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1839-1855

RG I-B-1: General records. Letterbooks — Bound. Volume 05

Letters and other documents received by the American Academy from Members, other learned societies and institutions, and the general public, from 1839 to 1855.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION


Historical note

The Academy has received letters, announcements, and other forms of correspondence since the founding in 1780. All such correspondence was the responsibility of the Corresponding Secretary, one of the original officers of the Academy. Beginning sometime in the late 1800s, incoming letters were pasted into bound scrapbooks, which the Academy referred to as “letterbooks.” This practice continued until 1988, when staff began saving correspondence in folders.

For the time period covered by Volume 5, the Presidents of the Academy were James Jackson (1838-1839), John Pickering (1839-1846), and Jacob Bigelow (1846- 1863). The Corresponding Secretaries were John Pickering (1837-1839), Charles Folsom (1839-1844), Asa Gray (1844-1850; 1852-1863), and Augustus Addison Gould (1850-1852).

Scope and Content

The series of letterbooks in its entirety includes letters from newly-elected Fellows, formally accepting their elections; communications with other learned societies (especially, invitations to attend meetings or send representatives to official events, and offers to exchange publications); correspondence concerning gifts of books, maps, and natural history specimens; and inquiries from members and nonmembers regarding the submission and publication of articles.

Volume 5 contains letters and other documents received by the American Academy from 1839 to 1855. Most are in the form of incoming correspondence from members acknowledging their election. Other topics include notices of members and circulars from national and international scientific societies and institutions.

Volume

1 volume contained within 1.5 document cases (0.75 linear feet)

Arrangement

The Academy has begun disbinding the volumes of letterbooks and conserving the individual letters, and will continue that practice until all letters are in stable condition. The letterbooks in Series I-B-1 are arranged numerically by volume number. Within each volume, the original order of the pages has been retained. Generally the records are arranged in chronological order. Pages numbered with a “v” indicate that the document was pasted to the verso of the preceding page, and normally relates to document on the following page.

Preferred Citation

[Item title, date]. Series I-B-1: General records. Letterbooks. Bound letterbooks. Volume 5, 1839-1855. Archives, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Languages

English
French
German
Italian
Latin

Subjects

Book donations
Exchange of publications
Learned institutions and societies—America
Learned institutions and societies—Publishing
Letter books
Science—History

ITEM LIST

Page 05-1

Letter from Domenico Lo Faso Pietrasanta Serradifalco to John Pickering, 1839 September 20; Palermo.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Acknowledges receipt of Academy diploma.

Creator:  Serradifalco, Domenico Lo Faso Pietrasanta, duca di, 1783-1863; elected 1838

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Page 05-2

Letter from William Hickling Prescott to Charles Folsom, 1840 January 30; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. States that his "history of 'Ferdinand and Isabella'" [likely The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic] will be sent to the Academy.

Creator:  Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859; elected 1840

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Page 05-3

Letter from Francis Alger to John Pickering, 1840 February 13; Boston.

Requests several copies of the Academy's Memoirs to send to various learned societies. Discusses foreign honorary members.

Creator:  Alger, Francis, 1807-1863; elected 1833

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Page 05-4

Letter from William Ingersoll Bowditch to John Pickering, 1840 February 29; Boston.

Discusses his cataloging of the Academy's library.

Creator:  Bowditch, William I. (William Ingersoll), 1819-1909

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Page 05-5

Letter from Francis Alger to John Pickering, 1840 April 21; Boston.

Requests that a name be placed upon the membership nomination ballot in his absence.

Creator:  Alger, Francis, 1807-1863; elected 1833

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Page 05-6

Letter from Charles Storer Storrow to Charles Folsom, 1840 April 21; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Storrow, Charles S. (Charles Storer), 1809-1904; elected 1840

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Page 05-7

Letter from Nathan Tillinghast to Charles Folsom, 1840 April 26; Barre.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Tillinghast, Nathan, 1804-1856; elected 1839

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Page 05-8

Letter from Edward Reynolds to Charles Folsom, 1840 May 20; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Reynolds, Edward, 1793-1881; elected 1839

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Page 05-9

Letter from Joseph Lovering to John Pickering, 1840 July 8; Cambridge.

