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American Philosophical Society
Patriot-Improvers: Members of the American Philosophical Society, Volume One: 1743-1768 (Memoir 226)
Whitfield J. Bell
Whitfield J. Bell (au). When Benjamin Franklin adopted John Bartram's 1739 idea of bringing together the "virtuosi" of the colonies to promote inquiries into "natural secrets, arts & syances," the result was, in 1743, the founding of the American Philosophical Society. Bell records the early years of the Society through sketches of its first members, those elected between 1743 & 1769. This volume includes biographies of some of the Society's best known members such as Franklin, David Rittenhouse, John Bartram, Benjamin Rush, John Dickinson, Thomas Hopkinson & many lesser known merchants, artisans, farmers, physicians, lawyers & clergymen with familiar surnames such as Biddle, Colden, & Morris. Illustrations.
From Elements to Atoms: A History of Chemical Composition (Transaction 92-4)
Isaiah Berlin's Counter-Enlightenment (Transaction 93-5)
Essays and Reviews in History and History of Science (Transaction 96-5)
Realities of Images: Imperial Brazil and the Great Drought
Maecenas and Madrigalists: Patrons, Patronage, and the Origins of the Italian Madrigal (Memoir 253)
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