Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838

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American writer on navigation.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Salem, to an unidentified recipient, 1810 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910812

From the description of Letter signed : Boston, to William Vaughan in London, 1837 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910815

Astronomer, mathematician, and insurance executive.

From the description of Nathaniel Bowditch correspondence, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451162

American mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch is famous for his work on ocean navigation. Often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation, he is best known as the editor of The Practical Navigator (1799); his seminal work, The New American Practical Navigator (1802), is still found on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel.

From the guide to the Nathaniel Bowditch papers, n.d., (American Philosophical Society)

Charles Babbage was a mathematician and inventor.

From the guide to the Charles Babbage selected correspondence, 1827-1871, 1827-1871, (American Philosophical Society)

Bowditch received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1802 and served as Fellow and Overseer at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Nathaniel Bowditch, 1835. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069345

Astronomer, mathematician; born in Salem, Massachusetts.

From the description of ALS : Salem, to Wm. S. Shaw, Esqr., Boston, 1811 Jan. 11. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 51174122

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creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Letter signed : Boston, to William Vaughan in London, 1837 May 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Check and Biography, 1808,n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Bowditch, Harold. Papers about Nathaniel Bowditch, 1939-1956. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company. Records, 1823-1967 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Topical pamphlet collection, <1741>-<1996>. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Papers collected by First and Second Church (Boston, Mass.), 1693-1858. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Read, Nathan, 1759-1849. Nathan Read Papers, 1709-1914. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives, 1743-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library
referencedIn John Vaughan papers, 1768 - Circa 1936, 1768 - Circa 1936 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Benjamin Vaughan Papers, 1746-1900 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Emerson, George B. (George Barrell), 1797-1881. Letter, 1839 June 20, Boston, to N.I. Bowditch, Boston. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Astrea (Ship). Astrea (Ship) logbook, 1796-1797. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Stickney, Matthew Adams, 1805-1894. Matthew Adams Stickney Papers, circa 1790-circa 1830. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Letter [n.d., n.p.], to Mrs. Ticknor [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Autograph letter signed : Salem, to an unidentified recipient, 1810 Nov. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Letter, 1836 August 5, Boston, to Mr. & Mrs. Ticknor, Paris. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Cist, Lewis Jacob. Papers, 1726-1896, n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Mary Ingersoll, 1781-1834. Papers, 1779-1887. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Devereux papers, 1822-1872 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. ALS : Salem, to Wm. S. Shaw, Esqr., Boston, 1811 Jan. 11. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
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referencedIn Forrester family. Forrester Family Papers, 1664-1835. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Letter, 1818. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Saltonstall family. Saltonstall family papers, 1524-1969. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Joseph Bradley Murray collection, 1706-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Barbour, James, 1775-1842. University of Virginia correspondence of James Madison and James Monroe [manuscript], 1827-1830. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Pickman, Dudley Leavitt, 1779-1846. Dudley Leavitt Pickman Papers 1721-1938. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Hitchcock, Edward, fl. 1817. Letter to Nathaniel Bowditch concerning errors in the Nautical almanack [manuscript] 21 Apr. 1817. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lindenau, Bernhard August von, 1780-1854. Letters, 1835 December 10-1848 November 3, Dresden and Altenburg, to George Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Echo (Ship). Putnam (Ship) logbook, 1804. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. English-German vocabulary book, ca. 1800. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Nitzsche, George Erazmus, 1874-1961. George E. Nitzsche Unitariana collection, 1778-2007. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Nathaniel Bowditch letters and miscellany, 1790-1812 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Scrapbook, 1828-1834. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Various. American and Canadian Ciphering Books 1727-1864. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Smith, David Eugene, 1860-1944,. Historical papers, [ca. 1400-1899]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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creatorOf Stedman, Henry R. Autograph collection, 1679-1923. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), Sir, 1792-1871. Letter, 1838 [June] 4, [London], to George Ticknor, Hanover Square [London]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864. Letters, 1824-1863. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835. ALS : Hallowell, Me., to James Monroe, 1816 Apr. 18. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912. Houghton Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Bowditch family business letters, 1826-1861. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Nathaniel Bowditch letter : to Jared Sparks, 1824 Jan. 3. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Bowditch Family Papers, 1712-1927. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn Various. 1988 Library Accessions, 1660-1960. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Unknown. Sailmaker's Plan Book, 1863-1867. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Swan, Sarah Hodges, 1825-1910. Hodges-Swan family papers, 1698-1909 (bulk 1845-1909) Cambridge Historical Society
creatorOf Harvard University. College history by Nathaniel Bowditch, 1828 May 12. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Papers of Nathaniel Bowditch, 1835. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to James Breckinridge [manuscript], 1819 July 8, 11, and 16. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf East India Marine Society, 1799-1972. East India Marine Society Records, 1799-1972. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Letter, 1835 May 25 [n.p.], to G. Ticknor [n.p.]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886,. Documents relating to Charles Sumner, ca. 1828-1912. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Bowditch, Joseph, 1700-1780. Joseph Bowditch Papers, 1699-1941. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871. Selected correspondence, 1827-1871. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Essex Fire & Marine Insurance Company (Salem, Mass.). Essex Fire & Marine Insurance Company Records, 1776-1887. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Nathaniel Bowditch correspondence, 1809. Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1866. Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wigglesworth family. Papers, 1682-1966. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Anderson, Henry J. (Henry James), 1799-1875. Letters of recommendation for Timothy Clowes, [manuscript] 1827 Apr 24. May 11. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Perkins, Thomas, Jr. Thomas Perkins, Jr. Papers, 1818-1853. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Pike, Nicolas, 1743-1819. Papers, 1783-1798. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. Papers, 1768-1922 (inclusive). American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Nathaniel Bowditch papers, n.d. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bowditch family. Papers, 1800-1894. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Paine, Robert Treat, 1866-. Family papers, 1754-1901. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Various. 1987 Library Accessions, 1753-1976, n.d. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Nathaniel Bowditch Papers, 1794-1836. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn Latham, Jean Lee. Carry on, Mr. Bowditch : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Forbes family. Forbes family papers, 1732-1931. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Bowditch family. Bowditch Family Papers, 1712-1927. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Charles Babbage selected correspondence, 1827-1871, 1827-1871 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838. Bowditch Family Papers, 1790-1900. American Institute of Physics
creatorOf New Hampshire Iron Factory Company. Stock certificate, 1811 July 2. Rosenbach Museum & Library
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Death 1838-03-16

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