National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Deceased Members.

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National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Deceased Members.

National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Deceased Members.

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Streng, L. H.

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Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

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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 ...

Renwick, James, Sr.

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Winlock, Joseph

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Henry, Mary Anna (Henry's Daughter)

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Chandler, C. F.

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Caswell, Alexis, 1799-1877

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Sixth president of Brown University, 1868-1872; and professor of natural philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy at Brown, 1828-1863. From the description of Alexis Caswell papers, 1824-1877 (bulk 1860-1877). (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 86167730 ...

Meek, Fielding B.

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Morgan, Lewis Henry

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Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912

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George Jarvis Brush (1831-1912): 1852-1853 taught chemistry at the University of Virginia and did mineralogical experiments; 1855 appointed professor of metallurgy at Yale University Sheffield Scientific School, and in 1864 this position was expanded to include mineralogy; became president of Sheffield Scientific School in 1872, and continued until 1898; served as trustee, and other positions on the Board of the school until 1912; author of books and articles. Louis Vale...

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...

Baird, Spencer F.

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Bache, Alexander Dallas

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Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878

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Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894

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Josiah Dwight Whitney was born on November 23, 1819 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1839 (B.A.) and studied geology in Europe. He participated in the Lake Superior region survey (1847-1849) and several other expeditions through the 1860s. Whitney taught at Harvrd University and published several works on geology. He died in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire on August 19, 1896. From the guide to the William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951, 1814-1912,...

Barnard, John Gross

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Coffin, J.H.C. (John Huntington Crane), 1815-1890

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Grant, Ulysses S.

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LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901

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Joseph LeConte, born in 1823, graduated from the University of Georgia in 1841. He enrolled in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1844 and received an M.D. in 1845. He married Elizabeth Caroline Nisbet in 1847 and established a medical practice in Macon. Because his first love was geology, however, he enrolled in the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College in 1850 to study with the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz. Upon completing his studies in 1851 he returned to Georgia and became...

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880

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Haldeman was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. From the description of Letters and papers, ca. 1855-1879. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122490919 Samuel Stehman Haldeman was a scientist and philologist. From the description of Letters, 1859-1875. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122540802 Samuel Stehman Haldeman (1812-1880, APS, 1844) American naturalist and philologist, w...

Centennial Exhibition (Philadelphia, 1876)

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Agassiz, Louis

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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 ...

Gilliss, James Melville

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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. ...

Mahan, D. H.

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Abbott, Gen.

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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...

Frazer, John Fries

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Force, Peter, 1790-1868

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American historian and mayor general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mayor's office, Washington, to James Greenleaf, esq., 1836 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524419 Antiquarian, historian, and mayor of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers and collection of Peter Force, 1170-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81049951 Archivist and historian. From the description of Receipt, 1853. (Historical Societ...

Chauvenet, William

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Wainwright, Mrs.

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Viator, 1818-1874

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Hilgard, J. E. (Julius Erasmus), 1825-1891

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Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an important scientific reformer during the early nineteenth century. From his position as superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, and through leadership roles in the scientific institutions of the time, Bache helped bring American science into alignment with the professional nature of its European counterpart. In addition, Bache fostered the reform of public education in America. On July 19, 1806 Alexander Dallas Bache wa...

Newberry, John Strong

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Guyot, A. (Arnold), 1807-1884

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Arnold Henry Guyot was a geographer and the first to formulate laws of structure and movement of glaciers. He published geography textbooks, 1866-1875, and was professor of physical geography and geology at Princeton University, 1854-1884. From the description of Correspondence, 1857-1882. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316399 Geographer and geologist. From the description of Letter of A. Guyot, circa 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat re...

Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896

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Born in Northampton, Mass., Nov. 23, 1819, son of Josiah Dwight and Sarah (Williston) , grad. Yale 1839, read law 1841, traveled and studied in France, Germany, Italy, 1842-45, worked survey of mineral lands of Northern Peninsula of Mich., 1847-49, Ia. State Chemist Ill. State Survey, Geologist of Cal., 1860-74, opened Harvard School of Mines, 1868, elected to Geol. Soc. of London. Author of Metal Wealth of the U.S. and other books. Married Louisa Goddard Howe in June, 1854, had 1 daughter. Died...

Lesquereux, Léo, 1806-1889

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Louis Agassiz (1807-1873, APS 1843) was a zoologist and geologist. A student of Georges Cuvier, Agassiz was renown for his six-volume work Poissons fossils, a study of more than 1,700 ancient fish. Equally important was his Ètudes sur les glaciers (1840). In 1845 Agassiz moved to the United States on a two-year study grant from King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia to compare the flora and fauna of the United States and Europe. While in the United States he was invited to deliver a c...

Agassiz, Alexander

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Humphreys, A. A. (General)

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Watson, James C. (James Craig), 1838-1880

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Professor of astronomy and director of the Observatory at University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin. From the description of James Craig Watson papers, 1857-1881. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420391 James Craig Watson (January 28, 1838-November 22, 1880) was a Canadian-American astronomer born in the village of Fingal, Ontario Canada. His family relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1850. In 1857, Watson graduated from the University of...

Hyatt, Alpheus, 1838-1902

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Louis Agassiz (1807-1873, APS 1843) was a zoologist and geologist. A student of Georges Cuvier, Agassiz was renown for his six-volume work Poissons fossils, a study of more than 1,700 ancient fish. Equally important was his Ètudes sur les glaciers (1840). In 1845 Agassiz moved to the United States on a two-year study grant from King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia to compare the flora and fauna of the United States and Europe. While in the United States he was invited to deliver a c...

Alexander, Stephen

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Lovering, Joseph

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Holbrook, John Edwards, 1794-1871

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A physician and founder of the Medical College of South Carolina (1824), Holbrook was also considered the most important zoologist of his time, specializing in the study of American reptiles and fishes. From the description of ALS : to Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia, [1858] May 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525066 Beaufort and Charleston, S.C. zoologist and physician. Holbrook spent much of his early life in Massachusetts, graduating from B...

Van Nostrand, D.

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Hoover, John T.

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Silliman, Benjamin, Jr.

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Gibbs, Wolcott

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Leidy, Joseph Paul

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Bache Fund

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Chase, Salmon P.

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Torrey, John

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Bradley, Joseph P., 1813-1892

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U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Papers, 1836-1937. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 84019822 Bradley served as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1870-1892. From the description of Letters and autograph of Joseph P. Bradley, 1870-1891. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339480 Joseph P. Bradley, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born of English descent in Berne...

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...

Rogers, Fairman, 1833-1900

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Fairman Rogers (1833-1900) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an A.B. in 1853 and an A.M. in 1856. He served as Professor of Civil Engineering until 1864 and as a Trustee from 1871 to 1886 at the University of Pennsylvania. He was engaged in surveys of the Potomac River for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. He was well published on engineering topics, but was equally well known for riding and driving matters as he was the founder of the Philadelphia Coaching Club and t...

Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909

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American astronomist and political economist. From the description of Typed letter : [Washington, D.C., to the editors of The Critic, Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 19]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645229686 American astronomer. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (3) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1886 Mar. 16-1883 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612661 Astronomer, mathematician, and economist. ...