the library's traditionally recognized strength, the compiler's major interests and abilities, and the ever present constraint of time, a decision was made to limit this work to science, technology, and medicine broadsides. After viewing each of the separately catalogued broadsides, an effort was made to locate works not in this special file. This attempt was based on a combination of leads (and in some cases actual documents) provided by former Manuscript Librarians Murphy Smith and Stephen Catlett and the present Manuscript Librarian Elizabeth Carroll-Horrocks, scholarly intuition, systematic searching, and luck. Undoubtedly many more such documents remained to be discovered and appreciated within the rich collections contained in the American Philsophical Society Library. It is the sincere wish of the compilers that these as yet unrecognized documents may be brought to light in order that they too may become threads woven into the complex fabric we know as history.

Arrangement

A note about the arrangement and description of the collection.

The information in the item records below includes the following:

Broadside number; Author; Title; Imprint Information; Number of Pages; Size; Number of copies; Reproduction format; Illustration; Bibliographic references.

Author: Authors' names are placed on the first line of the citation and their dates, if known, are placed in parentheses immediately following the names. Documents issued by individuals acting on behalf of institutions are placed under the appropriate institution's name. In such cases the individual who actually wrote the broadside, if known, appears in the title portion of the citation or, more often, in the annotation and in either case in the index. No attempt to provide dates has been made for institutions.

Book and journal prospectus entries have been entered according to the following guidelines: 1) Book prospectuses are entered under the name of the author of the book being advertised even though in many cases the printer or publisher of the book is actually responsible for issuing the document. In such cases the printer or publisher's name, if known, appears in the citation or annotation as well as the index. 2) Journal editors are considered as the authors of journal prospectus broadsides unless the journal is issued by an institution, in which case the citation appears under the institution's name rather than that of the editor. If the editor's name appears anywhere on the document, it will be provided in the citation or in the annotation (as well as the index).

Multiple works by a single author which are entered within a single subject heading are arranged chronologically. If the author of a document is not given or known, the work is entered alphabetically under the first word of the title (initial articles excluded).

Title: If no title appears on a work, or if the title does not give sufficient indication as to it contents, the first line (or a part thereof) and any other portions of the document which help to shed light on its contents are used in lieu of or addition to the title. Any omissions of the text quoted as part of the title are indicated with ellipsis points and any additions are indicated in brackets. No ellipsis points are used when the portion of the text of the document cited as a title ends with the end of a sentence. If a portion of a page following the first page is quoted in the title portion of the citation, it begins with "[Page x]" with x referring to the page from which the quotation has been taken. When "[Page x]" is used, ellipsis points are omitted.

Original punctuation has been used whenever possible in the citations. Deviations from this guideline are generally indicated in brackets. However, brackets appearing in the document itself have been rendered as parentheses in order to avoid giving the impression that this information has been added by the compilers of this catalogue. Capitalization, highly variable between the various documents and even within a given work, has been made as uniform as possible with initial words of sentences and proper names being capitalized in English-language works and the conventions of the language in which the document appears followed for non-English-language works. Blank spaces in the documents intended to be filled in manuscript are rendered as five-space underlines regardless of the size of the blank on the document unless the blank is obviously intended to be filled in with less than five letters (e.g., the date of a given month or the last two digits in a year).

Imprint information: Broadsides, though they are printed, are unlike other printed materials, books and pamphlets, in that they usually do not contain publication information in a consistent or readily recognizable form. While locations and dates (without printer's or publisher's names) frequently appear at the in various locations throughout the broadsides, it is usually not clear exactly whether this information refers to the place and time the document was written or the place and time of its publication. Any such indications of place and time appearing on a document are usually placed in the title portion of the citation, in which case imprint portion appears in brackets. When a place, date, and publisher or printer appear together in close proximity in the document (in nearly all cases at the bottom of the last page of the work), the information is entered after the title and without brackets. Publisher and printer information has, in most cases, been entered exactly as it appears on the document, except for the capitalization which was made uniform according to the rules cited under the title information given above. Imprint locations supplied by the compilers have been Anglicized while those locations contained on the documents have been entered as they appear.

Pagination: When the title of a document alone appears on a page that page is included in the page count of the document.

Size: The size of the document, to the nearest half-centimeter, is given with its width appearing first and its height second. Any indication of a more precise measurement would be largely illusory: over the years some of the documents have been trimmed and bound as books (making exact measurement all but impossible), some of these have subsequently unbound (and sublect to further trimming thereby again reducing the original size of the document), and several of the broadsides have been printed on paper with rough edges and/or sides that do not form right angles with one another. Therefore, when comparing the sizes given in this catalogue with sizes of apparently identical documents elsewhere, caution must be exercised. In the case of documents which are reproductions of originals, much of the time the size of the original document is not discernable from the reproduction, in which case size information is not given.

Number of copies: If several documents with the same text are in the collection, the number of copies is noted with the dimensions of the largest given in the size portion of the citation.

Reproduction format: Fascimiles, photographs, and photocopies of original documents in the collections have been indicated in the citations as such. If the location of the original is known, it is entered in parentheses following the reproduction format information or in the annotation.

Illustration information: Any illustration(s) appearing on the document are noted. If any portion of the caption appearing with an illustration is used in the description used in the citation, it is placed in quotation marks. All works with illustrations are underlined in the index to aid users in their location.

Bibliographic reference: The following bibliographies have been consulted in preparing this portion of the citation:

If a work appears in one or more of these, its reference number has been noted. If no bibliographic reference information is given and the work falls within the parameters of a given bibiliography, the reader may correctly assume that compilers have been unable to locate the document in any of those works.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Preferred citation

Cite as: Broadside Collection, American Philosophical Society.

Processing information

Roy Goodman and Mark Barrow assembled and annotated this collection of broadsides. Michael Miller converted the guide to EAD.

Other finding aids

Some of the broadsides listed below have been digitized, transcribed, and added to APS' online Digital Library. Links to individual objects are included in the inventory. An entry point to this digital collection may also be found at: diglib.amphilsoc.org/collections/text

Naval History Note

The Broadsides Collection contains a few items which may be of interest to naval historians:

Longitude.
  1. Hellins, John. An extract from a letter of the Rev. Mr. John Hellins, formerly assistant to Mr. (now Dr.) Maskelyne, the Astronomer-Royal at Greenwich Observatory, to Francis Maseres, Esquire. 1792. Printed copy of a letter written on behalf of Dr. Maskelyne by his former assistant, John Hellins, in reply to a pamphlet authored by Mr. [Thomas] Mudge. Mudge submitted a chronometer of his own construction for a prize offered by the British Parliament for the determination of longitude at sea. During testing at the Royal Observatory the watch stopped working, leading to claims by Mudge that his device had been improperly handled by the observatory's director, Dr. [Nevil] Maskelyne. In the letter, Hellins details his observation of Maskelyne's great care in moving and winding chronometers. 4 pages. (973 C683 #114).
  2. American Philosophical Society. Premiums. The American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, in order the more effectually to answer the ends of their institution, have agreed to appropriate, annually, a part of their funds to be disposed of in premiums to the authors of the best performances, inventions, or improvements, relative to certain specific subjects of useful knowledge. The following premiums, therefore, are now proposed by the society. 1796. Includes information on seven premiums offered by the society for the best entries in the following categories: system of liberal education, method for computing longitude by lunar observation, improvement of a ship's pump, improvement of stoves, method of preventing premature decay of peach trees, experimental treatise on vegetable dyes, and improvement of lamps. Also includes a notice of the conditions of the Magellanic premium. Note at base of this broadside requests printers of "newspapers and other periodical publications, in the United States and in Europe" to "republish the above information." Signed in type by W[illiam] Barton and John Bleakley, secretaries of the American Philosophical Society. 1 page. (973 C683 #251).
United States. Navy.
  1. Anonymous. General considerations showing the impolicy of the adoption by Congress of the recommendation of the secretary of the Navy to transfer the Coast and Geodetic Survey from the Treasury to the Navy Department. n.d. Broadside arguing against a proposed move of the Coast and Geodetic Survey from the Treasury to the Navy Department. 1 page. (973 C683 #76).

Early American History Note

This collection includes printed broadsides from early America. Most are official government documents.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Broadsides.
  • Official Government Documents and Records
  • Printed Material


Detailed Inventory

1. Horne, Edward.
Advertisement
17271 p.box 1

Philadelphia, 30th September 1727. Publisher: [Philadelphia : Bradford, 1727]

2 (OS). Hamilton, James, 1710-1783.
Proclamation [against selling liquor to Indians coming to Philadelphia to hold treaties] ... 11th day of August ... one thousand seven hundred and forty-nine
17491 p.; 12.5 in x 16 inbox 6

Publisher: Philadelphia : Franklin, [1749]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Government relations; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

3. Shipping receipts
1748-175116 item(s)box 1

Printed forms with added manuscript notes. Most ships departed from Philadelphia, with a few others from London.

4 (OS). Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
Proceedings of the Assembly of the province of Pennyslvania, on the supply bill
17642 p.box 6

Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1764]


Subject(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Imprints

5. American Philosophical Society.
At a meeting at the Philosophical Society's hall on Friday, June 10th ... of the committee ... called in from all societies in town, to devise ... propositions, to be laid before the general meeting of the inhabitants [re Boston port bill
17741 p.box 1

Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1774]


Geographic Name(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes

Subject(s): Boston Port Bill, 1774

6. Pennsylvania. Council of Safety.
In Council of safety : Philadelphia, October 14, 1776 ... Hessians have embarked from Staten-Island ... have your battalion in perfect readiness to march at the shortest warning
17761 p.box 1

Publisher: [Philadelphia : John Dunlap, 1776]


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives; Hessians

7. Extract of a letter from an officer of distinction in the American army ... particulars of the horrid depredations committed by that part of the British army, which was stationed at ... Pennytown, under the command of Lord Cornwallis
17761 p.box 1

Publisher: [Philadelphia] : John Dunlap, [1776]


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives

8. News [relating to army affairs including Anthony Wayne's acquittal at court martial trial] October 6 - November 1, 1777
17772 p.box 1

Publisher: Lancaster : Francis Bailey, [1777]


Subject(s): Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives

9 (OS). United States. Continental Congress.
Fresh important intelligence, just arrived from the northern army; published by order of a number of the members of Congress, now in town. : Kingston, Tuesday 9'clock, A.M. 23d Sept.
17772 p.box 6

Series of letters signed by James Wilkinson, Mat. Visscher, and others, September 18-22, 1777. Publisher: Lancaster : Bailey, [1777].


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives

10 (OS). Antibiastes.
Observations on the slaves and the indented servants, enlisted in the army, and in the navy of the United States
17772 p.box 6

Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Styner and Cist, [1777]


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives; Slavery -- United States.; Trust indentures.

11 (OS). Antibiastes.
Observations on the slaves and the indented servants, enlisted in the army, and in the navy of the United States
17772 p.box 6

Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Styner and Cist, [1777]


Subject(s): Slavery -- United States.; Trust indentures.; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives

12 (OS). Harrison, Robert Hanson, 1745-1790. Washington, George (1732-1799).
Letter from Robert H. Harrison to John Hancock reporting battle of Brandywine; followed by letter from G. Washington announcing the loss of the battle. Chester, September 11, 1777. Twelve o'clock at night
17771 p.box 6

Chad's Ford, September 11, 1777. 5 o'clock P.M. Sir, When I had the honor of addressing you this morning, I mentioned that the enemy were advancing and had began a cannonade... Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by John Dunlap, [1777]


Subject(s): Brandywine, Battle of, 1777; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

13 (OS). Washington, George (1732-1799).
To the inhabitants of the states of Pennsylvania, New-Jersey and Delaware [rates to be paid for provinsions, etc. for the army]
17781 p.box 6

Publisher: Lancaster : John Dunlap, [1778]


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives; Prices -- United States

14 (OS). Pennsylvania..
An act to prevent forestalling and regrating, and to encourage fair dealing
17782 p.box 6

Publisher: [Lancaster : John Dunlap, 1778]


Geographic Name(s): Pennsylvania -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

15 (XOS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
The way to wealth, as clearly shewn in the preface of an old Pensylvanian almanack, intitled, Poor Richard improved
17801 p.; 15 in x 19.75 inbox 11

Publisher: London : Johnson, [1780]

16 (OS). Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
A descriptive catalogue of Mr. Peale's exhibition of perspective views, with changeable effects; or, Nature delineated, and in motion. Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Bailey, at Yorick's Head, in Market Street
17851 p.; 27.5 cm x 44.5 cmbox 6

Charles Willson Peale's famed Philadelphia museum began in his home as a portrait gallery which was soon augmented with a hall of "moving pictures with changeable effects" advertised in the above broadside. Only one year after it was issued Peale began publicly advertising that a portion of his house would henceforth become a "repository for natural curiosities." Two copies.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 68

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17. Pelham.
From the New world, Wednesday evening November 30th, 1796 : To the friends of union...
17961 p.box 1

"Pelham, a Connecticut piece about dissolving ye union 1796." Presented to P. S. Du Ponceau by John D. Coxe, February 10, 1837. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1796]


Geographic Name(s): Connecticut

Subject(s): Slavery -- United States.; United States - Politics and government - 1783-1809

18. Hackney (London, England). New School of Industry.
Regulations for the New School of Industry, opposite Ward's house, Hackney, March 1796
17964 p.box 1

Subject(s): Education -- Study and teaching -- England.

19. Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
To the Senate and House of representatives, of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania : The memorial of the managers of the Pennsylvania hospital ... 12th month, 28th, 1797
17982 p.box 1

See T.G. Morton's History of the Pennsylvania hospital, 1897, p.256. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1798].

20 (OS). Dearborn, Benjamin, 1754-1838.
Description of the manner of using Dearborn's Facility for casting interest
18051 p.box 6

Presented by author, 1805. See: A.P.S. Minutes, Oct. 4, 1805, and letter from author of Aug. 12, 1805 [APS Archives]. Publisher: Boston : Gilbert & Dean, 1805

21 (XOS). A catalogue of books written by Dr. Joseph Priestley
Circa 18061 p.; 35.5 cm x 47 cmbox 11

In addition to listing 108 works authored by Priestley, this broadside also advertises that the autobiographical Memoirs of Doctor Joseph Priestley to the year 1795 (with a continuation to the time of his death by his son) is in the press, as well as Observations on his life by Thomas Cooper and William Christie. The two works were published by Binns as a single volume in 1806. 2 copies, 1 contains manuscript notes. Publication: John Binns, Northumberland, [1806]

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 128

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22 (OS). United States. General Post Office.
Establishment of the mails, 1809
18091 p.box 6

Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1809]


Subject(s): Postal service -- United States.

23 (OS). United States. General Post Office.
Establishment of the mails, 1st November, 1810
18101 p.box 6

Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1810]


Subject(s): Postal service -- United States.

24 (OS). Smith, Robert .
Circular
18202 p.box 6

Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Relative to his invention of case shot. November 3, 1820


Subject(s): Ordnance

25. Smith, Robert .
To the honourable the Senate, and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled
18201 p.box 1

Application for payment for an invention of case shot, which was made use of in the battle of Lake Erie. November 5, 1820


Subject(s): Ordnance

26. Centre Turnpike Company. Dorsey, Benjamin. Priestley, Joseph, 1768-1833.
To the stockholders of the Centre turnpike road leading from Reading to Sunbury
18222 p.box 1

Relating to the plan of a road in Pennsylvania. Addressed to Benedict Dorsey. Joseph Priestley was secretary of this company.


Subject(s): Roads -- Pennsylvania

27. Royal Society (Great Britain).
Report of the committee, appointed by the council of the Royal society, to consider the subject referred to in Mr. Stewart's letter, relative to Mr. Babbage's calculating engine, and to report thereupon
18293 p.box 1

See C.R. Weld - History of the Royal society, 1848, v.2, p.375. Publisher: London : Clowes, [1829]


Subject(s): Calculators.

28 (XOS). Biographical sketches of General Hugh Mercer, published in the Casket, and other periodicals of Philadelphia, and derived from the Encyclopaedia Americana, and other most authentic sources
18341 p.box 11
29 (OS). The battle of Princeton, and death of General Mercer
[1777]1 p.box 6

Communicated for the National intelligencer from the Custis "Recollections and private memoirs of the life and character of Washington."


