Papers, 1848-1940 (bulk 1855-1896).

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Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897. Papers, 1848-1940 (bulk 1855-1896).

Papers, 1848-1940 (bulk 1855-1896).

Letters, notes and sketches related to Cope's work in paleontology and related sciences. Includes notebooks on animal classification, also sketches of birds, reptiles and amphibians. Includes letters on various scientific subjects from Alexander Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, Alexander Graham Bell, J. Bevan Braithwaite, Julius Victor Carus, Pliny Earle Chase, Francis Darwin, Bashford Dean, Havelock Ellis, Albert Gaudry, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, A. Guyot, Ernst Haeckel, Joseph Henry, Oliver Wendell Holmes, T.H. Huxley, Joseph LeConte, James McCosh, Maria Mitchell, Alfred Newton, Richard Owen, Robert E. Peary, William Pepper, Edward B. Poulton, Ira Remsen, James Evans Rhoads, George John Romanes, Daniel B. Smith, Herbert Spencer and others.

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Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

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Pepper, William, 1843-1898

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Carus, Julius Victor, 1823-1903

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Newton, Alfred, d 1829-1907.

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Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928

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Romanes, George John, 1848-1894

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Gaudry, Albert, 1827-1908

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Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922

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Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889

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Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824-1896

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Peary, Robert Edwin, 1856-1920

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Rhoads, James E. (James Evans), 1828-1895

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Smith, Daniel B., 1792-1883

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Daniel B. Smith and Benjamin R. Smith were Philadelphia, Pa. druggists and chemists. Daniel Smith was particularly active in the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy. From the description of Records, 1826-1851 (inclusive), 1826-1829 (bulk). (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122625312 ...

Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Owen, Richard, 1804-1892

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Important German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered and named thousands of new species and is credited with coining the word ecology. From the description of Ernst Haeckel manuscripts and publications, 1876-1888. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 608105579 Ernst Haeckel was a German zoologist. In 1862 he became a professor of comparative anatomy and director of the Zoological Institute of the Univ...

Darwin, Francis, Sir, 1848-1925

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Poulton, Edward Bagnall, Sir, 1856-1943

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Chase, Pliny Earle, 1820-1886

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Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939

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British essayist, editor physician and psychologist. He studied human sexual behavior and his research for Man and Women (1894) led to his major work, the seven volume, Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1897-1928). His last writings were the essays on literature and art reprinted in Views and Reviews (1932). From the description of Havelock Ellis papers, 1871-1939 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166017 From the guide to the Havelock Ellis papers, 1871-1939, (M...

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878

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McCosh, James, 1811-1894

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Scottish philosophical writer, born in Ayrshire; became president and professor of philosophy of the college of New Jersey, at Princeton in 1868; resigned the presidency in 1888 but continued as lecturer on philosophy until his death in 1894. From the description of Letter to Rev. W.F. Farr, 1875 December 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54752223 ...

Guyot, A. (Arnold), 1807-1884

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Arnold Henry Guyot was a geographer and the first to formulate laws of structure and movement of glaciers. He published geography textbooks, 1866-1875, and was professor of physical geography and geology at Princeton University, 1854-1884. From the description of Correspondence, 1857-1882. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316399 Geographer and geologist. From the description of Letter of A. Guyot, circa 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat re...

Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910

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Alexander Agassiz(1835-1910), marine biologist, oceanographer, and industrial entrepreneur, was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the son of Louis Agassiz. In 1860 Agassiz began a lifetime occupation of administering the business affairs of the Harvard museum, a task made difficult by his father's penchant for excessive collecting and expenditures. After Louis's death in 1873, Agassiz succeeded to the directorship of the Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology and completed the physical...