American Philosophical Society Archives 1743-1984

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American Philosophical Society Archives, 1743-1984

American Philosophical Society Archives 1743-1984

Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society was the first learned society in the United States. For over 250 years, the Society has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life. Until the mid-nineteenth century, the Society fulfilled the role of a national academy of science, national library and museum, and even patent office. Early members of the Society included Thomas Jefferson, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin Rush, Stephen Peter Du Ponceau, George Washington, and many other figures prominent in American history. The Archives of the American Philosophical Society consists of 192.25 linear feet of material, organized into thirteen record groups dating back to 1743. The Society's archives extensively documents not only the organization's historical development but also its role in American history and the history of science and technology.

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American Philosophical Society

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Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743 in Philadelphia, patterning it after the Royal Society of London. It's purpose was the promotion of the study of science and the practical arts of agriculture, engineering trades, and manufactures. Subjects of today's "philosophy" were generally excluded from the societies of the 17th and 18th centuries and the word "philosophy" meant to them "love of knowledge," and was essentially the equivalent of today's "science." Interest...

Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820

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Andrew Ellicott was a surveyor and mathematician; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1785. From the guide to the Astronomical journal, 1797-1801, 1797-1801, (American Philosophical Society) Ellicott (1754-1820) was a surveyor and matematician. He explored the Mississippi River Valley and the southern boundaries of the United States. The Clarke Historical Library has two books by Ellicott and microfilm of his papers which are housed in other institutions....

Hodge, Hugh L. (Hugh Lenox), 1796-1873

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Dr. Hugh Lenox Hodge was a prominent Philadelphia physician who specialized in obstetrics, becoming one of the most renowned figures in that field in the nineteenth century. Hodge also contributed to fighting the cholera epidemic in Philadelphia during 1832. From the description of Papers, 1817-1932 (span), 1817-1833 (bulk). (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 19949757 Born in Philadelphia, Hugh L. Hodge attended Princeton College and the University ...

Mitchill, Samuel L. (Samuel Latham), 1764-1831

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Physician Joseph Carson taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The College of Philadelphia's Medical School, founded in 1765, became known as the University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Medicine In 1779. From the guide to the Joseph Carson letters, 1789-1858, 1789-1858, (American Philosophical Society) Physician and naturalist. From the description of Papers, 1792-1928. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35203561 Mitchill (Edinburgh, M.D. 17...

Taylor, Richard C. (Richard Cowling), 1789-1851

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Richard C. Taylor (18 Jan. 1789-26 Oct. 1851), mineral surveyor and practical geologist, was born at Hinton in Suffolk, England. He emigrated to America in July 1830 with his wife and four children, settling in Philipsburg, Pa. The decision to emigrate may have been forced on him. Taylor was involved with the British Iron Company when it failed spectacularly in 1828; his cousin Philip Taylor fled into French exile, and Taylor accepted a mining post in the United States. Taylor may have been enco...

Nelson, Hugh

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None available. From the guide to the Assignment of Bond, 1789 September 1, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) ...

Byrnes, Daniel

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Logan, George, 1753-1821

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Pennsylvania farmer, senator, and diplomat. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Thomas Fisher, 1802 Jan. 19. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316933 From the description of ALS : Washington, to Thomas Fisher, 1806 Apr. 11. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138978 ...

De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834

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Served as surveyor general of New York State from 1784 until his death in 1834. From the description of Letters : to Augustus Porter and Major Donald Fraser, 1828, 1832. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57182677 Surveyor; graduated from Queens College (now Rutgers University), 1776; served as Assistant Geographer of the Army, 1778-1780, and as Chief Geographer of the Army, 1780-1783; served as Surveyor General of New York, 1784-1834. From the descrip...

Austin, James, (Photographer)

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Austin was a United States Army soldier with General Price's troops in New Mexico who was killed in the Taos Revolt of 1847. From the guide to the James Austin Letter, 1846, (Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.) ...

Varle, Charles

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Wuheilhausen, Frederick Jacob

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Alden, Timothy

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Allison, Burgiss, 1753-1827

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Brisbane, James

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Epithet: Captain, RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000629.0x00018d ...

Thornton, William, 1759-1828

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William Thornton, architect, inventor, and public official, was born in the Virgin Islands on May 20, 1759, of English parents. He came to the United States in 1787 and became a citizen in 1788. On September 12, 1794 Thornton was appointed one of the commissioners of the new federal city of Washington. He championed his own design for the Capitol and the north wing had been constructed in accordance with his ideas by the time Congress removed to Washington in 1800. In 1802 Congress abolished the...

Finlay, William M.

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Lambert, William

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Whitehead, John C.

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Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818

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Caspar Wistar taught chemistry at the College of Philadelphia from 1789 to 1792. This College, with the University of the State of Pennsylvania, would become the University of Pennsylvania in 1791. From the description of Lectures : on chemistry, 1790. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122621060 Philadelphia physician. From the description of ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, 1817 July 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Page, John, 1744-1808

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John Page (1744 – October 11, 1808) was a figure in early United States history. He served in the U.S. Congress and as Governor of Virginia. From the guide to the Memorandum, 1775, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) John Page was born and lived at Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester County, Virginia. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1763, where he was a friend and the closest college classmate of Thomas Jefferson. He became...

Grier, Arthur

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Michaux, François-André 1770-1855

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French botanist and traveler. The son of botanist Andre Michaux (1746-1802), he made several visits to the United States. In February 1806 he embarked on a sea voyage for Charleston (S.C.) but was captured by the British en route and detained in the Bermudas. He arrived in the United States in May 1806 and spent three years in America in study and travel. Among his published writings was a study of American forest trees. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to "Monsieur...

Nichols, F. (Francis), active 1795-1820

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Francis Nichols served in an unidentified capacity under Samuel Evans on the Chespeake. In 1812 and 1813, the Chesapeake was on a five month cruise of the Atlantic Ocean to try to harass and capture British warships. From the description of A journal of a cruise on board the United States Frigate Chesapeake / by Francis Nichols, 1812 Dec. 17-1813 March 20. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 147447511 ...

Jacobs, Benjamin.

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Chipchase, John

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Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice, Prince de Benevento

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Epithet: Prince de Benevento British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x000351 ...

Caire-Morand, Antoine

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Duffield, Samuel

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Couldery, William

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Humphreys, Joshua

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Hulings, William Empson

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In 1790, when Viceroy Juan Vicente de Güemas Pacheco de Padilla, conde de Revilla Gigedo ordered the resurfacing of the Zócalo in Mexico City, the governmental plaza, he had little idea that his municipal project would lead to the greatest archaeological discoveries of eighteenth century Mexico, the statue of Coatlicue (feathered skirt) and the Great Aztec Sun Stone. The key figure in these discoveries was Antonio de Leon y Gama, an astronomer born in Mexico City in 1735...