Subject(s): Princeton, Battle of, Princeton, N.J., 1777

30. Spalding, Lyman, 1775-1821.
Bill of mortality, for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for A.D. 1801
18011 p.; 7 in x 9 inbox 1

Presented by author; 9 March 1802. Publisher: [Portsmouth, N.H., 1801]


Subject(s): Portsmouth (N.H.) -- Statistics, Vital

31 (XXOS). Morris, John Williams.
Charta religionum; or, A chart of the sects and denominations into which the Christian world is divided
[1813]1 p.; 24 in x 16 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Subject(s): Christianity

32 (OS). Carpenter, Lant, 1780-1840.
Summary view of the New Testament evidence respecting the person of Jesus Christ
18091 p.; 11 in x 18 inbox 6

Extracted from the author's Unitarianism: The Doctrine of the Gospel. Publisher: [London, 1809]


Subject(s): Bible. New Testament; Jesus Christ

33 (OS). Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Annual return of marriages, baptisms, & burials of the Episcopal churches in Philadelphia ... together, with an abstract of the marriages, baptisms, and burials in the various congregations in the city and suburbs
[1831]1 p.; 11 in x 18 inbox 6

Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Young, [1831]


Subject(s): Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Statistics, Vital; Episcopal Church -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

34 (XXOS). Transylvania University.
A catalogue of officers and students in Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, January 1st, 1820
18201 p.; 49.5 cm x 71 cmmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Lists Constantine S. Rafinesque as professor of botany and natural history, and teacher of modern languages, Charles Caldwell as professor of the institutes of medicine, teacher of materia medica, and dean of the medical faculty, Samuel Brown, professor of theory and practice of physic, Benjamin W. Dudley as professor of anatomy and surgery, William Richardson as professor of obstetrics, and diseases of women and children, James Blythe as professor of chemistry, and Robert H. Bishop as professor of natural philosophy and mathematics. Also includes list of medical students at the university. Publisher: [Lexington, Ky.] : Western monitor, [1820]

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 84


Subject(s): Transylvania University

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35 (OS). Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824. United States. Continental Congress.
Establishment of the American Army. I. Infantry. II. Artillery. III. Cavalry. IIII. Provost
17782 p.box 6

In Congress, 27th May, 1778. Resolutions of the Continental Congress passed May 27 - June 2, 1778. Signed: Extracts from the minutes, Charles Thomson, secretary. See: Journals of the Continental Congress, 221. Publisher: York-Town [Pa.] : Printed by John Dunlap, [1778]


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives; United States. Army; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- American forces; United States. Continental Army -- Organization

36 (XOS). Morris, Robert Hunter, 1713-1764.
[Proclamation suspending hostilities against the Delaware Indians]; Philadelphia, June 3, 1756
17561 p.; 19.75 in x 13.75 inbox 11

Penn letters and ancient documents; vol. III, no.28. Publisher: Philadelphia : Franklin and Hall, 1756


Subject(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Imprints; Delaware Indians

37 (XXOS). Carré, C. (Charles).
A table of French verbs...inscib'd to the American Philosophical Society
17801 p.; 77.5 cm x 55 cmmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Extra oversized table of the conjugation of French verbs in various tenses, with models for regular and irregular verbs. Includes illustration: wood cut of ship approaching shore inscribed "they steer to Liberty's shores." Publisher: Philadelphia : F. Bailey, 1780

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 269


Subject(s): French language; American Philosophical Society

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38 (OS). Melville, David, 1773-1856.
Melville's patent improved gas apparatus
Undated1 p.; 9.5 in x 12 inbox 6

Engraved illustration by Melville.


Subject(s): Gas-lighting.

39 (XOS). Approaching solar eclipse
18161 p.; 23 cm x 54 cmbox 11

Includes information regarding the extent of the eclipse in the Philadelphia area, as well as instructions on how it may be safely observed. Also includes a diagram which the represents the eclipse as it will be seen in Philadelphia. Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Printed by John Poulson, [1816]

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 111


Subject(s): Solar eclipses.

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40 (XXOS). Cuba. Comision de Estadistica.
Estado general de la poblacion de la isla de Cuba ... 10 de diciembre de 1819
18191 p.; 28.5 in x 35.5 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: [Havana, 1819]


Subject(s): Cuba -- Statistics, Vital

41. United States. General Post Office.
Establishment of the post coaches, for the year 1789 ... [signed] James Bryson, P.M. Philadelphia, January 1st, 1789
17891 p.box 1

The Post for Pittsburg. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1788]


Subject(s): Postal service -- United States.

42. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery.
An address to the public ... signed by order of the Society, B. Franklin, president. Philadelphia, 9th of November, 1789
17892 p.box 1

Contains also: a plan for improving the condition of the free blacks ... Philadelphia, 26 October 1789. Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by Francis Bailey, [1789]


Subject(s): Abolition, emancipation, freedom; Slavery -- Pennsylvania.

43. Pennsylvania gazette
1734/17352 p.box 1

Publisher: Philadelphia : Franklin, and Hall and Sellers. This is for March 4/11, 1734/1735.


Subject(s): Newspapers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Imprints

44. Michaux, Francois André, 1770-1855.
The North American sylva, [missing line] of the forest trees, of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, considered particularly, with respect to their uses in the arts and introduction in commerce. Including also the description and figures of the most useful European forest trees
18174 p.; 19.5 cm x 25 cmbox 1

Prospectus for an English-language version of Michaux's three volume work published in 1817. Michaux's North America sylva was first published in French (1810-1813). Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1817]

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 197


Subject(s): Trees -- North America.

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45 (XXOS). International Benjamin Franklin Society.
Citation on awarding the gold medal for valor to the U.S.S. aircraft carrier Franklin, officers and crew ... given in New York ... twentieth day of June, nineteen hundred forty-five
1945 map-case XOS Case 1-6

J. Henry Holloway, first vice-president. Presented by the Society, July 1945. Publisher: [New York, 1945]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): Franklin (Aircraft carrier)

46 (XOS). Chart of the constitutions of the United States
18221 p.box 11

Two copies. Variations in copies


Subject(s): United States - Politics and government

47 (XOS). United States. Continental Congress.
In Congress, July 4, 1776 : A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general congress assembled
177617.5 in x 11.75 inbox 11

See "A plea for the American Philosophical Society ..." p.15. Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by John Dunlap, [1776]


Subject(s): Constitutional history -- United States

48 (XXOS). United States. Continental Congress.
In Congress, July 4, 1776 : A declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general congress assembled
177621.75 in x 15.75 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Parchment. Presented by James Mease from the collection of David Rittenhouse. Publisher: [Philadelphia] : John Dunlap, [1776]


Subject(s): Constitutional history -- United States

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49. Mason, George, 1753-1796. Virginia. Convention.
Virginia bill of rights, drawn originally by George Mason and adopted by the convention of delegates June 12, 1776
[1946]2 p.; 7.5 in x 9.5 inbox 1

This came with G. H. Bath's "America's Williamsburg ..." which was presented by L. P. Eisenhart.


Subject(s): Virginia. Declaration of Rights

50 (XXOS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Bowle's moral pictures; or Poor Richard illustrated : Being lessons for the young and the old
Undated1 p.; 23.5 in x 19 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Evidently published originally in Manchester, 1796. Used for lining papers in Dill and Collins. Publisher: London : Printed & sold for and by Bowles and Carver, [n.d.]

51. K., T..
Ancient Rams No. 2 of Southwark
Undated1 p.23 cm x 15 cmbox 1

A song sheet. Air - Rocks of Sicily. Extracted from Morgan, George. The city of firsts. 1926. - Had been tipped in. Publisher: Philadelphia : Thomas M. Scroggy, [n.d.]


Genre(s): Song sheets

Subject(s): Southwark (Philadelphia, Pa.)

52. Isabella, with the gingham umbrella, or the barber's daughter of Weehawken, as sung by Tony Pastor
Undated1 p.; 6.5 in x 10 inbox 1

A song sheet. Extracted from Morgan, George. The City of firsts. 1926. - Had been tipped in. Publisher: New York : H. De Marsan, [n.d.]


Genre(s): Song sheets

Subject(s): Courtship -- Songs and music

53. Franklin hose song
Undated1 p.; 6 in x 9.5 inbox 1

Publisher: [Philadelphia] : T.M. Scroggy, [n.d.]


Genre(s): Song sheets

Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): Fire extinction -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

54. Scroggy, Thomas M..
The Bed-bugs' song
Undated1 p.; 6 in x 9.5 inbox 1

[Philadelphia] : T.M. Scroggy, [n.d.]


Genre(s): Song sheets

55. E., J..
Green monsters' song
Undated1 p.; 5 in x 12 inbox 1

Air - William Reilly's Courtship. Publisher: Philadelphia : Thomas M. Scroggy, [n.d.]


Genre(s): Song sheets

Subject(s): Fire extinction -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

56. Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910.
Battle hymn of the Republic
18621 p.; 5.75 in x 9.5 inbox 1

Text of song. Extracted from Morgan, George. The city of firsts. 1926. - Had been tipped in. Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Published by the Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments, [1862]


Genre(s): Song sheets

Subject(s): National songs -- United States; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Songs and music

57. How Columbia receives McClellan's salutation from the Chicago platform
18641 p.; 9.25 in x 8.25 inbox 1

Columbia repudiates Democratic presidential candidate George Brinton McClellan's endorsement of the platform devised at the August 1864 Democratic convention in Chicago. The text below the picture provides the dialogue, descriptive notes, and identification of the main characters. McClellan and his running mate George Hunt Pendleton are shown here standing on a platform surrounded by various Democrats. Extracted from Morgan, George. The City of firsts. 1926. - Had been tipped in.


Subject(s): United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Caricatures and cartoons; Democratic National Convention (1864 : Chicago, Ill.); Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1864

58. Our Ned.
M'Clellan's Band
[1864]1 p.; 4.75 in x 9.25 inbox 1

Song supporting the candidacy of McClellan for president. Publisher: Philadelphia : Mason & Co., [1864].


Genre(s): Song sheets

Subject(s): Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1864

59. Old Pine Street church; Composed by the pastor for the Sabbath school
Undated1 p.; 6.75 in x 12 inbox 1

Extracted from Morgan, George. The City of firsts. 1926. - Had been tipped in. Publisher: [Philadelphia] : L.R. Bailey, [n.d.]


Genre(s): Song sheets

Subject(s): Church buildings -- Pennsylvania-Philadelphia

60 (XOS). United States. Continental Congress.
By the United States in Congress assembled, a proclamation [in regarding treaty with Sweden]...September 27, 1783
17831 p.; 14.5 in x 19.5 inbox 11

Publisher: [Philadelphia : Claypoole, 1783]


Subject(s): Sweden. Treaties, etc. United States, 1783 April 3

61 (OS). Jefferson Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.). Dickeson, Montroville Wilson, 1809-1882.
Indian antiquities. A course of popular and highly interesting lectures on American archeology will be delivered by Prof. M. W. Dickeson, M.D., illustrated by diagrams, paintings, and upwards of ten thousand specimens of American antiquities, collected by him during a period of twelve years research in the valley of the Mississippi
[1851]1 p.; 19 cm x 40.5 cmbox 6

Advertises a series of lectures to be given under the auspices of the Jefferson Institute by M. W. Dickeson, archeologist and one-time Philadelphia physician, who spent twelve years in the southern Mississippi valley drawing and excavating mounds which had been erected there by the aboriginal populations. Includes illustrations of Indian artifacts and "Selterstown Mound." Signed in type by Daniel L. Leeds, J. Clement Remington, and John Woolman, members of the committee on lectures. Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Harris, [1851]

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 258


Subject(s): Archaeology -- United States.

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62. Daniel, James M..
The ships of the Texas Navy
19484 p.; 6.5 in x 10 inbox 1

Issued as a keepsake by the San Jacinto Museum of History Association on the occasion of the permanent berthing of the U.S.S. Texas at the battleground, the twenty-first of April, San Jacinto Day, 1948. Publisher: San Jacinto : San Jacinto museum of history Association, 1948.


Subject(s): Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846; Texas. Navy

63 (OS). Kramer, P..
Shadows of the times
[1863]1 p.; 9.25 in x 12 inbox 6

Plate 3. Civil war cartoons engraved by P. Kramer. Extracted from George Morgan's The city of firsts, 1926. Philadelphia : P. Kramer and C. Muringer.


Subject(s): United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Caricatures and cartoons

64. Pension établie a Paris
[1778]2 p.; 7 in x 9.25 in. 8 copiesbox 1

Prospectus for an establishment which combines a girl's boarding school with a pension for female visitors in Paris. In French. Originally part of the Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85).


Subject(s): Girls' Schools -- France -- Paris; Retired women -- France -- Paris

65 (OS). Great central Fair buildings, Logan Square, Philadelphia, June, 1864
18642 p.; 9.25 in x 12 inbox 6

Detailed description of the fair grounds. On reverse is "Ground Plan of the Great Central Sanitary Fair." Extracted from The City of Firsts, by George Morgan, 1926.


Subject(s): Great Central Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission (1864 : Philadelphia, Pa.)

66 (OS). Adams, William Bridges, 1797-1872.
Mr. W. B. Adams's patent railway steam carriage, for first, second, and third class passengers
[1849]1 p.box 6

Originally part of the Peale-Sellers collection.


Subject(s): Steam-carriages

67. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
An epistle from our general spring meeting of ministers and elders for Pennsylvania and New Jersey, held at Philadelphia, from the 29th of the Third month, to the 1st of the Fourth month, inclusive, 1755
17554 p.; 7 in x 12 in. 2 copiesbox 1

"Signed in an on behalf of our said meeting, by Jacob Howell, James Bartram, Joseph White, John Scarbrough, John Woolman, Josiah Foster, Joseph Tomlinson, John Evans, Mordecai Yarnall, Daniel Stanton, John Churchman, William Morris, Isaac Andrews, Samuel Abbott." Possibly, a Franklin imprint. Came to this library in Morgan's Philadelphia, City of Firsts. Publisher: [Philadelphia : Printed by James Chattin, 1755]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): Society of Friends

68 (OS). This certifies that the above are faithful reproductions of the original seals of the proprietary of Pennsylvania of the county of Philadelphia and the various seals of the city since its founding... signed and sealed this fifth day of October A.D.1908
19081 p.; 15 in x 13 inbox 6

Signed in manuscript: John E. Reyburn [Mayor of Philadelphia]. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1908]


Subject(s): Seals and labels (Philately) -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

69 (XXOS). Cottonian Library.
Correct copy of King John's Great Charter, taken from an original now remaining in the Cottonian library
173320 in x 28.5 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Engraved by John Pine. Presented to the Society by John Vaughan. Publisher: [London : sold by R. Pine, 1733]


Subject(s): Magna Carta

70 (OS). Adventures of Franklin
18081 p.; 48 cm x 38.5 cmbox 6

Ten undivided plates for an English juvenile about Franklin. First proof - very rare. Publisher: London : W. & T. Darton, 1808


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

71. Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807.
Friends and Fellow-Citizens
17991 p.; 33 cm x 22.5 cmbox 1

Philadelphia. Promoting the election of T. McKean as Governor of Pennsylvania. Signed: Peter Muhlenburg, Samuel Miles, Tench Coxe, Michael Leib, A.J. Dallas, William Penrose. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1799]

72 (OS). United States. Continental Congress.
In Congress, June 10, 1777 : Resolved, That to supply the army of the United States with provisions, one Commissary General and ... be appointed by Congress...
17784 p.box 6

Defines powers and duties of the commissary Dept. in 45 paragraphs. Extacts from minutes. Publisher: [Colophon: Yorktown : Hall and Sellers, 1778].


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives; United States. Army

73 (XOS). United States. Continental Congress.
An address of the Congress to the inhabitants of the United States of America : Friends and countrymen, three years have now passed away, since the commencement of the present war
17781 p.; 43.5 cm x 27.5 cmbox 11

By order of Congress, Henry Laurens, President. In Congress, May 9, 1778. "In Congress, May 9, 1778. Resolved, that it be recommended to ministers of the Gospel, of all denominations, to read, or cause to be read, immediately after divine service, the above address to the inhabitants of the United States of America, in their respective churches and chapels, and other places of religious worship. Published by order of Congress, Charles Thomson, secretary." Signed: By order of Congress, Henry Laurens, president. Text in three columns. LC copy annotated on verso: Congress's Address to the inhabs of United States May 1778. Source: Transfer from Manuscript Department, Library of Congress. Yorktown [Pa.] : Printed by Hall and Sellers, [1778]


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives

74 (XOS). United States. Continental Congress.
In Congress, April 14, 1777 : Resolved, that from and after the publication hereof, the second article of the 8th section, the first article of the 11th section, the 8th article of the 14th section, and the 2d article of the 18th section of the rules and articles for the better...
17771 p.; 29 cm x 19 cmbox 11

Signed: By order of Congress, John Hancock, president. Source: Transfer from Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by John Dunlap, [1777].


