Mather, W. W. (William Williams), 1804-1859

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William Williams Mather (1804-1859) was an American scientist, particularly interested in chemistry and mineralogy. A graduate of West Point, he served as an instructor there for six years before leaving the military to devote himself to the sciences. He wrote numerous papers and taught at the university level in the fields of chemistry, mineralogy, and geology.

Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764-1839) was an important early citizen of New York, being a landowner and soldier. He served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1795-1801.

From the guide to the William Williams Mather Correspondence, 1836, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Shecut, John L. E. W. (John Linnaeus Edward Whitridge), 1770-1836. Mineralogical tracts. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Smith, G. Hubert, 1908-. G. Hubert Smith papers, 1900, 1930-1986. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn G. Hubert Smith papers., 1900, 1930-1986. Minnesota Historical Society
creatorOf Mather, W. W. (William Williams), 1804-1859. Letter, 1838. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Weather Bureau National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864. Correspondence, 1808-1859. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Library Of Congress, Manuscript Division. Cleveland Abbe Papers.
referencedIn Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. Letter, 1849 Oct. 30, Amherst, to Publishing Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, care of Jeffries Wyman, Cambridge, Mass. Amherst College. Library
creatorOf William Williams Mather Correspondence, 1836 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Mather, W. W. (William Williams), 1804-1859. Report on the Warren County Mines [manuscript] / by Professor W.W. Mather, May 1846. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Benjamin Silliman correspondence, 1808-1859, 1808-1859 American Philosophical Society
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correspondedWith Abbe, Cleveland corporateBody
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Espy, James P. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864. person
correspondedWith Mather, R. person
associatedWith Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864. person
associatedWith Smith, G. Hubert, 1908-. person
associatedWith Squier, Ephraim George person
associatedWith Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Warren County (Va.)
Mineral industries
Mines and mineral resources
Mining engineering
New York (State)
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Science and medicine
Scientific publications


Birth 1804-05-24

Death 1859-02-26



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