Correspondence, 1784-1932.

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Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899. Correspondence, 1784-1932.

Correspondence, 1784-1932.

These letters were assembled by Lady Paget as a collection of autographs. Most are addressed to Paget, and their subjects include medicine, science, and family.

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Davy, Humphry, Sir, 1778-1829

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English physician and natural philosopher. From the description of Papers, 1817-1829. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35007362 Epithet: natural philosopher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00030a English chemist. From the description of Letter, 1810 May 22, to John MacMurray. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122644626 From the description of Autograph lette...

Galton, Douglas Strutt, 1822-1899

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English military and sanitary engineer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Grosvenor Pl. [London], to Dr. Baldwin, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270859571 ...

Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865

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William Jackson Hooker was the premier English botanist of his time. His early interest in natural history was refined to botany by the fortuitous discovery of a rare moss. His education included travels through Europe, after which he became regius professor of botany at Glasgow. He published extensively, and founded and edited several journals; his main interests were ferns, mosses, and fungi, and he was a pioneer of economic botany. He was appointed first director of Kew Gardens, which became ...

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911

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Eugenicist. Fellow of the Royal Society. Born in Birmingham, England, educated in Boulogne, Kenilworth and King Edward's School, Birmingham; trained in medicine at Birmingham General Hospital and Kings College London until 1840; B. A. Trinity College, Cambridge. A generous inheritance allowed him to devote his life to travel, and to the study of a succession of virtually unexplored fields: the weather; physical and mental characteristics in man and animals; the influence of heredity on them; her...

Faraday, Michaël, 1791-1867

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English chemist and physicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Royal Institution, to Benjamin Dockray, 1856 Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 607104668 Chemist, physicist. From the description of Michael Faraday letter, 1836. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 77010683 English natural philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal Institution", to an unidentified professor, 1831 May...

Dewar, James, -1788

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Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...

Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...

Watson, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1882

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English physician. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Cavendish Square, to the President and Vice Presidents of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1867 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270660314 ...

Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1871

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British geologist. From the description of Papers, 1857 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35230784 English geologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Folkestone, to an unnamed correspondent, 1870 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612797 Geologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, 1847 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872039 Ro...

Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England, in 1821 to a politically outspoken father committed to fairness among his male and female children. In 1832, Samuel Blackwell moved his family to the United States in part for financial reasons but also to participate in the abolitionist movement. Two of his daughters would grow up to continue this fight against slavery and to work towards women's rights, specifically in the area of women in medicine. After years of struggling to be taken ...

Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

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Botanist, ardent supporter of Charles Darwin, first professor appointed to the faculty of the University of Michigan, and Professor of Botany at Harvard University. From the description of Asa Gray collection, 1871-1885. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68802268 Asa Gray is an American botanist. He was made Professor of Natural History at Harvard University in 1842 and held that position until 1873. He was the author of several works including Manual of the bota...

Clark, Andrew, 1856-1922

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Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919

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Born in Ontario, Canada, Dr. Osler was received his medical from McGill University in 1872. He became Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's first professor of medicine in 1889. Author of The Principles and Practices of Medicine (1892), Osler has been celled the father of psychosomatic medicine and the "most influential physician in history." From the description of Sir William Osler press clippings, 1905-1920. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14312601 ...

Siemens, Charles William, 1823-1883

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Epithet: FRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x000124 ...

Forbes, Edward, 1815-1854

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Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871

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Mathematician. Trinity College, Cambridge (England), from 1811; graduated Peterhouse, 1914; M.A. 1817. Lucasian professor of mathematics, Cambridge University, 1828-1839. Fellow Royal Society, 1816. Worked with and tried to perfect calculating machines; devised basic principles of modern computers. From the description of Correspondence, 1830-1849. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155005505 Mathematician. Trinity College, Cambridge (England), from 1811; graduated Peterhouse, 1...

