Recollections of my acquaintance with deceased members of the American Philosophical Society, 1862 1862

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Recollections of my acquaintance with deceased members of the American Philosophical Society, 1862, 1862

Recollections of my acquaintance with deceased members of the American Philosophical Society, 1862 1862

This volume contains short sketches of prominent American and European scholars, diplomats, and statesmen. "These short memoirs were composed in the heat of the summer of 1862; and the concluding page written on the 15th of August of that year, when I was about one month advanced in my ninety second year; my birthday being July 17th, 1771." Signed Saml. Breck. Persons discussed include Talleyrand Perigord; M. Volney; Rochefoucauld Liancourt; Louis Philippe, King of the French; Joel Barlow; William Bingham; Robert Morris; Alexander Hamilton; General Henry Knox; Doctor Benjamin Rush; Doctor Rush and William Cobbett.

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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...

Breck, Samuel, 1771-1862

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Pennsylvania State Senator; U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter and photograph of Samuel Breck, 1834, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51298011 Samuel Breck was a Philadelphia merchant and was a member of the American Philosophical Society (elected 1838). From the description of Historical sketch of the Continental bills of credit, from the year 1775 to 1781, with specimens thereof, 1840. (American Philosophical So...

Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de,

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La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de, 1747-1827

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French philanthropist and author. From the description of Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique fait en 1795, 1796 et 1897: manuscript, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061796 Francois-Alexandre-Frédéric de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt was born into a distinguished French noble family which had strong ties to King Louis XIV. He was educated as a literary collector, but at the age of sixteen left school to join the army. By age twenty-three he was marr...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

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), ...

Letombe, Philippe Joseph, d. 1833.

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St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813

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French author and traveller. From the description of Souvenirs Consacrés à la Mémoire de Madame la Comtesse de Houdetot : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635346 From the description of Esquisse de ma vie depuis ma sortie de prison à New York : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270635028 From the description of Autograph manuscript : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634753...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Raguet, Condy, 1784-1842

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American economist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to William C. Preston, 1835 Feb. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616099 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to W.C. Little in Albany, 1841 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616094 Epithet: of Philadelphia British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000799.0x00010a Phil...

Bingham, William, 1752-1804

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Philadelphia banker and senator, American consul to Martinique. From the description of Draft : St. Pierre, Martinique, to the Committee of Secret Correspondence, 1778 Jan. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541846 Statesman and entrepreneur. From 1770-1776 Bingham was the British consul in St. Pierre, Martinique. He remained in the West Indies for four more years serving as an agent of the Continental Congress, overseeing commercial privateering an...

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Cobbett, William, 1763-1835

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William Cobbett, British journalist, writer and political activist. From the description of William Cobbett collection, 1787-1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82678663 From the description of William Cobbett collection, 1787-1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702161934 English journalist and political reformer; producer of Cobbett's Weekly Political Register from 1802 to 1835. Threatened with arrest for sedition, Cobbett took refuge in the United States from 18...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day. From the description of Robert Morris letter, to Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1783 November 26. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat reco...

Penn, John, 1729-1795

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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) Grandson of William Penn, last lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and Delaware under the proprietorship. From the description of Warrant : ...

Louis Philippe, King of the French, 1773-1850

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King of France. From the description of Letter, 1840. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122322523 Louis Philippe, King of the French, 1830-1848. From the description of [Invitation] 1840 oct. 8 [to] comte Abrial / Louis Philippe. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 259486814 ...

Holyoke, Edward Augustus, 1728-1829

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Edward Augustus Holyoke was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts on August 1, 1728. He attended Harvard College during his father Edward Holyoke's tenure as President and graduated in 1746. After graduation he worked for a short time as a schoolmaster before beginning to study medicine and became a doctor in Salem, Massachusetts. An active researcher, he was the first president of the Massachusetts Medical Society; he was also one of the founding members and president of the American Academy of Art...

Chastellux, François Jean, marquis de, 1734-1788

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Brissot de Warville, J.-P. (Jacques-Pierre), 1754-1793

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Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812

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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...