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1Author:  Philological Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)Requires cookie*
 Title:  Philological Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) papers, 1809-1811     
 Dates:  1809-1811 
 Abstract:  This collection contains various records from Philadelphia's Philological Society. Its contents lends insight into the literary culture of Philadelphia's polite society in the early nineteenth century (1809-1811). The collection contains many essays that discuss city life and problems. Other essays deal with issues such as ambition, avarice, literature, history, and the like. There is a detailed index with the title and topic of each essay. The Society's records also contain correspondence (often short) that documents its workings.

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 Call #:  Mss.405.P5o 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Literature, Arts, and Culture | Philadelphia History | Social Life and Custom 
 Genre:  Institutional Records | Manuscript Essays | Miscellaneous 
 Subjects:  Learned institutions and societies -- Pennsylvania. | Philology. 
2Author:  Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796Requires cookie*
 Title:  Oration delivered February 24th 1775 before the American Philosophical Society     
 Dates:  1775 
 Abstract:  Summary(s) of Collection: David Rittenhouse's oration on astronomy delivered to the American Philosophical Society in 1775 is a long essay on the history of astronomy and astronomical knowledge, beginning with Chaldean knowledge systems and ending with the present. Rittenhouse includes his own thoughts on astronomy and its usefulness to society.

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 Call #:  Mss.520.4.R51ms 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Natural history | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Educational Material | Institutional Records | Manuscript Essays | Scientific Data