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1Author:  Crawford, John Lindsay,Earl ofRequires cookie*
 Title:  Account of some campaigns of the British army from 1689 to 1712 and a journal of a campaign under Prince Eugene on the Upper Rhine, 1689-1735     
 Dates:  1689-1735 
 Abstract:  This is one of four large volumes that were part of Benjamin Franklin's personal library. The four volumes comprise a series of John Lindsay Crawford's travels with the Russian Army from 1737-1739. The books have large maps of Europe.

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 Call #:  Mss.940.M68 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America | Military History 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Military Records | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Fortification. | Military discipline. | Military history, Modern -- 17th century. | Military history, Modern -- 18th century. 
2Author:  Crawford, John Lindsay,Earl ofRequires cookie*
 Title:  Journal of a campaign with the Russian army against Turkey, 1737-1739     
 Dates:  1737-1739 
 Abstract:  This is one of four large volumes that were part of Benjamin Franklin's personal library. The four volumes comprise a series of John Lindsay Crawford's travels with the Russian Army from 1737-1739. The volumes have large maps of Europe in them.

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 Call #:  Mss.947.J82 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America | Military History 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Military Records | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Military maneuvers. | Russo-Turkish War, 1736-1739. 
3Author:  Crawford, John Lindsay,Earl ofRequires cookie*
 Title:  Journal of a voyage from the Thames to Russia and of campaigning with the Russian army, 1738-1739     
 Dates:  1738-1739 
 Abstract:  This is one of four large volumes that were part of Benjamin Franklin's personal library. The four volumes comprise a series of John Lindsay Crawford's travels with the Russian Army from 1737-1739. The volumes have large maps of Europe.

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 Call #:  Mss.947.L64 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America | Military History 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Military Records | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Military maneuvers. | Voyages and travels. 
4Author:  Sullivan, Thomas, 1755-Requires cookie*
 Title:  Journal of the operations of the American War     
 Dates:  1778-1779 
 Abstract:  In beautiful script, these two volumes track the history of Thomas Sullivan, a non-commissioned British soldier, during his time fighting in the American Revolution. Sullivan's journal records the evacuation of Boston, the New Jersey campaign, and the occupation of Philadelphia. Sullivan often gives detailed accounts of various towns he visits, such as Halifax, Boston, Princeton, and Brunswick. The journal ends in 1778, when Sullivan deserted the British Army and joined the Continental Army, serving under Nathanael Greene.