Flower, William Henry, 1831-1899

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Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892

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Educated at St. John's College, Cambridge and graduated B. A. 1843 as Senior Wrangler and lst Smith's prizeman. Fellow of St. Johns. Then undertook to determine the cause of the perturbations of Uranus and left the results at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich 1845, but his discovery was anticipated by Urban J. J. Le Verrier (for. Mem. R. S. 1847) in July 1846. Le Verrier received the Copley Medal 1846 and Adams 1848. Lowndean Professor of Astronomy, Cambridge, 1858. Director of Cambridge Observat...

Von Humboldt, Alexander, 1769-1859

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Born in Berlin, Germany, and educated at the universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most prominent European figures of his age. His fame largely derived from his scientific expedition in Latin America between 1799 and 1804, which resulted in numerous discoveries, particularly related to physical geography and meteorology. Notably, he spent 1803 in New Spain (present day Mexico) conducting a census of the territory. Source: Alexander von ...

Rolleston, George, 1829-1881

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Lister, Joseph, Baron, 1827-1912

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Burton Chance, a prominent Philadelphia ophthalmologist, wrote "Ophthamology" (1939) and "Early printing of medical books..." (1948). From the guide to the Burton Chance correspondence, 1930-1952, 1930-1952, (American Philosophical Society) Quaker physician and surgeon, developed antiseptic prevention of wound infections. From the description of Papers, 1900-1902 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35160658 Joseph Lister was a British sur...

Virchow, Rudolf, 1821-1902

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German pathologist. From the description of Papers, 1865-1874. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35551332 ...

Wheatstone, Charles, Sir, 1802-1875

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Physicist. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84865311 At 21 he began business in London as a musical instrument maker and carried out experiments on sound and optics. Professor of experimental physics at King's Colege, London 1834. F. R. S., 1836. He made many inventions and suggested the stereoscope and spectrum analysis. He collaborated with Sir William Fothergill Cooke in producing and improving electric telegraph ...

Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899

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British surgeon and physiologist. From the description of Papers, 1880-1898. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31716044 English surgeon. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 21 September 1872, to an unidentified recipient, 1872 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674194 From the description of Autograph letter signed : 1 Harewood Place, Hanover Square [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1884 June 7. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Geikie, Archibald, 1835-1924

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Archibald Geikie was born in Edinburgh in 1835. He was educated at Edinburgh High School and the University of Edinburgh. In 1855, he joined the Geological Survey of Scotland, becoming its director in 1867. Between 1871 and 1882, he was professor of geology and mineralogy at the University of Edinburgh, and from 1882 until his retirement in 1901, served as director general of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. Geikie did much to further the study of glacial deposits in Scotland...

Lubbock, J. W. (John William), 1803-1865

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English cleric William Buckland worked as a geologist and vertebrate paleontologist. The first Reader of Geology, University of Oxford (from 1819), Buckland is most noted as the scientific discoverer of dinosaurs. From the guide to the William Buckland papers, 1817-1848, 1817-1848, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Hooker, Joseph Dalton, Sir, 1817-1911

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Sir Joseph D. Hooker (1817-1911), botanist, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England. From the description of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker collection, 1828-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477374 English botanist and traveler. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] Mar. 25 1878, to an unidentified recipient at the Daily Telegraph, 1878 Mar. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270666429 Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was...

Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931

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xmlns="urn:isbn:1-931666-33-4">Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was the most prolific American inventor to date. This collection contains typescript reproductions of his laboratory notebooks recording research for a domestic source of natural rubber sponsored by his Edison Botanic Research Corp. of Fort Myers. The company was founded in Florida by Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford. In collaboration with John Kunkel Small (1869-1938) of the New York Botanical Garden, over 17,000 plants were ...

Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895

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Huxley was an Britist botanist especially known for his work in comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. From the description of [Letter] 1857? May 31, Geological Survey of Great Britain [to] Sir / T. H. Huxley. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244251868 English scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ilkley, to W.A. Knight, 1886 Dec. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269526779 Student, Royal School of Mines, London, Eng...

