Papers, 1775-1853.

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Patterson, Robert Maskell, 1787-1854. Papers, 1775-1853.

Papers, 1775-1853.

This collection includes letters to and from A. D. Bache, John Gummere, Ferdinand R. Hassler, Samuel M. Leiper, Robert C. Reid, John Sergeant, John Vaughan, and others. Fifteen letters are to President Franklin Pierce from various persons recommending Robert Maskell Patterson's son for the directorship of the Mint, 1853. There is a large number of miscellaneous notes and papers on a great variety of topics, including astronomy, algebra, annuities, coal, canals, electricity, magnetism, optics, sound, the deaths of Adams and Jefferson, music, and natural philosophy.

ca. 450 items.

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Adams, John, 1735-1826

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Gummere, John, 1784-1845

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Leiper, Samuel M.

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Sergeant, John, 1779-1852

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Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843

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Leiper, Thomas, 1745-1825

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Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854

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Reid, R.C.

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Garnett, John

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Pemberton, Phineas.

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Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824

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T. P. Bennett, transcriber of these notes, received his A.B. from U. Pennsylvania in 1811 and A.M. in 1816. Robert Patterson was prof. of math. and nat. philosophy at U. Pennsylvania, 1779-1813. From the description of Compends of Spheric Geometry and Trigonometry, 1811(?). (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122527908 Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854, APS 1809) was a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pen...

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