Garnett, J.

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Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801

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Epithet: Prebendary of Chichester British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000703.0x00014f Samuel Johannes Holland, born in 1728 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, was a military officer, politician, and early surveyor of Canada. He began a military career in 1745 with the Dutch Artillery and in 1754 relocated to England where he became a Lieutenant in the Royal Americans. He arrived in North America with the British Army ea...

Institut de France.

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Joslyn, Benjamin F.

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Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796

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David Rittenhouse was a maker of clocks and astronomical instruments in Norriton (Norristown) and Philadelphia, Penn. From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770-1780. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311544 From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1765-1775. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311425 From the description of Brass dial wall clock, ca. 1774. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311652 ...

Valltravers, Johannes Rodolph

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Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864

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John Redman Coxe was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Daniel and Sarah Redman Coxe, and the grandson of Philadelphia physician John Redman. Coxe received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1794 and after additional study in Europe, established his practice in Philadelphia. He also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote on medical topics, and edited medical journals and books. He was married to Sarah Cox; they had ten children. Winterthur Museum has an etchi...

Robotham, Richard

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Bache, William, 1773-1818

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Moriniere, Simon-Barthelemy-Joseph Noel de la

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Stonemetz, George

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Laurie, Robert

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Epithet: Major-General; General 1803 Title: 5th Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000133.0x0000bf Epithet: Dean of Edinburgh, afterwards Bishop of Brechin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000133.0x0000b8 Epithet: of Leith British Library Archives and Manuscrip...

Story, Isaac, 1774-1803

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Wynkoop, Henry

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Valltravers, Johann Rodolph

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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...

Perrier, George

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Fleckenstein, Carl Gottfried

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Ridgely, Frederick

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Jameson, David

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Barnwell, William

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Dercum, Francis X. (President, 1927-1931

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Alison, Francis, 1705-1779

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Francis Alison, born in Ireland, 1705. He studied at the University of Glasgow before travelling to America in 1735. In 1737 he became pastor of Pennsylvania's New London Presbyterian Church. Ten years later he opened an academy in New London. Students included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Secretary of the Second Continental Congress. In 1752 Alison moved to Philadelphia to take charge of the Philadelphia Academy. He was later appointed Vice-Provost of the newly estab...

Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776

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Scientist, New York colonial official. From the description of Cadwallader Colden Papers, 1677-1832 (bulk 1711-1775). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476912237 Governor of New York (Colony) and scientist. From the description of Cadwallader Colden family papers, 1686-1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453882 Colonial New York philosopher and scientist, and political official. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], t...

Vaux, James

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Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825

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After serving as a brigadier general in the Continental Army, Pinckney held several legislative and diplomatic posts before being placed in command of all federal forces in the South during the war scare of 1798. From the description of ALS : Harper's Ferry, Va., to James McHenry, 1800 Mar. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122409546 Pinckney was a South Carolina politician, U. S. Revolutionary War veteran, and member of the U.S. Constitutional Conven...

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

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Scientist, educator, and superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. From the description of A.D. Bache papers, 1828-1863 (bulk 1836-1863). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979853 Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. From the description of Letter, 1858 November 17. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50458533 Physicist; professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, 1828-1836 ? Superintendent of U.S. Coas...

Bell, Whitfield J. (Whitfield Jenks)

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Executive officer of the American Philosophical Society. From the description of Correspondence to Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1979. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 235002328 ...

Bradford, William, 1719-1791

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American printer and soldier; patriot printer of 1776; colonel in Pennsylvania militia; grandson of William Bradford (1663-1752). Printed in Pennsylvania Archives, Volume 5, p.575. From the guide to the William Bradford, Sr. note to Thomas Wharton, 1777, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) From the Sugar Act of 1764 through the Tea Act of 1773, the British Parliament imposed a variety of taxes upon their American colonies in an effo...

Peters, Richard, 1743-1828

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This is Judge Richard Peters, of Belmont in Philadelphia. He was the nephew of the Rev. Richard Peters. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1818-1819. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190879130 Revolutionary war patriot, jurist. From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to J. Maddison, 1801 June 1 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647834404 From the description of Letter : Philadelphi...

Keen, William W. (William Williams), 1837-1932

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Surgeon of Philadelphia. From the description of Letter, 1864, Jan. 27 : Philadelphia, to Dr. Brinton. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34847965 William Williams Keen (1837-1932) was a prominent neurological pathologist from Philadelphia, and the first brain surgeon in the United States. Keen gained national attention for his then-secret surgery performed on President Grover Cleveland in 1893. From the description of William Williams Keen's material related...

Dean, Mrs (?)

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Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870

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U.S. naval officer and inventor of ordnance. From the description of Reports to Commodore L. Warrington on ordnance, 1848-1849. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58671341 John A. Dahlgren, naval officer, attained the rank of rear admiral. An expert in ordnance, he invented an 11" gun and other devices useful to the Navy. From 1868-70, he was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. From the description of Letter, January 28, 1848. (Naval War Col...

Porter, James, Sir, 1710-1776

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Sir James Porter (1710-1776) was a British diplomat. In 1741, he joined the staff of the English embassy to Austria, in Vienna, and in 1747 became British ambassador to the Sublime Porte of the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople, a position he held till 1762. Porter then became British minister in Brussels in 1763, and was knighted several months later. In 1765, he resigned his post and, retiring to England, became a fellow of the Royal Society and published three papers on astronomy and earthquak...

Palisot de Beauvois, M.

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Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843

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A naturalist and one of America's earliest comparative anatomists and paleontologists, Richard Harlan was born in Philadelphia on September 19, 1796. The eighth of ten children born to Quaker parents, he applied himself to the study of medicine under Joseph Parrish. However even as a student, he devoted much of his attention to natural history. These interests, as well as the opportunity to gain practical experience as a physician, led him to interrupt his medical study to sign on a...

MacNaly, Leo

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Academicus

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Harry, William Cobb

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Jones, William

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Epithet: of Norton-under-Cannock, county Staffordshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x00016e Epithet: Reverend; Perpetual Curate of Nayland 1777 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x000174 Epithet: gardener, of Glasgow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81...

Taylor, Thomas

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Epithet: of Add MS 33278 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x00039e Epithet: of Stowe MS 209 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x0003a7 Epithet: Master of the Grammar School, Marlborough British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001151.0x00039c ...