Discusses potential publication of magnetic observations.

Creator:  Lovering, Joseph, 1813-1892; elected 1839

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Page 05-10

Letter from William Cogswell to Charles Folsom, 1840 July 22; Education Rooms, Boston

Requests that someone at the Academy be appointed to write an Academy history to be published by The American Quarterly Register.

Creator:  Cogswell, William, 1787-1850

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Page 05-11

Letter from Cosimo Ridolfi, 1840 September 28; Firenze [Florence, Italy].

Invites members of foreign learned societies to participate in the Third Meeting of Italian Scientists to be held in Florence, 1841 September 15-30.

Creator:  Ridolfi, Cosimo, 1794-1865
Language:  Italian

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Page 05-12

Letter from Francis Alger to John Pickering, 1841 May 25; Colonel Bomford's mansion.

Acknowledges election to the Academy on behalf of Colonel Bomford [George Bomford (1782-1848); Fellow, 1841]. States that Bomford will send his acknowledgments and a paper to the Academy.

Creator:  Alger, Francis, 1807-1863; elected 1833

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Page 05-13

Letter from William Ingersoll Bowditch to George B. Emerson, 1841 June 7; Boston.

Thanks the Academy for the offer to use its library.

Creator:  Bowditch, William I. (William Ingersoll), 1819-1909

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Letter from Augustus Addison Gould to George B. Emerson, 1841 June 21; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison), 1805-1866; elected 1841

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Page 05-15

Letter from Asa Gray to Charles Folsom, 1841 December 14; New York.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Gray, Asa, 1810-1888; elected 1841

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Page 05-16

Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 20; Philadelphia.

Discusses "a memorial on the subject of longitudes".
Note: Note on back indicates that the letter was dictated to and handwritten by Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, 1760- 1844 [elected 1820].

Creator:  Belcher, J. Henshaw
Related documents:  Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 30. Letter from John Pickering to Professor [Benjamin] Pierce, 1842 January 3. Letter from Josiah Quincy to John Pickering, 1842 February 23. Letter from Peter Stephen Du Ponceau to John Pick

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Page 05-17

Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 30; Washington, DC.

Inquires as to whether his previous letter was received. Discusses "a memorial on the subject of longitudes".

Creator:  Belcher, J. Henshaw
Related documents:  Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 20. Letter from John Pickering to Professor [Benjamin] Pierce, 1842 January 3. Letter from Josiah Quincy to John Pickering, 1842 February 23. Letter from Peter Stephen Du Ponceau to John Pick

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Letter from John Pickering to Professor Pierce [Benjamin Pierce], 1842 January 3; Boston.

Forwards memorial from J. Henshaw Belcher, asks that it be discussed by him and his colleagues.
Note: Note on back reads: "Mr. Belcher Memorial and Letters on the Congressional [illeg.] December 20, 1841 =Finished=". Recipient likely Benjamin Pierce, professor at Harvard.

Creator:  Pickering, John, 1777-1846; elected 1810
Related documents:  Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 20.[enclosure] Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 30.[enclosure] Letter from Josiah Quincy to John Pickering, 1842 February 23.

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Page 05-19

Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 4.

Enclosure, "Memorial to the House of Representatives of the United States".

Creator:  Belcher, J. Henshaw
Related documents:  Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 20. Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 30. Letter from John Pickering to Professor [Benjamin] Pierce, 1842 January 3.

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Page 05-20

Letter from John Amory Lowell to Charles Folsom, 1842 February 7; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Lowell, John Amory, 1798-1881; elected 1841

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Page 05-21

Letter from British Association for the Advancement of Science to Charles Folsom, 1842 February 12; 2 Duke Street, Adelphi London.

Invites the Members of the Academy to the next annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Creator:  British Association for the Advancement of Science

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Page 05-22

Letter from Josiah Quincy to John Pickering, 1842 February 23; Cambridge, MA.

Discusses "Memorial to the House of Representatives of the United States" on the subject of longitudes.

Creator:  Quincy, Josiah, 1772-1864; elected 1803
Related documents:  Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 20. Letter from J. Henshaw Belcher to John Pickering, 1841 December 30. Letter from John Pickering to Professor [Benjamin] Pierce, 1842 January 3.

