John Morgan correspondence, 1763-1788 1763-1788

ArchivalResource

John Morgan correspondence, 1763-1788, 1763-1788

John Morgan correspondence, 1763-1788 1763-1788

Nine of these letters are addressed to Sir Alexander Dick of Edinburgh (1763-1768), and relate to Morgan's medical studies, his travels on the Continent, and the founding of the medical department of the College of Physicians. These are copies of originals in possession of Mrs. Dick Cunyngham, Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. In addition there are letters from Morgan to: Petrus Camper, William Smith, Samuel Vaughan, Jr.; and from Peter Collinson to Camper; Camper to Morgan; S. Vaughan Jr. to Camper; and an exchange between Christian F. Michaelis and Camper. These concern Morgan, with mentions of fossils (mastodon bones in America), natural history, comments on Franklin, Jefferson, and Angelica Kauffmann. These are from originals in the P. Camper Papers, on deposit (1976) at the University of Amsterdam Library. These letters are individually indexed in the card catalog in the library.

27.0 Item(s)

Related Entities

There are 13 Entities related to this resource.

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vz16nm (person)

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...

Vaughan, Samuel, Jr., 1762-1827

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vz16j8 (person)

Samuel Vaughan, the son of Samuel and Sarah (Hallowell), was born in 1762. He was a merchant and sugar plantation owner in Jamaica and never married. He probably died in 1827. Several published works have confused him with his father Samuel Vaughan, stating that he died in 1802. From the guide to the Vaughan Family Papers, 1768-1950 (Massachusetts Historical Society) ...

Michaelis, Christian Friedrich, 1754-1814

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63616mr (person)

Camper, Petrus, 1722-1789

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cs00sg (person)

Dutch physician, anatomist and naturalist. From the description of Petrus Camper letter, 1786, Oct. 9, Lem Lankum, [the Netherlands], to Johann Heinrich Merck, Darmstadt, Germany. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31445022 ...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60d5jrb (person)

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...

Dick, Alexander, Sir, 1703-1785

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tf1fgs (person)

Smith, William

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60w82pm (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 32490 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001304.0x000022 Epithet: Lieutenant British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001304.0x000011 Epithet: of Banham county Norfolk British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001304.0x000035 Epithet: at Lisbon ...

Morgan, John, 1735-1789

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64f1s3s (person)

Physician. From the description of Memorial of John Morgan, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451271 American physician. From the description of Autograph letters signed (9) : Paris, Rome, London, and Philadelphia, to Sir Alexander Dick, 1763 Nov. 1-1768 Mar. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613161 John Morgan was a Philadelphia physician and teacher. From the description of Correspondence, 1763-1788. (American Philosophical Society...

Camper, Petrus, 1722-1789

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cs00sg (person)

Dutch physician, anatomist and naturalist. From the description of Petrus Camper letter, 1786, Oct. 9, Lem Lankum, [the Netherlands], to Johann Heinrich Merck, Darmstadt, Germany. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31445022 ...

Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6td9zxh (person)

John Bartram was the first native American botanist and made many journeys through the southern frontier, collecting seeds and bulbs for transplanting. From the guide to the John Bartram correspondence, 1735-1775, 1735-1775, (American Philosophical Society) Peter Collinson was a London merchant and naturalist. From the description of Letters, [ca. 1740]-1770. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489517 From the description of ...

Kauffmann, Angélica 1741-1807

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6j10c14 (person)

Swiss painter. From the description of Letter : to Georgiana Keate, 1794. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82972878 Swiss-born historical painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rome, to John Thane, 1784 Nov. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489596 ...

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dv5d4t (corporateBody)

The Francis Clark Wood Institute for the History of Medicine was established in 1976 to promote to the scholarly community the rich historical resources of the College's historical library and the Mütter Museum. The Institute sponsors conferences, occasional seminars, and short-term travel grants to researchers who require the resources of the museum and library. According to the History of Science Society, “the Wood Institute is the historical programming arm of the College of Phys...

Michaelis, Christian Friedrich, 1727-1804

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qc2mjh (person)