Smith, Thomas P.

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Brown, Charles, 1898-1988

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Epithet: of Add MS 35508 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x0001dc Epithet: Dr British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x0001d7 Charles Brown was a physician who resided in Charlottesville, Virginia in the early nineteenth century and who served as sheriff of Albemarle County, Virginia. From the guide to the C...

Dannery, S.

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Elmslie, John

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Elkendorp, B.

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L., A. F.

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Partridge, Alden, 1785-1854

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U.S. Army officer, engineer, educator, and state legislator from Vermont. From the description of Alden Partridge papers, 1807-1959 (bulk 1817-1842). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980270 Military educator. From the description of Letter, 1829. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744853 Captain Partridge, of Vermont, was employed to conduct expert military instruction in1834. From the description of Papers of Alden Partridge, 1...

Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879

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George Bacon Wood was a Philadelphia physician, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1829. From the description of Journal, 1836-1849. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122624442 From the description of Papers, 1815-1913. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523736 From the guide to the George B.(George Bacon) Wood journal, 1836-1849, 1836-1849, (American Philosophical Society) From...

Sachse, Julius Friedrich, 1842-1919

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Julius Friedrich Sachse, a second generation German-American, was an accomplished late 19th century historian of the Germans in Pennsylvania and an important photographer. His particular interest in the Ephrata Community, whose cloister he helped save from the wrecker's ball, bore fruit in several publications, including The German pietists of provincial Pennsylvania... 1694-1708 (Philadelphia, 1895), The German sectarians of Pennsylvania... (Philadelphia, 1899-1900), and The music ...

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal

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Pleasants, James B.

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Cutbush, Edward, 1772-1843

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U. S. naval surgeon. From the description of Papers, 1794-1811. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35007202 ...

W....r

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Swift, J. G. (Joseph Gardner), 1783-1865

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Joseph Gardner Swift (1783-1865) was a civil engineer and officer in the U.S. Army. He was one of two students of the first graduating class in 1802 of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. By the age of twenty-eight he was a colonel and Chief Engineer of the Army. His projects included the completion of Fort Clinton (New York City) and during the War of 1812 the fortifications of western Long Island harbors and New York City. He resigned his commission in 1818 and served as Surveyor of the P...

Rumker, Charles

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Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818

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Caspar Wistar taught chemistry at the College of Philadelphia from 1789 to 1792. This College, with the University of the State of Pennsylvania, would become the University of Pennsylvania in 1791. From the description of Lectures : on chemistry, 1790. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122621060 Philadelphia physician. From the description of ALS : to an unidentified correspondent, 1817 July 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat r...

Taylor, Sicard and Company

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Legaux, Peter

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Le Roy, Jean Baptiste 1724-1800

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Fournier, Simon-Pierre, 1751-1803

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Denmark

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Curson, S.

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Gillespie, John D.

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Syng, Philip, 1703-1789

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Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829

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Revolutionary patriot. From the description of Document signed : [Philadelphia], to Thomas Nicholson, 1795 Apr. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874656 Timothy Matlack was a revolutionary soldier and Pennsylvania state official. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1780. From the description of Account book, 1783-1800. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165458 From the guide to the Timothy Matlack acco...

Coulter, Thomas, 1793-1843

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Thomas Coulter was a botanist who collected in California and Mexico. Smithsonian Institution Archives Field Book Project: Person : Description : rid_276_pid_EACP273 ...

Maxwell, Thomas, 1792-1867

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Born at Tioga Point (Athens), Pa.; grew up in Newtown Point (Elmira), N.Y. Veteran of the War of 1812; served in U.S. House of Representatives from 1829-1831. Later became an attorney; moved to Geneva, N.Y. upon his appointment as deputy clerk of the state supreme court. Father of Harriet Maxwell Converse, author and American Indian advocate. From the description of The Confederacy of the Iroquois, between 1800 and 1864 / by Thomas Maxwell. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record i...

Fleming, George.

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Epithet: MD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001161.0x000387 Captain George Fleming of New York served in the Continental Army from 1776 to 1783. He died in October 1822. From the guide to the Orderly Books of the Second Regiment of Continental Artillery, 1780-1782, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) Fleming received his A.B. degree from Harvard in 1899. ...

Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819

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Williamson was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention from North Carolina. From the description of ALS, 1800 November 29 : New York, to James McHenry, Baltimore. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14198321 Williamson was an American politician, born in Pennsylvania, who moved to North Carolina after completing his education and represented North Carolina in U.S. Constitutional Convention. He wa...

Steel, Hugh

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A. L. O. T. A. (pseud)

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Harris, Thaddeus Mason

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Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Currie, William

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Humphreys, Samuel, 1778-1846

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Naso (pseud)

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Say, Thomas, 1787-1834

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Charles Lucian Bonaparte was a naturalist and ornithologist. From the guide to the Correspondence, 1824-1855, from American scientists, 1824-1855, (American Philosophical Society) David Ives Bushnell was born 28 April 1875 in St. Louis, Mo. He was educated in St. Louis schools and in Europe. He worked as an assistant archaeologist at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University from 1901-1904. Bushnell contributed to the Handbook of American Indians and wrote numerous books on Nat...

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...

Griffiths, Elijah

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Legaux, Peter, 1748-1827

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Peter Legaux was a lawyer and farmer and a member of the American Philosophical Society. From the description of Journal of the Vine Company of Pennsylvania, 1803-1827. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122364918 From the description of Observations météorologiques faites à Springmill [Pennsylvania], 1787-1800. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122364919 From the description of Meteorological observations, 1...

Buchanan, George, 1875 or 1876-

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Epithet: Lieutenant R N British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000795.0x00039c Epithet: of Sloane MS 1816 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000795.0x00039f A George Buchanan is listed in the roll of graduates of the University of Glasgow by W Innes Addison, published in 1869. He was born in 1841 and originally studied for the ministry ...

Du Jareau, J.

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Dunbar, Robert

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Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844

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Du Ponceau was a Philadelphia lawyer who arrived in Portsmouth, N.H., from France in 1777, achieved early prominence as an aide to von Steuben, and as secretary to Robert Livingston, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Congress in 1781. Du Ponceau was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar in 1785 where his familiarity with both American and European law brought him an important practice. His intellectual interests included both history and linguistics and he published extensively in both fields. He ...

Hutchins, Thomas, 1730-1789

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Epithet: of Add MS 12496 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001127.0x000086 William Nelson Fenton is an anthropologist and ethnologist specializing in Iroquoian studies. From the guide to the George Chalmers papers relating to Indian affairs, 1750-1775, 1750-1775, (American Philosophical Society) Military engineer; colonial military officer in British service until 1780; appointed geographer o...

