Papers, 1753-1791.

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Price, Richard, 1723-1791. Papers, 1753-1791.

Papers, 1753-1791.

Collection contains microfilm and some paper copies of letters addressed primarily to Price. Three of the paper copies are from Benjamin Franklin (1780 and 1789), and another is from Samuel Vaughan. The microfilm has many more items on it than the number of items on paper, especially correspondence. Correspondents include Joseph Priestley, William Petty (the first Marquis of Lansdowne), John Adams, George Washington, Noah Webster, Hester Chapone, and others. Miscellaneous items include an abstract of Swinderly Register, articles selected from the list of mathematical and philosophical instruments sent him by a Dr. Styles, and an invoice of a philosophical apparatus for Yale College, 1789.

16 items.

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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...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Webster, Noah, 1758-1843

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American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, word enthusiast, and editor; b. in Hartford, Conn.; attended Yale and taught school in the Hartford area; moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1798. From the description of Noah Webster papers, 1786-1980. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 319706045 Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, author and editor. He is best known for his spellers (early spelling textbooks) and his ...

Price, Richard, 1723-1791

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Richard Price was an English nonconformist minister and writer on morals, politics, and economics. From the description of Papers, 1767-1790. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488751 British philologist and antiquary. From the description of Papers, 1753-1791. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36115923 The son of a harsh Calvinist Congregational minister in the Welsh heartland, Richard Price follow...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805

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English statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to the Marquis of Buckingham, 1788 Mar. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596604 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Shelburne House, to the Marquis of Carmarthen, [1782] July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270597273 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Colonel Ross, 1786 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596601 From the descri...

Chapone, Mrs. (Hester), 1727-1801

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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...