Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894

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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

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  • 1810, Aug. 4: Born, Charleston, S.C.
  • 1829: 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.
  • circa 1835: Studied at the Sorbonne and the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France
  • 1836: M.D., Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
  • 1838 - 1892 : Professor of mathematics, astronomy, and physics, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
  • 1848: Married Anna Barnwell Constructed Charleston Observatory, Charleston, S.C.
  • 1854: Published "Path of the Storm of Eighth of Sept. 1854," Charleston Evening News
  • 1856: Published "Monograph of Genus of Cryptopodia," Proceedings of Elliott Society of Natural History
  • 1858: 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
  • 1860: Published "Remarkable Flight of Thousands of Butterflies of Genus Callidryas Across Charleston Harbor," Canadian Entomologist, vol. 12, p. 60
  • 1887: 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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referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 52: Assistant Secretary, Incoming Correspondenc.
referencedIn Augustus A. (Augustus Addison) Gould papers, 1831-1866, 1831-1866 (inclusive), 1838-1852 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Elliott Society of Science and Art (Charleston, S.C.). Proceedings : Elliott Society of Natural History, 1853-1901. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
creatorOf Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894. Lewis R. Gibbes papers, 1834-1901. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
creatorOf Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894. Papers, 1834-1898. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Library Of Congress, Manuscript Division. Lewis R. Gibbes Papers.
creatorOf Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894. Lewis Reeves Gibbes papers, 1793-1894 (bulk 1838-1894). Library of Congress
referencedIn Huntington Library. William Jones Rhees Collection.
creatorOf Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison), 1805-1866. Papers, 1831-1866 (inclusive), 1838-1852 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Ravenel, Henry William, 1814-1887. Henry William Ravenel papers, 1739-1935, (bulk, 1844-1887). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878. Selected papers [microfilm], 1827-1833. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 27: Weather Bureau.
creatorOf Gibbes, Lewis R., 1810-1894. Papers, 1793-1894. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Ravenel, Edmund, 1797-1871. Edmund Ravenel papers, 1820-1871. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Gibbes, Robert W. (Robert Wilson), 1809-1866. Robert W. Gibbes papers, 1803 - 1931; bulk, (1803-1873). University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Lewis Reeves Gibbes Papers, 1793-1894, (bulk 1838-1894) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
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Birth 1810

Death 1894





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SNAC ID: 18973227