Alexander Dallas Bache Papers, 1821-1869

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Alexander Dallas Bache Papers, 1821-1869

1821-1869

The papers of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) relate to his study of European education, his appointment as Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, his professional intercourse with other scientists on a broad range of topics, his own research, and his work on the United States Lighthouse Board. They include diaries, 1836-1837, of his study of educational institutions in Britain; correspondence, 1821-1866, documenting his European trip, his work on education during the years 1839-1841, and his contact with the American scientific community; small collections of papers concerning the Coast Survey, the Lighthouse Board, and the Smithsonian Institution; letters to his wife, Nancy Clarke Fowler Bache; and a small collection of posthumous papers.

3.47 cu. ft. (5 document boxes) (3 half document boxes) (2 microfilm reels) (6 oversize folders)

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Born in New York, admitted to the bar in Cook County, Ill. and served as Illinois Attorney General as a Democrat from 1843-1846, then moved on to California where he also served as attorney general and senator. Almeron Wheat, also born in New York, settled in Quincy where he practiced law until he died. From the description of Letters, 1843-1845. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52576671 ...

Hodge, William L.

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Walker, R. J.

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Schaeffer, George C.

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Bledsoe, Albert Taylor, 1809-1877

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Albert Taylor Bledsoe (1809-1877), a Confederate official, editor, and author, was the first-born son of Moses Ousley and Sophia Childress Taylor. A fellow student of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee at West Point Military Academy in 1830, Bledsoe performed military duty at western Indian forts. After graduating from Kenyon College in Ohio, he taught mathematics and French at Kenyon and later Miami University. He praticed law for ten years in Springfield, Illinois from 1838-48 but returned to t...

Tyler, Samuel, 1809-1877

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Dudley Observatory. Scientific Council

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Morris, Commodore

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Bradley, W. A. (Postmaster)

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Tyrrell, Alfred

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Saxton, Joseph, 1799-1873

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Girard College

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Gibbs, Mr.

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Stanton, Edwin Mcmasters

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Totten, Joseph Gilbert, 1788-1864

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Army officer and engineer. From the description of Joseph Gilbert Totten correspondence, 1841 February 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980636 ...

Hammond, William Archie

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Henry, William Alexander (Henry's Son)

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Boyden, Uriah A.

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Klipstein, Louis F.

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Beck, T. Romeyn

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Bartlett, Mr.

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Sabine, Edward

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Epithet: General RA, KCB, PRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000206.0x00037a ...

Delafield, Richard, 1798-1873

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Military engineer in the United States Army Engineer Corps. From the description of Richard Delafield papers, 1846-1862. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58781781 Richard Delafield (1798-1873) was a Major General in the U.S. Army. A military engineer, he was Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Chief of Engineers. Born in New York City, Delafield graduated from West Point in 1818 and embarked on a 4...

Felton, C. C.

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Turner, Professor

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Trowbridge, William Pettit, 1828-1892

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Stevens, Thaddeus

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Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Foote, Elisha

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Walker, Mrs. (A. D. Bache's Sister)

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Nicholson, W.L.

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Japan

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Bache, Nancy (Mrs. A. D.)

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Stockton, R. F.

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Jackson, Isaac

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In 1833, Thomas Buxton presented a bill in Parliament that was the culmination of fifty years of abolitionist agitation, enacting an end to slavery in all territories under British dominion. Although passed in August 1833 for implementation one year later, the bill mandated that full emancipation would wait. While enslaved children were to be freed immediately, adults were required to serve out a four year "apprenticeship" under their former masters in order, as the act's supporters...

Vinton

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Espy, James P...

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Paine, Henry M.

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Ohm, Georg Simon

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Reed, Mr.

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Schott, Charles A. (Charles Anthony), 1826-1901

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Engineer and geologist. From the description of Papers of Charles A. Schott, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071032 ...

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...

Ferguson, James, FRS; astronomer

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Walker, Sears C.

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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 ...

Peale, Rembrandt

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Coffin, James Henry.

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Gibbs, Wolcott

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Chase, Salmon P.

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Warner, Hiram, Judge

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Capitol Building

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Ferguson, John

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Clerk, U.S. Navy. From the description of Papers, 1843-1869. (Navy Department Library, Naval History & Heritage Command). WorldCat record id: 52880050 ...

