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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.
Princess & the Patriot: Ekaterina Dashkova, Benjamin Franklin, & the Age of Enlightenment
Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes (Memoir 259)
Polar Hayes: The Life and Contributions of Isaac Israel Hayes, M.D.
Exploring the Borderlands: Documents of the Committee on Common Problems of Genetics, Paleontology & Systematics, 1943-1944 (Transaction 94-2)
Temple of Night at Schonau: Architecture, Music, & Theater in a Late Eighteenth-Century Viennese Garden ( APS Memoir Vol. 258)
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