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American Philosophical Society
Historic Philadelphia: From the Founding Until the Early 19th Century: Papers Dealing with Its People and Buildings with an Illustrative Map: Transactions, APS (Vol. 43, Part 1)
Luther P. Eisenhart (ed) (pf)
In October 1951 there was brought to the attention of the Committee on Publications of the American Philosophical Society (APS) a large drawing of a map showing the location of present and past buildings of Old Philadelphia in the area bounded by Vine, Lombard, Seventh Streets, and the Delaware River, which was prepared by Mr. Grant M. Simon after years of research. It was suggested that the Society might publish this map together with an article on Old Philadelphia in its “Transactions” if suitable terms were made with Mr. Simon. He was agreeable to this proposal, and the map was published in the spring of 1952. Moreover, it was decided that the Society would publish a Transaction with a number of articles each dealing with a particular subject related to the map. A copy of the map is placed at the back of this volume. In each article when a building is mentioned which is referred to on the map, there is an indication as to where it may be found. Illus.
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Descartes and the Hyperbolic Quest: Lens Making Machines & Their Significance in the Seventeenth Century (Transaction 95-3)
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