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1Author:  Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818Requires cookie*
 Title:  Caspar Wistar Papers     
 Dates:  1794-1817 
 Abstract:  This bound volume contains approximately forty-four content rich letters written to Caspar Wistar, a prominent Philadelphian and scientist. Wistar's wide-ranging scientific interests are captured in the broad content of these letters. Topics of discussion include APS business, distillation, fossils and skeletons, scientific expeditions, and various letters of introductions sent to Wistar. A significant number are written in French.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.W76 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  International Travel | Medicine | Natural history | Science and technology | Travel 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Scientific Correspondence 
 Subjects:  American Philosophical Society | Botany | Medicine -- 19th century | Paleontology -- 19th century | Yellow fever 
2Author:  Patterson, , Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854Requires cookie*
 Title:  Robert Maskell Patterson notebooks, 1810-1811     
 Dates:  1810-1811 
 Abstract:  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.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.P275.n 
 Extent:  4 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Education | Natural history | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Educational Material | Meteorological Data | Notebooks 
 Subjects:  Agriculture | Botany | Chemistry | Mineralogy | Physics | Zoology