Lewis Reeves Gibbes Papers 1793-1894 (bulk 1838-1894)

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Lewis Reeves Gibbes Papers, 1793-1894, (bulk 1838-1894)

Lewis Reeves Gibbes Papers 1793-1894 (bulk 1838-1894)

Scientist and professor. Chiefly correspondence along with specimen lists, resolutions, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Gibbes's career as professor of astronomy, mathematics, and physics at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Includes his correspondence with other scientists on the subjects of astronomy, botany, chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics, and zoology. Other subjects relate to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Smithsonian Institution.

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American botanist, chemist and geologist. From the guide to the Jacob Whitman Bailey letter to Professor R.W. Gibbes, 1846, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) William Barwell Turner was a botanist and expert on the Desmidieae. He became President of the Leeds Naturalists' Club in 1881 From the guide to the On some new species of American Desmidiaceae, from the Catskill Mountains, by J. W. Bailey, written in the hand of William Barwe...

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American naval officer and oceanographer. From the description of Letter to Capt. Charles Wilkes [manuscript], 1848 March 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808228 From the description of Letter to Andrew Hull Foote [manuscript], 1856 April 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817495 Epithet: Astronomer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000135.0x000219 ...

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Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863

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Lawyer of Charleston, S.C.; Union Party supporter and opponent of nullification and secession; Attorney General of S.C., 1822-1830; unsuccessful Unionist candidate for the S.C. Senate, 1830; code commissioner, 1859-1863; graduate, S.C. College, 1809; son of William Pettigrew (1758-1837) and Louise Guy Gibert Pettigrew; husband of Jane Amelia Postell; father of artist Caroline Petigru Carson (b. 1820-1892). From the description of James Louis Petigru papers, 1822-1948. (University of ...

Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867

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Physican and graduate of the College of Charleston (Charleston, South Carolina) who studied medicine at the University of South Carolina and zoology in Paris. Gabriel Edward Manigault became curator of the College of Charleston Museum (Charleston, S.C.) in 1873. From the description of The black whale captured in Charleston Harbor, January 1880, 1885. (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 31740999 Charleston, S.C. physician, plantation owner, professor, curator of the...

Ritchie, E. S.

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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 Göttingen (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...

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Lovering, Joseph, 1813-1892

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Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888

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Runkle, John Daniel, 1822-1902

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Winlock, Joseph, 1826-1875

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Espy, James P. (James Pollard), 1785-1860

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Educator and meterologist. From the description of James P. Espy letter, 1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009915 Washington, D.C. meteorologist. From the description of Papers, 1844. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36791109 American educator and meteorologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington City, to the Rev. John Pierpont, 1857 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614574 Meteor...

Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839

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Epithet: abolitionist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x000283 Thomas Cooper, born in London in 1759, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1794. Well-known for his political beliefs, Cooper eventually pursued a career as a science professor and became the second president of South Carolina College in 1821. From the guide to the Thomas Cooper Papers, ., 1819-1837, (University of North Carolina at Cha...

Gibbs family.

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Alexander, Stephen, 1806-1883

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U.S. astronomer and professor of astronomy at Princeton University. From the description of Stephen Alexander letter, 1837, Jun. 9, Princeton, to "My dear Sir." (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34766968 American Astronomer. From the guide to the Stephen Alexander letter to the editors of the New York Tribune, 1873, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Astronomer; professor of astronomy at College of New Jersey, Princeto...

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...

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First State Geologist of Alabama. A native of Cork, Ireland, Tuomey immigrated to the U.S. at an early age. In 1847 he began teaching mineralogy, geology and agriculture at the University of Alabama. In 1848 he became the first State Geologist for Ala., a position he held until his death. Tuomey was the author of the First Biennial Report on the Geology of Alabama (1850), the Second Report on the Geology of Alabama (1858) and a Geological Map of Alabama (1853). ...

Loomis, Elias, 1811-1889

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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) Elias Loomis was an astronomer, meteorologist, teacher, and author of scientific and mathematical texts. He taught at Western Reserve College, New York University, and Yale University. Loomis was also a genealogist and produced a massive compendium of information on the Joseph Loomis family. From t...

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...

Stimpson, William, 1832-1872

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Naturalist and zoologist, William Stimpson (1832-1872) spent four years as a naturalist with the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, 1852-1856. For nine years after the completion of the expedition, Stimpson utilized the facilities of the Smithsonian Institution while preparing a report based on the collections gathered during the expedition. While at the Smithsonian, he also helped classify and name specimens which the Smithsonian had been collecting. In 1865, Stimpson was called to Chicago by ...

Binney, Amos, 1803-1847

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Storer, David Humphreys, 1804-1891

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Storer graduated from Harvard in 1825, taught obstetrics and medical jurisprudence, and served as Dean of the Harvard Medical School. From the description of Papers of David Humphreys Storer, ca. 1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972890 U.S. ichthyologist and obstetrician, 1804-1890. From the description of Letter, 1829, Oct. 15 : to Jesse Putnam. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31822022 Storer (Harvard Medical School, M.D. 1925) w...

Wurdemann, William

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Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866

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Jared Sparks (1789-1866) was the President of Harvard University from February 1, 1849 to February 10, 1853. He was also a Unitarian minister, editor, and historian. Jared Sparks was born to Joseph Sparks and Elinor (Orcut) Sparks on May 10, 1789 in Willington, Connecticut. Sparks was one of nine children and came from a family of modest means. When he turned six years old, Sparks went to live with an aunt and uncle in Camden, New York, to help relieve the family of a mout...

De Saussure, Henry William, 1763-1839

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Revolutionary soldier, director of the U.S. Mint, South Carolina legislator, and judge of the Chancery Court in South Carolina, from Charleston. From the description of Papers, 1788-1916. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19491506 Jurist; Federalist; director, U.S. Mint, 1795; member, Pennsylvania bar; S.C. state representative and senator; of Charleston, S.C. From the description of Henry William DeSaussure papers, 1795-1837. (University of South Ca...

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Ellet, E. F. (Elizabeth Fries), 1818-1877

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Author and historian Ellet wrote fiction, poetry, and women's history. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950 (1971). From the description of Letter, 1856. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007250 Elizabeth F. Ellet, the first American historian of women, was born in upstate New York in October 1818. She became well-known for her collective biographies of women, most notably, The Women of the American Revolution (1848). ...