Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854

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Dates:
Birth 1787-03-23
Death 1854-09-05

Biographical notes:

Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the U.S. Mint. His father, Robert Patterson, was a revolutionary soldier and mathematician. He taught mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1814, and was the director of the U.S. Mint, 1805-1824.

From the description of Papers, 1775-1853. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616093

Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor of natural history at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the U.S. Mint.

From the description of Notebooks, 1810-1811. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298095

University of Virginia Professor, 1829-35.

From the description of Papers of Robert Maskell Patterson [manuscript] 1811-1835. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647953535

Professor of natural philosophy Robert maskell Patterson became the director of the United States Mint; he was elected to the APS in 1809.

From the guide to the Robert Maskell Patterson notebooks, 1810-1811, 1810-1811, (American Philosophical Society)

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Subjects:

  • Botany
  • Astronomy
  • Railroads--Employees
  • Clocks and watches
  • Mathematics
  • Optics
  • Mortars
  • Agriculture
  • Science and technology
  • Natural history
  • Coal
  • Canals
  • Quarries and quarrying
  • Mineralogy
  • Gravity
  • Sound
  • Annuities
  • Trees
  • Physics--Study and teaching--History--19th century
  • Physics
  • Electricity
  • Agricultural machinery--Electric equipment
  • Physics--Study and teaching
  • Magnetism
  • Time clocks
  • Algebra
  • Education
  • Zoology
  • Shrubs
  • Chemistry
  • Meteorology--Observations
  • Navigation (astronautics)

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Places:

  • North America (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)