A note on the history of the Jefferson manuscript draught of the Declaration of Independence in the Library of the American Philosophical Society, 1898 1898

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A note on the history of the Jefferson manuscript draught of the Declaration of Independence in the Library of the American Philosophical Society, 1898, 1898

A note on the history of the Jefferson manuscript draught of the Declaration of Independence in the Library of the American Philosophical Society, 1898 1898

Accompanying this reprint from A.P.S. "Proceedings" 37(1898):88-107, are facsimilies of the Jefferson draft of the Declaration of Independence; 3 original letters from Richard Henry Lee, Jr., to John Vaughan, 1836 and 1840; an original letter from Isaac Lea to Vaughan, 1840; a note on the manuscript by Vaughan; and two original letters between Vaughan and George Combe, 1841.

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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...

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841

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Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886

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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) Isaac Lea, a scientist and member of the American Philosophical Society, was the father of Henry Charles Lea. From the description of Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1881. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122621761 Isaac Lea was a geologist and p...

Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865

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Richard Henry Lee (1794-1865) of Leesburg, Virginia was a lawyer, professor and minister. He was the grandson of Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), Westmoreland County, Virginia, a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1779, 1784-1785 and 1787) and the State House of Delegates (1777, 1780, 1785), U.S. Senator (1789-1792) and signer of the Declaration of Independence; grandnephew of Arthur Lee (1740-1792), who was also a member of the Continental Congress (1782-1784) and the State House of Delegat...

Combe, George, 1788-1858

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Scottish phrenologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to an unidentified recipient in Salem, 1838 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270515793 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to the Reverend John Pierpont, 1838 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270518623 Scottish lawyer and phrenologist. From the description of Papers, 1829-1838, [Edinburgh]. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 3144525...

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...

Leet, Isaac

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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...