Letters, 1789-1858.

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Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876,. Letters, 1789-1858.

Letters, 1789-1858.

These letters of American Philosophical Society members and prominent early American scientists were selected from Carson's extra-illustrated draft of "A History of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania" (Philadelphia, 1869).

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Middleton, Peter, 1752-1781.

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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) ...

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...

Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859

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Naturalist, of England; explorer and writer on plants, birds, and other native species in North America; surname spelled variously. From the description of Note from Thomas Nuttale, probably to a Professor Terry, 1838. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 222009131 Zaccheus Collins was a merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827, (American Philosophical Society) Nat...

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...

McClurg, James, approximately 1746-1823

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McClurg was a delegate to the Philadelphia Convention, 1787, to write the U.S. Constitution. Though he participated in its construction, he did not sign the document. McClurg was a Virginia physician educated at the College of William and Mary and at the University of Edinburgh. He practiced medicine in succession in Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia and served as mayor of the latter. From the description of [Letter, 17]92 Jul. 28, Richmond, [Vir., to] John Kean / Jas McClurg. (Smi...

University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Medicine

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Colden, Cadwalader, 1688-1776.

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Smith, William, 1727-1803

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Clergyman, educator, playwright. From the description of Letter to Jasper Yeates, Lancaster [manuscript], 1773 July 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814474 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 P...

Ramsay, David, 1749-1815

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David Ramsay was born April 2, 1749 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a friend and student of the physician Benjamin Rush. After practicing medicine in Maryland for one year, he moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he immersed himself in local politics and society. He served as a member of the Charleston Council of Safety, member of the South Carolina legislature and Privy Council, Continental Congress, and United States Congre...

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...

Clayton, John, 1686-1773.

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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) John Clayton was born in 1694 in Fulham, Middlesex, and brought up in comparative wealth until 1715 when he emigrated to Virginia joining his father, John Clayton sen...

Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768

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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 ...

Bard, John, 1716-1799

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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) ...

Fothergill, John, 1712-1780

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John Fothergill was an English Quaker physician and naturalist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1770. From the description of Letters, 1737-1750, to Charles Alston. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165478 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. ...

Currie, William, 1754-1828

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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) ...

Carson, Joseph, 1808-1876

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Joseph Carson was a physician and taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The College of Philadelphia's Medical School was founded in 1765. In 1779, it became known as the University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Medicine. From the description of Letters, 1789-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122523529 Joseph Carson, Philadelphia, Pa., physician and educator, was born on 19 April 1808. He married (1) Mary Goddard, in 1841 and then (2) Sarah Hollingsworth, in 1848,...

Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839

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Epithet: abolitionist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x000283 Thomas Cooper, born in London in 1759, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1794. Well-known for his political beliefs, Cooper eventually pursued a career as a science professor and became the second president of South Carolina College in 1821. From the guide to the Thomas Cooper Papers, ., 1819-1837, (University of North Carolina at Cha...

Bond, Thomas, 1712-1784

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Thomas Bond and his brother, Phineas Bond, were physicians and surgeons based out of Philadelphia. Together, they founded the Pennsylvania Hospital and American Philosophical Society. From the description of Ledgers of Thomas and Phineas Bond : Philadelphia, 1751-1770. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 776159035 Physician of Philadelphia. From the description of Thomas Bond letter, 1773, Aug. 28, [Philadelphia], to Phineas Pemberton. (D...

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...

Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804

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Joseph Priestley was an English clergyman, political theorist, and physical scientist whose work contributed to advances in liberal political and religious thought and in experimental chemistry. He is best remembered for his contribution to the chemistry of gases. He relocated to Northumberland, Pa. From the description of Joseph Priestley papers, 1777-1835. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53101438 Priestley and Vaughan, amongst others, founded...

Hewson, William, 1739-1774

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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) ...

Darlington, William, 1782-1863

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William Darlington was a physician and naturalist. From the description of Papers, 1777-1863. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122589373 From the description of Letters, 1836-1857. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316436 From the guide to the William Darlington papers, 1777-1863, 1777-1863, (American Philosophical Society) From the guide to the William Darlington letters, 1836-1857, 1836-1857, (Am...

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...