U. S. Department of State

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Chapman, Isaac A.

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Emerson, Gouveneur

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Vaughan, John, 1756-1841

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John Vaughan was a merchant and was librarian and secretary of the American Philosophical Society. From the description of Papers, 1768-1922 (inclusive). (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122584193 John Vaughan (1756–1841, APS 1784) was a wine merchant, philanthropist, and long-time treasurer and librarian of the American Philosophical Society. A native of England, Vaughan moved to Philadelphia in 1782. He soon was one of the most res...

Aveilhi

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Evans, Oliver, 1755-1819

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Born near Newport, Del., Evans received little formal education but taught himself mechanics and mathematics, devoting his life to inventing machines. In 1787 he received a patent from Delaware for a system that automated flour milling; published The Young Mill-Wright & Miller's Guide in 1795; and devoted many years to developing the steam engine, including a steam boat launched in 1805. Evans and his family moved to Philadelphia in 1793 where he remained. From the description of...

Scrupulous

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Creswell, Charles

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Crane, Gabriel

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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: 794511...

Finance Committee

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Collins, Zaccheus, 1764-1831

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Zaccheus Collins was a merchant and botanist. From the description of Botanical correspondence of Zaccheus Collins of Philadelphia, 1805-1827. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165422 From the guide to the Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827, (American Philosophical Society) Zaccheus Collins (1764-1831) was a plant collector and herbarium owner from Philadelphia. Collins was an esteemed botanist ...

Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703

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Epithet: of Stowe MS 747 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x000071 ...

Guest, Henry

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Wrangel, Charles Magnus

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Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820

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Governor of the Mississippi Territory and army officer. From the description of Winthrop Sargent papers, 1790-1815 (bulk 1798-1799). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980393 Winthrop Sargent was governor of the Mississippi Territory. From the description of Surveys, 1754-1807. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122579743 Soldier and territorial administrator. Born in Gloucester, Mass., and educated at Harvar...

Williams, Roberta

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Epithet: MP; of Add MS 40387 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000300.0x000015 Epithet: of Add MS 35536 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000300.0x00001a Epithet: MP; son of Robert Williams British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000300.0x000017 Epithet:...

Bridgman, E. C. (Elijah Coleman), 1801-1861

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Horsfield, Timothy

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Timothy Horsfield was justice of the peace for Northampton County. From the description of Receiptbook, 1763. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122584738 ...

Vaughan, William

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Epithet: LLD, Poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x000197 Epithet: of Add MS 31043 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x00018a Epithet: of Add MS 14966 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x000188 Epithet: of Add MS 36148 ...

Patrullo, Gerard

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Patham, William

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Smith, Samuel Harrison, 1772-1845

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Improvement (pseud)

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Garnett, John

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Lingelbach, William E. (William Ezra), 1871-1962

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William E. Lingelbach was the Librarian of the American Philosophical Society when the issue arose of the ownership of the William Clark papers discovered in an attic in Minnesota. From the description of Documents concerning the William Clark Papers, 1953-1956. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489493 From the guide to the Documents concerning the William Clark Papers, 1953-1956, 1953-1956, (American Philosophical Society) William Ezr...

Parangon

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Nevil, Francis

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Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843

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Swiss-American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to William Vaughan in London, 1843 Jun. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472923 Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (1770-1843), Swiss-born, American geodesist and mathematician, was superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. From the description of F.R. Hassler correspondence, 1804-1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640031 From the guide to the F.R. Hassler correspondence...

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778?-1860

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Rembrandt and Harriet Peale (née Cany) were painters; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Rembrandt and Harriet Peale papers, 1824-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81263030 From the description of Printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80271418 Peale, from a family of artists, was a portrait, miniature and historical painter. From the description of Notes of the Painting Room. (Winte...

Williams, William, Rev.

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Epithet: Lieutenant British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000300.0x000072 Epithet: of Sloane MS 4062 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000300.0x00007d Epithet: MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000012 Epithet: of Gray's Inn Brit...

Williamson, Hugh, 1735-1819

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Williamson was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention from North Carolina. From the description of ALS, 1800 November 29 : New York, to James McHenry, Baltimore. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14198321 Williamson was an American politician, born in Pennsylvania, who moved to North Carolina after completing his education and represented North Carolina in U.S. Constitutional Convention. He wa...

Leeke, Charles

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Ecroyd, Richard

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Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952

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Edwin Grant Conklin was an American biologist. In addition to his work in embryology, he also wrote on the subject of evolution, of which he was a strong proponent. He was a professor of zoology at University of Pennsylvania (1896-1908) and of biology at Princeton (1908-1933). From the description of Reminiscences, 1952 Nov. 19. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523431 Historian Edward Potts Cheyney taught at the University of Pennsylvania. ...

Willard, Joseph, 1738-1804

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University president, clergyman, and educator. From the description of Circular signed by Joseph Willard, Harvard University president, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067536 Joseph Willard (1738-1804) was President of Harvard from 1781 to 1804. From the description of Letter from Joseph Willard to Mrs. Mary Willard, "My dear wife..." Sept. 12, 1802 (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77067919 Joseph Willard (1738-1804) was President of H...

Saunders, Samuel Hyde

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Walsh, Robert

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Epithet: of Add MS 34624 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x000314 Title: Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x00031e ...

Harlan, Richard

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Biographical/Historical Sketch Noted engineer of dams, Richard Harlan earned his B.S. at Stanford University in 1952; during several of his years at Stanford he was a photographer for the student yearbook, THE QUAD, and a member of the water polo team. He died in 2008. From the guide to the Richard Harlan photographs and ephemera, Bulk, 1949-1952, 1949-2008, (Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Ar...

Crivelli, M.

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Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819

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Lawyer, of Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Letter book, 1811-1812. (Bucks County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 70957784 Philadelphia lawyer. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to William Logan Fisher, 1812 Mar. 13. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591704 Pennsylvania lawyer, legislator, and banker. From the description of ALS : to George Churchman, 1811 Jan. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Lib...

Dandiran

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Barron, James

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Commodore James Barron, born 15 September 1768 in Hampton, Virginia, died 21 April 1851 in Norfolk, served under his father, Commodore James Barron the Elder, in the Revolutionary War. He was made Captain in the Virginia Navy in 1799 and transferred to the newly formed U.S. Navy in 1803. During the War with Tripoli he commanded the U.S. Frigates New York and President when his brother, Commodore Samuel Barron, was commander of the Mediterranean Squadron. He assisted his brother in t...