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Letter from James Walker to Charles Folsom, 1842 August 10, Cambridge, MA.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Walker, James, 1794-1874; elected 1842

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Page 05-24

Letter from John Lewis Russell to Charles Folsom, 1842 August 29; South Hingham.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Russell, John Lewis, 1808-1873; elected 1842

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Letter from Charles Henry Davis to Charles Folsom, 1842 September 15; New-Castle.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Davis, Charles Henry, 1807-1877; elected 1842

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Page 05-26

Letter from Gino Capponi to Charles Folsom, 20 September 1842; Florence.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Capponi, Gino, 1792-1876; elected 1842, FHM
Language:  Italian

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Letter from Simeon Borden to Charles Folsom, 1842 October 15; Fall-River.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Borden, Simeon, 1798-1856; elected 1842

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Page 05-28

"Extracts from the proceedings of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science" addressed to John Pickering, 1842 October 15; Washington.

Provides proceedings of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science, invites Pickering to the National Institute's next meeting.

Creator:  National Institute for the Promotion of Science

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Page 05-29

Letter from Peter Stephen Du Ponceau to John Pickering, 1842 November 11; Philadelphia.

Discusses the National Institute for the Promotion of Science.

Creator:  Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844; elected 1820
Related documents:  Volume 5, pp. 16-19, 22

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Page 05-30

Letter from Jean Baptiste Benoît Eyriès, 1842 December 15; Paris.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Hopes to prove himself worthy and to promote the Academy's efforts in the propagation of knowledge.

Creator:  Eyriès, J. B. B. (Jean Baptiste Benoît), 1767-1846; elected 1841, FHM

Language:  French

 

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Page 05-31

Letter from J. J. Dixwell to George B. Emerson, 1843 February 8; Boston.

Discusses reserving space for the American Oriental Society in the American Academy's space. Describes the Society and encloses the constitution of the Society.
Note: Includes handwritten note in pencil describing potential terms for the American Oriental Society to use the American Academy's space.

Creator:  Dixwell, J.J.
Related documents:  "Constitution of the American Oriental Society"

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Page 05-32

"Constitution of the American Oriental Society" addressed to George B. Emerson, 1843 February 8.

Enclosure of letter from J.J. Dixwell to George B. Emerson, 1843 February 8. Includes blank invitation form.

Creator:  American Oriental Society.
Related documents:  Letter from J.J. Dixwell to George B. Emerson, 1843 February 8.

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Page 05-33

Letter from British Association for the Advancement of Science to Charles Folsom, 1843 March; 2 Duke Street, Adelphi London.

Invites the Members of the Academy to the next annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Creator:  British Association for the Advancement of Science

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Page 05-34

Letter from Massachusetts Historical Society (Charles Lowell, Corresponding Secretary) to Charles Folsom, 1843 April 11; Boston.

Invites the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to join the Massachusetts Historical Society at a centennial celebration of the Massachusetts constitution.

Creator:  Massachusetts Historical Society

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Page 05-35

Letter from American Oriental Society (William W. Greenough, Recording Secretary) to George B. Emerson, 1843 May 18; Temple St.

States that the Academy's vote to allow the American Oriental Society to use their hall was read at the April 5 [1843] meeting of the Society.

Creator:  American Oriental Society
Related documents:  Volume 05, pp. 31-32

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Page 05-36

Letter from Francis Peabody to Charles Folsom, 1843 June 16; Salem.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Peabody, Francis, 1801-1867; elected 1843

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Page 05-37

Letter from Pascual de Gayangos to Charles Folsom, 1843; Paris.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Gayangos, Pascual de, 1809-1897; elected 1842, FHM

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Page 05-38

Letter from Joseph Henry to Charles Folsom & George B. Emerson, 1843 August 29; Princeton College of New Jersey.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878; elected 1840, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-39

Letter from Adam Sedgwick to Asa Gray, 1844 January 6; Norwich.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Invites the Academy to a meeting of the British Association [for the Advancement of Science].

Creator:  Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873; elected 1844, FHM

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Letter from Uriah A. Boyden to John Pickering, 1844 February 12; Boston.

Inquires whether a paper he sent to the Academy was published.

