Lewis Reeves Gibbes papers, 1793-1894 (bulk 1838-1894).


Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894. Lewis Reeves Gibbes papers, 1793-1894 (bulk 1838-1894).

Lewis Reeves Gibbes papers, 1793-1894 (bulk 1838-1894).

Chiefly correspondence along with specimen lists, resolutions, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Gibbes's career as professor of astronomy, mathematics, and physics at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. Includes his correspondence with other scientists on the subjects of astronomy, botany, chemistry, geology, meteorology, physics, and zoology. Other subjects relate to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Smithsonian Institution. Also includes Gibbes (Gibbs) family letters. An addendum to the collection contains correspondence of James McBride (1784-1817), botanist of South Carolina, including letters from Thomas Smith Grimké and John C. Calhoun, the latter discussing matters relating to the War of 1812. Gibbes's correspondents include Stephen Alexander, A. D. Bache, Jacob Whitman Bailey, E. R. Beadle, Amos Binney, Langdon Cheves, Thomas Cooper, James Dwight Dana, J. D. B. De Bow, Henry William De Saussure, Charles Ellet, E. F. Ellet, James P. Espy, Alex M. Forster, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, Asa Gray, Samuel Steman Haldeman, Joseph Henry, Edward Claudius Herrick, John L. LeConte, Joseph LeConte, Elias Loomis, Joseph Lovering, Gabriel E. Manigault, Francis Markoe, Matthew Fontaine Maury, C. G. Memminger, Robert Treat Paine, James Louis Petigru, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, W. C. Redfield, E. S. Ritchie, John Daniel Runkle, Jared Sparks, William Stimpson, David Humphreys Storer, William Henry Trescot, M. Tuomey, Joseph Winlock, and William Wurdemann.

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