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Ellet, Charles Rivers, 1843-1863

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Ellet was born on June 1, 1843 in Philadelphia, the son of the noted civil engineer Charles Ellet, Jr. He was studying medicine at Georgetown University when the Civil War began. He served as an Army Assistant Surgeon during 1861-62. In the spring of 1862, when his father established the U.S. Ram Fleet, an Army unit of river steamers converted to rams, Charles Rivers Ellet transferred to that organization. Promoted to the rank of colonel later in the year, he commanded the ram Queen of the We...

Brackenridge, W. D.

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Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898

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Justin Smith Morrill (1810-1898), merchant, U.S. Representative and Senator from Vermont, authored the Morrill Tariff Act (1861) and the Land Grant College Act (1862). He chaired the Senate Finance Committee for many years (1877-79, 1881-93, 1895-98). From the description of Justin Smith Morrill Papers, 1825-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387635 Justin S. Morrill was a congressman and financier. From the guide to the Justin S. Morrill papers, 1814-1937, ...

Johns Hopkins University

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Prestele, Joseph

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Felton, C. C.

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Mason, James M.

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Harvey, William H. (William Henry), 1811-1866

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William Henry Harvey was a botanist. From the description of Papers, 1848-1865. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616217 From the guide to the William H. (William Henry) Harvey papers, 1848-1865, 1848-1865, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Habel, Dr.

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Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878

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Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859

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Choate practiced law Essex County, Mass. (1822-1834) and Boston (1834-1850) and served in the United States Senate (1841-1845). From the description of Papers, 1829-1869. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234337959 Choate was an American lawyer and politician, U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1841-1845. From the description of Rufus Choate letter : to Joseph B. Boyer, [18--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937076 ...

Marcy, William L.

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Kendrick, Major

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Sherwood, Dr.

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McCulloch, Hugh, 1808-1895

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Banker. Served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. From the description of Letter, 1885 August 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122379137 Epithet: Secretary to the USA Treasury British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x000128 American Banker and Statesman. From the description of Letter signed : Treasury Department, to E. Cooper, Acting Private Secretary, 1866 Apr. 25. (Unknown)....

London Industrial Exhibition

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Drayton, J.

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Towers, John T.

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Parry, Charles C.

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Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham

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Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865

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William Jackson Hooker was the premier English botanist of his time. His early interest in natural history was refined to botany by the fortuitous discovery of a rare moss. His education included travels through Europe, after which he became regius professor of botany at Glasgow. He published extensively, and founded and edited several journals; his main interests were ferns, mosses, and fungi, and he was a pioneer of economic botany. He was appointed first director of Kew Gardens, which became ...

Channing, William Henry

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Agassiz, Louis

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Silliman, Benjamin, Sr.

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James, Mrs.

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Chilton, James

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Bartlett, Mr.

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Emory, William H. (William Hemsley), 1811-1887

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Soldier who served during the Mexican and Civil wars and surveyor of United States territory west of the Mississippi River with the Topographical Engineers. From the description of Papers of William Emory, 1861-1873. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 25058262 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to William Stanbery, 1867 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614403 From the d...

Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895

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American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Utica, New York, to T.F. Dwight, 1865 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530661 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Ct., to E.W. Hilgard, 1877 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870623 ...

Boston society of natural history

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Centennial Exhibition (Philadelphia, 1876)

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Duryea, J. T.

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Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870

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Elisha Kent Kane was a physician and explorer. From the guide to the Elisha Kent Kane letters, 1853-1857, (American Philosophical Society) American Secretary of Navy (1852-53), lawyer, and author known for his political satire. From the description of Manuscript and correspondence, 1842-1866. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122547449 American novelist and Congressman from Maryland; Secre...

Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879

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Cushing served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1835- 1843, and as special U.S. Envoy to China from 1843-1845. His career also included a term as U.S. Attorney General from 1852-1857. From the description of Letters to Thomas Mayo Brewer and Henry Vose, 1843, 1858. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234342903 U.S cabinet official and representative from Massachusetts, army officer, diplomat, and lawyer. From the description of Caleb Cushin...

Commission On Spirit Meters

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Rood, O. N.

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Beck, Lewis C. (Lewis Caleb), 1798-1853

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Physician, botanist and chemist, of New York state. From the description of Lewis Caleb Beck letter, [between 1824 and 1826] , Jun. 20, Rensselaer School, Troy, New York. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35005315 American physician and chemist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Prof. Eaton, 1825 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621941 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Prof. Griscom, 18...

Stevens, Henry.

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Jared Sparks was a clergyman, editor, historian, and president of Harvard College; he became an American Philosophical Society member in 1837. From the guide to the Jared Sparks selected papers, 1819-1863 Franklin Bache S. D. Bradford William Duane Peter S. Du Ponceau J. Francis Fisher George Gibbs Henry D. Gilpin Edward D. Ingraham James Mease William B. Reed Henry Stevens, Sr. Henry Stevens, Jr. Benjamin Vaughan Petty Vaughan William Vaughan There are also extracts from Sparks's jo...

