Royal Society (Great Britain) letters and communications from Americans, 1662-1900

Mss.H.S.Film.1

Date: 1662-1900 | Size: 10 microfilm_reel(s)

Abstract

This collection includes letters to and from Americans (including South America and the West Indies) and letters about America selected from the Society's manuscripts (Classified Papers, Letter Books, Letters and Papers, Royal Society Letters, Miscellaneous Correspondence, and other official groups) and from collections of private papers (Sir Charles Blagden, William Buckland, John Canton, Sir John F. W. Herschel, Sir Edward Sabine, and others). The documents range in time and character from John Winthrop, Jr., "A Description of the Artifice & Making of Tarr & Pitch in New England" (1662), to letters from Sir Thomas Edward Thorne to his wife describing the American West, where he was on a surveying party in the 1880s.

Collection Information

Physical description

10 microfilm reels.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access:

Some restrictions apply; consult the repository.

Provenance

Purchased from Royal Society of London (£175.00) and accessioned, 11/19/1963 (1963 2395mf). Reel 10 purchased from the Royal Society of London and accessioned, 1964 (1964 286mf). Diazo prints purchased from the Royal Society of London and accessioned, 1967 (1967 452mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Royal Society, London, England.

General note

There is a service copy in diazo print available in the repository.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


Family Name(s)

  • Jones, Hugh, -- ca. 1670-1760.
  • Witt, Christopher.

Genre(s)

  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.

Personal Name(s)

  • Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
  • Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
  • Banister, Thomas
  • Bingham, William, 1752-1804
  • Blagden, Charles, Sir, 1748-1820
  • Bond, George Phillips, 1825-1865
  • Brattle, Thomas, 1658-1713
  • Buckland, William, 1784-1856
  • Burnet, William, 1688-1729
  • Canton, John, 1718-1772
  • Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749
  • Churchman, John, 1753-1805
  • Clayton, John, 1686-1773
  • Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768
  • Dudley, Paul, 1675-1751
  • Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815
  • Greenwood, Isaac, 1702-1745
  • Grew, Nehemiah, 1641-1712
  • Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
  • Herschel, John F. W., Sir (John Frederick William), 1792-1871
  • King, Rufus, 1755-1827
  • Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792
  • Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903
  • Lewis, Richard
  • Loomis, Elias, 1811-1889
  • Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728
  • Merry, Andrew
  • Middleton, Christopher
  • Moray, Alexander
  • Nicholson, Francis, 1655-1728
  • Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759
  • Robie, Thomas, 1689-1729
  • Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883
  • Smallwood, Charles, 1812-1872
  • Thompson, Benjamin, Count Rumford, 1753-1814
  • Thorne, Thomas Edward
  • Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835
  • Walsh, Robert, 1784-1859
  • Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877
  • Winthrop, Wait

Subject(s)

  • Geology.
  • Indians of North America
  • Meteorology.
  • Paleontology.
  • Potash.
  • Tar.