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- American forces; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives; United States. Continental Army -- Staff -- Biography; United States. Army

75 (OS). United States. Continental Congress.
In Congress : December 6, 1775. We the Delegates of the Thirteen United Colonies in North America, have taken into our most serious consideration a Proclamation issued from the Court of St. James ... Extract from the Minutes, Charles Thomson, Secretary
17751 p.; 41 cm x 26.5 cmbox 6

Publisher: [Colophon: [Philadelphia] : Printed by J. Dunlap, [1775].


Geographic Name(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes

76. General considerations showing the impolicy of the adoption by Congress of the recommendation of the secretary of the Navy to transfer the Coast and Geodetic Survey from the Treasury to the Navy Department
Undated1 p.; 21.5 cm x 28 cmbox 1

Broadside arguing against a proposed move of the Coast and Geodetic Survey from the Treasury to the Navy Department.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 160


Subject(s): U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

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77. Melish, John, 1771-1822.
The following geographical works have been published by John Melish, and are for sale, at the prices annexed
Circa 18152 p.; 11.5 cm x 20 cmbox 1

John Melish, born in Scotland and trained as a cotton merchant, began taking notes during his business travels in the United States on the geography, politics, and social life of the areas he visited. When he settled in Philadelphia in 1812, he published a two volume work, Travels in the United States, and soon thereafter began a highly succesful map publication firm.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 348

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78. Taylor, Richard C. (Richard Cowling), 1789-1851.
A concise abstract of the contents of a cabinet of British organic remains, more particularly of Tertiary fossil shells...selected from their respective localities, during a period of twenty-five years, by Richard C. Taylor, Fellow of the Geological Society of London.... It is chiefly in consideration of the great risk attending its removal to its present residence, west of the Alleghanies, that, after a year's deliberation, he has determined to offer it for sale in Philadelphia
Undated2 p.; 20.5 cm x 25.5 cmbox 1

Advertises the sale and lists the contents of fossil collection of this British geologist and mining engineer who immigrated to the United States in 1830. After his arrival to America Taylor became involved in economic geology of Pennsylvania, and his reputation for competency soon won him assignments from as far away as Cuba and Panama. In 1848 Taylor's Statistics of coal was published to highly favorable reviews.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 211


Subject(s): Geology -- Great Britain.; Geology, Stratigraphic.

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79. Toasts [on the dedication of Washington Hall]
Undated2 p.; 32 cm x 20 cmbox 1

One leaf printed on two sides. Endorsed on page 2: Toasts, etc. on the Dedication of Washington Hall.


Subject(s): Washington Hall

80. Literary and Philosophical Society of South-Carolina.
Sir, A number of the citizens of this state have recently formed a society under the title of the Literary and Philosophical Society of South Carolina
Circa 18132 p.; 19 cm x 31 cmbox 1

Circular letter, originally sent to John Vaughan, requesting the receiver to aid the society with observations and discoveries and to communicate this request to others. Especially entreats reader to forward natural history specimens in order that the society might augment the holdings of its newly-founded museum. Autograph signature of Stephen Elliot, president of the society.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 30

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81. Lasteyrie, C. de (Charles), 1759-1849.
Questions relating to the culture of the cotton-tree
Undated3 p.; 24 cm x 19 cmbox 1

Endorsed.


Subject(s): Cotton

82 (OS). Hints respecting the disease commonly called spotted fever, now raging in Kennebec
Undated1 p.; 46.5 cm x 29 cmbox 6

Endorsement: Enclose by particular request of Doctor Vaughan, Hallowell by Ed. of American Advocate.


Subject(s): Typhus fever.

83. Bradford, Andrew, 1686-1742.
The American weekly mercury
17192 p.box 1

Reproduction. The first newspaper published in the middle colonies, and the fourth in order of time, published in America. Philadelphia [Pa.] : A. Bradford, 1719.


Subject(s): Newspapers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

84. St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia..
Proposals for publishing Biographical memoirs of the Scotsmen, who, by their civil or military services, assisted in achieving the independence of the United States of America
Undated1 p.; 25.5 cm x 21 cmbox 1

Prospectus. Publisher: [Philadelphia, n.d.]

85. Saint-Edme, 1785-1852.
Dictionnaire de la penalite dans toutes les parties du monde connu
Undated4 p.; 22 cm x 14 cmbox 1

Prospectus. In French. Publisher: [Paris] : [Colophon:De L'imprimerie de Plassan, n.d.]

86. Férussac, André-Etienne-Just-Paschal-Joseph-François d'Audebard, Baron de, 1786-1836.
Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des mollusques, tant des espèces qu'on trouve aujourd'hui vivantes que des dépouilles fossiles de celles qui n'existent plus
Circa 18192 p.; 20 cm x 25.5 cmbox 1

Prospectus for work begun by Jean-Baptiste de Férussac and completed by his son, André-Etienne, and G.-P. Deshayes. The last fascicle of the work was not published until 1851. Publisher: Paris : Imprimerie et fonderie de Fain, rue Racine, no. 4, place de l'Odeon [ca. 1819]

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 221


Subject(s): Mollusks.

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87 (OS). American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Circular. Washington, May 12, 1854. Sir: The committee appointed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to collect observations on the solar eclipse of May 26th, have...directed that a memoir read before the association by Professor Stephen Alexander should be sent to observers, and that it should be accompanied by the map, etc., of the path of the eclipse published by the superintendent of the Nautical Almanac and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.... [Washington, D.C., 1854]
18542 p.; 37.5 cm x 46 cmbox 6

Signed in type by A.D. Bache, chairman of the committee on eclipse. Copy from the original at the Delaware County Institute of Science. Size of original unknown. Photocopy.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 109


Subject(s): Iron and steel bridges

88 (OS). Varella, Pedro.
Modelo del Pasaporte, o Patente de Mar que se concede a los Buques para navegar en Europa, en el Articulo XVII
Undated1 p.; 36 cm x 52.5 cmbox 6

Endorsed. In Spanish.


Genre(s): Passports.

89 (OS). Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Birds of America, from drawings made during a residence of upwards of twenty-five years in the United States and its territories, by John James Audubon, citizen of the United States.... Prospectus. [Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1827]
[1827]2 p.; 21 cm x 27 cmbox 6

Prospectus for Audubon's monumental Birds of America (1826-1838) which featured life-sized portraits of all 489 of the then known species in North America. The first ten plates of the work were issued by William H. Lizars before his colorists went on strike, forcing Audubon to engage the firm of Robert Havell to complete the work. This prospectus was sent by Audubon to Thomas Sully, a Philadelphia artist who had given him oil painting lessons. This prospectus is one of six versions known to have been published for Birds of America.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 214


Subject(s): Birds -- North America

90. Saint-Edme, 1785-1852.
Paris et ses environs...dictionnaire historique, anecdotique, descriptif et topographique; religieux, politique, militaire, commercial et industriel...
Undated3 p.box 1

According to this prospectus the following are among the areas to be treated in the descriptions of the various locations: ancient and modern geography, astronomical observations, museums, libraries, academies, natural productions, state of the agriculture, mines, rivers, canals, commerce, industry, and manufactures.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 104


Geographic Name(s): Paris (France) -- Description and travel.; Paris (France) -- History -- 1715-1789.

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91 (XXOS). United States. Continental Congress.
In Congress, July 4, 1776 : The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America
183227.5 in x 21 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Includes geographical chart of the United States of America. Publisher: Philadelphia : Thomas Morrison, 1832


Subject(s): United States. Declaration of Independence; Constitutional history -- United States

92 (XOS). American Association for State and Local History.
Award and merit ... [in recognition of] the distinctive contribution of the American Philosophical Society to American local history ... 29th day of October, 1948
19481 p.; 42 cm x 56 cmbox 11

Certificate. Signed: S.K. Stevens, President, Albert B. Corey, Chairman of the Committee on awards. Publisher: [Washington, D.C., 1948]


Subject(s): American Philosophical Society

93. To the Honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Pennsylvania ... [re charter for a bank establishment]
Undated1 p.; 7.5 in x 12.5 inbox 1

Publisher: [Philadelphia, n.d.]


Subject(s): Banks and banking -- Pennsylvania

94. Godfrey, Wm. C. (William C.).
History of the Grinnell Exploring Expedition to the Arctic Ocean, in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853-1855. Dr. E. K. Kane, U.S.N., commanding. By William Godfrey, one of the survivors of the expedition
Circa 18571 p.; 16 cm x 24 cmbox 1

Prospectus from Godfrey, an ordinary seaman attached to the second Grinnell expedition, who claims in this broadside: "I saved Dr. Kane's life in the Arctic Ocean, and he denounces me in his book as a deserter."

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 319


Subject(s): Grinnell Expedition, 2d, 1853-1855

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95. Philadelphia Museum Company .
Circular. The trustees of the Philadelphia Museum avail themselves of the occasion of a change of their location, which the intended sale of the arcade renders inevitable
Circa 18351 p.; 20 cm x 25.5 cmbox 1

Attempt by the trustees of the museum to raise money for the erection of a new building to house Peale's Museum. Faced with recurring financial difficulties, the museum had been formerly incorporated in 1821 under the name of the Philadelphia Museum Company. The new building referred to in the broadside was finally erected in 1838.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 73


Subject(s): Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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96. Pennsylvania Institution for t.
To his Excellency, governor of the state of [Pennsylvania]
Undated3 p.box 1

Apeal for additional funds. Signed: (in manuscript) W. Meredith, R. Patterson, N. Chapman, John Vaughan. Copy of New Jersey law regarding institutions for deaf and dumb added. Publisher: Philadelphia, [n.d.]

97 (OS). Royal Jennerian Society.
Extermination of the small pox. Address to the public
18033 p.box 6

At a very numerous and highly respectable meeting, held at the London Tavern, on Wednesday the 19th of January, 1803, to consider of the best means to be adopted for the extermination of the small pox. Signed in type by Charles Price, right honourable lord mayor of London. Printed by W. Phillips, London.


Subject(s): Smallpox

98. British Emigrant Society (Susquehanna County, Pa.).
The British settlement in Pennsylvania : The British Emigrant Society, to their countrymen
18192 p.box 1

Includes a map of the roads leading to the Town of Britania in the British settlement, Susquehanna County, Penna. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1819]


Subject(s): Susquehanna County (Pa.)

99 (OS). Godman, John D. (John Davidson), 1794-1830.
Proposals, by Edward Poole, for publishing, by subscription, a supplement to the "History of animated nature, by Oliver Goldsmith." Animals peculiar to North America, by John D. Godman, M.D.
[1824]1 p.; 21.5 cm x 40.5 cmbox 6

Prospectus for an American supplement to Goldsmith's History of animated nature by John D. Godman, physician and naturalist whose American natural history (Philadelphia, 1826-28) is considered one of the first original American publications on mammals.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 223


Subject(s): History of the earth and animated nature

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100. Maugeret, M..
Code Napoleon, d'apres l'edition officielle
Undated1 p.; 7.75 in x 10 inbox 1

In French. Publisher: [Paris, n.d.]


Subject(s): France. Code civil

101. London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends).
The epistle from the yearly-meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 1st to the 9th of the Sixth month, 1789, inclusive, to the quarterly and monthly meeting of Friends in Great-Britain, Ireland, and elsewhere
17893 p.; 8.25 in x 12.75 inbox 1

Signed: John Eliot, Clerk to the meeting this year. Publisher: London, 1789


Subject(s): Society of Friends -- Great Britain.

102 (OS). The analysis of a lecture upon the eidouranion; or astronomical lucernal, explaining the courses, distances, situations, magnitudes and motions of the heavenly bodies
Undated1 p.; 24.5 cm x 30 cmbox 6

Includes list of illustrations to be exhibited during the lecture. Manuscript note indicates that the broadside was presented to the American Philosophical Society by Thomas Stewardson, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, April 1897.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 110


Subject(s): Eidouranion

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103 (OS). Veterinary College (London, England).
[Circular setting forth objectives, fees, etc. of the college]
17911 p.; 8 in x 12.5 inbox 6

Publisher: [London, 1791]

104 (OS). Great Britain. Commissioners appointed for inquiring into the mode of preventing the forgery of bank notes.
Final report of the commissioners appointed for inquiring into the mode of preventing the forgery of bank notes
18202 p.; 8.25 in x 11 inbox 6

Docket addressed: John Vaughan, Esquire, Philadelphia. Publisher: London, 1820


Subject(s): Bank notes -- Great Britain; Bank notes -- Forgeries

105 (OS). Pennsylvania. Commissioners for the Cultivation of the Vine.
Culture of the vine, an address, of the commissioners for the cultivation of the vine, to the public
Undated2 p.; 21 cm x 33 cmbox 6

Publisher: [Philadelphia, n.d.]


Subject(s): Grapes

106. American Philosophical Society.
Philosophical Hall, Philadelphia, (Circular.) Sir, the American Philosophical Society have always considered the antiquity, changes, and present state of their country as primary objects of their research; and with a view to facilitate such discoveries, a permanent committee has been established, among whose duties the following have been recommended as requiring particular attention
17972 p.; 19.5 cm x 24.5 cmbox 1

Gives the following as members of the committee: Thomas Jefferson, James Wilkinson, George Turner, Caspar Wistar, Adam Seybert, C[harles] W[illson] Peale, and Jon[athan] Williams. Circular letter signed by Jon[athan] Williams, chairman of the committee.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 12


Geographic Name(s): America -- Antiquities.

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107. Royal Jennerian Society. Addington, John.
A Comparative view of the natural small-pox, inoculated small-pox, and inoculated cow-pox in their effects on individuals and society
Undated3 p.; 8 in x 12.5 inbox 1

Lists patrons, patronesses, officers, etc. Crowther. Presented by Dr. J.R. Coxe, 16, September 1803. Publisher: [London, n.d.]. Two copies


Subject(s): Smallpox; Smallpox -- Vaccination

108 (OS). Whig Party (U.S.).
Committee of superintendence in Philadelphia. Circular
18401 p.; 10.5 in x 13 inbox 6

"Enclosing a correct copy of the electoral ticket, formed by the various congressional districts in conjunction with the Central Committee of the state of Pennsylvania...Vote early and bring up your neighbours." Listing electors of Harrison and Tyler.


Subject(s): Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1840

109. [Description of a new land-carriage to which steam can be applied as a moving power]
18131 p.; 7.75 in x 13 inbox 1

Illustrated. Addressed (in manuscript) to John Vaughan. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1813]


Subject(s): Carriages and carts

110. Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833.
Having concluded to offer my services...as an elector to choose a President
18041 p.box 1

Circular letter. Pledges to vote for Mr. Jefferson for president and Mr. Clinton for vice president. Publisher: Russelsville, 1804


Subject(s): Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1804

111 (OS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
The art of making money plenty in every man's pocket by Doctor Franklin
18542 p.; 10.5 in x 15 inbox 6

A rebus. Publisher: [Boston, 1854].


Subject(s): Money

112. United States. War Department.
Department of War, May 15, 1826. To -----[,] Sir: It is the intention of the government to collect and preserve such information as may be obtained concerning the Indian languages.... You will report to the Department, at as early a period as you can, the information required
18261 p.; 21 cm x 35 cmbox 1

Letter enclosed originally with the three following documents: 1) "uniform comparative vocabulary"; 2) "verbal forms and sentences" for translation; and 3) "an attempt," by Albert Gallatin, "to arrange the Indian tribes of the United States east of the Stony Mountains, according to languages and dialects" (for Gallatin's chart, see Goodman #275). Signed in type by James Barbour.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 281


Subject(s): Indians of North America -- Languages

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113 (OS). Shillaber, B. P. (Benjamin Penhallow), 1814-1890.
A very brief and very comprehensive life of Benjamin Franklin, printer, done into quaint verse, by one of the types. September 17, 1856
18561 p.box 7

Publisher: [Boston, 1856]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

114 (OS). Hellins, John.
An extract from a letter of the Rev. Mr. John Hellins, formerly assistant to Mr. (now Dr.) Maskelyne, the Astronomer-Royal at Greenwich Observatory, to Francis Maseres, Esq. Dated Potter's Pury, near Stoney Stratford, in Buckinghamshire, Sept. 25, 1792
17924 p.; 23 cm x 28.5 cmbox 7

Printed copy of a letter written on behalf of Dr. Maskelyne by his former assistant, John Hellins, in reply to a pamphlet authored by Mr. [Thomas] Mudge. Mudge submitted a chronometer of his own construction for a prize offered by the British Parliament for the determination of longitude at sea. During testing at the Royal Observatory the watch stopped working, leading to claims by Mudge that his device had been improperly handled by the observatory's director, Dr. [Nevil] Maskelyne. In the letter, Hellins details his observation of Maskelyne's great care in moving and winding chronometers.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 117


Subject(s): Longitude.; Chronometers

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115 (OS). Philadelphia Inquirer (Firm).
Ye Olde Inquirer, Monday, May 15 [1950]
19501 p.; 11 in x 16 inbox 7

Printed by The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 15, 1950 for the opening to the 1950 Savings Bond Independence Drive of the United States.

116. Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Announcing the publication of volume 1 in May 1950 - The Papers of Thomas Jefferson / Editor: Julian P. Boyd
19507 p.box 1

Also: Special Notice to Libraries Plan of Subscription. Publisher: Princeton, N.J., 1950

117 (XOS). Wharton School. New England Alumni and Friends of the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.
[Program and menu - dinner held at The Statler Hotel, Boston, 15 November, 1950]
19501 p.box 11

Presented by Willman Spawn, November, 1950.


Subject(s): Wharton School

118. Guyton de Morveau, Louis-Bernard, 1737-1816.
Desinfection Guytonienne. Premiere fabrique d'appareils perfectionnes, et avoues par l'auteur. Description et usage
18164 p.box 1

In French. Inscribed: Amn. Philos. Socy. Philad. 7 Nov. 1816 from inventor.

119. Manifesto. A divisao dos voluntarios reaes d'ElRey, animada dos mesmos sentimentos, que tem manifestado o Exercito de Portugal...20 de Marco 1821
18212 p.; 12 in x 8.5 inbox 1

On reverse contains manuscript notes: "List of Amn vessels laying at Montev ..." and "Have copied these and send ... to Poinset ..." Publisher: Montevideo, Uruguay, 1821


Subject(s): Uruguay -- History

120 (OS). Cointeraux, Francois.
Plan d'une maison de pise, avec sa facade du cote de l'avenue, peinte a fresque
17921 p.; 11 in x 18 inbox 7

Publisher: Paris, 1792.


Subject(s): Architecture; Building materials

121. Botanical Abstracts, Inc..
First chattel mortgage, five year, six percent bonds : On the first day of June 1927
19221 p.; 8.5 in x 6 inbox 1

Autograph: W. J. Robbins. Presented by William J. Robbins, January 1966.


Genre(s): Bonds (financial instruments).

122 (OS). Bartram, William, 1739-1823.
Proposals for printing by subscription, on a fine paper, with a new and elegant American letter, cast by John Baine and Co. Travels through North and South-Carolina, Georgia, East and West-Florida.... By William Bartram, botanist, of Philadelphia, who was employed from 1773 to 1777, by the celebrated Doctor Fothergill, of London, to explore the extensive countries above-mentioned
Circa 17903 p.; 17.5 cm x 23.5 cmbox 7

Includes extract of Travels describing the Alachua Savannah in East Florida. Negative photostats of original in N.Y. Public Library. Pp.2 & 3 are "specimen of paper and type." Publisher: [Philadelphia : James and Johnson, 1790?]. See also Goodman 315.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 316


Geographic Name(s): Southern States -- Description and travel.

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123. Story, Enoch. Bartram, William, 1739-1823.
Proposals, for printing by subscription, in one volume octavo; Travels, through North and South-Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
17861 p.; 25 cm x 41.5 cmbox 1

Prospectus for William Bartram's Travels originally enclosed in a letter from Enoch Story, Jr. to Benjamin Franklin in which the Philadelphia printer sought permission to dedicate the volume to the venerable Franklin and requested that he use his influence to see that the work "not perish for want of encouragement" (see Franklin Papers, Mss.B.F85, XLI, 201). Though Story did not come to publish Travels, the work did appear five years later from the presses of James and Johnson (see Goodman 316). Photoprint. For an original, see Franklin Papers, Mss.B.F85, LXXVI, 36).

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 315


Geographic Name(s): Southern States -- Description and travel.

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124. Freemasons. Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.
Dedication of the Pennsylvania Free Mason's Hall
18034 p.; 8 in x 13.75 inbox 1

Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1803]


Subject(s): Freemasons -- Pennsylvania

125. Committee for an Iron Railway from Croydon to Reigate and Godstone.
Minute on the Reigate and Godstone Railway
18037 p.; 8 in x 12.75 inbox 1

Docket inscribed: Miers Fisher from R Barclay. Publisher: [London, 1803]


Subject(s): Reigate and Godstone Railway

126 (OS). Social Library (Bath, Me.).
Rules and regulations for the social library in the town of Bath. Instituted 1st June, 1799
17991 p.; 9.5 in x 14.25 inbox 7

Presented with Benjamin Vaughan Papers. Publisher: [Bath, 1799]


Subject(s): Library rules and regulations

127. [List of prizes]
Undated4 p.; 12.25 in x 8.25 inbox 1

In Italian. Pages 5-8 only.

128. Philadelphia Exchange Company.
Extra Valuable Real Estate by order of the United States. Property, Independence Square, Fifith Street south of Chestnut, Formerly owned and occupied by the American Philosophical Society, Opposite the Philadelphia Library
18592 p.box 1

Notice of the sale of a hall of the APS.


Subject(s): American Philosophical Society

129 (XOS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
The way to wealth : Dr. Franklin's Poor Richard, illustrated. Being lessons for youth on industry, temperance, frugality, etc.
Undated1 p.; 20.25 in x 14.75 inbox 11

Publisher: [S.l.] : William Walker Otley, [n.d.]

130 (XXOS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Pearls of wisdom illustrations from Benjamin Franklin
18851 p.; 24 in x 19 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: [S.l.] : O.W. Griffiths, c1885

131. Franklin, William, 1731-1813.
A proclamation [offering a reward for apprehending a thief]...26 July 1768
17681 p.; 12 in x 7.75 inbox 1

Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by William goodard in Market-Street, [1768]


Subject(s): Rewards programs (Criminal investigation)

132. Say, Benjamin, 1755-1813.
To the committee of fire companies convened at John Todd's school-house...November 22, 1788
17881 p.; 14 in x 8.25 inbox 1

Signed by Benjamin Say, Secretary. Presented by Seymour Adelman, December 21, 1951. Publisher: [Philadelphia], 1788


Subject(s): Fire extinction -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

133 (OS). Gleason's pictorial drawing-room companion
18542 p.box 7

From Vol. 6, no. 3, January 21, containing on p.33 a portrait of Franklin, and an article about this and the other illustrations. Publisher: Boston : F. Gleason, 1854


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

134 (OS). Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887.
Gleason's pictorial drawing-room companion
18532 p.box 7

Contains article: Types of mind: or facsimiles of the hand-writing of eminent persons, No.7...by Ben Perley Poore. Includes Benjamin Franklin's handwriting in a facsimile of his letter to William Strahan, July 5, 1775. Publisher: [Boston, 1853]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

135. Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839.
[A statement concerning student misconduct]
18222 p.box 1

The faculty of the South Carolina College, with respect to the late occurences, desire to state... Printed D.S. : Thomas Copper, M.D., President. Publisher: Columbia, 1822


Subject(s): Education -- South Carolina

136. Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891.
Moral and religious instruction in public schools. Letter to Daniel Collins, Esquire; Madison, Wisconsin, May 31st, 1858
18584 p.box 1

Benjamin Franklin quoted on p.3. Publisher: Madison, 1858


Subject(s): Religious education -- Massachusetts

137. Bryan, George, 1731-1791. Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829.
In Council, Lancaster, May 29, 1778 : Instructions to the agents, appointed by virtue of the act entitled: An Act for the Attainder of divers Traitors
17782 p.box 1

Copy sent to Charles Wilson Peale by Timothy Matlack, who appointed him "for the attainder of divers traitors ..." Signed by George Bryan, vice president. Publisher: Lancaster : Printed by Francis Bailey, [1778].


Subject(s): American loyalists.

138 (OS). Friendship Fire Company (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Articles of the Friendship fire-company
17551 p.; 15.5 in x 12 inbox 7

Franklin imprint. Note on reverse: "Printed by Franklin & Hall. February 14, 1761. The Friendship fire-company." Rosenbach Co. Presented by Rosenbach Co., Oct. 1943.


Subject(s): Fire extinction -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

139 (XOS). Andrew, John, 1815-1870.
Franklin presented at the French court
18562 p.; 15 in x 22 inbox 11

Double-page print, from Ballou's pictorial drawing-room companion, May 17, 1856.


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

140 (XOS). The Girdlers of the earth; the Atlantic cable laid
18662 p.; 16.25 in x 22 inbox 11

From Harper's weekly, August 11, 1866. Double-page spread of pictures to illustrate an article about the Atlantic cable. Contains picture of Benjamin Franklin and his kite. Publisher: New York, 1866.


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): Cables -- Atlantic Ocean

141 (OS). Freemasons. Loge des bon amis (Rouen, France).
Tableau d FF de la R L , d S Jean, regulierement constitutee a l'O ... de Rouen, pour le titre distinctif d bon amis, arrete pour le jour de S. 5757
17874 p.; 14.5 in x 9.5 inbox 7

Benjamin Franklin listed on page 3 among "Associes honoraire"


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): Freemasonry -- France -- History.

142 (OS). The story of a portrait
18962 p.box 7

Negative photostats of article in Harper's Weekly, March 16, 1896. Concerning portrait of Samuel Vaughan by Robert Edge Pine, owned by the American Philosophical Society.

143. University of Pennsylvania.
Order of exercises, at the commencement for conferring degrees on the students ... on the 30th and 31st days of July, 1789
17891 p.; 13.5 in x 8.25 inbox 1

Contains manuscripts notes. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1789]

144 (OS). Asylums for the deaf and dumb
Undated2 p.box 7

Contains brief descriptions of The New York institution for the deaf and dumb; The American asylum, Hartford; and, on reverse, Fernandez's illustrated chart, or alphabet for the deaf and dumb. Also, print of monument to the Rev. Thomas H. Gallaudet.

145. Philadelphus.
To the public : [Against the non-importation agreement]
17701 p.; 12.75 in x 8.5 inbox 1

Publisher: Philadelphia, 1770


Geographic Name(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes

146. United States. Continental Congress. Committee of Correspondence.
To the several battalions of military associators in the Province of Pennsylvania
17762 p.box 1

Signed ... Thomas Nevil, John Chaloner, James Cannon, Andrew Epley, William Thorne, Committee of Correspondence. June 26, 1776. Publisher: [Philadelphia], 1776


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources

147 (OS). By the medium of the curious numerical machine, invented by the ingenious Mr. Cox, are to be disposed of, the following two hundred and fifty lots of ornamented rich plated goods
17731 p.; 15 in x 9.25 inbox 7

Philadelphia : [Printed by Henry Miller, 1773]


Subject(s): Calculators.

148. Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803.
A receipt to make a speech
17661 p.; 7.5 in x 6.5 inbox 1

Manuscript note added: "Election 1766." Severely trimmed on all sides. Publisher: [Philadelphia : William Bradford, 1766


Geographic Name(s): Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- To 1775.

149. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
An epistle from our yearly meeting held in Philadelphia, for Pennsylvania and the Jerseys, etc.
17234 p.box 1

From the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth Day of the Seventh Month, 1723. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends, belonging to said yearly meeting. Contains manuscript endorsement on page 4. Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by Andrew Bradford, 1723


Subject(s): Society of Friends

150. Society of Friends. Burlington meeting.
An Epistle from our yearly meeting in Burlington, for the Jerseys and Pennsylvania ... 1722 : To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends, belonging to the said yearly meeting
17224 p.box 1

Publisher: [Philadelphia : Printed by Andrew Bradford, 1722]


Subject(s): Society of Friends

151. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
An epistle from our yearly meetin held in Philadelphia : For Pennsylvania and the Jersey's, From the 20th to the 24th of the 7th Month, 1729. To the quarterly and monthly meetins, belonging to the yearly meeting
17293 p.box 2

Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by Andrew Bradford, 1729


Subject(s): Society of Friends

152 (OS). Pennsylvania. Supreme Executive Council.
A proclamation ... [offering a reward for the discovery of rioters]
17871 p.; 13.5 in x 11.25 inbox 7

Signed: Benjamin Franklin. Attest. Charles Biddle, secretary. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1787]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

153 (OS). Hudson, William, 1661-1742.
To the honourable Patrick Gordon, Esq.; ... the address of the mayor ... in Council the sixteenth day of the fifth month [July] anno. 1726
17261 p.; 15 in x 12 inbox 7

Also carries Governor's answer to the address of the mayor. Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed and sold by Andrew Bradford, [1726]


Subject(s): Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

154 (OS). Den herren lobt und benedent, der von der Stampel-act uns hat befrent ... Philadelphie, den 19 Mar, 1766
17661 p.; 13 in x 18.75 inbox 7

Announces repeal of the Stamp Act. In German. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1766]


Subject(s): Stamp Act, 1765

155. Library Company of Philadelphia.
[Receipt of subscription of Josiah Rolfe, through Robert Grace ... March 25, 1732]
17321 p.; 7.5 in x 6.5 inbox 2

Printed D. filled in in manuscript. S: Wm. Coleman, Treas. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1731]

156. Franklin, William, 1731-1813. Peters, Richard, 1704-1776.
Lancaster, May 30th, 1755 : To the inhabitants of the county of Berks. Friends and countrymen...
17551 p.; 13 in x 8.25 inbox 2

We having been with His Excellency General Braddock. Concerning terms for delivery of oats. Publisher: [Lancaster : William Dunlap, 1755]


Subject(s): Braddock's Campaign, 1755.

157 (OS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Scheme for a printing-office to be established in New Haven, Connecticut, as drawn up in a letter from Benjamin Franklin to William Strahan...Philadelphia October 27, 1753
19222 p.box 7

"From the original in the Yale university library. Reprinted for the Franklin bi-centennial number of the American printer ... Mdccccxxij." Publisher: New Haven, Conn., 1922

158. Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
To the citizen[s] of the United States of America. Mr. Peale respectfully informs the public, that having formed a design to establish a museum, for a collection, arrangement and preservation of the objects of natural history and things useful and curious.... Philadelphia, February 1, 1790
17901 p.; 20.5 cm x 20 cmbox 2

Requests donation of specimens. Upper left and right-hand corners of broadsides missing. Signed in type by Charles Willson Peale.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 69


Subject(s): Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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159. Library Company of Philadelphia.
[Call for a meeting of the stockholders to consider the question of a new building, including proxy] .. Philadelphia, October 4th, 1771
17711 p.; 11.25 in x 7.75 inbox 2

Copy addressed to John Dickinson, Esq., contains his signature, assigning Matthew Clarkson as his proxy. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1771]

160. Dewhurst, H. W. (Henry William).
Important to naturalists, scientific institutions, etc. ...Just published, price one guinea to subscribers--thirty shillings to non-subscribers, The natural history of the order Cetacea, and the oceanic inhabitants of the Arctic regions
Circa 18352 p.; 20.5 cm x 36 cmbox 2

Advertisement for a work published in 1834 by this London physician and naturalist. Originally enclosed in a letter (APS Archives; March 19, 1835) from the Verulam Philosophical Society of London of which Dewhurst was the president.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 219


Subject(s): Natural history; Cetacea

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161. Agassiz Association.
Special emergency bulletin to the members and friends of the Agassiz Association ... February 1, 1911
19111 p.; 11 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences, through Dr. John Percy Moore, February 24, 1950. Signed: Edward F. Bigelow, President of the AA. Publisher: [Sound Beach, Connecticut, 1911]

162 (OS). Fitch, John, 1743-1798.
Whereas John Fitch, of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, has proposed a machine for promoting navigation
17861 p.; 13 in x 8 inbox 7

We the subscribers being willing to promote ... do promise to pay said Fitch ... provided said Fitch shall have ready to be delivered to us ... so many... A "subscription paper" printed and distributed by John Fitch to members of the Virginia Assembly in an attempt to raise funds for the construction of his first steamboat. Publisher: [Richmond, Va., 1786]


Subject(s): Steam-navigation

163 (XOS). Neujahrs-Grusz des Banner von Berks
18651 p.box 12

New Year's greeting. Carries a decorative border depicting Franklin, Jefferson and Washington. Publisher: Reading, Pa., 1865.


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

164 (OS). Amusement here with science is combin'd, to please, improve, and cultivate the mind
Undated1 p.; 23.5 cm x 35 cmbox 7

This broadside, apparently made up of parts clipped from a larger item and pasted together, is possibly an advertisement for Peale's Museum. Ill.: wood engraving by Lansing of eagle holding shield and arrows.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 63


Subject(s): Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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165. Evans, Samuel.
[Note] ... to John Reynolds, Treasurer of the Friendly association for regaining and preserving peace with the Indians by pacific means ... for the sum of two pounds ten ... fifth day of the second month 1758
17571 p.; 10.5 in x 7.5 inbox 2

In 1758, Franklin and Hall published: Friendly association. To William Denny.


