Letters of scientists, 1655-1973.


Letters of scientists, 1655-1973.

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Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

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Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 [O.S. December 24, 1745] – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States who signed the United States Declaration of Independence, and a civic leader in Philadelphia, where he was a physician, politician, social reformer, humanitarian, and educator and the founder of Dickinson College. Rush attended the Continental Congress. His later self-description there was: "He aimed right." He served as Surgeon General of the Continental Army and became a profess...

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

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Physicist. From the description of K.T. Compton speeches, 1939-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83457426 Karl Taylor Compton (b. Sept. 14, 1887, Wooster, Ohio-d. June 22, 1954, New York City), prominent American physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1930 to 1948. From the description of Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570905 ...

Henslow, J. S. (John Stevens), 1796-1861

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John Stevens Henslow was a British botanist and taught mineralogy (1822-1827) and botany (1827-1861) at Cambridge. It was he who recommended his pupil Charles Robert Darwin as naturalist for the Beagle expedition, 1831-1836. From the description of Papers, 1825-1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466006 From the guide to the J. S. (John Stevens) Henslow papers, 1825-1867, 1825-1867, (American Philosophical Society) John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861), botanist, ...

Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916

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Astronomer and meteorologist. From the description of Cleveland Abbe papers, 1850-1954 (bulk 1850-1916). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130912 Meteorologist. From the description of Cleveland Abbe papers, 1892-1906. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70939748 Biographical Note: Cleveland Abbe, astronomer and meteorologist, was the first, regular, official weather forecaster of the U.S. government and was an avid su...

Airy, George Biddell, 1801-1892

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Sir George Biddell Airy was educated at Cambridge and became Plumain Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Cambridge Observatory in 1828. In 1835 he accepted the post of Astronomer based at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, which he held until 1881. In 1835 Airy was invited to become a member of the University of London Senate. Although he was unable to attend Senate meetings on a regular basis, he discussed the pressing issues of the University at the time with other Senate members, in part...

Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875

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Sir Charles Lyell, first baronet, (1797-1875, APS, 1842) was a geologist and lawyer, whose Principles of Geology explained “former changes of the earth’s surface” by means of “modern causes.” Critical of the “catastrophist” views of many contemporary geologists, Lyell considered the earth “a system of balanced antagonistic processes,” a theory later described as uniformitarian. Although he rejected Jean Baptiste Lamarck’s theory of species mutability early in his career, later he favorabl...

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

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Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an important scientific reformer during the early nineteenth century. From his position as superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, and through leadership roles in the scientific institutions of the time, Bache helped bring American science into alignment with the professional nature of its European counterpart. In addition, Bache fostered the reform of public education in America. On July 19, 1806 Alexander Dalla...

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...

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835

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Benjamin Vaughan lived through all the vicissitudes of an enlightened life during the age of revolution. Born in Jamaica to Samuel Vaughan, a merchant and planter, and Sarah Hallowell, a native Bostonian, Vaughan was raised in London and educated at Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn. At university, he fell in with the coterie of Joseph Priestley, Benjamin Franklin, Jeremy Bentham, and William Petty, the Earl of Shelburne, and imbibed many of their unorthodox, perhaps radical political, s...

Hosack, David, 1769-1835

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David Hosack was a New York physician and horticulturist; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1810. From the guide to the David Hosack letters and papers, 1795-1835, 1795-1835, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Von Humboldt, Alexander, 1769-1859

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Born in Berlin, Germany, and educated at the universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most prominent European figures of his age. His fame largely derived from his scientific expedition in Latin America between 1799 and 1804, which resulted in numerous discoveries, particularly related to physical geography and meteorology. Notably, he spent 1803 in New Spain (present day Mexico) conducting a census of the territory. Source: Alexander von ...