Howell, James

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Epithet: afterwards Historiographer Royal British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000866.0x000215 Epithet: of Stowe MS 1055 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x0003b8 Epithet: MRCS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000866.0x000216 Epithet: double-...

Great Falls Manufacturing Company

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Rodgers, Richard C.

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Brown, Samuel, 1768-1805.

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Davis, John, 1755-1783

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Shryock, Richard Harrison, 1893-1972

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Shryock was a member of the Dept. of History at Duke University. From the description of Papers, 1927-1971 (bulk 1927-1931). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 231410108 Richard Harrison Shryock was a medical historian and was Librarian of the American Philosophical Society from 1958 to 1965. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1918-1972]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489498 From the guide to the National ...

U. S. Commissioners of the Navy

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Jourdan, W. Crowley

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Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835

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Physician, lawyer, author, diplomat, merchant, and agriculturalist, of Hallowell, Me.; b. in England. From the description of Benjamin Vaughan medical remedies, ca. 1805. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 213863015 From the description of Benjamin Vaughan compilation of bills of mortality for Hallowell, Maine, 1807-1834. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 213487537 From the description of Benjamin Vaughan autograph letter s...

Exter, Richard

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Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807

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Editor, army officer, and businessman. From the description of Papers of Lewis Nicola, 1777-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452337 ...

Turner, G.

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Hullihen, S. P.

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Mower, T. G.

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Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815

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Benjamin Smith was a Philadelphia physician and naturalist. From the description of Correspondence, 1786-1815. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122380112 Benjamin Smith Barton was a Philadelphia physician and naturalist. From the description of A comparative vocabulary of Indian languages, [n.d.]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523582 From the description of Volumes, 1791-1812 (bulk). (Americ...

Wallenstein, Jules de

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Winpenny and Long

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Bachman, John, 1790-1874

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American naturalist. From the description of On the different species of Hares (Genus Lepidus) inhabiting the U.S. of America : autograph manuscripts, one signed "Actophilus", 1832 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135758 The Reverend John Bachman was a minister at St. John's Lutheran Church in Charleston, S.C. From the description of Letter, 1862. (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 50777192 The Reverend John Bachman was a minister at S...

Priestly, Joseph R.

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Kuhn, Ludwig Conrad

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Clymer, George

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Bartram, Moses

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Meigs, Josiah, 1757-1822

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Josiah Meigs, the first president of what became the University of Georgia, was appointed by James Madison in 1814 to be commissioner of the General Land Office. From the description of Letter, dated 24 February 1820, to Thos. Freeman and John Coffee. (University of Tennessee). WorldCat record id: 54993383 ...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Magaw, Samuel, 1735-1812

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Pedder, James

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Livingston, Robert F.

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Demaree, Samuel R.

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Hobrow, William

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Oliver, Andrew, 1706-1774

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Massachusetts colonial official: lieutenant governor 1771-1774; commissioner to negotiate with Six Nations 1748. From the description of ALS, 1764 Nov. 28, Boston, to Rev. Stephen West, Stockbridge, Mass. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610623 ...

Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Lewis, Alexander

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Clibborn, Edward

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Deabbate, Gaspard

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Patton, Tristram

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Schultz, William

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Grassi, Giovanni, 1775-1849

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Coates, Dr.

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Morris, Roland Sletor (President, 1932-1942

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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Mease, James

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Boussingault, Jean Baptiste Joseph Diedonne

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Maskelyne, Nevil, 1863-1924

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Peck, Jacob

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Griffith, D.

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Stroebel, John Christopher

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Shultz, Benjamin

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Montgomerie, Alexander, 1545?-1598

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Epithet: Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Dublin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x000126 Title: 6th Earl of Eglintoun British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x000127 Epithet: of Add MS 23669 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001197.0x000246 ...

Marshall, Humphry, 1722-1801

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Humphry Marshall was a self-educated Quaker botanist, born and raised in Chester County, Pa. With the encouragement and assistance of his cousin, John Bartram, and other scientific mentors in the U.S. and Britain, Marshall became an accomplished "practical botanist" and by the mid-1760's had established a profitable business collecting and identifying plants and selling them to plant collectors throughout the U.S. and Europe. The botanical garden he established in Chester County was...

Busby, C. Augustin

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Hare, Robert, 1781-1858

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Philadelphia chemist and educator. From the description of ALS : Boston, to Thomas P. Jones, 1843 July 12. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138969 From the description of ALS and enclosure : Boston, to Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1843 Aug. 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633648 From the description of ALS : Boston, to Thomas P. Jones, 1843 Aug. 29. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156167 ...

Waln, Robert

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Voigt, Henry

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Kirk, Tim, 1958-....

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Williams, Jonathan Jr.

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Retrograde

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Percival, William

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Poinsett, Joel R.

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Groves, Matthew C.

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Robinson, J. D.

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Tousard, Louis

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Lesseps, Matthieu Maximilien Prosper de

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Thornton, B.

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Houston, William Churchill, approximately 1746-1788

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Houston was a delegate to the Continental Congress and Constitutuional Convention from New Jersey. He was a professor (1771-1783) at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) and lawyer -- Walton from Georgia was in the Continental Congress, (1776-1778), served as Governor of Georgia (1779-1780), the U.S. Congress (1780-1871), served as Chief Justice of Georgia (1783-1789), Governor of Georgia (1789-1790) and in the U.S. Senate (1795-1796). From the description of [Docum...

Bartram, Moses, d. 1791

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Croker, Temple Henry

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Hutchinson, S. F.

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Jaeckel, Joseph

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Nicholas Collin

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Hindle, Brooke

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Graberg of Hemsö

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W., J.

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Gilbert, Davies, 1767-1839

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English savant. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1831 Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269563316 Epithet: originally D Giddy British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000625.0x000006 ...

Plantou, Anthony

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Hawkins, John J.

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Priestly, Joseph

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Hamilton, John Hamilton, marquis of, -1604

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Epithet: of Whitehaven, county Cumberland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001299.0x00012b Epithet: of Orbiston, Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001299.0x000250 Epithet: Governor of Carlisle for the Pretender British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : a...

Bennett

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Hill, Henry, 1732-1798

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Henry Hill was one of the executors of Benjamin Franklin's estate. From the description of Executor's papers of Franklin's estate, [ca. 1790-1798]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316287 ...

Spalding, Lyman, 1775-1821

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New Hampshire physician and surgeon; noted for his studies on yellow fever and for the founding of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. From the description of Papers, 1799-1820. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31821952 Lyman Spalding (Harvard, M.D. 1797) practiced in New Hampshire and New York. He was noted for his work in smallpox vaccination, treatment of yellow fever, and study of anatomy. Spalding taught chemistry at Dartmouth Medical School and Fairfield Medical School for s...