Creator:  Boyden, Uriah A. (Uriah Atherton), 1804-1879; elected 1840

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Page 05-41

Letter from British Association for the Advancement of Science to President of The American Academy, 1844 March 1; 2 Duke Street, Adelphi London.

Invites the Members of the Academy to the next annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

Creator:  British Association for the Advancement of Science

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Page 05-42

Letter from Henry Coit Perkins to Charles Folsom, 1844 April 4; Newbury Port.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Perkins, Henry Coit, 1804-1873; elected 1844

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Page 05-43

Letter from George Rapall Noyes to Charles Folsom, 1844 April 15; Cambridge.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Noyes, George R. (George Rapall), 1798-1868; elected 1844

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Page 05-44

Letter from Morrill Wyman to Charles Folsom, 1844 May 1; Cambridge.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Wyman, Morrill, 1812-1903; elected 1843

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Page 05-45

Letter from Nicholas Tillinghast to Francis Bowen, 1844 August 10; Bridgewater.

Resigns membership of the Academy.

Creator:  Tillinghast, Nicholas, 1804-1856; elected 1839

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Page 05-46

Letter from Alpheus Spring Packard to Asa Gray, 1844 December 16; Bowd. College.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Packard, Alpheus S. (Alpheus Spring), 1798-1884; elected 1844, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-47

Letter from William Smyth to Asa Gray, 1844 December 17; Brunswick.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Smyth, William, 1797-1868; elected 1844, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-48

Letter from Charles Beck to Asa Gray, 1845 February 18; Cambridge.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Beck, Charles, 1798-1866; elected 1845

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Page 05-49

Letter from Edward Tuckerman to Asa Gray, 1845 May 30; Cambridge, MA.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Tuckerman, Edward, 1817-1886; elected 1845

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Letter from Elias Loomis to Asa Gray, 1845 June 2; New York University, New York.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Loomis, Elias, 1811-1889; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Letter from Samuel George Morton to Asa Gray, 1845 June 2; Philadelphia.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851; elected 1845

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Page 05-52

Letter from William C. Redfield to Asa Gray, 1845 June 4; New York.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Redfield, W. C. (William C.), 1789-1857; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-53

Letter from George Talcott to Asa Gray, 1845 June 4; Washington.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Talcott, George, 1786-1862; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Letter from William Barton Rogers to Asa Gray, 1845 June 8; Univ. of Virginia.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Confirms that a letter was forwarded to his brother in Philadelphia.

Creator:  Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882; elected 1845

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Page 05-55

Letter from John James Abert to Asa Gray, 1845 June 9; Washington, DC.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Abert, John James, 1788-1863; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Letter from A. D. Bache to Asa Gray, 1845 June 9; Coast Survey Station, Island of Rhode Island.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Letter from William H. C. Bartlett to Asa Gray, 1845 June 9; West Point, New York

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Bartlett, W. H. C. (William Holms Chambers), 1804-1893; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-58

Letter from John Edwards Holbrook to Asa Gray, 1845 June 23; Charleston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Discusses his work.

Creator:  Holbrook, John Edwards, 1794-1871; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-59

Letter from Henry Darwin Rogers to Asa Gray, 1845 June 23; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Rogers, Henry D. (Henry Darwin), 1808-1866; elected 1845

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Page 05-60

Letter from James Duncan Graham to Asa Gray, 1849 June 28; Rouse’s Point, Clinton County, New York

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Requests the rules of the Academy if they are available.

Creator:  Graham, J. D. (James Duncan), 1799-1865; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Letter from George Stillman Hillard to Asa Gray, 1845 July 14; Boston.

Declines election to the Academy.
Note: Re-elected in 1873 and accepted.

Creator:  Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1879; elected 1873

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Letter from Jean-Baptiste Biot to [President of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences], 1845 July 20; Paris.

Creator:  Biot, Jean-Baptiste, 1774-1862; elected 1822, FHM
Language:  French

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Page 05-63

Letter from Charles Pickering to Asa Gray, 1845 November 8; Washington.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878; elected 1845

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Page 05-64

Letter from James D. Dana to Asa Gray, 1845 December 11; Philadelphia.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-65

Letter from Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Walter R. Johnson, Corresponding Secretary) to Asa Gray, 1846 February 17; Hall of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

States that the Academy's letter and memorial to the joint Library Committee of Congress was received, and that the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia passed resolutions of approval for the memorial. Includes transcript.

