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American Philosophical Society
Peter Collinson and the Eighteenth-Century Natural History Exchange (Memoir 264)
Jean OíNeill & Elizabeth P. McLean
Collinsonís life is a microcosm of 18th-cent. natural history. A gardener and naturalist by avocation, he was what we would now call a facilitator in natural science, disseminating botanical and horticultural knowledge during the Enlightenment. He influenced the Comte de Buffon and Linnaeus. He found clients for the Phila. naturalist John Bartram. American plants populated great estates like those of the Dukes of Richmond, Norfolk, and Bedford, as well as the Chelsea Physic Garden, and the nurseries of James Gordon and Robert Furber. Botanic painters such as Mark Catesby and Georg Dionysius Ehret painted American plants in Collinsonís garden. He had an unprecedented effect on the exchange of scientific info. on both sides of the Atlantic. Illus.
Realities of Images: Imperial Brazil and the Great Drought
Adventure of Great Dimension: The Launching of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (Transaction 92-3)
Alhacen on the Principles of Reflection: Volume 1: Introduction and Latin Text; Volume 2: English Translation (Transactions 96 No. 2 & 3)
Benjamin Franklin's First Govít. Printing: The PA General Loan Office Mortgage Register of 1729, & Subsequent Franklin Mortgage Registers & Bonds
Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina, & Georgia (Transaction 92-5)
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