Conover, Samuel Forman, 1766?-1824

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Jolly Tar (pseud)

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Barton, William, 1950-

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Epithet: of Add MS 42578 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0003c7 Epithet: of Add MS 37788 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0003c6 Epithet: Minister of St Martin's parish in Leicester British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000978.0x0000e8 ...

Cuthbert, John

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Epithet: Surveyor-General of Irish Customs British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x0000a7 Epithet: Provost of Inverness British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x0000a6 ...

D. B. T. P. S. (pseud)

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Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829

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Revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Capt. Callenden Irvine, 1803 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529279 Army officer, U.S. Secretary of War, and U.S. representative from Massachusetts. From the description of Papers, 1800-1814. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972156 Major general, politician, and statesman. From the description of Papers, 1761-1826. (Unknown). WorldCa...

Robertson, George (Writer on Dunfermline)

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Epithet: Subject of Mss Eur F218 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001440.0x000342 Epithet: of Add MS 40228 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001302.0x000055 Epithet: bookseller, of Melbourne British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001302.0x000050 Epithe...

Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834

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Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, the son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, was born in Paris on June 24, 1771. In 1787, he was accepted as a student in the Regis des Poudres, a government agency for the manufacture of gunpowder which was directed by Antoine Lavoisier. In 1800 Eleuthère Irénée du Pont emigrated to the United States and began investigating sites for a black powder manufactory. After consulting with Thomas Jefferson he established E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. on the bank of ...

Wood, George Bacon (President 1859-1879

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Davidson, Robert

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Godon, Silvain

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Smith, Richard

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Epithet: Oculist to George I British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001199.0x000150 Epithet: of Ribbesford British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000498.0x0001e7 Epithet: of Add MS 37208 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001199.0x000160 Epithet: of the Error...

Hall, John Elihu

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Vanleer, Branson

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Dercum, Francis X. (Francis Xavier), 1856-1931

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Francis Xavier Dercum, a teacher, philosopher and physician, served as President of the APS, 1892. From the guide to the Physiology of the Mind, [1922], 1892, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Humphries, James Jr.

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Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

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Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1793-1821, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122647047 However, the identification of EBS is uncertain. T.C. Stockton (The Stocktons of New Jersey, etc.) lists under this name a first cousin of Rush's wife, born June 4, 1773, who died (no date) without issue. The Univ. Pa. registers of medical matriculants list EBS in 1813-14 (#73), 1814-15 (#102), ...

Americanus (pseud.)

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Chapman, Josiah

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Long, Stephen H. (Stephen Harriman), 1784-1864

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David Ives Bushnell was born 28 April 1875 in St. Louis, Mo. He was educated in St. Louis schools and in Europe. He worked as an assistant archaeologist at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University from 1901-1904. Bushnell contributed to the Handbook of American Indians and wrote numerous books on Native American Indians, including Native villages and village sites east of the Mississippi, (1919), Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan tribes west of the Mississippi (1922), The Manahoac tr...

White, Taylor

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Mansfield, Jared, 1759-1830

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Teacher, mathematics and physics researcher, and surveyor general of the United States, 1803-1812, appointed to survey Ohio and the Northwest Territory. From the description of Letter : Cincinnati, [Ohio], to Joseph Larwell [i.e. Larwill], Zanesville, [Ohio], 1812 Jan. 29. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38482934 ...

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854

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Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the U.S. Mint. His father, Robert Patterson, was a revolutionary soldier and mathematician. He taught mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1814, and was the director of the U.S. Mint, 1805-1824. From the description of Papers, 1775-1853. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616093 Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor ...

Vauquelin, A.

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Hosack, David

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Physician and scientist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : to William Vaughan, 1828 May 4-1830 May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269544523 ...

American academy of arts and sciences

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The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was chartered by the legislature of Massachusetts in 1780 and is the second oldest learned society in the U.S. Among its incorporators were James Bowdoin, John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. Academy publications began with the first volume of its Memoirs in 1785, and from the first the Academy collected a library, which was augmented in 1791 by the donation of James Bowdoin's private collection of over 1200 volumes. Early papers presented before ...

Matthews, Thomas J. (Thomas Johnson), 1788-1852

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Foster, Williams, Jr.

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Dearborn, Benjamin, 1754-1838

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Stonemetz, Jacob

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Arnat, Thomas

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Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825

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James Wilkinson was born in Maryland and served as an officer in the American Revolution. In 1783 he settled in Kentucky, where he engaged in politics, land speculation, and trade. In 1805 he was appointed governor of Upper Louisiana. Wilkinson's activities in the West implicated him in the Spanish Conspiracy and the Burr Conspiracy; he was acquitted by a court of inquiry during the Burr investigation and by a court martial in 1811. He served as a military commander in the West during the War of...

Fothergill, A. (Anthony), 1732?-1813.

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Anthony Fothergill was an English physician. In 1803 he retired from practice and moved to Philadelphia and then returned to England with the prospect of war in 1812. From the guide to the A.(Anthony) Fothergill letterbook, 1789-1813 (bulk), 1789-1813, (American Philosophical Society) Anthony Fothergill was an English physician. In 1803 he retired from practice and moved to Philadelphia. He returned to England with the prospect of war in 1812. From the descriptio...

McCalla, Andrew

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Calhoun, John C.

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Berthoud, James & Co.

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Cloud, Joseph

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Horner, William E. (William Edmonds), 1793-1853

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Philadelphia anatomist. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to an unidentified correspondent, 1825 June 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626182 William Edmonds Horner, anatomist, was born on 3 June 1793 in Warrenton, Va., to William and Mary (Edmonds) Horner. On 26 Oct. 1820 he married Elizabeth Welsh of Philadelphia; they had 10 children. He died in Philadelphia on 13 March 1853. Horner studied medicine under John Spence and received his ...

Hoskins, Francis

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Da Costa, Francis

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Ewing, James, 1744-1823

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Molyneux, Thomas, Sir, 1661-1733

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Southard, Samuel Lewis

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Holmes, Ezekiel

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Acosta, Joaquim

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Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824

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T. P. Bennett, transcriber of these notes, received his A.B. from U. Pennsylvania in 1811 and A.M. in 1816. Robert Patterson was prof. of math. and nat. philosophy at U. Pennsylvania, 1779-1813. From the description of Compends of Spheric Geometry and Trigonometry, 1811(?). (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122527908 Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854, APS 1809) was a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pen...