Creator:  Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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Page 05-66

Letter from Essex County Natural History Society (Henry Wheatland, Secretary; elected 1845) to Asa Gray, 1846 March 7; Salem, MA.

States that the Academy's letter and memorial to the joint Library Committee of Congress was received. States that the Essex County Natural History Society "cooperates" with the memorial.
Note: Henry Wheatland (1812-1893; elected 1845).

Creator:  Essex County Natural History Society

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Page 05-67

Death notice, 1846 March 20; Köningsberg.

Announces the death of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel.

Language:  German

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Page 05-68

Letter from Theophilus Parsons to Asa Gray, 1846 March 22; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Parsons, Theophilus, 1797-1882; elected 1845

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Page 05-69

Letter from Horace Mann to Asa Gray, 1846 March 23; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy and encloses dues.

Creator:  Mann, Horace, 1796-1859; elected 1845

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Page 05-70

Letter from John Hapgood Temple to Asa Gray, 1846 March 23; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator: Temple, John Hapgood, 1812-1877; elected 1845

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Page 05-71

Letter from Ezra S. Gannett to Librarian of the Academy, 1846 May 25; Boston.

Encloses a copy of a letter from his grandfather, Ezra Stiles to Sir William Jones, notes that there is a note on the letter: "Belonging to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences".

Creator:  Gannett, Ezra S. (Ezra Stiles), 1801-1871
Related documents:  Series I-C-2, Communication 76

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Page 05-72

Letter from Edward C. Cabot to Asa Gray, 1846 June.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. States that he has given his dues to the treasurer.

Creator:  Cabot, Edward Clarke, 1818-1901; elected 1848

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Page 05-73

Letter from Jacob W. Bailey to Asa Gray, [1846] June 25; U. S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Bailey, Jacob Whitman, 1811-1857; elected 1845, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-74

Letter from Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton to Asa Gray, ca. 1846.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Northampton, Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, Marquis of, 1790-1851; elected 1846, FHM

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Page 05-75

Letter from Elisha C. Bartlett to Asa Gray, 1846 August 25; Woonsocket.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Bartlett, Elisha, 1804-1855; elected 1845

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Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Engelmann, George, 1809-1884; elected 1846, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-77

Letter from Adam Sedgwick to Asa Gray, 1846 September 30; Cambridge.

Acknowledges receipt of Memoirs Volume 2.

Creator:  Sedgwick, Adam, 1785-1873; elected 1844

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Page 05-78

Letter from Edouard de Verneuil to Asa Gray, 1846 October 13; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Verneuil, Edouard de, 1805-1873; elected 1846, FHM

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Page 05-79

Letter from Charles Babbage to Asa Gray, 1846 October 16; Dorset Pl. Manchester Square, London.

Acknowledges receipt of Memoirs Volume 2 (new series).

Creator:  Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871; elected 1832

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Page 05-80

Letter from Daniel Appleton White to Asa Gray, 1846 November 16; Salem, MA.

Acknowledges receipt of a vote by the Academy requesting his eulogy for John Pickering, states that he will send it.

Creator:  White, Daniel Appleton, 1776-1861; elected 1812

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Page 05-81

Letter from Anna M. Thornton to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1847 January 18; Washington.

Encloses a work by her husband (deceased), in response to Mr. Emerson's article on phonography in the Memoirs.
Note: Anna Maria Brodeau Thornton was the widow of William Thornton (1759-1828). The article to which Thornton refers is "Two Hundred and Eighty-Fifth Meeting. August 12th, 1846. Quarterly Meeting; Moon Culminations; Transit of Mercury, May 8th, 1845; Observati.

Creator:  Thornton, Anna Maria

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Page 05-82

Letter from American Antiquarian Society (Rejoice Newton, Recording Secretary)to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, ca. 1847 May 26.

Informs the Academy of a vote made at a meeting of the American Antiquarian Society thanking the Academy for its offer of its rooms for Boston meetings of the American Antiquarian Society.