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 Call #:  Mss.973.3.Su5 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Military History 
 Genre:  Autobiography | Diaries | Military Records | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Brandywine, Battle of, 1777 | Bunker Hill, Battle of, 1775 | Germantown, Battle of, 1778 | Great Britain. Army -- Regiment of Foot, 49th (1743- ) | Irish -- United States | Long Island, Battle of, 1776 | Monmouth, Battle of, 1778 | New Jersey Campaign, 1776-1777 | Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778 | Red Bank, Battle of, 1777 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1776-1783 | White Plains, Battle of, 1776 
5Author:  Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886Requires cookie*
 Title:  Isaac Lea journals, 1832, 1852-1853     
 Dates:  1832-1853 
 Abstract:  Isaac Lea was a Philadelphia based geologist and publisher. He was primarily a publisher, founding the firm Lea and Febiger, which had its origins in Matthew Carey's publishing house. Isaac married Carey's daughter Frances Anne in 1821. Always interested in science, in 1851, after retiring from the day-to-day operations of his printing firm, he dedicated his time to geology and other scientific interests. This collection contains the journals of Isaac Lea's trips to Europe in 1832 and 1852-53. Lea traveled to Europe to become acquainted with European ideas and methods, although both trips – especially the earlier one – included much sightseeing. Very much a gentleman scientist, Lea gained wide-respect for his knowledge and work, earning an honorary doctorate from Harvard. These travel journals provide insight into some of the people and practices he encountered in Europe that may have shaped his ideas about science.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.L462 
 Extent:  16 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Americans Abroad | Military History | Printing and Publishing | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Art | Sketchbooks | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Naturalists. 
6Author:  Muhlenberg family.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Muhlenberg family papers, 1769-1866     
 Dates:  1769-1866 
 Abstract:  The collection contains miscellaneous papers from this prominent Pennsylvania family. Some of the material is in German. Included in the collection are diplomas and various certificates of family members, including Peter Muhlenberg's original certificate of membership in the Society of the Cincinnati. There is a significant amount of correspondence from Christian Dencke to the Muhlenbergs in 1798-1799, a period when he was setting up a mission to Indians in Ontario. The letters, in German and Latin, seem to discuss natural history.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.M891 
 Extent:  4.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Military History | Native America | Natural history | Pennsylvania History | Religion 
 Genre:  Family Correspondence | Foreign Language | General Correspondence | Military Records | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Agriculture -- United States. | Barns. | Botany | Delaware Indians | Fungi. | Grasses. | Herbaria. | Lichens. | Lutheran Church -- Clergy. | Meteorology - Observations | Natural history. | Plants. | Shrubs. | Trees. | Zoology -- Vermont. 
7Author:  unknownRequires cookie*
 Title:  Robert M. (Robert Maskell) Patterson papers, 1775-1853     
 Dates:  1775-1853 
 Abstract:  The Robert Patterson Collection contains a range of documents that touch on many different topics, although most have to do with science and engineering. The earliest documents relate to the Leiper Canal, including Rittenhouse's appraisal of it, and official documents relating to its creation. The largest portion of the documents is scientific correspondence to Robert Patterson, a member of the American Philosophical Society. Much of this correspondence is done under the cover of official APS business. Of particular note are a series of letters relating to nautical calculations that include complex equations used to determine longitude and latitude for nautical almanacs. There are also various lecture notes on natural philosophy, death, mathematics, engineering, and other subjects.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.P274 
 Extent:  0.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Americans Abroad | Early National Politics | Education | Military History | Native America | Science and technology | War of 1812 
 Genre:  Educational Material | General Correspondence | Institutional Records | Notebooks | Political Correspondence | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Algebra. | Annuities. | Astronomy. | Canals. | Clocks and watches. | Coal. | Electricity. | Magnetism. | Mathematics. | Meteorology -- Observations. | Navigation (Astronautics) | Optics. | Physics. | Quarries and quarrying -- Pennsylvania. | Sound. | Time clocks. 
8Author:  Burd, James, 1726-1793Requires cookie*
 Title:  Burd-Shippen Papers     
 Dates:  1708-1792 
 Abstract:  This collection is one of the largest early American collections the APS holds. Its breadth of sources provides insight into colonial Pennsylvania history, especially that of Lancaster County. Although largely material composed of material from James Burd, there are also significant documents relating to the Shippen family. Documents touch on matters financial, political, and social. While the collection is of wide ranging material, its strength lies in three main parts: the Seven Years' War and Pontiac's Rebellion in Pennsylvania, Burd's business records, and life in Lancaster County from 1754-1776.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B892 
 Extent:  6.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Business and Skilled Trades | Colonial Politics | Government Affairs | Land and Speculation | Military History | Native America | Pennsylvania History | Seven Years' War | Surveying and Maps | Trade 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Diaries | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Miscellaneous | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Court calendars -- Pennsylvania. | Fort Augusta (Pa.) | Fort Duquesne | Fort Granville (Pa.) | Fort Hunter | Fort Pitt (Pa.) | Fort William Henry (N.Y.) | Fortification -- Pennsylvania. | Iroquois Indians | Lancaster County (Pa.) -- History | Meteorology -- Pennsylvania -- Observations | Military supplies. | Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | Pennsylvania -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Commerce | Shippenburg Library Company | United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763 | United States. Army. Supplies and stores 
9Author:  Shippen, EdwardRequires cookie*
 Title:  Edward Shippen letters and papers, 1727-1781     
 Dates:  1727-1781 
 Abstract:  The Edward Shippen Collection is composed of two discrete sections: two boxes of manuscripts and ten letter books. What follows is an overview of some of the most notable documents and themes in the correspondence.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.Sh62 
 Extent:  10 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Americans Abroad | Business and Skilled Trades | Colonial Politics | Education | International Travel | Marriage and Family Life | Military History | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History | Seven Years' War | Social Life and Custom | Surveying and Maps | Trade | Travel 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Maps and Surveys | Military Records | Political Correspondence | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Business and politics -- Pennsylvania. | Military supplies. | Real property -- Pennsylvania.