Subject(s): Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures

166. United States. Continental Congress. Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Im Congress, den 14ten August, 1776
17761 p.; 11 in x 8.25 inbox 2

For further information see article in Library Bulletin, 1950: Psychological warfare in 1776, by L.H. Butterfield, p.238. "Handbill probably written by Thomas Jefferson, translated and printed under the supervision of Benjamin Franklin and distributed among the Hessian troops on Staten Island, August, 1776. From the only known copy in the German state archives at Marburg." Also, 2 photostat copies. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1776].


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Participation, German; Propaganda, American

167 (OS). Wernwag, Lewis, 1769-1843.
[Plate illustrating three bridges : Newhope, Colossus and Economy]
18131 p.; 7.5 in x 17.5 inbox 7

Autograph: Lewis Wernwag. Drawn and engraved by E. G. Gridley


Subject(s): Bridges.

168. Hektograph Company.
American ozone generator
Undated1 p.; 10.5 in x 8.5 inbox 2

"By aid of New York's most eminent physicians, we are now able to offer to the public an Ozone Generator which possesses all the elements to be desired...to purify and neutralize any foul air or dangerous gases that may exist."


Subject(s): Ozone; Air -- Purification -- Equipment and supplies

169. Hektograph Company.
A New discovery : Cementine
Undated1 p.; 8 in x 5 inbox 2

"After months of trial, and having found it the best article of liquid glue, cement, or mucilage we have ever tried, we have concluded to offer it to the public as a PERFECT GLUE, for household or manufacturers' use."


Subject(s): Cements, Adhesive

170. Masonic medals
Undated1 p.box 2

Contains drawings of twelve medals, including: Franklin medals by Loge de 9 Soeurs Paris, 1778. Presented by Mr. McCorkle, February 18, 1953.


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): Freemasons; Coins

171. Bolton, Henry Carrington, 1843-1903.
Table showing the behavior of certain minerals with citric acid alone, and with reagents
18801 p.; 29.5 cm x 21.5 cmbox 2

Gives the results of the combination of 200 "species" of minerals with citric acid alone and with the addition of NaNo3 and KI.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 125


Subject(s): Mineralogy

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172. Ewington, Harry.
H. Ewington's universal chronometer or perpetual almanac explained
Undated2 p.; 19 cm in diameterbox 2

Paper instrument composed of movable discs for determining the time of sunrise and sunset, length of day and night, and other periodic phenomena.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 300


Subject(s): Chronometers

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173 (OS). United States. Congress.
An Act to provide for a copper coinage ... approved May 8, 1792
17924 p.box 7

For text of document, see also: U.S. - 2d Congress - 1st session. Acts ... p. 155 (345.11:Un3ac). Publisher: [Philadelphia : Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1792]


Subject(s): United States. Congress (2nd, 1st session : 1791-1792); Coinage.

174 (XOS). Pius VII, Pope, 1742-1823.
Dilecto filio Joanni Baptistae Bodonio Parnam
18054 leaves.; 13.5 in x 19.5 inbox 12

In Latin.

175 (OS). Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. United States. Congress.
An Act relative to the election of a president and vice-president of the United States, and declaring the officer who shall act as president in case of vacancies
17922 p.box 7

Signed: Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of state. Publisher: [Philadelphia : Printed by Francis Childs and John Swaine, 1792]


Subject(s): United States. Congress (2nd, 1st session : 1791-1792)

176. London Provident Institution.
Report. The Superintending Committee present the following statement of accounts for the twenty-fourth year, ending the 20th November 1840
18414 p.box 2

Signed: James Hutchinson, Actuary


Genre(s): Business Records and Accounts

177. Moravske muzeum v Brne.
Genetika - Ustredni Biologicka Veda
19652 p.; 5.5 in x 8 inbox 2

In Czech. Presented by the author, April 1966. Publisher: Brno, 1965


Subject(s): Genetics -- History.

178 (OS). Colombia.
Resumen del censo jeneral de poblacion de la Republica de la Nueva Granada
18361 p.; 12.5 in x 17 inbox 7

In Spanish. Publisher: [Bogota, 1836]


Subject(s): Colombia -- Census

179. Citizens of Northampton, Lehigh, and the Adjacent Counties.
To the honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The petition of the citizens of Northampton, Lehigh, and the adjacent counties...[against the Lehigh coal and navigation company], January 1831
18311 p.; 5.75 in x 7.75 inbox 2

Requests privilege of extending the railroad of the Beaver Meadow Company.


Subject(s): Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company; Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company

180. Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839.
Mr. Carey presents his most grateful acknowledgments to John Vaughan Esq., one of the donors ... Philadelphia, August 20, 1834
18341 p.; 10 in x 7.75 inbox 2

Acknowledgment for a service of plate. Publisher: Philadelphia, 1834

181. Janeway, J. J. (Jacob Jones), 1774-1858.
New-Brunswick has been visited by a frightful tornado. ...Charged with that mournful duty by their fellow citizens, the undersigned have made a survey of the devastation, and ascertained, as nearly as practicable, the amount of the positive and direct damage sustained
18351 p.; 20.5 cm x 33 cmbox 2

Requests pecuniary aid for the victims of this tornado which completely destroyed 130 homes and damaged numerous others. Signed in type by J. J. Janeway, G. S. Webb, F. Richmond, D. Fitz Randolph, and Miles C. Smith. The APS Archives also contain a report of this tornado made by J. J. Janeway, April 23, 1835.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 166


Subject(s): Tornadoes

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182. Ronaldson, James, 1768-1842. Snider, Jacob. Vaughan, John, 1756-1841. Pedder, James, 1775-1859.
Copy of an agreement ... relative to the manufacture of sugar from the beet
18361 p.; 10 in x 8.25 inbox 2

Printed document signed: James Pedder, James Ronaldson, John Vaughan, and Jacob Snider, Jr. Publisher: Philadelphia, 1836. Two copies


Subject(s): Sugar beet

183. Booth, James Curtis, 1810-1888.
The subscriber, proposing to devote his time to instruction in the practical operations of chemistry, has taken a laboratory, in which he will give personal attention to such as are desirous of acquiring a knowledge of the science, as well as the manipulations necessary for extending such knowledge or for making scientific researches. ...Philadelphia, March 3, 1836
18361 p.; 20 cm x 25.5 cmbox 2

Booth, one of America's first "professional" consulting chemists, returned to Philadelphia from his studies abroad in 1836 to begin instruction on qualitative and quantitative analysis. Booth lists the following as references: A[lexander] D. Bache, F[ranklin] Bache, Dr. [George B.] Wood, Dr. [Robert E.] Griffith, and Henry Troth.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 126


Subject(s): Chemistry -- Study and teaching

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184. Booth, James Curtis, 1810-1888.
The subscriber has taken a laboratory, in which he proposes to perform analyses of the various ores, as those of iron, lead, copper, silver, gold, etc.; of the earths, as those of lime, clay, sand, etc.; and likewise the products of art. Instruction in the methods of analysis will also be communicated
18361 p.; 12.5 cm x 19 cmbox 2

In addition to the instruction in chemistry Booth offered in another broadside (See Goodman 126, or 973 C683 no. 183), in this document, issued only one week later, he also advertises the ability to perform chemical analysis of ores, earths, and "the products of art." The following are listed as references: A. D. Bache, W. H. Keating, and Henry Troth.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 127


Subject(s): Laboratories; Chemistry -- Study and teaching

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185 (OS). Moniteur industriel
18364 p.box 7

In French. Contains an article on beet sugar. Publisher: Paris, 1836


Subject(s): Sugar beet

186 (XOS). Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
State of the account of the Pennsylvania hospital ... for the year ending...1836
18361 p.; 21 in x 16.5 inbox 12

Carries endorsement by John Vaughan. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1836]

187 (OS). Wolbert, C. J. and Company (Auctioneers).
[Fragment missing] and real estate. C. J. Wolbert and Co. invite attention to their sale which will take place on Thursday evening next[,] the 5th August, 1841
18411 p.; 15 cm x 36 cmbox 7

Advertisement for an auction. Item number seven to be auctioned is the Philadelphia Museum (see also Goodman 79).

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 80


Subject(s): Real property -- Pennsylvania.; Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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188 (OS). Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801.
By the Hon[orable] Major General Arnold, Commander in chief of the forces of the United States of America, in the city of Philadelphia, etc. A proclamation ... [establishing military law] ... Philadelphia, June 19, 1778
17781 p.box 7

Signed: B. Arnold, Major Gen


Geographic Name(s): Philadelphia (Pa.)-History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.

Subject(s): Martial law -- Philadelphia (Pa.)

189 (XOS). Alexander, Daniel Asher, 1768-1846.
The London docks [map]
17961 p.; 13 in x 21.75 inbox 12

Engraved by J. Carey. Previously housed with: PAM v. 744, no. 4. Publisher: [London, 1796]


Subject(s): London (England) -- Maps

190 (OS). Cercle des Philadelphes.
Tableau du Cercle des Philadelphes, Établi au Cap-François avec l'approbation du Roi, le 15 août 1784
17874 p.; 22.5 cm x 28.5 cmbox 7

In French. Lists the 89 members of this short-lived scientific society and classifies them according to the various membership categories. Among the members given are two Americans, Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush. Publisher: Cap-Francois: Imprimerie royale, 1787.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 26


Subject(s): Science -- Societies, etc.

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191 (OS). Monument de reconnoissance
17911 p.; 16 in x 11.75 inbox 7

An engraving of a proposed monument in honor in Baudry Deslozieres.

192. American Institution for the Cultivation of Science.
Boston, November 1, 1838. In consequence of communications between members of the American Philosophical Society, in Philadelphia, and gentlemen in Boston, a meeting was held in the latter place, of gentlemen belonging to Boston, Salem, and the University at Cambridge...to form an institution to be called the American Institution for the Cultivation of Science, having for its object the advancement of physical science and literature
18381 p.; 20 cm x 25 cmbox 2

Resolution concerning formation of the American Institution for the Cultivation of Science. Lists the following members of the committee of correspondence: John C. Warren, Judge [Joseph] Story, John Pickering, F. C. Gray, Daniel Treadwell, and Dr. [Enoch] Hale. Signed in type by John C. Warren, chairman of the committee.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 8


Subject(s): American Philosophical Society

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193 (OS). Sound alarm
Undated1 p.; 15 in x 9.5 inbox 7

"Except ye amend your lives, ye shall all likewise perish. The harvest shall be gone in the day of possession and desparate sorrow." Contains two poems in parellel columns, referencing Biblical passages: "How beautiful" and "How horrible."


Subject(s): Bible - Criticism, interpretation, etc.

194. Pennsylvania (Province).
[Forty shilling note of the province of Pennsylvania]
17752 p.; 3.5 in x 3 inbox 2

No. 9091 [signed] Jos. Redman, ---- Smith (?) W. Clarkson. W. Clarkson was mayor of Philadelphia 1792-1795. Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Printed by Hall and Sellers, 1775


Subject(s): Paper money -- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

195 (XOS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Poor Richard illustrated : Lessons for the young and old on industry, temperance, frugality, etc.
Undated1 p.; 23 in x 15.25 inbox 12

Gift plate supplement to Home & Fireside Magazine.


Subject(s): Maxims; Success

196 (XXOS). To the memory of Benjamin Franklin : Died, Philadelphia, April 17th, 1790, aged 85 years
184827 in x 22.5 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: Hartford, Connecticut, [1848]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

197. Forbes, John.
By order of General Forbes : Notice is hereby given, that a number of waggons will be wanted for his Majesty's service; that each waggon is to be furnished with four good strong horses...
17581 p.; 13 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Publisher: [Philadelphia : B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1758]


Subject(s): United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763

198 (OS). Jarvis, William. O'Neill, Charles.
Merino sheep
18011 p.; 12.5 in x 15.5 inbox 7

Statements on the Merino sheep imported into this country. Mutilated


Subject(s): Merino sheep

199. Feutry, Aimé Ambroise Joseph, 1720-1789.
[Advertisement for Les commandemens de l'honnete homme]
17791 p.; 8.5 in x 6.75 inbox 2

In French. At bottom of sheet: "P.S. On a cru devoir joindre ici La science du bon-homme Richard, par le Docteur Benjamin Franklin, & l'on donnera cette feuille au meme prix de l'autre (deux sols)." Bears autograph of Feutry. Publisher: Paris, May, 1779

200. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Adresse au public, par la Societe de Pensylvania, etablie pour travailler a l'abolition de l'esclavage & au soulagement des Negres libres, injustement tenus en esclavage
17902 p.box 2

Supplement au Patriote francais: no.159. In French. Publisher: Paris, 1790


Subject(s): Abolition, emancipation, freedom

201. Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.
On youth and old age; a sophomore Latin exercise; given at Yale college, May 4, 1776
19543 p.; 11.25 in x 7.25 inbox 2

Student oration by Noah Webster "reprinted ... as a keepsake for those assisting [in] publishing the bibliography of Webster compiled by Emily C. Ford Skeel and edited by Edwin H. Carpenter, Jr." Presented by Edwin H. Carpenter, Jr., November, 1955. Publisher: Los Angeles : W. M. Cheney, 1954


Subject(s): Latin language

202 (OS). Charles Sessler (Firm).
Sessler's bookshop sends holiday greetings
19551 p.; 12 in x 9 inbox 7

"From an original lithograph by P.S. Duval after the drawing of Albert Newsam. Published in Philadelphia (circa. 1855)." Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1955]


Subject(s): Congratulations, greetings, thanks

203 (XOS). Tileston and Hollingsworth Co..
[Calendar for January, 1956]
19551 p.; 22.5 in x 14.5 inbox 12

"The red circle marks the location of the house in which Benjamin Franklin was born ... The house was burned in 1810; the wood engraving was made after a painting from memory in 1856. The street plan is produced from Johnson's map of 1728." Print card: Franklin, Benjamin - Residence. Engraver's card: Tileston & Hollingsworth Co. Publisher: Boston, [1955]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

204. Whitman, Charles Otis, 1842-1910.
Journal of morphology
Circa 18872 p.; 14.5 cm x 23 cmbox 2

Prospectus for this journal of animal morphology founded in 1887 and devoted to "embryological, anatomical, and histological subjects." Whitman, a biologist who made valuable contributions in embryology, comparative anatomy, taxonomy, evolution, and animal behavior, held a variety of posts in museums and academic institutions during his lifetime.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 231


Subject(s): Morphology.

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205 (OS). University of Pennsylvania.
University of Pennsylvania, (Faculty of arts.) October 25th, 1867. A very important change having been made in the system of instruction in the university...a circular was issued, on the 9th of September, by the faculty, containing a detailed statement of the new plan. ...Since the opening of the term, several slight...modifications having been adopted, it is thought best to issue...a full explanation of the new system
18673 p.; 24 cm x 30.5 cmbox 7

Gives course of studies for the bachelor of arts degree including the following science-related subjects: mathematics, chemistry, physics, physical astronomy, and geography. Signed in type by Francis A. Parkman, secretary of the board of trustees.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 87

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206 (OS). Poor Richard Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).
In honor and memory of Benjamin Franklin, the Poor Richard almanack award is awarded to the American Philosophical Society, for distinguished service in the international celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 250th anniversary
19561 p.; 11 in x 14 inbox 7

Presented by the Poor Richard club, January, 1956. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1956]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): American Philosophical Society

207. Académie des Sciences, Belles-lettres, et Arts de Lyon.
Sujets de prix, proposés par l'Académie...pour l'année 1782.... [Page 2:] Pour l'année 1783. ...A Lyon, le 5 septembre 1780
17802 p.; 19 cm x 23.5 cmbox 2

Gives details of two prizes proposed and funded by Abbé Guillame-Thomas-François Raynal. The first, to be awarded in 1782, offers 600 livres for the best entry relating to the prosperity of manufacturing in Lyon. The second, to be awarded in 1783,offers 1200 livres for the best entry discussing the beneficial and detrimental effects of the discovery of America. Signed in type by [Marc-Antoine-Louis Claret de Fleurieu de] La Tourrette, perpetual secretary of the academy.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 1

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208 (OS). Durner, Joseph George.
Monthly prices current of merchandize of imports and exports, in Vienna weight and effective money, for bills at 3 months
18162 p.; 11.75 in x 8.75 inbox 7

Joseph George Durner, broker. Publisher: Trieste : A. Maldini, February 1, 1816


Subject(s): Prices -- Italy -- Trieste; Trieste (Italy) -- Commerce

209 (XOS). National Archives (U.S.).
Archivist's code
Undated1 p.; 20 in x 15 inbox 12

Signed: Wayne C. Grover, Archivist of the United States. Presented by the author, June, 1956.