Miller, George W.

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Baudry des Lozières, Louis Narcisse, 1761-1841

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French soldier, advocate, and author, of Paris, France. From the description of Papers, 1770-1876; (bulk 1770-1825). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19242065 ...

Forshey, Caleb Goldsmith, 1812-1881

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Croker, A.

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Simplicity (pseud)

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Seybert, Henry

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Brooks, Ebenezer

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Tiran, Prisciliano

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Wilson, Bird, 1777-1859

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Episcopal priest, seminary professor. Wilson was Professor of Systematic Divinity at General Theological Seminary, 1821-1850. From the description of Papers, 1797-1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155475585 ...

Michaux, André, 1746-1802

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André Michaux was a French botanist and traveler. From the guide to the Botanical journal in North America, 1787-1796, 1787-1796, (American Philosophical Society) From the guide to the Documents on his botanizing in the United States, 1785-1807, 1785-1807, (American Philosophical Society) André Michaux, French botanist, was the first botanical explorer to travel widely in North America. André Michaux's botanical career started off amidst difficult times; his wife ...

Hanson, Laura E.

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Archimedes, S. i. e. Rednap Howell

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Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779

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Israel Pemberton was a Philadelphia Quaker merchant and philanthropist. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768. From the description of Letterbook D, 1744-1747. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523459 Peter Collinson (1694 – 1768) was an English merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Peter Collinson papers, 1560-1811 (inclusive), 1713-1811 (bulk), Bulk, 1713-1811, 1560-1811, (American Philosophical Socie...

Walker, Sears Cook, 1805-1853

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American astronomer who taught at Harvard, was an actuary for the Pennsylvania Company for the Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities, served as an assistant at the United States Naval Observatory, and finally headed the Longitude Department of the United States Coast Survey. During his tenure at the U.S. Coast Survey, he developed the method of determining differences of longitude by telegraph. From the description of A commonplace book upon the plan recommended and practised by ...

Warden, David Baillie

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Epithet: MD; Secretary to the US Legation, at Paris British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x000033 ...

Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851

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Charleston and Georgetown, S.C. attorney, plantation owner, and politician. Poinsett served as the U.S. Secretary of War under President Martin Van Buren from 1837 to 1841. From the description of Letters, 1837-1839. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522812 U.S. diplomat and secretary of war. An amateur of natural history, he imported and cultivated the Mexican flower named in his honor, and was one of the founders in 1840 of the National Institu...

Short, Charles Wilkins, 1794-1863

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Kentucky physician, medical professor, and botanist. From the description of Charles Wilkins Short : papers, 1811-1869. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49337602 Biographical note: Charles Wilkins Short was born in Woodford County, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor's degree from Transylvania University in 1811 and studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he developed an interest in botany. In 1825 he joined the faculty of the medical departm...

Richarson, Joseph

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Harrison, S. B. (Samuel Bealey), 1802-1867

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Bergsten, Nicholas

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Anderson, Henry J. (Henry James), 1799-1875

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Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Columbia College, 1825-1843, Trustee of Columbia, 1851-1875, and Professor Emeritus, 1866-1875. He received a Columbia A.B. in 1818, A.M. in 1821, M.D. in 1824, and LL.D. in 1850; and was the son-in-law of Lorenzo Da Ponte. From the description of Henry J. Anderson letters, 1823-1900, bulk 1823-1846. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 460880686 BIOGHIST REQUIRED He...

Du Jareau, G.

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Cooper, Edward Joshua, 1798-1863

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Epithet: of Markree Castle British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000445.0x00021a ...

Mugford, William

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Hentz, Nicholas Marcellus, 1797-1856

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Hall, John, of Richmond

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Epithet: of Liverpool British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001190.0x00022a Epithet: schoolmaster, of Cambuslang British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001190.0x000233 Epithet: of Egerton Ch 6171 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001190.0x000225 The John Ha...

Dietz, Raimund.

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May, Fancis

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Vaughan, John

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Epithet: of Mucking, county Essex British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x00015c Epithet: Lord British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x000158 Title: 2nd Viscount Lisburne British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x00015d Epithet: Incumbent of...

"X", Pseud.

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Petit, Henry, 1842-1921

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Clifford, John D., 1778?-1820

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Churchman, John, 1753-1805

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John Churchman was a Quaker surveyor from Nottingham, Pennsylvania, eldest son of George and Hannah James Churchman. From the description of Papers, 1778-1804. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 19298369 ...

Browne, Peter Arrell

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Dufour, John James, approximately 1763-1827

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Archer, John

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Epithet: Mayor of Thetford, county Norfolk British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001108.0x0000db John Archer is probably Sir John Archer (1598-1682), judge, who entered Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1615 (B.A. 1619; M.A., 1622). He was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1620, and became a Sergeant, 1658, and Justice of Common Pleas. He was knighted in 1662. John Jeffrey, or Jefferies, became...

Ferrer, Jose Joaquin de

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Lee, Stephen

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Epithet: astronomer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001149.0x00018d Epithet: of Add MS 33980 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000219.0x0002cd ...

Gibson, John Bannester

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Conrad, Solomon White, 1779-1831

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Thomson, Benjamin

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Collin, Nicholas

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Hiran

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Dunbar, William, 1749-1810

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William Dunbar was a planter at Baton Rouge and Natchez and a friend of Alexander Ross, Scottish merchant and planter on the southwestern frontier during the American Revolution. From the description of William Dunbar account book, 1776-1793; 1845-1847 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23153421 Scientist and planter. From the description of William Dunbar letterbook extracts and a list of manuscripts, 1775-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813

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English philanthropist and writer. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Garden Court Temple, to Mr. Phillips, 1804 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662097 English abolitionist, reformer, and philanthropist. From the description of Copies of letters received, 1763-73. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58776522 British philanthropist and abolitionist. From the description of Granville Sharp correspondenc...

Drake, Daniel

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Harrington, William, -1523

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Institut de France. Academie des inscriptions et belle-lettres

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Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814

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Soldier, jurist, and frontiersman. From the description of Papers of John Cleves Symmes, 1788-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067829 After serving as a New Jersey legislator, judge, and Continental Congressman, Symmes purchased a million acres in Ohio in 1787, where he established several settlements including Cincinnati. From the description of ADS : New York, N.Y., 1786 Apr. 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626085 The...

Dabney, John B.