Creator:  American Antiquarian Society

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Page 05-83

Letter from Charles C. Jewett to Asa Gray, 1847 June 11; Providence.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Jewett, Charles C. (Charles Coffin), 1816-1868; elected 1847, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-84

Letter from [George Philip Bond] to Asa Gray, 1847 August 18; Cambridge.

Acknowledges election of Mr. G. P. Bond to the Academy [George Philip Bond (1825-1865), elected 1847].

Creator:  [Bond, George Philip, 1825-1865]

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Page 05-85

Letter from Samuel A. Eliot to Asa Gray, 1847 September 13; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Eliot, Samuel Atkins, 1798-1862; elected 1847

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Page 05-86

Letter from John C. Adams to Edward Everett, 1847 September 28; Cambridge.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Thanks Everett for his role in Adams' nomination. Provides his mailing address.

Creator:  Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892; elected 1847, FHM

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Page 05-87

Letter from Joseph Henry to Asa Gray, 1847 September 30; Cambridge, MA.

Presents a "programme of organization of the Smithsonian Institution"; requests the opinion of the Academy.

Creator:  Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878; elected 1840, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-88

Letter from Eben Norton Horsford to Asa Gray, 1847 October 7; Cambridge.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Horsford, Eben Norton, 1818-1893; elected 1847

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Page 05-89

Letter from Benjamin A. Gould to Asa Gray, 1847 October 9; Munich, Bavaria.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824-1896; elected 1847

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Page 05-90

Letter from Edward Robinson to Asa Gray, 1847 October 14; New York.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Robinson, Edward, 1794-1863; elected 1847
Related documents:  Volume 06, p. 13

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Page 05-91

Letter from Charles G. Loring to Asa Gray, 1847 November; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867; elected 1847

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Page 05-92

Letter from George Putnam to Asa Gray, 1847 November 14; Roxbury, MA.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Putnam, George, 1807-1878; elected 1847

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Page 05-93

Letter from William H. Swift to Asa Gray, 1847 November 16; Washington.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Swift, W. H. (William Henry), 1800-1879; elected 1847

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Page 05-94

Letter from Ormsby M. Mitchel to Asa Gray, 1847 November 24; New York, American Hotel.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Discusses his schedule.

Creator:  Mitchel, O. M. (Ormsby MacKnight), 1809-1862; elected 1847, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-95

Letter from Abbott Lawrence to Asa Gray, 1847 December 6; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855; elected 1847

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Page 05-96

Letter from William H. Smyth to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1847 December 6; 3 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Smyth, W. H. (William Henry), 1788-1865; elected 1847, FHM

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Page 05-97

Letter from Edward H. Courtenay to Asa Gray, 1847 December 18; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.;

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Courtenay, Edward H{enry}, 1803-1853. {from old catalog}; elected 1841

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Page 05-98

Letter from James M. Gilliss to Asa Gray, 1848 January 24; Washington.

Acknowledges receipt of "Resolutions of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, passed on the 4th January." Thanks the Academy.
Note: The resolutions referred to by Gilliss are in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 1, (May, 1846 - May, 1848), p. 300. "Three Hundred and Second Meeting. January 4, 1848. Monthly Meeting ".

Creator:  Gilliss, J. M. (James Melville), 1811-1865; elected 1861, Associate Fellow
Related documents:  Volume 05, pp. 105

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Page 05-99

Letter from M. F. Maury to Asa Gray, 1848 April 10; National Observatory, Washington, DC.

Acknowledges receipt of letter from the Academy declining to publish a letter due to its rules.

Creator:  [Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1849-1886]

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Letter from William Mitchell to Asa Gray, 1848 June 30; Nantucket.

Acknowledges election to the Academy on behalf of Maria Mitchell.
Note: Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) is the first woman elected by the Academy.

Creator:  Mitchell, William, 1791-1869

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Page 05-101

Letter from Henry I. Bowditch to Asa Gray, 1848 August 12; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Bowditch, Henry I. (Henry Ingersoll), 1808-1892; elected 1848

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Page 05-102

Letter from Epes S. Dixwell to Asa Gray, 1848 August 16; Framingham.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Dixwell, Epes Sargent, 1807-1899; elected 1848

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Page 05-103

Letter from Edward E. Salisbury to Asa Gray, 1848 November 20; New Haven.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Salisbury, Edward Elbridge, 1814-1901; elected 1848, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-104

Letter from Arnold Guyot to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1849 January 6; Cambridge, MA.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Guyot, A. (Arnold), 1807-1884; elected 1849, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-105

Letter from William C. Bond to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1849 January 31; Observatory, Cambridge.