Jackson, A.V. Williams (Abraham Valentine Williams), 1862-1937

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A. V. Williams Jackson was a professor of Indo-Iranian languages at Columbia University, 1895-1935. From the description of A. V. Williams Jackson papers, 1889-1909 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169317 A. V. Williams Jackson was born in New York City, on February 9, 1862. For the majority of his life, Jackson was associated with Columbia University. He received an A.B. there in 1883, an A.M. the following year, an L.H.D. the year after that, and in 1886, a P...

Birt, William Radcliffe.

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Boscovich, Ruggero Giuseppe, 1711-1787

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Rudjer Josip Boskovic was a mathematian and natural philosopher. Croation by birth, he spent most of his life in Rome and Milan, but also lived briefly in Paris and London. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1730-1786]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466252 Italian mathematician and natural philosopher. From the description of Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich papers, 1711-1787. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 84912805 ...

Hadfield, Robert A. (Robert Abbott), 1858-1940

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Epithet: director of Hadfield's Steel Foundry Co Ltd Sheffield British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001219.0x0002b9 ...

Krebs, Hans Adolf, Sir

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Biochemist (1900-1981). From the description of Balance of reactions involving glutamate dehydrogenose in arginine synthesis from ornithine and alanine : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598773 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Herr Gaffron, 1934 May 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595581 From the description of Autograph manuscript signed : [Oxford], 1970 Jan. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

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...

Berzelius, Jöns Jakob, friherre, 1779-1848

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Humphry Davy (1778–1829, APS 1810) was a British chemist and pioneer in the field of electrochemistry. He was a major figure in the reformed chemistry movement initiated by the French scientist Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794, APS 1775). Davy was the son of an impoverished Cornish woodcarver. As a youth, he was apprenticed to an apothecary-surgeon with whom he pursued a regimen of self-study that included theology, philosophy, poetics, several languages, as well as,...

Dunglison, Robley, 1798-1869

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Robert "King" Carter (1663-1732) was a colonial official and great landholder (300,000 acres). His sons were Robert Carter (1704-1731) and Landon Carter (1710-1778) of "Sabine Hall." Grandsons of Robert Carter included Robert "Councillor" Carter (1728-1804) of "Nomini" and Robert Wormeley Carter (1734-1797). From the guide to the Carter Family Papers, 1667-1862., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary) Professor and dean of the Jefferson M...

Wien, W. (Wilhelm), 1864-1928

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Major affiliations: Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany, 1896-1899; Universität Giessen, Giessen, Germany, 1899-1900; and Universität Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany. From the description of Correspondence with Max Planck, 1900-1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83086297 Major affiliations include: Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany, 1896-1899; Universität Giessen, Tiessen, Germany, 1899-1900; and Universität Würzbu...

Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839

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Epithet: abolitionist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x000283 Thomas Cooper, born in London in 1759, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1794. Well-known for his political beliefs, Cooper eventually pursued a career as a science professor and became the second president of South Carolina College in 1821. From the guide to the Thomas Cooper Papers, ., 1819-1837, (University of North Carolina at Cha...

Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873

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Adam Sedgwick was one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Devonian period of the geological timescale. Later, he proposed the Cambrian period, based on work which he did on Welsh rock strata. Though he had guided the young Charles Darwin in his early study of geology, Sedgwick was an outspoken opponent of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection. From the description of Letter to Richard Owen, [1860?], January 8. (Huntington Library, Art Collections &...

Eli de Beaumont, Mme. (Anne-Louise Morin-Dumensnil) 1729-1783.

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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...

Abeille, Louis-Paul, 1719-1807

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Epithet: Advocate to the Parlement of Brittany British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000676.0x000273 ...

Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859

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Naturalist, of England; explorer and writer on plants, birds, and other native species in North America; surname spelled variously. From the description of Note from Thomas Nuttale, probably to a Professor Terry, 1838. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 222009131 Zaccheus Collins was a merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827, (American Philosophical Society) Nat...