Subject(s): Archives

210. Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842.
Hail, Columbia! Happy land!
Undated1 p.; 8 in x 3.5 inbox 2

Words to "Hail, Columbia!" clipped from unknown publication. Presented by James Lewis Hook, June, 1956.


Genre(s): Song sheets

211. American Social Science Association.
May 10, 1848. Sir: The Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, at its meeting in Boston, on the 24th of September, 1847, resolved itself into the American Association for the Promotion of Science, elected its officers as such, and appointed the time and place of the first meeting...to be in the city of Philadelphia, on the third Wednesday (20th) of September, 1848, at 10 o'clock, a.m. [Page 2:] List of Officers.
18482 p.; 19.5 cm x 25 cmbox 2

Signed in type by Samuel George Morton, chairman of the local committee, and Walter R. Johnson, secretary. Two copies

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 6

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212. Peale Museum.
Notice! An exhibition at the Peale museum, "Rendezvous for taste", re-creates the atmosphere of Peale's Baltimore museum as it was under the proprietorship of Rembrandt & Rubens Peale, 1814-1830
19562 p.; 8.75 in x 5.5 inbox 2

Two copies. Publisher: Baltimore, 1956


Subject(s): Art -- Exhibitions

213 (OS). Independence Hall Bell Ringers Society.
Whereas the bells of Independence hall ... have been symbols of liberty to all men in the world ... therefore be it known to all men that ... is hereby and henceforward proclaimed a master bell ringer of Independence hall
Undated1 p.; 13.5 in x 17 inbox 7

Subject(s): Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.)

214 (XOS). Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649.
King Charles I and the tobacco trade : The proclamation of January 6, 1630-1631 / reproduced to honor the service of Martha W. Hiden to the Virginia State Library
19525 p.box 12

Edited by Randolph W. Church. Facsimile, reproduced in its original size from copy in the Virginia State Library, has caption title: A proclamation concerning tobacco. Publisher: Richmond : Virginia State Library, 1952


Subject(s): Tobacco industry -- Bermuda Islands; Tobacco industry -- Virginia; Tobacco -- Commerce; Great Britain -- Colonies -- America

215 (OS). Rossig Educational Chart Company, New York.
Pennsylvania : an instructive compilation by counties
Circa 19301 p.; Circular ; 10.25 in diameterbox 7

Publisher: New York, [1930].


Geographic Name(s): Pennsylvania -- Description and travel.

216 (XOS). Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Facsimile of the original draught by Jefferson of the Declaration of independence, in Congress, 4th July, 1776
17762 p.; 15.25 in x 21.25 inbox 12

Subject(s): United States - Politics and government; United States. Declaration of Independence

217 (OS). McCorkle, Edgar R..
Autographs of the Presidents of the United States
Circa 19461 p.; 14 in x 11 inbox 7

Presented by Mr. McCorkle, April, 1952. Publisher: Philadelphia


Subject(s): Presidents -- United States -- Autographs

218 (OS). Bonamy, Francois.
Deo juvante. M. Franciscus Bonamy, in Academia Nannetensi doctor, professor medicus plantarum
17851 p.; 12.5 in x 16.5 inbox 7

Publisher: Nannetis (Nantes) : Ex typographia Viduae Andreae Querro, 1785

219 (XOS). Pennsylvania. Board of Canal Commissioners.
Rates of toll to be charged on the Pennsylvania canals and railroads, from and after the 1st January, 1847
18461 p.; 25.5 in x 16 inbox 12

Publisher: J.M.G. Lescure, Printer to the State, [1846]


Subject(s): Canals -- Pennsylvania; Railroads -- Pennsylvania -- History

220 (OS). Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
In Congress, July 4, 1776 : The unanimous declaration of the thirteen united states of America...
17761 p.; 17.75 in x 14.75 inbox 7

Facsimile. Presented by the Philadelphia convention and visitors bureau, December, 1952.


Subject(s): United States. Declaration of Independence; United States - Politics and government

221 (OS). Tillkånna gifves att...Peter Jonas Bergius, dog i Stockholm. den 10 Julii 1790
17901 p.; 23 cm x 37.5 cmbox 7

Notification of death of famous Swedish physician and botanist. Includes list of the scientific societies of which Bergius was a member. Read at APS meeting January 24, 1791.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 205

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222 (OS). Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Declaration of Independence, Facsimile on parchment
17761 p.; 18.5 in x 13 inbox 7

Presented by Davis Store, June, 1955. Publisher: [Portsmouth, Virginia : Davis Store, n.d.]


Subject(s): United States. Declaration of Independence; United States - Politics and government

223. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Advertisement : Whereas 150 waggons, with 4 horses to each waggon ... for the service ... [of Braddock's army]
17551 p.; 9.25 in x 5.5 inbox 2

Reduced facsimile made after middle of 19th century. Presented by Edwin Wolf, 1956. Publisher: Lancaster : [Printed by William Dunlap], 1755


Subject(s): Braddock's Campaign, 1755.

224 (OS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Advertisement : Whereas 150 waggons, with 4 horses to each waggon ... for the service ... [of Braddock's army]
17551 p.; 12.25 in x 7.25 inbox 7

Negative photostat of copy in the Boston Public Library. For provenance, see letter from Boston Public Library, October 30, 1956. Presented by Edwin Wolf, 1956. Publisher: Lancaster : [Printed by William Dunlap]


Subject(s): Braddock's Campaign, 1755.

225 (OS). Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Commission.
A Call to the American people
19561 p.; 12.5 in x 9.25 inbox 8

Publisher: New York, 1956

226 (OS). Theisen, E.J..
$250.00 reward for initial information as to the author of this design and his own interpretation thereof, Fugio Cent, first coin of the United States, authorized by Congress, July 6, 1787
19561 p.; 11 in x 15 inbox 8

The author of this design is still unknown. Reward will depend upon the authenticity of claim being confirmed by Library of Congress.


Subject(s): Coins

227. Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (Great Britain).
Albert Medal
18751 p.; 12.75 in x 8 inbox 2

Lists recipients for 1864-1874. Enclosed with letter from Sir Edward Thornton to George B. Wood, June 30, 1875.


Subject(s): Albert Medal

228 (XOS). Asylum Company.
This is to certify that Charles De Cadignan of Philadelphia is entitled to one...share in...the Asylum Company...June 9, 1794
17943 p.; 14.5 in x 10 inbox 12

Certificate no.5, signed by Robert Morris, and Articles of Agreement, 1794. Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by Zachariah Poulson, [1794].

229 (OS). Certificate in honor of Lafayette dated May 27, 1834
18341 p.; 15.75 in x 12.25 inbox 8

Poem to Lafayette mentions Benjamin Franklin. Lithograph by F.J. Oberthuer. Publisher: [Strassburg, 1834]


Genre(s): Poetry

Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

230 (OS). Cadwallader, John.
Birmingham; on the River Juniata, in the County of Huntingdon ... town lots ... will be sold by tickets ... December 13, 1797
17941 p.; 15 in x 8 inbox 8

Manuscripts note: "Tickets for sale are lodges with James Hamilton, Esq." Publisher: Huntingdon : Printed by Michael Duffey, [1797]


Subject(s): Birmingham (Pa.)

231 (OS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
The art of making money plenty in every man's pocket by Doctor Franklin (rebus)
Undated1 p.; 14 in x 11.5 inbox 8

Publisher: Boston : P.Mahony, paper maker, [n.d.]


Subject(s): Money

232 (OS). Franklin, the greatest of modern philosophers (rebus)
Undated1 p.; 14 in x 11.5 inbox 8

Rebus beginning, "O eye C ... " Publisher: Boston : P. Mahony, paper maker, [n.d.]


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

233 (OS). Bartram, John, 1743-1812.
Catalogue d'abres d'arbustes et de plantes qui croissent en Amérique, et produisent des graines en maturité dans le Jardin de John Bartram, près de Philadephie; qui se vendent en plantes ou en graines, le tout à juste pris
[1783]1 p.; 25.5 cm x 29.5 cmbox 8

French language version of broadside #245. The first sales catalogue of American plants issued in this country. After John Bartram, Sr.'s death in 1777, the family homestead and nursery business in Kingsessing, just outside of Philadelphia, passed on to the younger John Bartram who issued catalogues like this one for the next quarter of a century. Facsimile printed in APS proceedings, v.101, no.6, p.520.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 190


Subject(s): Botany -- Catalogs -- United States

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234. Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Advertisement : Whereas 150 waggons, with 4 horses to each waggon, and 1500 saddle or pack-horses are wanted ... General Braddock hath been pleased to impower me to contract for the hire of the same
17552 folders; 13.25 in x 7.75 inbox 2

Manuscripts notes on reverse of document: Benja Franklin Esqr/Advertisement abt. waggons/April 26, 1755. Library has negative photostat of copy in Boston Public Library, which bears same imperfections as the copy presented by Edwin Wolf of the Library Company of Philadelphia. Facsimile printed in APS Proceedings, v.101, No.6, p.552. Publisher: Lancaster : [Printed by William Dunlap], April 26, 1755. Includes second folder of reproductions.


Subject(s): Braddock's Campaign, 1755.

235 (XOS). Powell and Eddie.
A catalogue of garden-seeds, fruit-trees, flower-roots, and choice plants, sold by Powell and Eddie, seedsmen, at the King's Head, near Fetter-lane, in Holbourn, London
Undated1 p.; 44 cm x 56 cmbox 12

A list of seeds, herbs, and flowers available for sale.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 201


Subject(s): Botany -- Catalogs -- Great Britain; Seeds -- Catalogs

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236 (OS). Powell and Eddie.
North American and Carolina tree, shrub, and plant seed, imported and sold by Powell and Eddie, seedsmen, at the King's-Head, near Fetter-Lane, Holbourn, London
Undated2 p.; 23 cm x 37 cmbox 8

List of seeds available for purchase.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 202


Subject(s): Botany -- Catalogs -- Great Britain; Seeds -- Catalogs

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237 (OS). Bayard, Andrew.
Books at auction
Undated1 p.; 9.75 in x 15 inbox 8

Lower half lacking. Publisher: [Philadelphia, n.d.]


Subject(s): Books -- Auction catalogs

238. Grande Chartreuse (France). Coignard, L..
Catalogue des plus excellents fruits, les plus rares & les plus estimes qui sont dans les pepinieres des RR.PP. Chartreux de Paris
17284 p.; 9.25 in x 7 inbox 2

Publisher: [Paris] : L. Coignard, [1728]


Subject(s): Botany -- Catalogs -- France; Fruits

239. Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
In Assembly, Tuesday, December 2d, 1783, A.M.
17831 p.; 10.25 in x 7.75 inbox 2

Report on the proposed celebration of the Treaty of Paris; description of the triumphal arch designed by Charles Willson Peale. Publisher: [Philadelphia : Thomas Bradford, 1783]


Subject(s): Great Britain. Treaties, etc. United States, 1783 Sept. 3

240. Philadelphia (Pa.). Grand jury.
To the honourable Patrick Gordon, Esq.; lieutenant governour of the province of Pennsylvania, etc ... [and] The Governour's answer to the address of the grand jury
17261 p.; 12 in x 7.5 inbox 2

Bears autograph: John Taylor. Publisher: [Philadelphia : Andrew Bradford, 1726]

241. Philalethes.
A letter from a gentleman in Philadelphia to his friend in Bucks, September 12, 1728
17284 p.; 12 in x 7.5 inbox 2

Publisher: [Philadelphia : Printed by Andrew Bradford, 1728]


Geographic Name(s): Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- To 1775.

242. T., T..
A letter to a friend
17254 p.; 12 in x 7.5 inbox 2

A criticism on Logan's memorial, beginning "Dear Roger" and signed "T.T." Publisher: [Philadelphia : Andrew Bradford, 1725]


Geographic Name(s): Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- To 1775.

243 (OS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
The art of making money plenty in every man's pocket
18171 p.; 11.25 in x 7.5 inbox 8

Rebus. Publisher: New York : P. Maverick, 1817


Subject(s): Money

244. Jones, Thomas P., 1774-1848.
The Franklin Journal, and American Mechanics' Magazine ... [prospectus]
Circa 18262 p.; 8.5 in x 5.25 inbox 2

Subject(s): Franklin Journal

245. Bartram, John, 1743-1812.
Catalogue of American trees, shrubs and herbacious [sic] plants, most of which are now growing, and produce ripe seed in John Bartram's Garden, near Philadelphia. The seed and growing plants of which are disposed of on most reasonable terms
[1783]1 p.; Size of original unknown. Photocopybox 2

The first sales catalogue of American plants issued in this country. After John Bartram, Sr.'s death in 1777, the family homestead and nursery business in Kingsessing, just outside of Philadelphia, passed on to the younger John Bartram who issued catalogues like this one for the next quarter of a century.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 189


Subject(s): Botany -- Catalogs -- United States

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246. Latham, John, 1740-1837.
Latham's History of birds, with etchings by the author, accurately coloured. ...A complete history of birds, down to the present time
[1821]1 p.; 19 cm x 22.5 cmbox 2

Prospectus for a work from John Latham, a British physician who retired from practice in 1796 to devote his full energies to the study which he had enjoyed from his youth, ornithology. His History of birds was published in 11 volumes, 1821-1828.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 226


Subject(s): Birds -- Pictorial works

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247 (OS). Falck, N. D. (Nikolai Detlef), 1736-1783.
Evolution; or, the extracting of just roots out of all powers, by one universal rule, as easy as common division
Undated1 p.; 41.5 cm x 33 cmbox 8

A mathematical broadside examining evolution, or, the extracting of just roots out of all powers.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 159


Subject(s): Roots, Numerical

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248 (OS). Massachusetts. General Court.
For defraying the charges already expended upon the Warre ... it is ordered by this court and the authority thereof, that there shall be ten single countrcy [sic] rates forthwith assessed
Undated1 p.; 14 in x 11 inbox 8

Facsimile ediiton "from the original broadside (printed surface, 4 7/8 x 6 1/16 inches) preserved at the Court House, Salem, Mass. With the compliments of The Essex Institute. Fifty copies only, no. 37."


Subject(s): Taxation -- Massachusetts; Massachusetts -- Finance

249 (OS). Philadelphia County (Pa.). Commissioners.
[Commissioners report of estimated expenses for the year July 1st, 1847 through June 30, 1848]
18472 p.; 12.75 in x 15.5 inbox 8

Publisher: Philadelphia, 1847


Subject(s): Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Finance

250 (OS). New York Agricultural Society.
Plan for collecting the grasses and other plants of the state of New York into an herbarium--in a communication from Doctor David Hosack
17951 p.; 39.8 cm x 24.2 cmbox 8

Extract from the society's Minutes. Presented by John Vaughan. Publisher: New York, 1795


Subject(s): Botany -- New York (State); Plants -- Collection and preservation.

251 (OS). American Philosophical Society.
Premiums. The American Philosophical Society, held at Philadelphia, for promoting useful knowledge, in order the more effectually to answer the ends of their institution, have agreed to appropriate, annually, a part of their funds to be disposed of in premiums to the authors of the best performances, inventions, or improvements, relative to certain specific subjects of useful knowledge. The following premiums, therefore, are now proposed by the society
17961 p.; 33.5 cm x 41 cmbox 8

Includes information on seven premiums offered by the society for the best entries in the following categories: system of liberal education, method for computing longitude by lunar observation, improvement of a ship's pump, improvement of stoves, method of preventing premature decay of peach trees, experimental treatise on vegetable dyes, and improvement of lamps. Also includes a notice of the conditions of the Magellanic premium. Note at base of this broadside requests printers of "newspapers and other periodical publications, in the United States and in Europe" to "republish the above information." Signed in type by W[illiam] Barton and John Bleakley, secretaries of the American Philosophical Society.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 11


Subject(s): American Philosophical Society -- Prizes

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252 (OS). Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
Votes of the assembly ... Philadelphia, the fifteenth day of October, anno domini, 1739
19361 p.; 15 in x 9.5 inbox 8

Facsimile reprinted on the press originally owned and operated by Benjamin Franklin on December 1, 1936 at the Direct mail advertising associated exhibit. Presented by the Carl Schurz Foundation, September 1960. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1936]


Geographic Name(s): Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- To 1775.

