Notes taken from Professor Olmsted's lectures on natural philosophy, 1827-1829


Date: 1827-1829 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 141 p.


These classroom notes, taken by an unidentified student, present the state of knowledge in natural philosophy, especially astronomy, during these years. There are mentions of many contemporary scientists, and much on Newton and Newtonian philosophy.

Background note

Denison Olmsted taught mathematics, natural philosophy, and astronomy at Yale College from 1825-1859.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 141 p.


Purchased from the Americanist ($55.00) and accessioned, 02/19/1982 (1982 340ms).

Early American History Note

This volume contains lecture notes from Denison Olmsted's class on natural philosophy at Yale University, 1827-1829. Discussions include astronomy, physics, principles of machinery, and Isaac Newton.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Yale University.


  • Educational Material
  • Lecture notes.
  • Notebooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727
  • Olmsted, Denison, 1791-1859


  • Astronomy.
  • Education
  • Natural history
  • Physics.
  • Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- 19th century.
  • Science and technology