Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894Alternative names
Mathematician and naturalist.
From the description of Lewis Reeves Gibbes papers, 1793-1894 (bulk 1838-1894). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979906
From the description of Papers, 1834-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81360202
Professor (1838-1892) of mathematics, astronomy, and chemistry at the College of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.). Gibbes studied medicine in the United States and in Paris (1836-1837). Gibbes was the author of numerous articles on astronomy, natural history, and related subjects. He studied the classification of chemical elements, invented scientific instruments, and served as an officer of the Elliott Society of Natural History for thirty years.
From the description of Lewis R. Gibbes papers, 1834-1901. (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 31738064
1810, Aug. 4:
Born, Charleston, S.C.
Graduated, South Carolina College, Columbia, S.C.
1831- 1834: Tutor in math, South Carolina College, Columbia, S.C.
1834- 1835: Acting professor of mathematics, South Carolina College, Charleston, S.C.
Studied at the Sorbonne and the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
M.D., Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
1838- 1892: Professor of mathematics, astronomy, and physics, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
Married Anna Barnwell Constructed Charleston Observatory, Charleston, S.C.
Published "Path of the Storm of Eighth of Sept. 1854," Charleston Evening News
Published "Monograph of Genus of Cryptopodia," Proceedings of Elliott Society of Natural History
Published "Discovery of New Species of Fir in Mountains of North Carolina, Allied to Abies Canadensis. Proposed to call it Ab. Carolinensis," Proceedings of Elliott Society of Natural History
Published "Remarkable Flight of Thousands of Butterflies of Genus Callidryas Across Charleston Harbor," Canadian Entomologist, vol. 12, p. 60
Published "Observations Made upon the Earthquake of Thirty-first of Aug.," Proceedings of Elliott Society of Natural History
1892- 1894: Professor emeritus, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
1894, Nov. 21:
Died, Charleston, S.C.
From the guide to the Lewis Reeves Gibbes Papers, 1793-1894, (bulk 1838-1894), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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|Princeton (College Of New Jersey)|
|Smithsonian Board Of Regents|
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|Forces, Conservation And Correlation|
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|Science In America|
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