History of science--Colonial period
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 C57
Scope and Contents Copies of letters written by John Clayton author of Latin text Flora Virginica, exhibens plantas (Lugduni Batavorum, 1762), to Carl von Linne [Carolus Linnaeus] concerning Linnaeus' published works, seeds, Gmelin's Flora Siberica, and Clayton's election to the Swedish Royal Academy of Science; and to [John] Bartram concerning seeds, and a trip by Bartram to Florida.
Identifier: Mss. MsV Me4
Scope and Contents Memorandum book, 1762-1797, of John Page begun while a student at the College of William and Mary. It contains a record of the General Episcopal Convention in Philadelphia in 1785, notes in Latin and Greek, and scientific and astronomical writings, including a notation of a November 1776 observation of astronomical activity by Page and Bishop James Madison.
Identifier: UA 251
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a booklet of lectures given as part of the 1964 Thomas Jefferson Faculty Lectures. Titles of the lectures include "Science and Thomas Jefferson's America," "Science and Philosophy of Life," "Science and Goethe's 'Faust'," "Science and the Novel," "Science, Civilians, and the Military," and "Science and Social Responsibility."