Alvord, B.

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Jewett, Charles C. (Charles Coffin), 1816-1868

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Librarian, Smithsonian Institution. From the description of Letter, 1854 Apr. 15, Washington [D.C.] to "My dear Sir" [i.e. Josiah Warren, n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34368994 ...

Woodbury, Daniel P. (Daniel Phineas), 1812-1864

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Silliman, Benjamin, Jr.

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New York Express

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Short, William

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Epithet: DD, Prebendary of Westminster British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001034.0x0000b0 ...

Fremont, John Charles

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Newberry, John Strong

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Peabody, George

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Lindley, John

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Epithet: botanist and horticulturist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000862.0x00016f ...

Wyman, Jeffries, 1814-1874

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Wyman (Harvard, M.D. 1837) was Hersey Professor of Anatomy at Harvard Medical School from 1847 to 1874 and taught anatomy and physiology in the medical school of Hampden-Sydney College, Richmond, Va., from 1843 to 1847. In 1866 he became curator of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard and went on expeditions to Florida, Labrador, South America, and other places to collect material for the museum. He wrote extensively and lectured on comparative anatomy and paleontology. ...

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McClelland, Robert

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Brewer, T. M. (Thomas Mayo), 1814-1880

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Berlandier, Jean Louis, -1851

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Berlandier (1805-1851) was born in France and at a young age went to Geneva where he became an apprentice in a drug firm. He studied under the botanist Alphonse de Candolle; in 1826 he went to Mexico to collect plants under the sponsorship of de Candolle. Several published works based on this research appeared between 1832 and 1850. Berlandier also established himself as a pharmacist and doctor in Matamoros, Mexico. From the description of Papers of Jean Louis Berlandier, 1825-1855 (...

Foreman, Edward (Dr.)

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Gray, Jane L...

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Henry, Mary Anna (Henry's Daughter)

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Morse, Samuel F. B.

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Lapham, Increase Allen

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Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877

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Robert Owen was a socialist and philanthropist. From the guide to the Robert Owen correspondence, 1821-1858, 1821-1858, (American Philosophical Society) Social reformer, proprietor of a utopian society at New Harmony, Ind., and diplomat. From the description of Robert Dale Owen : miscellaneous papers, 1844-1870. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49307173 American social reformer. From the description of Letter to William D...

Benton, Thomas Hart

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Taney, Roger Brooke

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Marsh, O. C.

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Vail, Alfred

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Faraday, Michael

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Henry, William Alexander (Henry's Son)

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Wilkes, Charles,

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First National Bank of Washington.

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Fiske, Willard

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Tyndall, John

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Short, Charles W.,

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Lowell Institute

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Girard, Charles Frederick

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Hayes, I. I. (Isaac Israel), 1832-1881

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Arctic explorer; physician. From the description of Autograph of Isaac Israel Hayes, no date. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420487305 American explorer. From the description of Papers : of I.I. Hayes, 1857-1860. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812904 Explorer and physician. From the description of Autograph of I.I. Hayes, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450829 Isaac Israel Hayes (1832-1881) ...

Sprague, Isaac, 1811-1895

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Davis, Jefferson, formerly President of the Confederate States of America

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Rodgers, John

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Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

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James Garfield, twentieth President of the United States, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. After embarking on an academic career, he joined the Ohio volunteer infantry regiment, and in 1863 was appointed Major General in the same regiment. He served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1880, when he was elected President. His inauguration took place on March 4, 1881, but his term of office was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end with his assassination by C...

Winlock, Joseph

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Henry, Harriet Alexander (Henry's Wife)

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American Union Academy (D.C.)

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Horsford, Eben N.

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Treadwell, Daniel, 1791-1872

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Treadwell received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1829 and taught application of science to the useful arts at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Daniel Treadwell, 1821-1887 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972906 ...

Lowell, Mr.

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Fendler, Augustus, 1813-1883

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National Institute of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

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New York society founded in 1868 and officially incorporated in 1869 to "conduct investigations and researches in regard to matter affecting public welfare, to disseminate correct views on Literature, Art and Science, and to promote intercourse among those engaged therein." From the description of Report, 1868 Jun. 12. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58770699 ...

Engelmann, George, 1809-1884

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George Engelmann was a botanist and physician in St. Louis, Missouri and was chief scientific advisor to Henry Shaw on the development of the Missouri Botanical Garden. He bought the Bernhardi herbarium and the first books for the library on a trip to Europe for Henry Shaw in 1857-1858. His herbarium was given to the Garden by his son after his death. From the description of George Engelmann papers, 1831-1914. (Missouri Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 61772595 Botanis...

Desor, E.

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Cuba.