Jones, William, Sir, 1746-1794

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English orientalist and jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Cadell, bookseller, 1775 Jan. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488044 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Crishna nagar", to Thomas Law in Behar, 1787 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486812 William Jones (1746-1794) was a British lawyer in India and pioneer of comparative linguistic studies. Born in London in 1746, Jones later...

Buffon, Alexandre Henri Nadault de.

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Beck, Lewis C. (Lewis Caleb), 1798-1853

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Physician, botanist and chemist, of New York state. From the description of Lewis Caleb Beck letter, [between 1824 and 1826] , Jun. 20, Rensselaer School, Troy, New York. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35005315 American physician and chemist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Prof. Eaton, 1825 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621941 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Prof. Griscom, 18...

Poulson, C. M.

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Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892

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Educated at St. John's College, Cambridge and graduated B. A. 1843 as Senior Wrangler and lst Smith's prizeman. Fellow of St. Johns. Then undertook to determine the cause of the perturbations of Uranus and left the results at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich 1845, but his discovery was anticipated by Urban J. J. Le Verrier (for. Mem. R. S. 1847) in July 1846. Le Verrier received the Copley Medal 1846 and Adams 1848. Lowndean Professor of Astronomy, Cambridge, 1858. Director of Cambridge Observat...

Michaux, François-André 1770-1855

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French botanist and traveler. The son of botanist Andre Michaux (1746-1802), he made several visits to the United States. In February 1806 he embarked on a sea voyage for Charleston (S.C.) but was captured by the British en route and detained in the Bermudas. He arrived in the United States in May 1806 and spent three years in America in study and travel. Among his published writings was a study of American forest trees. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to "Monsieur...

Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864

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John Redman Coxe was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Daniel and Sarah Redman Coxe, and the grandson of Philadelphia physician John Redman. Coxe received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1794 and after additional study in Europe, established his practice in Philadelphia. He also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote on medical topics, and edited medical journals and books. He was married to Sarah Cox; they had ten children. Winterthur Museum has an etchi...

Duhamel du Monceau, M., 1700-1782

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Henry Louis Duhamel du Monceau was a French agronomist and botanist; Auguste Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy was his nephew and heir. From the guide to the Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau papers, 1716-1789, 1716-1789, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Vulliamy, Benjamin Lewis, 1780-1854

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Epithet: clockmaker British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000701.0x0000ac ...

Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857

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Charles Lucian Bonaparte was a naturalist and ornithologist. From the description of Correspondence, 1824-1855, from American scientists. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465723 From the description of Letters, 1825-1857. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316342 From the guide to the Correspondence, 1824-1855, from American scientists, 1824-1855, (American Philosophical Society) Scientist; author of American Ornithology and o...

Button, F. L.

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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...

Clarke, Alexander Ross, 1828-1914

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Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843

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Swiss-American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to William Vaughan in London, 1843 Jun. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472923 Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (1770-1843), Swiss-born, American geodesist and mathematician, was superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. From the description of F.R. Hassler correspondence, 1804-1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640031 From the guide to the F.R. Hassler correspondence...

Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France).

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Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...

Stimpson, William, 1832-1872

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Naturalist and zoologist, William Stimpson (1832-1872) spent four years as a naturalist with the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, 1852-1856. For nine years after the completion of the expedition, Stimpson utilized the facilities of the Smithsonian Institution while preparing a report based on the collections gathered during the expedition. While at the Smithsonian, he also helped classify and name specimens which the Smithsonian had been collecting. In 1865, Stimpson was called to Chicago by ...

Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), 1792-1871

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Engineer and Astronomer. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Letters to Sir W. R. Hamilton, 1833-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78514949 Astronomer. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Letters to J. D. Forbes, 1832-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86123372 From the description of Papers, 1816-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80362531 John F. W. Herschel was an English mathematician, astronomer, che...

Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942

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Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. B. A. as 3rd Wrangler 1884. Professor at Adelaide University 1886-1908. Cavendish Professor at Leeds, 1909-1915. Quain Professor of Physics at University of London 1915-1923. Received Nobel Prize 1915 (with his son William Lawrence Bragg F. R. S. 1921). F. R. S. 1907. Rumford Medal 1907. Copley Medal 1930. C. B. E. 1917. K. B. E. 1920. O. M. 1931. Hughes Medal Royal Society 1931. President Royal Society 1935. Director of Royal Institution of Great Britain ...

Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913

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Wallace was a naturalist and collaborator with Darwin on the theory of evolution. From the description of Letter, 1895, January 16, Parkstone, Dorset, to Wallis Mansford, Esq. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 123275202 Epithet: FRS British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000751.0x00011f British naturalist. From the description of Letters to E. D. Girdlestone : ALS, 18...

Zach, Franz Xavier von, Baron, 1754-1832.

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Stillé, Alfred, 1813-1900

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Philadelphia-born physician and elder brother of Charles Janeway Stillé. He served as professor of theory and practice of medicine at the University of Pennyslvania from 1864 until his retirement in 1883. From the description of Alfred Stillé lecture notes, 1882-1884. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 214284746 U.S. physician. From the description of Notes on theory and practices of med. by Prof. Stillé, 1868-1869 : [University of Penns...

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897

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Vertebrate paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope became the leading theorist of the neo-Lamarckian movement in American biology. He sold his fossil collection to the American Museum of Natural History in 1894. From the guide to the Edward Drinker Cope Field diaries, 1872-1874, 1876-1877, 1879, 1881-1885, 1892, 1872-1892, (American Philosophical Society) Zoologist, paleontologist and educator. Member Society of Friends. Professor at Haverford College (1864-1867) and University o...

Planck, Max, 1858-1947

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Physicist Max Planck authored the quantum theory. From the guide to the Max Planck correspondence, 1919-1948, 1919-1948, (American Philosophical Society) German physicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berlin-Grunewald, to Artur Neuberg, 1939 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872119 Max Planck was a physicist and the author of the quantum theory. Received Nobel prize in Physics (1918). Involvement with the Kaiser-Wilhelm Soci...

Churchman, John, 1753-1805

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John Churchman was a Quaker surveyor from Nottingham, Pennsylvania, eldest son of George and Hannah James Churchman. From the description of Papers, 1778-1804. (Swarthmore College). WorldCat record id: 19298369 ...

Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768

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John Bartram was the first native American botanist and made many journeys through the southern frontier, collecting seeds and bulbs for transplanting. From the guide to the John Bartram correspondence, 1735-1775, 1735-1775, (American Philosophical Society) Peter Collinson was a London merchant and naturalist. From the description of Letters, [ca. 1740]-1770. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489517 From the description of ...

Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis, 1778-1850

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Chemist. From the description of Opinion de M. Gay-Lussac sur le projet de loi tendant à réprimer la falsification des vins, ca. 1844. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 39312011 ...

Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798

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Champollion, Jean-François, 1790-1832

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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...

Ingham, Samuel D. (Samuel Delucenna), 1779-1860

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Ingham served as Secretary of the Treasury, 1829-1831, under Pres. Andrew Jackson; staunch supporter of the Second Bank of the United States; helped develop inland canal navigation, railroad transportation, anthracite coal mining in Pennsylvania; died, 1860, in Trenton, N.J. From the description of Substance of a conversation with Samuel D. Ingham, 1831 Mar. 22. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 30713434 Samuel D. Ingham was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvan...

Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873

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American naval officer and oceanographer. From the description of Letter to Capt. Charles Wilkes [manuscript], 1848 March 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808228 From the description of Letter to Andrew Hull Foote [manuscript], 1856 April 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817495 Epithet: Astronomer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000135.0x000219 ...

Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853

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Physician. He developed Transylvania University's medical school into one of the nation's strongest and was co-founder of the Louisville Medical Institute. From the description of Letter, 1820 Dec. 9. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46763925 Philadelphia physician. From the description of ALS : to James Ewell, 1816 Aug. 13. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122490275 Surgeon and professor of medicine. ...

