Papers, 1818-1859.

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Torrey, John, 1796-1873. Papers, 1818-1859.

Papers, 1818-1859.

ALS. Papers consist mostly of letters written to Torrey by professional colleagues, botanists and geologists involved in exploration and surveyor expeditions. Notable correspondents include Louis Agassiz, A. D. Bache, Spencer Fullerton Baird, George Bentham, Jacob Bigelow, James Dwight Dana, William Darlington, Amos Eaton, Ebenezer Emmons, Asa Gray, A. Guyot, Robert Hare, Joseph Henry, Edward Hitchcock, John Lindley, Josiah Clark Nott, C. S. Rafinesque, and John White Webster. A complete list of correspondents is available.

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Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895

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American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Utica, New York, to T.F. Dwight, 1865 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530661 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Ct., to E.W. Hilgard, 1877 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870623 ...

Rafinesque, C.S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840

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Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864

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Geologist and college president, of Amherst, Mass. From the description of Edward Hitchcock letter, 1854 Jan. 5. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71129604 American geologist; president of Amherst College. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Amherst, to an unidentified recipient, 1850 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269606027 Edward Hitchcock was an eminent 19th-century scientist, minister and educator; pri...

Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867

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Scientist, educator, and superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. From the description of A.D. Bache papers, 1828-1863 (bulk 1836-1863). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979853 Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. From the description of Letter, 1858 November 17. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50458533 Physicist; professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, 1828-1836 ? Superintendent of U.S. Coas...

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...

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...

Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879

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Physician and botanist of Boston, Mass. From the description of Jacob Bigelow letter, 1822-1833, [Boston]. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34847536 Jacob Bigelow (Harvard University, A.B. 1806 and University of Pennsylvania, M.D. 1810) taught at Harvard Medical School from 1815-1855. With Dr. Francis Boott he began work on a flora of New England but this project was given up. From 1817-1820 he published American medical botany for which he drew many of the plates and ...

Torrey, John, 1796-1873

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Zaccheus Collins was a merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827, (American Philosophical Society) John Torrey was a botanist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1835. From the description of Papers, 1819-1864. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298249 From the guide to the John Torrey papers, 1819-1864, 1819-1864, (American Philosophica...

Bentham, George, 1800-1884

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English botanist; nephew of Jeremy Bentham, 1748-1832 From the guide to the George Bentham letter to Asa Gray, ., (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Epithet: Captain; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001243.0x000263 ...

Nott, Josiah Clark, 1804-1873

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Physician and ethnologist of South Carolina. From the description of Note, undated, [between 1820 and 1873?] : [South Carolina]. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35201318 ...

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Webster, John White, 1793-1850

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Harvard professor; murderer of Dr. Parkman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to the Rev. John Pierpont, 1824 May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586850 Murderer of Dr. George Parkman. From the description of Letter : to William Hickling Prescott, 1850 Aug. 29. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41415981 Professor of chemistry at Harvard University. From the description of Letter, 1845, Sept. 24 : Cambridg...

Hare, Robert, 1781-1858

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Philadelphia chemist and educator. From the description of ALS : Boston, to Thomas P. Jones, 1843 July 12. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138969 From the description of ALS and enclosure : Boston, to Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, 1843 Aug. 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633648 From the description of ALS : Boston, to Thomas P. Jones, 1843 Aug. 29. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156167 ...

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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Spencer Fullerton Baird was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1823 and graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1840. The next year Baird made an ornithological excursion through the mountains of Pennsylvania, walking (says one of his biographers) 400 miles in 21 days. While still in college Baird met noted naturalist John James Audubon, who gave part of his own collection of birds to the young man and inspired in him a lifelong interest in ornithological studies...

Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842

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Emmons, Ebenezer, 1799-1863

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Darlington, William, 1782-1863

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Lindley, John, 1799-1865

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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...