253 (XOS). Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849.
A table of Indian tribes of the United States, east of the Stony Mountains, arranged according to languages and dialects
18261 p.; 46.5 cm x 56.5 cmbox 12

Table of 102 Indian tribes grouped by languages and place of residence. Gallatin, secretary of the treasury of the United States (1801-1814) and diplomat, was originally stimulated toward linguistic research by Alexander von Humboldt. Gallatin's linguistic interest culminated in his Synopsis of the Indian tribes (1836), a work which sought to classify Indian tribes by comparing their languages. In 1842 Gallatin founded the American Ethnological Society, and afterward made both financial and literary contributions toward its Transactions.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 275


Subject(s): Indians of North America

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254 (OS). Tanner, Henry Schenck, 1786-1858.
Proposals for publishing by subscription, a new and elegant Universal atlas, to contain distinct maps of all the principal kingdoms and states in the known world, and separate maps of each of the United States
18331 p.; 32.5 cm x 40.5 cm; 27 cm x 40.5 cmbox 8

Tanner, a cartographer and statistical geographer, is best remembered for his New American atlas (1818-1823), a work extensively researched from primary documents contained in the United States government offices and drawn to uniform scale.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 351


Genre(s): Maps; Atlases

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255 (OS). Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
In Assembly, Tuesday, December 2d, 1783, A.M.
17831 p.; 10.25 in x 7.75 inbox 8

Report on the proposed celebration of the Treaty of Paris; description of the triumphal arch designed by Charles Willson Peale. Photostat from original in the Historical society of Pennsylvania. Presented by Anna Wells Rutledge, May 1960. Publisher: [Philadelphia : Thomas Bradford, 1783]


Subject(s): Great Britain. Treaties, etc. United States, 1783 Sept. 3

256 (XOS). Templeman, Joseph.
St. John's, Newfoundland.... Table shewing the mean temperature, as also the mean height of the barometer in each month in the 8 years, ending 31st December, 1841--with the extremes of each, and the days on which such extremes occurred. Compiled from observations made by Joseph Templeman, of the Colonial Secretary's Office
Circa 18421 p.; 48 cm x 41 cmbox 12

Table showing the average temperature and barmetric pressure for an eight-year period in Newfoundland, Canada.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 176


Subject(s): Temperature -- Newfoundland -- St. John's; Temperature measurements.

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257 (OS). Fowler, O. S. (Orson Squire), 1809-1887.
Phrenological chart
[1835-1836]1 p.; 43.5 cm x 32 cmbox 8

Fragment of a phrenological chart, containing manuscript notes on the reverse, as well as the inscription: "Mr. Fowler's decision on my phrenological traits in 1836. H. R. S." Annotated by Henry R. Schoolcraft.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 282


Subject(s): Phrenology.

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258. Natural History Society of Cornell.
Natural History Society. Founded May 6, 1869. [List of] officers,...executive committee, [and]...members [for 1890]
18902 p.; 20.5 cm x 26.5 cmbox 2

Reproduced in the 1955 Christmas greeting card of Anna Allen and Albert Hazen Wright. Facsimile. Includes and illustration of an animal border surrounding the list of officers.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 37

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259. Convention of Associations of Working Girls' Societies.
Far and near, a monthly journal devoted to the interests of working girls' societies
18901 p.; 21.5 cm x 14 cmbox 2

Publisher: N.Y., 1890


Subject(s): Women -- Employment

260. Italian Colony and Benevolent Society (Utica, N.Y.).
Columbus anniversary
[1892]1 p.; 26 cm x 10 cmbox 2

Describing a celebration of the 400-year anniversary of Columbus' discovery of North America, held in Utica.

261. Johnson, William.
Facsimile of the signatures to the preliminary articles of peace with the Senecas
Undated1 p.; 15 cm x 23.5 cmbox 2

Engraved from a tracing, procured by Mr. Berthold Fnerow for Geo. S. Conover, from the original document in the Public Record Office, London, in "America and West Indies, No. 121, Military, 1763 to 1765.


Subject(s): Seneca Indians; Treaties.

262 (XXOS). Portugais, Le Patriote.
Tableau des colonies et possessions anglaises dans les quatre parties du monde
Undated18.5 in x 25.75 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: Paris : P. Didot l'Aine, [n.d.].


Geographic Name(s): Great Britain -- Colonies

263 (XXOS). Tuffley, Edward W..
Origin of the stars and stripes / from data furnished by the researches to E. W. Tuffley, Northampton, England
188320.5 in x 27 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: [New York] : Rott & Tinker, 1883


Subject(s): Flags -- United States.

264 (XXOS). Worts, William.
The world at one view; on which is shewn the various empires, kingdoms, republics, states, principal islands, and colonies of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australasia; their extent, latitude and longitude, number of inhabitants, chief cities and their populations...also all the principal elevations, rivers, railroads and canals, throughout the world. Compiled from the latest authorities
18331 p.; Extra oversizedmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Extra oversized table containing physical size, population, latitude, and longitude of countries, states, and cities of the world organized by continent. Also includes lists of rivers, islands, canals, railroads, and highest points of elevation across the globe; and a list or reigning sovereigns and world leaders. Illustrated with an image of the globe.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 352


Subject(s): Political geography

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265 (XXOS). Royal College of Physicians of London.
Catalogue of the fellows, candidates, and licentiates of the Royal College of Physicians, London
183621.75 in x 30 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: London : printed by order of the College by G. Woodfall, [1836]


Subject(s): Royal College of Physicians of London

266 (XXOS). Desjardins, Julien François, 1799-1840.
Observations météorologiques, faites à Flacq, Ile Maurice, par M. Julien Desjardins, pendant l'année 1838
[1839]55 cm x 69.5 cmmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Meteorological observations from this native of Mauritius who studied engineering in France and returned to the island of his birth to help found the Société d'Histoire Naturelle de l'Ile Maurice in 1829.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 167


Geographic Name(s): Mauritius

Subject(s): Meteorology - Observations

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267 (XXOS). A geographical chart of Europe. Containing the territorial and political state of Europe, with the new constitutions of France and Poland. Exhibiting the most important facts of each country in a comparative view. n.p.: Printed by J. Davis, Chancery-lane
Undated113 cm v 132 cmmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Top right fragment missing. Includes comparative list of major towns, rivers, ports, mountains, inhabitants, climate, soil produce, manufacturers and commerce, and several other categories.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 345


Subject(s): Geography -- Europe

268. Mercantile Library of Philadelphia.
Applications for books
Undated1 p.; 4.5 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Asking members to recommend books for the library to purchase. Publisher: [Philadelphia, n.d.]

269. Bradford, C. S. (Charles Sydney).
New portraits of Washington and Franklin
Undated1 p.; 7.25 in x 9.5 inbox 2

Presented by Miss Frances M. Bradford, October 1961. Publisher: West Chester, Pa., [n.d.]. Two copies


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

270. Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857.
Iconografia della fauna Italica di Carlo Luciano Bonaparte Principe di Musignano. Prospetto
18322 p.; 21 cm x 32.5 cmbox 2

Prospectus for a work by this ornithologist and nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte who came to America in 1823 to research a supplement to Alexander Wilson's American ornithology. Returning to Europe at the age of 25, Bonaparte went on to publish numerous ornithological studies and other more general zoological works like the one advertised in this prospectus. In Italian

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 217


Subject(s): Zoology -- Italy; Fishes -- Italy; Zoology -- Pictorial works

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271. Baradère, H. (Henri).
Antiquités mexicaines. Relation des trois expéditions ordonnées par le Roi d'Espagne en 1805, 1806, et 1807, pour la recherche des antiquités antérieures a la découverte du Mexique, notamment celles de Mitla et de Palenque
Circa 18334 p.; 21.5 cm x 32.5 cmbox 2

Prospectus for a work published in French in 1834. In addition to Baradère, contributors to the work include: Charles Farcy, [David B.] Warden, and Alexander Lenoir.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 254


Subject(s): Archaeology -- Mexico

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272 (XOS). Canada Company.
Lands in Upper Canada to be disposed of by the Canada company, incorporated by royal charter and act of parliament, in 1826
18332 p.; 17 cm x 22.5 cmbox 13

Contains map of the townships in the province of Upper Canada. Presented by William Vaughan, August 1833.


Subject(s): Canada -- Maps; Physical geography -- Canada; Canada -- Description and travel

273 (OS). Charles Sessler (Firm).
Season's greetings from Sessler's bookshop, 1961-1962
19612 p.; 12 in x 18.5 inbox 8

Reproduction of 'Watchman's address on the return of Christmas, 1851.' Presented by the author, December 1961. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1961]


Subject(s): Booksellers and bookselling; Congratulations, greetings, thanks

274 (XOS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
The way to wealth, as clearly shewn in the preface of an old Pennsylvanian almanack, intitled, Poor Richard improved
Undated1 p.; 15.25 in x 19 inbox 13

Photostat. Publisher: Canterbury : Printed for Simmons and Kirby, [n.d.]

275 (OS). Kinnersley, Ebenezer, 1711-1778.
Newport, March 16, 1752. Notice is hereby given to the curious, that at the Court-House, in the Council-Chamber, is now to be exhibited, and continued from day to day, for a week or two; a course of experiments, on the newly-discovered electrical fire: containing; not only the most curious of those that have been published in Europe, but a considerable number of new ones lately made in Philadelphia; to be accompanied with methodical lectures on the nature and properties of that wonderful element
17521 p.; 22.5 cm x 33 cmbox 8

Kinnersley, collaborator with Benjamin Franklin in his electrical studies, lectured on electricity and lightning in Philadelphia, Newport, New York, and elsewhere before accepting an appointment as professor of English at the College of Philadelphia in 1753.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 140


Subject(s): Electricity

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276 (OS). Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846.
Heads of a course of lectures, intended as an introduction to natural history. Providence, [Rhode Island]: Printed by Bennett Wheeler
Undated1 p.; 26.5 cm x 42.5 cmbox 8

Copy of original in the John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island. Waterhouse was professor of theory and practice of physic and lecturer in naturyal history at Harvard before going into private practice in 1812. Despite its title, Waterhouse's lecture subject ranged from the "art of printing" to the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. The majority of the lecture, however, seems to center on natural history.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 251


Subject(s): Science -- Study and teaching.; Natural history

277 (OS). Magee, James F..
Signers of the Declaration of independence; watermarks in the paper upon which they wrote letters or documents
Undated1 p.; 14 in x 18.25 inbox 8

Presented by Earl T. Kelly, May 1961. Publisher: Philadelphia, [n.d.]


Subject(s): United States. Declaration of Independence

278 (OS). Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
The way to wealth, as plainly shewn in the preface to an old Pensylvanian almanack, entitled, Poor Richard improved
Undated1 p.; 15 in x 20.25 inbox 13

Photostat of copy in Lancaster, England, Public library. Presented by Whitfield J. Bell, June 1958. Publisher: London, [n.d.]

279 (OS). Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
A short account of the behemoth or mammoth
18021 p.; 18 cm x 44.5 cmbox 8

Rembrandt and Rubens Peale, sons of Charles Willson Peale, noted Philadelphia artist and museum proprietor, took one of two skeletons which they and their father had exhumed in New York (see broadside #583) for a European exhibition tour lasting a little over one year (1802-1803). In an effort to obtain the funds necessary for their trip across the Atlantic, the two brothers first exhibited the fossilized creature in New York, an exhibit for which this broadside was issued.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 210


Subject(s): Mammoths.

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280 (OS). Landis Valley Associates. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
[Invitation to the 6th annual institute of Pennsylvania life and culture]
19621 p.; 18.25 in x 11.5 inbox 8

Publisher: Harrisburg, 1962


Subject(s): Pennsylvania -- History

281. MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.
Hear ye! Hear ye! American premiere : the American bell, a lumadrama spectacle in sound and light ... at Independence hall, Philadelphia
19621 p.; 8.5 in x 10.75 inbox 2

Advert for a production of a spectacle of sound and light, held twice nightly at Independence Hall, accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra.


Subject(s): Lumadrama; United States. Declaration of Independence; Independence Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.)

282. Vilniaus Imperatoriskasis universitetas.
Les chaires à l'Université Impériale de Vilna que l'assemblée générale de professeurs tenue le 18. julliet 1803 a declarées vacantes pour ètre publiées, sont...
18031 p.; 19.5 cm x 25.5 cmbox 2

Advertises vacancies in physics, natural history, agriculture, mathematics, clinical medicine, and veterinary medicine.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 85

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283. Societe de la morale chretienne (Paris, France). Comite des prisons.
[Questions concerning prisons to be answered by the committee]
Undated4 p.; 7.5 in x 11.5 inbox 2

In French


Subject(s): Prisons

284 (OS). Bille, Steen, 1797-1883.
Translation of a petition to his Danish majesty, from a great number of planters of the island of St. Croix in America respecting the unhappy state of the colony, and the consequent necessity of the adoption of some reform in the general system of credit
18224 p.; 9.5 in x 15.25 inbox 8

Publisher: St. Croix, 1822


Geographic Name(s): Saint Croix (United States Virgin Islands)

285 (OS). Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia, Pa.).
The American bell, a lumadrama spectacle in sound and light...
19621 p.; 8 in x 16.25 inbox 8

Presented by the author, July 1962. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1962]


Subject(s): Lumadrama; United States. Declaration of Independence

286 (XXOS). Klickstein, Herbert S..
Mallinckrodt outline of the history of chemistry
196133 in x 40 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Revised edition. Prepared for Mallinckrodt chemical works. Publisher: St. Louis : Mallinckrodt chemical works, 1961. Presented by the author, May 1962.


Subject(s): Chemistry -- History

287 (XXOS). Sheet almanac, 1824, together with the Declaration of independence of the United States of America, [and] Constitution of the United States together with the amendment
182421 in x 25.25 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: Philadelphia, 1824. Autograph: Sam. Bradford.


Subject(s): Constitutional history -- United States; United States. Constitution; United States. Declaration of Independence

288 (XXOS). American Forest Products Industries.
Growth of a tree
Undated24.5 in x 34.5 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: Washington, D.C., [n.d.]. Presented by the author, August 1962.


Subject(s): Trees.

289 (XXOS). American Forest Products Industries.
Forests and trees of the United States
Undated24.5 in x 34.5 inmap-case XOS Case 1-6

Publisher: Washington, D.C., [n.d.]. Presented by the author, August 1962.


Subject(s): Forests and forestry -- United States -- Maps; Phytogeography -- United States -- Maps; Forests and forestry -- United States.

290. United States. Continental Congress.
In Congress, Thursday, September 22, 1774 : Resolved that the congress requests the merchants...not to send to Great Britain any orders for goods...An extract from the minutes
17741 p.; 3.75 in x 5 inbox 2

Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by W. and T. Bradford, 1774


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources

291 (OS). Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Wetherill, Samuel, 1736-1816.
An address to those of the people called Quakers, who have been disowned for matters religious or civil
17811 p.; 15 in x 9.25 in. 4 copiesbox 8

Address to those of the people called Quakers, who have been disowned. Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed by Francis Bailey, [1781]


Subject(s): Society of Friends; Quakers.

292 (OS). Society of Free Quakers..
The Discipline of the Society of friends, by some styled the Free Quakers, unanimously agreed to in their meeting for business, held in Philadelphia, on the sixth day of the eight month, 1781
17814 p.; 17 in x 13.25 inbox 8

Publisher: Philadelphia, 1781


Subject(s): Quakers.

293. Society of Free Quakers..
From the monthly meeting of friends, called by some the Free Quakers, held by adjournment at Philadelphia, on the 9th day of the 7th month, 1781 : To those of our brethren who have disowned us
17811 p.; 13.25 in x 8.25 inbox 2

Publisher: Philadelphia, 1781


Subject(s): Quakers.

294 (OS). Society of Free Quakers..
From the monthly meeting of friends, called by some the Free Quakers, (distinguishing us from those of our brethern who have disowned us) held at Philadelphia, the fourth day of the 6th month, 1781 : To our friends and brethern in Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, and elsewhere
17811 p.; 15.25 in x 10 inbox 8

Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1781]


Subject(s): Quakers.

295. London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends).
The Epistle from the yearly-meeting in London : Held by adjournment, from the 15th of the fifth month 1780, to the 20th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meeting of friends in Great-Britain, Ireland, and elsewhere
17804 p.; 17 in x 13 inbox 2

Publisher: [London, 1780]


Subject(s): Society of Friends

296. Schuylkill Electric Railway Company.
Book Ticket
18971 p.; 2.25 in x 5.5 inbox 2

Ticket good only on Main Line, Minersville, Fishbach, Tumbling Run, and Nichol St. Divisions.


Genre(s): Tickets.

Subject(s): Railroads -- Pennsylvania

297. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Circular. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dear Sir:-- At a late meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held at Cambridge, Mass., the standing committee was directed, by a general vote of that body, to contract for the publication of the proceedings of the meeting. ...Cambridge, October 5, 1849
18492 p.; 19.5 cm x 24.5 cmbox 2

Signed in type by Jeffries Wyman, Louis Agassiz, Benjamin Peirce, Charles H. Davis, Asa Gray, Henry D. Rogers, and E. N. Horsford, members of the committee requested to oversee publication of the proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 4

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298. Mease, James, 1771-1846.
Lectures on pharmacy, prescriptions, and dietetics
18171 p.; 7.75 in x 13 inbox 2

A circular Dr. Mease's Lectures 1817. Publisher: [Philadelphia], 1817


Subject(s): Pharmacology.