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Arrow, Frederick (Sir)

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Smith, J. V. C. (Dr.)

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Mexican Boundary Survey

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Torrey, John

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Buckle, Henry Thomas, 1821-1862

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English historian. From the description of Henry Thomas Buckle papers, 1850-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319633603 Epithet: of Add MS 28509 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x0002da ...

COOPER, JAMES G.

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Chandler, Zachariah.

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Hart, Abraham, 1810-1885

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American publisher born in Philadelphia. He was involved with two prominent publishing firms of his time, including Carey & Hart and, later, Hart & Baird. Served in many leadership positions in the Jewish charitable and educational societies of Philadelphia. From the description of A. Hart letter to R. W. Griswold [manuscript] 1854 Jul 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420463339 ...

Bache, Alexander Dallas

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Epithet: American scientist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000566.0x00029f ...

Capron, Horace (General)

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Dean, Dr.

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Hare, Robert

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Baird, Spencer F.

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Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880

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Peirce (Harvard, A.B., 1829) taught astronomy and mathematics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Benjamin Peirce, 1846-1851 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972841 Peirce (A.B. 1829), mathematician and astronomer, was a tutor (1831-1833) and professor (1833-1880) at Harvard University, where he established the Harvard Observatory. From the description of Correspondence, ca. 1835-1880. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79...

Riise, A. H.

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Chase, Salmon P.

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Smithson, James, 1765-1829

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Clayton, John M.

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Loring, C. G.

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Panama Canal

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Torrey, Eliza

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Jarvis, Mr.

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Marsh, George P. (George Perkins), 1801-1882

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First United States minister to the kingdom of Italy (1861-1882). From the description of Correspondence : with Henry Charles Lea, 1870-1875. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 63556273 American philologist, diplomat & physician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Robert Wheeler, 1844 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607841 George Perkins Marsh was born in Woodstock, Vermont, educated at ...

Alexander, Stephen

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Pearce, James Alfred (Sen.)

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Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824-1896

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Charles Babbage was a mathematician and inventor. From the guide to the Charles Babbage selected correspondence, 1827-1871, 1827-1871, (American Philosophical Society) American astronomer. Graduated Harvard, 1844; University of Go╠łttingen (Germany), 1848. In 1849 he founded and became the first editor of the 'Astronomical Journal.' In 1855 he became director of the Dudley Observatory. A public controversy arose when he disagreed with the Scientific Council and Trustees of th...

Baker, Dr.

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Canby, E. R. S.

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Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882

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Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Virginia from 1835-1853. In the years following his departure, he founded and was president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Boston. From the description of Papers of William Barton Rogers [manuscript], 1843 December 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647837261 Shields was a student from Cumberland County, Va.; afterwards a captain and surgeon, C.S.A., then physician and farmer in Union Count...

Gray, Asa

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Epithet: botanist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001039.0x000310 Epithet: M D British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000839.0x0003dd ...

Wright, Charles

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Epithet: Professor of Arabic, Cambridge British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000507.0x000141 Epithet: Deputy Commissary General to the Forces British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000507.0x000140 Charles A. Wright was born September 7, 1878 in Kansas. He came to Albuquerque, N.M.around 1902 and managed the Fred Harvey curio ...

Troost, Dr.

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Gilman, Daniel C.

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Daniel H. Gilman was born in Maine in 1845. After serving in the Civil War, he received a law degree from Columbia College of Law in 1877 and practiced in New York City. After moving to Seattle in 1883, he helped to found the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway. The line ran from downtown Seattle to the western Cascade Mountains and was linked to the Canadian Pacific in Sumas, Washington; however, it never succeeded in crossing the Cascades, and control of the line was assumed by the Norther...

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Sabine, Edward

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Darlington, W. A. (William Aubrey), 1890-1979

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Corcoran Art Gallery

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Candolle, Alphonse De

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Darwin, Charles Ben, 1822-1901

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Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was the grandson of Erasmus Darwin of Lichfield and Josiah Wedgwood. He entered the University of Edinburgh in 1825 to study medicine, intending to follow his father Robert's career as a doctor. However, Darwin found himself unenthusiastic about his studies, including that of geology, and left Edinburgh without graduating in 1827. Forming the intention of entering the church, Darwin came up to Cambridge in 1828, and though not finding the formal studies any more...

Coppee, Henry

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Henry, James (Henry's Brother)

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Richard, Mr.

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Blodget, Lorin

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Cook, George H.

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Watts, Frederick, 1801-1889

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Davis, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1845-1921

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Rear admiral, U.S.N. Author of his father's biography, "Life of Charles Henry Davis, Rear-Admiral, 1807-1877.". Superintendent of U.S. Naval Observatory, 1897-1902. From the description of Charles Henry Davis letters to Henry Oscar Houghton, Jr. and Houghton Mifflin & Co., [manuscript], 1899 Mar 24 and Apr 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 247517738 ...