Ferguson, 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...

Rush, Richard.

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Epithet: US diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0002f4 ...

Morgan, Lewis Henry

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Hassler, Ferdinand R.

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Wurtz, Henry, 1828-1910

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American chemist and editor; graduate of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University). From the guide to the Henry Wurtz papers, 1847-1878, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

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 ...

Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891

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U.S. representative from Virginia and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of Alexander H. Stuart papers, 1790-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980828 U.S. Representative from Virginia; Secretary of the Interior under Milliard Fillmore; Virginia State Senator and Delegate; Rector of the University of Virginia. From the description of Letters from Alexander H.H. Stuart, 1839-1887. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 52598006 ...

Peabody Institute

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Corning, Erastus

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Fessenden, William Pitt

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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...

Brown, Solomon G., 1829-1906

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Solomon G. Brown was one of the first settlers in the Hillsdale section of Anacostia/Southeast Washington, DC in 1867. This area of 375 acres, which has also been known as Barry Farms, was purchased from Julianna Coombe Barry, the widow of James David Barry. The Barrys were White landowners and their land was purchased by Major General Oliver Otis Howard (the person for whom Howard University was named) on behalf of the Freedman's Bureau. After the purchase of his home in Hillsdale, Solomon B...

Blodget, Lorin

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Rogers, Henry J.

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Henry J. Rogers (1811-1879) was an inventor and a pioneer in the development of the telegraph. From the description of Henry J. Rogers Papers, 1844-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80093607 ...

Graham, William A. (William Alexander), 1804-1875

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Governor of and U.S. senator from North Carolina. From the description of Letter of William A. Graham, 1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450527 William Alexander Graham (September 5, 1804 - August 11, 1875) was a United States Senator from North Carolina from 1840 to 1843, the 30th Governor of North Carolina from 1845 to 1849 and United States Secretary of the Navy from 1850 to 1852. He was also a candidate for the vice-presidency in 1852. From the descripti...

Draper, John W.

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Hough, William Jervis, 1795-1869

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Hare, Robert

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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 ...

Bassnett, Thomas, 1808-

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Ewbank, Thomas

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Hawley, Mr.

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Patterson, C. P. (Carlile Pollock), 1816-1881

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Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

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Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875

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Capitalist, son of John Jacob Astor, and nominal head of the American Fur Company prior to his father's exit from the business in 1834. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to James Abbott, Detroit, [Mich.], 1832 July 13. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36145298 William B. Astor went into business with his father, John Jacob Astor, and successfully invested in real estate and railroad, coal, and insurance companies. Samuel Jones...

Green, Mr.

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Locke, John, 1792-1856

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Epithet: merchant, of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x00017c Epithet: of Stowe MS 748 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x000180 Epithet: MA British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x00017b Epithet: author of 'Ireland's Re...

Maclean, John, 1800-1886

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Lane, J. H.

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Bond, George P.

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Harvard college observatory

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NEROC and CAMROC were cooperative ventures. In the case of NEROC, Harvard, Brown, Univ. of Massachusetts, M.I.T., Dartmouth, Smithsonian Institution, and others; in the case of CAMROC, Harvard, M.I.T., and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. NEROC was a nonprofit corporation of educational and research institutions formed in June 1967 to continue the planning initiated by CAMROC for an advanced radio and radar research facility. From the description of Records of Northeast Rad...

COURTENAY, EDWARD H.

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Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia. From the description of Letter from Edward H. Courtenay, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, to Capt. A. Mordecai [manuscript] 8 June 1845. 1845. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960260 ...

Cass, General

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Rogers, Mr.

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Paterson, John

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Epithet: schoolmaster of Cleist, near Kinross British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001300.0x0003af Epithet: Dean of Edinburgh, Bishop successively of Galloway and Edinburgh, afterwards Archbishop of Glasgow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001300.0x0003a9 Epithet: Provost and Commissioner of Estates for Perth British Lib...

Henry, Mary Anna (Henry's Daughter)

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

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Epithet: formerly President of the Confederate States of America British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000213.0x00023b ...

Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1850-1908

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