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1Author:  Parnell, Richard,1810-1882.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Richard Parnell Notebook     
 Dates:  1839-1840 
 Abstract:  The Richard Parnell Notebook is a travel journal Parnell kept as he traveled in the Caribbean and United States from 1839-1840. The book contains many watercolor sketches of sea life.

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 Call #:  Mss.597.P24n 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Natural history | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Art | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Fishes -- Jamaica | Ichthyology -- Jamaica 
2Author:  Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859Requires cookie*
 Title:  Alexander von Humboldt papers, 1801-1859     
 Dates:  1793-1859 
 Abstract:  This collection of Humboldt's correspondence touches on his travels throughout the Americas. Of note are his letters with prominent Americans--namely Thomas Jefferson, Rembrandt Peale, and Peter Du Ponceau--about his observations. Many letters are in French. Some have translations.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.H88 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Science and technology | Travel 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Natural history. | Science publishing. | Scientific expeditions. 
3Author:  Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843Requires cookie*
 Title:  Richard Harlan Journals     
 Dates:  1816-1817, 1833 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of two travel journals Richard Harlan kept at two very different points of his career. Harlan was a prominent Philadelphia-based scientist and doctor. The first dates to 1817-1818 when he was a medical student who traveled to India. The second dates to 1833 when Harlan, then an established physician and scientist, traveled to Europe to observe scientific practices there. The journals are incredibly detailed and rich.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.H228 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Americans Abroad | International Travel | Medicine | Science and technology | Travel 
 Genre:  Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Medicine -- Practice -- France | Paleontology | Royal Botanic Gardens, Calcutta 
4Author:  Smith, Thomas P. (Thomas Peters)Requires cookie*
 Title:  Thomas P. Smith journal in Europe, 1800-1802     
 Dates:  1800-1802 
 Abstract:  These five volumes contain the travel journal of Thomas Peters Smith during his tour through Europe from 1800-1802. He was interested in learning about new technology in Europe. The journals record his observations. He often discusses the engineering developments he sees, sometimes drawing crude diagrams, as well as making observations on European society and culture. Countries visited include Germany, Sweden, Denmark, France, England.

