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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.
Darwin's Disciple: George John Romanes, A Life in Letters
Astronomy in the Maya Codices: Memoirs Vol. 265
Kos Between Hellenism and Rome: Studies on the Political, Institutional and Social History of Kos from ca. the Middle 2nd Century B.C. until Late Antiquity: Transactions, APS (vol. 90, part 4)
Peter Collinson and the Eighteenth-Century Natural History Exchange (Memoir 264)
Life of C. S. Rafinesque, A Man of Uncommon Zeal
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