Robert Maskell Patterson notebooks, 1810-1811


Date: 1810-1811 | Size: 4 Volumes


These are notes of lectures and experiments made at Paris as a student at the Jardin des Plantes. The volumes are entitled: Botany & Agriculture (with a large portion actually on electrical machinery); Trees and Shrubs; Chemistry, Physics, Mineralogy; and Zoology.

Background note

Professor of natural philosophy Robert maskell Patterson became the director of the United States Mint; he was elected to the APS in 1809.

Collection Information

Physical description

4 volumes.


Presented by Rev. James O. Patterson, 1955.

Early American History Note

Previously catalogued as part of the the Robert Patterson Collection, this portion contains lecture notes on natural philosophy, death, mathematics, engineering, and other subjects. In addition to the notes, there is a class roster from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Virginia and copies of exams. There is also meteorological data for 1775 and 1776.

Indexing Terms


  • Educational Material
  • Meteorological Data
  • Notebooks


  • Agriculture
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Mineralogy
  • Natural history
  • Physics
  • Science and technology
  • Zoology