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 Call #:  Mss.914.Sm6 
 Extent:  5 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Americans Abroad | International Travel | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Scientific Data | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Manufacturing processes -- Europe. | Mines and mineral resources -- Europe. 
5Author:  Marchant, Henry, 1741-1796Requires cookie*
 Title:  Henry Marchant diary, 1771-1772     
 Dates:  1771-1772 
 Abstract:  This is a typescript copy of Henry Marchant's journal that he kept on his trip to England in 1771-1772. The journal begins with his voyage from Newport to England and continues throughout his travels in England. The journal is detailed and well-written and contains many anecdotes and observations, including numerous references to Benjamin Franklin, who was then himself in London. Marchant's social gatherings are particularly noteworthy. He recounts a discussion of republican principles with Catherine Macauley, dinners with Franklin and David Hume, and an audience with the Queen and Prince of Wales.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.M332 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Americans Abroad | Beyond Early America | International Travel | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Manuscript Essays | Travel Narratives and Journals 
6Author:  Shippen, WilliamRequires cookie*
 Title:  William Shippen journal, July 19, 1759 - January 22, 1760     
 Dates:  1759-1760 
 Abstract:  This bound volume contains the journal William Shippen kept while receiving medical training in London. Shippen would go on to become a leading doctor, specializing in obstetrics, in the early republic. This journal keeps track of his daily activities and includes personal anecdotes as well as notes on his education. Many entries note when he awoke and when he began his rotation. He sometimes describes things he witnessed in the hospital.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.Sh61 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Americans Abroad | Education | International Travel | Medicine | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Diaries | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Medical education -- England. | Medicine -- England. 
7Author:  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. 
8Author:  Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796Requires cookie*
 Title:  Meteorological observations, 1784-1805     
 Dates:  1784-1805 
 Abstract:  This collection contains two volumes of David Rittenhouse's daily diaries. The first volume contains meteorological data for 1792. The second volume is more content rich and covers the period in 1785 during which he traveled west to determine the boundaries of Pennsylvania. These records include observations on the environment, daily expenses, and other travel-related recordings. There are also various sketches, calculations, and other notes in these volumes.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.R51d 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Natural history | Pennsylvania History | Science and technology | Travel 
 Genre:  Meteorological Data | Scientific Data | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Meteorology -- Observations -- Pennsylvania. 
9Author:  Baldwin, Loammi, 1780-1838Requires cookie*
 Title:  Loammi Baldwin diary, 9 September 1823 - 29 November 1823     
 Dates:  1823 
 Abstract:  The Diary of Loammi Baldwin (September 9 – November 29, 1823) chronicles a portion of Baldwin's trip to Europe where he observed European canals and other internal improvements. Baldwin was a leading civil engineer in antebellum America, and he traveled to Europe to learn about tested methods and good practices that he could bring back to America. The journal begins with Baldwin departing London for Dover and follows his trip through Holland and France. The diary contains numerous sketches of machinery, including carriages, canals, locks, boats, and steam-engine parts. There are also observations on European cities, towns, and customs. Many of the canal sketches are elaborate and detailed.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B189 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Americans Abroad | Business and Skilled Trades | Engineering | International Travel | Science and technology | Travel 
 Genre:  Art | Scientific Data | Sketchbooks | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Canals -- Belgium. | Canals -- Design and construction. | Canals -- England. | Canals -- France. | Canals -- Netherlands. | Technology - History 
10Author:  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. 
11Author:  Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815Requires cookie*
 Title:  Violetta Delafield-Benjamin Smith Barton Collection     
 Dates:  1783-1817 
 Abstract:  The extensive Benjamin Smith Barton collection contains six sections: Correspondence, Bound Volumes (including notebooks), Subject Files, and Graphic Materials. The material includes numerous images, sketches, notes, printed material, and other correspondence. The collection also has numerous copper plates that were used to print images drawn by Barton. Although a collection this large touches on a variety of interesting and important subjects, the collection's strength is its wealth of data on nineteenth century medical, botanical, and Native American studies.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B284d 
 Extent:  10 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Business and Skilled Trades | Education | Language and Linguistics | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Medicine | Native America | Natural history | Printing and Publishing | Science and technology | Travel 
 Genre:  Art | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Language Material | Notebooks | Political Correspondence | Sketchbooks | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Botanists | Botany -- Study and teaching -- 19th century | Botany -- Virginia | Chemistry -- 18th century | Cherokee Indians | Cherokee language | Choctaw Indians | Dysentery. | Electricity -- 18th century | Ethnobotany | Geology -- 18th century | Gout | Indians of North America | Indians of North America -- Agriculture | Indians of North America -- Languages | Kaigana Indians | Kaskaskia Indians | Mammals -- Classification | Mandan Indians | Mastodons | Materia medica | Medicine -- Practice -- 18th century | Medicine -- Study and teaching -- 18th century | Meteorology -- United States -- 18th century | Meteors | Mineralogy | Natural history -- 18th century | Natural history -- 19th century | Osage language | Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Physics | Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 | Seminole Indians | Seneca Indians | Tuscarora Indians | University of Pennsylvania -- Faculty | Venereal disease | Yellow fever | Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 1793 | Zoology -- 18th century 
12Author:  Hare-Willing family.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Hare-Willing Family Papers     
 Dates:  1724-1965 
 Abstract:  This is a large and wide ranging collection on materials. The collection contains over 1300 individual items along with 53 bound volumes, which range from letter books to records of the First Colored Wesley Methodist Church. Letters to and from the various members of the extended Hare-Willing family compose the bulk of the loose correspondence.

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 Call #:  Mss.Ms.Coll.104 
 Extent:  52 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  African American | Americans Abroad | Business and Skilled Trades | Early National Politics | Education | International Travel | Law | Natural history | Philadelphia History | Religion | Science and technology | Travel | Women's History 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Educational Material | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Institutional Records | Legal Records | Miscellaneous | Notebooks | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  African American churches -- United States | Banks and banking -- United States -- History -- 19th century. | Religion, religious organizations | Science -- United States -- 19th century. | Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform | Steam-engines. | Titantic (Steamship) | World War I | World War II