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1Author:  Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864Requires cookie*
 Title:  Benjamin Silliman correspondence, 1808-1859     
 Dates:  1808-1859 
 Abstract:  This small collection contains a range of documents relating to the career of Benjamin Silliman, chemist and professor at Yale. Much of the correspondence dates to the 1830s and is from Silliman himself. There are a few letters in French from Jons Berzelius. Science, especially chemistry and geology, and other scientists are often discussed.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.Si4 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Education | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Educational Material | Scientific Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Blowpipe. | Chemistry | Ether | Geology. | Natural history. | Telegraph 
2Author:  Morgan, John, 1735-1789Requires cookie*
 Title:  John Morgan correspondence, 1749-1788     
 Dates:  1749-1788 
 Abstract:  The John Morgan Collection consists of photocopies of Morgan's correspondence, 1763-1768. Many of the letters discuss medicine and medical education.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.M82 
 Extent:  26 item(s) 
 Topics:  Education | Medicine | Natural history | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Educational Material | Scientific Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Medicine -- Study and teaching. | Natural history. | Paleontology -- North America. 
3Author:  Walker, John,1731-1803.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Natural History, May 3, 1790 - December 2, 1790     
 Dates:  1790 
 Abstract:  This volume contains lectures and essays compiled by John Walker, a professor of natural history at Edinburgh.

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 Call #:  Mss.504.W15 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America | Education | Natural history 
 Genre:  Educational Material 
 Subjects:  Botany. | Mineralogy. | Natural history. | Ornithology. | Zoology. 
4Author:  Le Conte, John Eatton, 1784-1860Requires cookie*
 Title:  John Eatton Le Conte papers, 1816-1877     
 Dates:  1816-1877 
 Abstract:  The John Le Conte Papers contain a range of correspondence, most of which deals with discussions of natural history. Le Conte was a scientist whose interests were in natural history, especially entomology. Le Conte worked at the United States Army Corp of Topographical Engineers, and his correspondence relating to their surveys provide details on the state of eastern seaports and harbors in the mid-eighteenth century. Most of the correspondence is incoming and it is often either orders from superiors to Le Conte or field reports from subordinates to LeConte. The orders for Le Conte to organize an expedition to explore Florida are included.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.L493.3 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Education | Exploration. | Military History | Science and technology 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Harbors -- United States. | Military topography. | Natural history. | Topographical surveying -- United States. 
5Author:  Wheatley, Charles M. (Charles Moore), 1822-1882Requires cookie*
 Title:  Charles M.(Charles Moore) Wheatley papers, 1840-1882     
 Dates:  1840-1882 
 Abstract:  This collection contains the correspondence of Charles Wheatley. The correspondence captures his scientific undertakings in the mid/late-nineteenth century. Wheatley was based in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and he was active in Philadelphia's scientific community.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.W558 
 Extent:  0.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Education | Philadelphia History | Science and technology 
 Genre:  Scientific Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Mineralogy. | Mines and mineral resources -- Pennsylvania -- Phoenixville. | Mining engineers. | Natural history. | Paleontology. | Shells. 
6Author:  Frazer, John Fries, 1812-1872Requires cookie*
 Title:  John Fries Frazer papers, 1834-1871     
 Dates:  1834-1871 
 Abstract:  John Fries Frazer was a prominent Pennsylvania scientist in nineteenth century America, serving as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and very active in both the Franklin Institute and the APS. This large collection of his correspondence provides a snapshot of the growing scientific community in mid-nineteenth century America. Frazer's correspondence involves a wide range of topics: science and scientific institutions (shipbuilding, mechanical engineering, geology, geography, astronomy, chemistry, among others), although there are fragments of personal correspondence. His range of correspondents is as diverse as the topics, but there is a notably large collection of letters from scientific heavyweights Titian Ramsey Peale, Louis Aggasiz, Joseph Henry, and Alexander Dallas Bache.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.F865 
 Extent:  3 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Education | Philadelphia History | Science and technology 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Scientific Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Boilers. | Education -- United States. | Electricity. | Geology -- United States. | Haida Indians | Magnetism. | Natural history. | Paleontology. | Scientific apparatus and instruments. | Scientists -- United States. | Solar eclipses. | Tsimshian Indians | Weights and measures.