Scientists and science collection, 1870-1948.

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Scientists and science collection, 1870-1948.

Scientists and science collection, 1870-1948.

Single items and small collections written by or about scientists and their work. Includes letters, manuscripts of articles, books, clippings, notes, diagrams, addresses, and a journal. Covers medicine, physics, geology, aerodynamics, and related areas.

1.5 linear ft.

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Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss-American zoologist and geologist. Professor of zoology and geology at Harvard University. Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier-en-Vuly, Switzerland. He studied at the universities of Zürich, Erlangen (Ph.D., 1829), Heidelberg, and Munich (M.D., 1830). Agassiz studied medicine briefly but turned to zoology, with a special interest in fishes and fossils, while studying under the French naturalist Cuvier. In 1832 he became professor of natural history at the University of Neuchâtel, Sw...

Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931

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xmlns="urn:isbn:1-931666-33-4">Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was the most prolific American inventor to date. This collection contains typescript reproductions of his laboratory notebooks recording research for a domestic source of natural rubber sponsored by his Edison Botanic Research Corp. of Fort Myers. The company was founded in Florida by Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford. In collaboration with John Kunkel Small (1869-1938) of the New York Botanical Garden, over 17,000 plants were ...

Balfour, Isaac Bayley, 1853-1922

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Epithet: KBE British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x0003a8 Isaac Bayley Balfour: Son of John Hutton Balfour, Isaac Bayley Balfour was Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh between 1888 and 1922, specialising in Rhododendrons and Primulas and making improvements to the RBGE's teaching and laboratory facilities. Balfour was very interested in the history of the...

Eastman, George, 1854-1932

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Whipple, George Hoyt, 1878-1976

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G.H. Whipple was founding dean of the Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. In 1934 he received the Nobel Prize in medicine & physiology for his work in the treatment of anemia. From the description of Papers, 1915-1976. (University of Rochester Medical Center). WorldCat record id: 22301256 George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian. From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981,...

Keen, William W. (William Williams), 1837-1932

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Surgeon of Philadelphia. From the description of Letter, 1864, Jan. 27 : Philadelphia, to Dr. Brinton. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34847965 William Williams Keen (1837-1932) was a prominent neurological pathologist from Philadelphia, and the first brain surgeon in the United States. Keen gained national attention for his then-secret surgery performed on President Grover Cleveland in 1893. From the description of William Williams Keen's material related...

Drummond, Henry, 1851-1897

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Scottish, evangelist, writer, lecturer. Noted for the published sermon "The greatest thing in the world." From the description of Henry Drummond letters to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1894, undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 636067773 ...

Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949

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Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875-1949), physician and educator, served as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1929 to 1933. From the description of Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582818 American educator; United States secretary of the interior, 1929-1933; president, Stanford University, 1916-1943. From the description of Ray Lyman Wilbur papers, 1906-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867219 ...

See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), 1866-

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Astronomer (gravitation, cosmology). On the faculty of University of Chicago, 1893-1896; professor of mathematics, U.S. Navy, 1899-1930. From the description of Printed material and maps, 1907-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81330501 Astronomer and geometer. Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4, 1961-1968, gives a lengthy biographical description beginning with his birth in 1866 near Montgomery, Mo. He received his B.A., L.B and S.B. from the University of Missouri and his M....

Durand, William Frederick, 1859-1958

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Professor and head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University, 1904-1924, Durand was most known for his aeronautical research. From the description of William Frederick Durand papers, 1876-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 551918463 Biographical/Historical note Frank Oakes Ellenwood was born November 10, 1878 in Little Hocking, Ohio. In 1904 he received the degree of A.B. in Mechanical Engineering ...

Baum, Frank George, 1870-

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Biographical/Historical Sketch Baum earned his engineering degree at Stanford University in 1898; he was assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford from 1898 to 1903. From the guide to the Frank George Baum, "The Transformer" galleys, 1902, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives) ...

Holt, L. Emmett (Luther Emmett), 1855-1924

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O'Malley, Charles Donald

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C.D. O'Malley was born in Alameda, California in 1908; married Frances Keddie; Ph. D. from Stanford University (1945). By 1951 he was Professor of History at Stanford; he was Professor of Medical History at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1960 until his death in Los Angeles in 1970. O'Malley was a renowned Latinist and translator, and a leading authority on Renaissance anatomy, especially with respect to the life and work of Andreas Vesalius. From the description of Pa...

Brown, Charles Albert, 1870-1947.

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Mackintosh, J. S.

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Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772

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Mathematician, naturalist, and theosophist. From the description of Emanuel Swedenborg journal excerpt, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980564 ...

Giacomelli, Raffaele, n. 1878

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Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931

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Albert Abraham Michelson (December 19, 1852 – May 9, 1931) was an American physicist known for his work on measuring the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, becoming the first American to win the Nobel Prize in a science. He was also the founder and the first head of the physics department of the University of Chicago....

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...

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...

Nutter, E. H.

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Carrel, Alexis, 1873-1944

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Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

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Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Nobel prizewinning physicist, inventor of the cyclotron and the founder and first director of the University of California Radiation Laboratory, was born on August 8, 1901 in Canton, South Dakota. His parents Carl Gustavus and Gunda Jacobson Lawrence were the children of Norwegian immigrants. Ernest Lawrence attended St. Olaf College and later the University of South Dakota, where he received his A.B. degree in 1922. He had originally thought to become a medical doctor, ...

Fraser, John Edward.

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