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Lalande, Joseph Jérôme Le Fran, 1732-1807

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Croation by birth, mathematian and natural philosopher, Rudjer Josip Boskovic spent most of his life in Rome and Milan, but also lived briefly in Paris and London. From the guide to the Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich papers, [ca. 1730-1786], Circa 1730-1786, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Bache, Franklin, 1792-1864

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Nephew of Benjamin Franklin. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to Francis Markoe Jun. Esq., 1841 Feb. 20 and 1848 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134379 U.S. physician and chemist. From the description of Franklin Bache letter, 1823, Nov. 29, [Philadelphia], to Dr. Reni La Roche. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34835424 Franklin Bache was a Philadelphia physician, professor of chemistry, and author. From...

Cooper, Thomas

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) Epithet: Under-Sheriff for county Oxfordshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100...

Lesueur, Charles-Alexandre, 1778-1846

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Charles Alexandre Lesueur, artist and naturalist, was born on January 1, 1778, at Le Havre, France. He participated in Napoleon's expedition to Australia (1800-1804), and joined William Maclure in his geologic survey of Europe, the West Indies and the Eastern United States (1815-1817). Upon returning to Philadelphia, Lesueur and Maclure wrote out the results of their travels, publishing many scientific papers in the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, with Lesueur also pu...

Scott, William B. (President, 1918-1925

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Adrain, Robert, 1775-1843

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Foronda, Valentín de, 1751-1821

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United States. Department of War

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Lime (pseud)

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Perkins, Jacob, 1766-1849

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Jacob Perkins (1766-1849) of Newburyport, Mass., was an engraver, inventor, and silversmith, having produced the first steel plate for bank notes and the dies for minting state coins during the Confederation period. He was a prolific inventor in the fields of steam power and the outfitting of ships. Perkins established a factory in England in 1819 for making plates and printing bank notes, and also produced millions of British postage stamps. His steel plate, a preventive against counterfeiting,...

Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817

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Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours wrote his autobiography to the year 1765 while in hiding near Paris in September 1792. From the description of Autobiography, 1792 : typescript copy. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86119300 French economist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris], to Thomas Jefferson, 1813 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744066 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Au...

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792

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Engineer and inventor. From the description of Papers of James Rumsey, 1784-1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015416 Inventor, of Shepherdstown, Va. (now W. Va.). From the description of Papers, 1785-1816. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20159048 James Rumsey (1743-1792) invented a steam-powered boat in 1787 and developed an improved steamboiler, grist mill, and sawmill. He secured English and U.S. patents on the boiler and steamboat ...

Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

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Benjamin Silliman was a chemist and naturalist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1805. From the description of Correspondence, 1808-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466220 Physician and chemist of New Haven, Connecticut. From the description of Note, 1853, Sept. 28 : New Haven, Connecticut, to Isaac Waldron. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359361 Educator and scientist. From the description of Papers of...

Warden, David Baillie, 1778-1845

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Barnes, Joseph

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Bache, Franklin (President 1853-1855

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Leacock, John

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John Leacock was a Philadelphia silversmith. From the description of Commonplace book, Observations and experiments extracted from the "Philosophical Transactions," 1768-1800. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616226 ...

Brown, Samuel, 1810-1875

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Epithet: actuary and statist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x0002e9 Epithet: Dr; of Philadelphia British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x0002ed Epithet: Commander; RN; engineer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000704.0x000363 Epithet...

Thornton, William

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Epithet: of Add MS 36054 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x0002dc Epithet: MP for York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001344.0x0002fd Epithet: Major-General; of Add MS 38308 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001344.0x0002fc Epithet: Lie...

Sanseer Machine Co.

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Morris, Roland S. (Roland Sletor), 1874-1945

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Lawyer, diplomat, and educator. From the description of Papers of Roland S. Martin, 1910-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78028767 Roland S. (Sleator) Morris was a leader of the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania and was the ambassador to Japan from 1917-1921. From the description of Roland S. Morris papers, 1856-1988 (bulk 1915-1929) (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 156054247 Biographical Note ...

Gordon, E.

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Bruce, James, 1730-1794

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James Bruce (1730-94) was a great African traveller. He was educated for the legal profession, but in the course of a visit to Spain and a study of the manuscripts of the Escurial he developed a taste for oriental and especially Ethiopian literature. He was consul at Algiers in 1763-5, and from 1765 to 1773 led a roving life in Ethiopia and Upper Egypt. From 1774, until his death in 1794, he lived chiefly in Scotland. His Travels to discover the source of the Nile was first published in 1790. Se...

Percente, Francesco

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Drayton, John, 1766-1822

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Planter, lawyer, author, artist, and botanist of Charleston County, S.C.; S.C. Governor, 1800-1802 and 1808-1810; S.C. Lieut. Governor, 1798-1800; member of S.C. Senate, 1804-1809; member of S.C. House, 1792-1795 and 1798-1799; son of William Henry Drayton (1742-1779) and Dorothy Golightly Drayton; husband of Hester Rose Tidyman Drayton (d. 1816); father of seven children. From the description of John Drayton papers, 1757-1943. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 4367...

Wistar Association

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Dunbar, John R. W. (John Richard Woodcock), 1805-1871

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P. C.

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Hall, James

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Epithet: Moderator, United Associate Presbytery of Edinburgh British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001190.0x000207 Epithet: American palaeontologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001190.0x000205 Epithet: spinner, of Hulme, county Lancashire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark...

Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823

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Congregational clergyman; botanist; one of the founders of the Ohio Co. which colonized the Ohio River Valley; member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From the description of Manasseh Cutler letter to Benjamin Lincoln [manuscript], 1783 May 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 191118377 Cutler (Yale University, B.A. 1765 and Harvard, A.M.1770) was appointed minister of Ipswich Hamlet in 1771. He published a botanical paper in the first volume of the...

Cram, John

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Flint, James

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Hays, I. Minis (Isaac Minis), 1847-1925

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Isaac Minis Hays was a Philadelphia physician and author and editor of books on medicine and Benjamin Franklin. He was Librarian of American Philosophical Society, 1897-1922. From the description of Correspondence, ca. 1880s-1925. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616180 I. Minis Hays was a Philadelphia physician and author and editor of books on medicine and Benjamin Franklin. He was Librarian of the American Philosophical Society from 1897 to...

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820

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British-born American architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol and other public buildings in the United States. -- Joseph Donath was a Philadelphia merchant who is best remembered for supplying glass to Thomas Jefferson. From the description of [Letter] 1805 Sep. 19, Ironhill, Del. [to] Jos. Donath & Co. / B. Henry Latrobe. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 245178736 British-born architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, most famous for designing the ...

Sacket, Augustus

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Conyngham, Redmond, 1781-1846

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) ...