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1Author:  Madison, James, 1751-1836Requires cookie*
 Title:  Meteorological journals, 1784-1788, 1789-1793     
 Dates:  1784-1793 
 Abstract:  These two volumes record the daily weather and other data at James Madison's plantation Montpeiler. In addition to the meteorological data, there are occasionally other notes pertaining to gardening and harvesting. These annotations often note the plants they have and where they were on the grounds.

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 Call #:  Mss.551.5.M26 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Natural history | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Meteorological Data 
 Subjects:  Agriculture | Birds -- Migration -- United States. | Meteorology -- Observations. 
2Author:  Fabbroni, Giovanni Valentino Mattia, 1752-1822Requires cookie*
 Title:  Giovanni Valentino Mattia Fabbroni papers, ca. 1770s-1875     
 Dates:  Circa 1770-1875 
 Abstract:  This Collection of Giovanni Fabbroni letters contain a range of correspondence that Fabbroni carried on with fellow scientists throughout Europe. Although much of Fabbroni's travel and correspondence focused on Continental Europe, his wide-ranging correspondence can offer insight into the British Atlantic World and the flow of ideas and information within it.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.F113 
 Extent:  8 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Foreign Language | Scientific Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Agriculture | Botany. | Bridges. | Coinage. | Geology. | Locks (Hydraulic engineering) -- Middle Atlantic states -- History. | Machinery -- Drawings. | Manufacturing processes. | Museums -- History. | Natural history. | Tools -- Drawings. | Weights and measures. 
3Author:  Seybert, Adam,1773-1825.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Adam Seybert commonplace book, 1810     
 Dates:  1810 
 Abstract:  Adam Seybert's large commonplace book captures his varied interests. Seybert was an American engineer who was educated in Europe. The content often reflects his interests in engineering and current affairs, such as notes on canals or on population growth. Among other things discussed are: cotton policy, American independence, profiles of individuals, descriptions of foreign countries and cities, and the military. Included in the book is a watercolor of Quebec with details on the Battle of Abraham in 1759. Much of the data is taken from other sources, and Seybert often cites where he got the information.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.Se95 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Engineering | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Military History | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Commonplace Book | Sketchbooks 
 Subjects:  Agriculture | Commerce. | Finance. | Transportation. | Weights and measures. 
4Author:  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 
5Author:  Wyck AssociationRequires cookie*
 Title:  Wyck Association Collection     
 Dates:  1663-1972 
 Abstract:  The Wyck Collection is a massive collection that touches upon a number of early American themes. MOLE contains an extensive inventory of the collection. There are also binders with the collection that contain item level descriptions of the contents. The collection is particularly notable for its family correspondence, business records, and information on the operations of some Philadelphia institutions, such as the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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 Call #:  Mss.Ms.Coll.52 
 Extent:  151.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Business and Skilled Trades | Early National Politics | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Marriage and Family Life | Pennsylvania History | Philadelphia History | Science and technology | Trade 
 Genre:  Business Records and Accounts | Family Correspondence | Institutional Records | Miscellaneous 
 Subjects:  Abolition, emancipation, freedom | Agriculture | Culture, community, organizations | Home economics -- United States -- Accounting | Horticulture | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs | Quakers | Race, race relations, racism | Reconstruction | Religion, religious organizations | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Social conditions, social advocacy, social reform | Social problems. 
6Author:  Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835Requires cookie*
 Title:  Benjamin Vaughan Papers     
 Dates:  1746-1900 
 Abstract:  The Benjamin Vaughan Papers contain an extensive amount of correspondence and other documents. MOLE contains a detailed inventory of its holdings. Vaughan was a prominent figure in the revolutionary Atlantic. This large collection captures the complex and high profile life Benjamin led. He was born in the Caribbean but grew up in London. He became a friend of Franklin and his circle in London in the 1770s. During the War for Independence, he served as an emissary to the peace negotiations between the U.S. and British. He then spent a few years in Switzerland before emigrating to the United States with his wife. They settled in Maine, where Vaughan dabbled in speculation, farming, and other pursuits. His brother John became active in the American Philosophical Society.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.V46p 
 Extent:  13.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Beyond Early America | Colonial Politics | Diplomatic History | Early National Politics | Land and Speculation | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Diplomatic Material | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Maps and Surveys 
 Subjects:  Agriculture | Animal magnetism. | Architecture | Astronomy | Bowdoin College | Breeding. | Diplomacy. | Diseases | Dueling. | Electricity | Genealogies | Hallowell (Me.) | Manufactures | Medicine | Mesmerism | Meteorology | Notes | Plantations | Punctuation | Religion | Silk industry. | Slaves, slavery, slave trade | Taxation | Unitarianism | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783