Tyndall, John, 1820-1893

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British physicist. From the description of John Tyndall letters, 1869-1880. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122454707 Natural philosopher. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80044015 English natural philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] Jun. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573...

Ellerton, John Lodge, 1801-1873

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English composer. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Rome, 6 March 1869, to one of his publishers, 1869 Mar. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270566166 ...

Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913

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Wallace was a naturalist and collaborator with Darwin on the theory of evolution. From the description of Letter, 1895, January 16, Parkstone, Dorset, to Wallis Mansford, Esq. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 123275202 Epithet: FRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x00011f British naturalist. From the description of Letters to E. D. Girdlestone : ALS, 18...

Abel, Frederick Augustus, Sir, 1826-1902

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One of the original students at the Royal College of Chemistry and became assistant to A. H. Hofmann (F. R. S. 1851); demonstrator of Chemistry at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London 1851, and lecturer on Chemistry at Royal Military Academy at Woolwich 1852; ordnance chemist at Woolwich, 1854, and chemist to War Department there, 1856; chief official authority on explosives and with James Dewar invented cordite 1889; Fellow of the Royal Society 1860; Royal Medal, 1877; president of Chemical Socie...

Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875

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Sir Charles Lyell was a distinguished English geologist. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1826-1850. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191533869 British geologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kinnordy, Kirriemuir, N.B., to George Sumner, [1849 July 19]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590709 English geologist. From the description of Papers, 1841-1859. (Duke University). WorldC...

Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892

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Sir George Biddell Airy was educated at Cambridge and became Plumain Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Cambridge Observatory in 1828. In 1835 he accepted the post of Astronomer based at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which he held until 1881. In 1835 Airy was invited to become a member of the University of London Senate. Although he was unable to attend Senate meetings on a regular basis, he discussed the pressing issues of the University at the time with other Senate members, in part...

Ericsson, John, 1803-1889

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Swedish-born engineer and inventor; emigrated to the United States in 1839. From the description of John Ericsson papers, 1821-1890 (bulk 1842-1886). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980081 Swedish-born engineer John Ericsson designed the first screw-driven steamship to cross the Atlantic and the first propeller-driven steam warship for the US Navy. In 1861 he contracted with the Navy to build an ironclad warship, Monitor, which successfully fought the Confederate ironclad V...

Simpson, James Young, 1811-1870

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Scottish obstetrician; introduced use of chloroform. From the description of Letters, 1868-1911, and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31821785 English physician. From the description of Autograph signature to a University of Edinburgh certificate, 1862 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664609 James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet, graduated MD from Edinburgh University in 1832. He was made President of the Royal Medical Society of Edin...

Stephenson, Robert, 1803-1859

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Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913

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U. S. Army surgeon and founder of the Army Medical Library. From the description of John Shaw Billings letters, 1891, Apr. 13 and May 13, New York City, to W.R. Benjamin. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34992422 1860. Graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, with A.B., M.A. From the description of General correspondence June 1862-Oct. 1901 [microform]. (Alma Public Library). WorldCat record id: 7883610 The Adjutant General of the Army had re...

Prestwick, Joseph, Sir.

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Cuvier, Georges, baron, 1769-1832

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French naturalist. From the description of Letter signed : Paris, to C. F. Hammer, at the University of Strasbourg, 1825 Mar. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537914 From the description of Letter signed : Paris, to the Chevalier Brunacci, 1813 Oct. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537948 From the description of Autograph letter signed : postmarked Paris, to M. Coquerel, 1828 Oct. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527192 Naturalist. ...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss American zoologist and geologist and Harvard University professor. From the description of Louis Agassiz letters, 1854-1858. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 154689919 Agassiz was born in Switzerland; taught at Neuchâtel from 1832 to 1845; and in 1846 moved to the United States to teach natural history at Harvard. Agassiz and his wife, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, spent 19 months in Brazil (1865-1866) to collect zoological specimens for the Har...