Cooper, Astley, Sir, 1768-1841

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English surgeon. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Perth, to Lady Bell, 1837 Sept. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526970 Surgeon who in late 1792, Cooper developed the subject of surgery as a separate course from anatomy. In 1816, he performed his celebrated operation of tying the aorta for aneurism. From the description of Lectures on surgery by Sir Astley Cooper, 1819. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 50003144 B...

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 ...

Beadle, Elias R., 1812-1879.

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Thouin, André, 1747-1824

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French botanist. From the description of Autograph note signed, attesting to the accuracy of copies of two letters : Paris, 1800 Sept. 12 and 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572457 André Thouin was a French botanist and gardener. Born in Paris, he studied under the naturalist Bernard de Jussieu and was horticulture chair at Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. He studied grafting and agronomy, and was a pioneer conservationist. Thouin became a friend of and correspo...

Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840

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German industrialist and physiologist; originator of the Science of Physical Anthropology From the guide to the Johann Friedrich Blumenbach letter to John Sullivan, 1828, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840) was a German physician, anthropologist, and natural historian. From the guide to the Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Lecture Transcripts, 1804-1805, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George...

Tyndall, John, 1820-1893

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British physicist. From the description of John Tyndall letters, 1869-1880. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122454707 Natural philosopher. Fellow of the Royal Society. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80044015 English natural philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to an unidentified correspondent, [no year] Jun. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573...

Lettsom, John Coakley, 1744-1815

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English Quaker physician and philanthropist. From the description of Papers, 1788, 1789, 1794, [1801], 1813. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31774500 ...

Lyman, Theodore, 1792-1849

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Galton, Francis, 1822-1911

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Eugenicist. Fellow of the Royal Society. Born in Birmingham, England, educated in Boulogne, Kenilworth and King Edward's School, Birmingham; trained in medicine at Birmingham General Hospital and Kings College London until 1840; B. A. Trinity College, Cambridge. A generous inheritance allowed him to devote his life to travel, and to the study of a succession of virtually unexplored fields: the weather; physical and mental characteristics in man and animals; the influence of heredity on them; her...

Mörch, O. A. L.

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Kirkbride, Thomas Story, 1809-1883

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Jenner, William, Sir, 1815-1898

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English physician and professor of pathological anatomy. From the description of Papers, 1868-1873 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35093254 Epithet: Resident at Brest British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000268.0x0001da ...

La Condamine, Charles-Marie ˜deœ 1701-1774

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Croation by birth, mathematian and natural philosopher, Rudjer Josip Boskovic spent most of his life in Rome and Milan, but also lived briefly in Paris and London. From the guide to the Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich papers, [ca. 1730-1786], Circa 1730-1786, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951

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Physicist (mathematical physics, atomic physics, theoretical physics, wave mechanics, quantum mechanics). On the mineralogy faculty at Georg-August Universität zu Göttingen (1893-1897); on the mathematics faculty at Technische Universität Clausthal (1897-1900); on the mechanics faculty at the Technische Hochschule zu Aachen (1900-1906); and on the physics faculty at Universität München from 1906. From the description of Papers, ("New" Sommerfeld Nachlass), ca. 1890-ca. 1950. (Un...

Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851

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Samuel George Morton was a physician, naturalist, and anthropologist. From the description of Papers, 1819-1850. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489495 From the description of Diary, 1833-[ca. 1837]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465849 From the description of Papers, 1838-1844. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 17270630 From the description of Letter book : Philadelphia, Pa., 1832-1837. (Peki...

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815

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Benjamin Smith was a Philadelphia physician and naturalist. From the description of Correspondence, 1786-1815. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122380112 Benjamin Smith Barton was a Philadelphia physician and naturalist. From the description of A comparative vocabulary of Indian languages, [n.d.]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523582 From the description of Volumes, 1791-1812 (bulk). (Americ...