299. United States. Congress.
An Act concerning the disbursement of public money
18231 p.; 8 in x 10 inbox 2

Publisher: Washington, 1823

300. Pollock, Allan.
Description of Allan Pollock's patent scale beam. ...All orders for balances for banks, or for hydrostatic weighing, weights and other apparatus, carefully attended to.... Also, a great variety of philosophical instruments, made by Allan Pollock, No. 1, Carver-Street, Boston
Undated2 p.; 19.5 cm x 25 cmbox 2

Description of Pollock's patent scale beam. Includes an illustration of the beam.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 307


Subject(s): Scales (Weighing instruments)

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301. Sir William Jones
Undated1 p.; 14 cm x 24 cmbox 2

Biographical sketch of this famed Oriental scholar. Includes an illustration.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 279

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302. Tamizey de Larroque, Philippe, 1828-1898.
Detail de la grande éclipse de soleil qui doit arriver le 26 Octobre de cette présente année 1753. Calculée pour la Ville de Bordeaux suivant les nouvelles observations de Messieurs de l'Académie Royale des Sciences
17532 p.; 19.5 cm x 32 cmbox 2

Details of the grand solar eclipse of October 26, 1753. Includes calculations as to what times various portions of the sun will be blocked (measured in "doigts") during the eclipse and instructions for observing it without eye damage. Also includes an illustration of the eclipse.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 115


Subject(s): Solar eclipses.

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303. Högelmüller, Georg Ritter von, 1770-1826.
Propostition faite aux amis des sciences et des arts. Son Altesse Royale Monseigneur l'Archiduc Charles, Généralissime, a daigné m'autoriser à entreprendre un voyage dans l'Orient; ce voyage doit avoir lieu vers la fin de novembre de l'année prochaine, et j'y serai accompagné des personnes, et muni des instrumens propres à en assurer le succès
18061 p.; 20 cm x 31.5 cmbox 2

Manuscript date of December 20, 1806. Indicates that principle purpose of the visit is to obtain information on the natural history of the horse but that if possible questions posed by individuals on general natural history, geography, philology, technology, archaeology, and numismatics would also be answered.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 322


Subject(s): Scientific expeditions.

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304. United States. Continental Congress.
In congress, Wednesday, April 3, 1776 : Instructions to the commanders of private ships
17761 p.; 8.5 in x 13 inbox 2

Signed by Henry Laurens. Presented by Mrs. Robert McCay Green, December 1962. Publisher: [Philadelphia : Printed by John Dunlap, 1776]


Subject(s): United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources

305. Sergeant, Winthrop, 1753-1820.
From the meteorological observations at Gloster Place, two miles south of Natchez. ...Mean temperature of each and every month in the year, and of every year from 1810 to 1818
Circa 18191 p.; 20 cm x 25 cmbox 2

Signed by Winthrop Sergeant. Two copies

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 175


Subject(s): Meteorology -- Observations.

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306 (OS). Williams, Jonathan.
A thermometrical journal from Halifax towards Falmouth, in the British Packet Eliza
18102 p.; 4.75 in x 15 inbox 8

Publisher: [Philadelhia, 1810]


Subject(s): Meteorology -- Observations.

307. Albany Institute.
Meteorological observations made at the apartments of the Albany Institute, Albany Academy, for thirty-seven successive hours, commencing six a.m. of the twenty-first of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six--ending six p.m. of the following day
18361 p.; 20 cm x 25 cmbox 2

Observations on the 21st and 22nd of March, June[,] September and December, are made by the South African Literary and Philosophical Institution, the Royal Society of London, the Albany Institute, John S. M'Cord, Esq. of Montreal, and Professor [Benjamin F.] Joslin of Union College, Schenectady. Includes account of instruments used and procedures followed in making the observations. Signed in type by M. H. Webster and Philip Ten Eyck of the committee on meteorology.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 163


Subject(s): Meteorology -- Observations.

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308. William Sellers and Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Discount sheet no. 10-20, applying to catalog S4
Undated1 p.; 11 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Publisher: [Philadelphia, n.d.]


Subject(s): Prices -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

309 (OS). Sergeant, Winthrop, 1753-1820.
Details of the rise and fall of the Mississippi River at Natchez landing, for more than twenty years, by a gentleman who arrived there in August of 1798, and has been since resident in its vicinity
Circa 18191 p.; 25.5 cm x 47.5 cmbox 8

Appears to have been separately printed from a newspaper article. Sergeant's observations of the Mississippi River for the years 1798-1818 were made while he was territorial governor of Mississippi (1798-1801) and then as plantation owner when his reappointment was denied by Jefferson.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 174


Subject(s): Meteorology -- Observations.

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310 (OS). Monthly meteorological table for the year 1820, embracing the whole extent of the United States of America and their territories. ...Monthly meteorological table for the year 1821, embracing the whole extent of the United States of America and their territories. ...Comparative table of meteorological observations, taken at several of the military posts in the United States, for the year 1821
18211 p.; 34.5 cm x 42 cmbox 8

Monthly meteorological tables for the United States during the years 1820 and 1821.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 172


Subject(s): Meteorology -- Observations.

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311 (OS). Reed, James.
Miscellany. Meteorological observations for May, 1817. State of the thermometer at a tenement of Mr. James Reed, near the Brattle-House, Cambridge
18171 p.; 43.5 cm x 8.5 cmbox 8

Appears to be a reprint of an article from a newspaper.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 173


Subject(s): Meteorology -- Observations.

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312. Romanes, George John, 1848-1894.
[Circular letter to a number of field botanists].
18892 p.; 18.5 cm x 23 cmbox 2

Requests cooperation from field botanists receiving letter to test his hypothesis that species originate from "sexual variation, such that while infertility continues unimpaired within the limits of the physiologically affected group, some degree of isolation supervenes between members of this group and the unaffected portion of the species." Signed in type by George J. Romanes.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 203


Subject(s): Botany; Darwinism.

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313 (OS). Page, Edward Postlethwayt, 1782-1857.
Behold here the first man who hath squared the circles of 140000 solar and St. John's 144000 lunar years. One is a square to that whose sextant 25920 answers to the modern Hindus' 24000, the sixth of 360 x 400
Circa 18341 p.; 36 cm x 53 cmbox 13

Broadside from itinerant mystic-numerologist among whose claims was that "Halley's comet will then appear to announce that 1836 is the day of judgment." Includes illustrations of the front and side views of Page.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 339


Subject(s): Magic squares; Mysticism

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314 (XXOS). Yale University. News Bureau.
The Franklin Papers
19545 p.; 18.25 in x 25.5 inmap-case XOS Case 1-7

Photocopies of news clippings related to the Benjamin Franklin Papers project undertaken jointly by Yale University and the American Philosophical Society.


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): American Philosophical Society; Yale University

315 (XXOS). Earle, George Howard, 1890-1974.
A proclamation of thanksgiving for three hundred years of godly civilization
193715.75 in x 24.75 inmap-case XOS Case 1-7

Publisher: Harrisburg, 1937


Subject(s): Pennsylvania -- History

316 (OS). Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831.
Public bequests. The following extracts from the will and codicils of the late Isaiah Thomas, L.L.D., of Worcester, (Mass.) shew the amount bequeathed by him for public purposes
18311 p.; 29 cm x 38 cmbox 8

Lists the following science-related organizations to which this printer and historian of printing bequeathed his estate at his death: American Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts General Hospital, American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Historical Society in the Commonwealth, New-York Historical Society, Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture, Worcester Agricultural Society, Essex Historical Society. The bulk of Thomas' estate was left to American Antiquarian Society which he founded in 1812.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 59


Genre(s): Wills.

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317. The Carey-Thomas award : Honorable mention for creative publishing in 1962, has been given to Yale University Press for the publication of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin
19621 p.; 8 in x 10 inbox 2

Sponsors for the award: Publishers' weekly.


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

Subject(s): American Philosophical Society; Yale University

318. Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia invites you to hear Edwin Wolf...on: The reconstruction of Franklin's library: A jigsaw puzzle
19621 p.; 8 in x 11 inbox 2

Publisher: Philadelphia, 1962


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

319 (XXOS). British Museum.
Societati philosophicae Americanae s.p.d. Musaeum Britannicum
195920 in x 28.5 inmap-case XOS Case 1-7

Publisher: [London, 1959]


Subject(s): American Philosophical Society

320. Friend of the People.
Zion besieg'd and attack'd, 1787
17871 p.; 8.5 in x 10 inbox 2

Just published, a new, humorous copperplate. Presented by Charles C. Sellers, May 1963. Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Poyntell, 1787. Photostat

321. MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982.
The American bell
19631 p.; 8.5 in x 11 inbox 2

Presented by Philadelphia area council on tourism, June 1963. Publisher: Philadelphia, 1963


Geographic Name(s): Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subject(s): United States. Declaration of Independence; Lumadrama

322. Petersen, Charles.
Columbia the fairest queen of all nations...
Undated1 p.; 8 in x 10.5 inbox 2

Presented by the University of Pennsylvania library, July 1963.


Subject(s): Columbia (Symbolic character)

323 (OS). Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
The Jefferson drafts of the declaration of independence in facsimile
196310 p.; 10.5 in x 15 inbox 8

Compiled and presented by Gerald Force, August 1963. Publisher: Washington, 1963


Subject(s): United States. Declaration of Independence

324 (OS). Griswold, Alfred Whitney, 1906-1963.
The members of the administrative board and the editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin extend to Yale University their sympathy in the loss of A. Whitney Griswold
19631 p.; 16 in x 9.5 inbox 8

Presented by the author, September 1963. Signatures of: Roy F. Nichols, Richard H. Shryock, Thomas C. Cochran, Frederick B. Adams, Chester Kerr, James T. Babb, Walter Muir Whitehill [and] Leonard W. Labaree.


Personal Name(s): Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

325 (XXOS). Zender, J. D. L. (Joachim Denis Laurent).
Phrenological chart, or else: a physiognomico-craniological delineation of the person of M ______
183968 cm x 50 cmmap-case XOS Case 1-7

Extra oversized phrenological chart, with an explanation of the physiognomico-craniological system. Includes illustrations: four phrenological bust outlines.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 286


Subject(s): Phrenology.

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326 (XOS). Panorama! Will be exhibited at the Eagle Hotel...every evening, at half-past 7 o'clock.... This interesting scenery consists of diagrams mathematically drawn from actual survey of the various forms and relative position of fifty-two distinct arrangements of conical mounds, earthen effigies, and Herculean embankments, interspersed...from Brown's Ville, Pa., to the spurs of the Rocky Mountains
[1855]1 p.; 24 cm x 58 cmbox 13

Unlike Dickeson's panorama (Broadside #437), this one is advertised as primarily based on the Indians of the northern Mississippi valley. The anonymous lecturer claims to have lived with North-Western Indians for four years. Publisher: [Philadelphia] : Scott's printing office, [1855]

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 264


Subject(s): Indians of North America

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327 (XOS). Henri Christophe, King of Haiti, 1767-1820.
Royaume d'Hayti. Proclamation. Le roi, aux Haytiens ... 1er janvier, 1815
18151 p.; 22.5 in x 19.25 inbox 13

Publisher: Cap-Henry : P. Roux, 1815


Geographic Name(s): Haiti

328. New York (State). Conservation Commission.
Forestry form. 47, application blank for tree distribution
19131 p.; 14 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Publisher: Albany, 1913


Subject(s): Conservation of natural resources.; Trees.

329. New York (State). Conservation Commission.
Forestry form. 28, the undersigned hereby applies for the following number and kinds of trees for planting
 2 p.; 11 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Publisher: Albany, [n.d.]


Subject(s): Conservation of natural resources.; Trees.

330 (OS). Poulleau, Claude Rene Gabriel.
Plan d'une rotonde, ou eglise dediee a la Ste. Trinite, de la composition du Sieur Le Geay, architecte
Undated1 p.; 9.25 in x 10.5 inbox 8

Illustrated.


Subject(s): Landscape architecture

331 (OS). Poulleau, Claude Rene Gabriel.
[Plan of a building]
Undated1 p.; 9 in x 10.25 inbox 8

Engraved illustration


Genre(s): Architectural drawings.

332. Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790.
Headquarters, Philadelphia, December 13, 1776
17761 p.; 7.25 in x 9.25 inbox 2

The general has been informed that some weak or wicked men have maliciously reported that it is the design and wish of the officers and men in the Continental Army to burn the city of Philadelphia...Signed, Israel Putnam, Major General. Facsimile. Publisher: Philadelphia, 1776


Geographic Name(s): Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.

333. A Plan of Campus Martius, at the city of Marietta, territory of the United States
Undated1 p.; 7.5 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Illustrated engraving. Elevation and floor plan.


Subject(s): Campus Martius (Marietta, Ohio)

334 (OS). Royal Society (Great Britain).
Annual medal of the Royal Society
17531 p.; 12 in x 9.75 inbox 8

From the Gentleman's magazine, December 1753.


Subject(s): Honors -- Royal Society (Great Britain)

335. Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
[John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1917-1963] The bustle in a house
19631 p.; 5 in x 7.5 inbox 2

Poem by Dickinson related on the death of Kennedy.

336 (OS). Passmore and Birckhead.
Catalogue of books, French and English, late the property of A. J. Dallas, Esquire, dec'd. ...April 11, 1817
18171 p.; 23.5 cm x 34 cmbox 8

Books available for auction. Includes several science-related publications.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 99


Subject(s): Books -- Auction catalogs

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337. Pimentel, Antonio Claudino.
Proclamacao
18211 p.; 12 in x 8.5 inbox 2

In Portugese

338. Uranian Society (London).
This society is established for the advancement of astronomical science, by means of discussion, aided by a regular and continued series of observations, and extended correspondence. At a meeting of the members held on Tuesday, July 9, the following subjects were proposed for discussion, on the first Tuesday in each month.... 25, Bartlett's Buildings, Holburn. July 15th, 1839
18391 p.; 22 cm x 27 cmbox 2

Signed in type by W. H. White, chairman of the society, and J. M. Cavliêr, honorary secretary.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 122


Subject(s): Astronomy; Science -- Societies, etc.

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339. Wistar Association.
Constitution
19442 p.; 11 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Constitution and Regulations, with list of members. Publisher: [Philadelphia, 1944]

340. Orators and critics, 1500-1800
Undated1 p.; 10.25 in x 7.75 inbox 2

Timeline showing life spans for numerous thinkers


Subject(s): Criticism -- History; Orators

341. [Fragment of a French song]
Undated1 p.; 5.5 in x 8 inbox 2

One-page musical score for unidentified song with French lyrics.

342. J. B. Lippincott Company.
Prospectus of Lippincott's Magazine. On the first of January, 1868, will be published the first number of this new monthly magazine of literature, science, and education
Circa 18671 p.; 18.5 cm x 25 cmbox 2

Prospectus of Lippincott's Magazine announcing the creation of a new magazine to be published in 1868 that will include coverage of topics in literature, science, and education.

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 97


Subject(s): Lippincott's magazine of literature, science and education

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343. Férussac, André-Etienne-Just-Paschal-Joseph-François d'Audebard, Baron de, 1786-1836.
Direction générale du Bulletin universel des sciences et de l'industrie, Établie à Paris, rue de l'Abbaye, no. 3. ...Paris, ce 1er. janvier 1824
18242 p.; 19.5 cm x 25 cmbox 2

Prospectus for periodical attempting to establish a regular international communication between "savans, l'industrie, et la librairie de diverses contrées civilisées."

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 94

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344. Coupon 2...[fur] Schlafwagen von Nurnberg nach Zurich oder vice-versa
19081 p.; 3 in x 4 inbox 2

Train ticket. In German.


Genre(s): Tickets.

Subject(s): Trains -- Central Europe

345. Delaware County (Pa.).
[Summon blanks]
Undated1 p.; 8.25 in x 13 inbox 2

Publisher: Philadelphia : printed by John C. Clark, [n.d.]. Two copies


Subject(s): Court summons

346. Du Commun, ------.
Filtres-charbon de M. Du Commun, successeur de MM. Smith et Cuchet, pur la clarification et depuration des eaux
18115 p.; 12 in x 8.5 inbox 2

Publisher: Paris, 1811


Subject(s): Water -- Purification -- Filtration

347. Hare, Robert, 1781-1858.
Letter from Dr. Hare. In reply to an inquiry respecting the influence of electricity in table turning. Philadelphia,