Presents and describes papers related to "Lieut. Gilliss' proposed expedition to Chili." States that Gilliss' proposition was approved by the "Hon. Secretary of the Navy".

Creator:  Bond, William Cranch, 1789-1859; elected 1832
Related documents:  Gilliss, J. M. (James Melville), 1811-1865. Letter to Asa Gray, 1848 January 24.

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Letter from James Hall to Asa Gray, 1849 January 25; Albany.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Requests that the 3rd volume of the Memoirs be sent to him.
Note: 2 letters, second undated, on page 3.

Creator:  Hall, James, 1811-1898; elected 1848, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-107

Letter from Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences(Francis Bradley, Recording Secretary) to Edward Everett, 1849 March 30; New Haven.

Acknowledges receipt of a communication from the Academy regarding Professor Schumacher at Altona, informs the Academy of the resolutions passed by the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Creator:  Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences
Related documents:  Resolution by the Faculty of the University of Virginia regarding Professor Schumacher and the Observatory of Altona, 1849 June 13.

 

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Page 05-108

Letter from Charles B. Adams to Asa Gray, 1849 June 4; Amherst, MA.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Adams, C. B. (Charles Baker), 1814-1853; elected 1849

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Page 05-109

Resolution by the Faculty of the University of Virginia (William Witzenbaker, Secretary) regarding Professor Schumacher and the Observatory of Altona, 1849 June 13.

Creator:  University of Virginia. Faculty.
Related documents:  Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. Letter to Edward Everett, 1849.

 

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Page 05-110

Letter from Joseph Leidy to Asa Gray, 1849 July 23; Philadelphia.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891; elected 1848, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-111

Letter from Robert Charles Winthrop to Asa Gray, 1849 August 30; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy and encloses dues.

Creator:  Winthrop, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1809-1894; elected 1849

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Page 05-112

Letter from William Francis Channing to Asa Gray, 1849 September 7; Newport, RI.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Channing, William F. (William Francis), 1820-1901; elected 1849

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Page 05-113

Letter from Wolcott Gibbs to Asa Gray, 1849 November 18; New York.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Gibbs, Wolcott, 1822-1908; elected 1849

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Page 05-114

Letter from Samuel Finley B. Morse to Asa Gray, 1849 November 19; Po'keepsie.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872; elected 1849, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-115

Circular, 1849 November 19; Albany.

States that Arnold Guyot (elected 1849) will be visiting Academies to set up instruments and systems for meteorological observation.

Creator:  University of the State of New-York.

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Page 05-116

Letter from Macedonio Melloni to Asa Gray, 1850 February 15; Naples.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Melloni, Macedonio, 1798-1854; elected 1849, FHM
Language:  Italian

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Page 05-117

Letter from Samuel Stehman Haldeman to Asa Gray, 1850 February 23; Columbia, PA.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880; elected 1850, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-118

Letter from W. M. Meredith, Secretary of the Treasury, to Asa Gray, 1850 April 4; Treasury Department.

Acknowledges receipt of resolutions by the Academy regarding tidal observations. Informs the Academy that "the necessary observations" will be made by the Coastal Survey and that the results will be sent to the Academy.

Creator:  Meredith, William M. (William Morris), 1799-1873

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Page 05-119

Letter from Elias M. Fries to Asa Gray, 1850 May 25; Uppsala, Sweden.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Fries, Elias Magnus, 1794-1878; elected 1849, FHM
Language:  Latin
Related documents:  Fries, Elias Magnus, 1794-1878. Letter to Asa Gray, 1850 May 28.

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Page 05-120

Letter from Elias M. Fries to Asa Gray, 1850 May 28; Uppsala.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.
Note: Note on back in English: "E. Fries, Accepts Fellowship. May 28, 1850".

Creator:  Fries, Elias Magnus, 1794-1878; elected 1849, FHM
Language:  Latin
Related documents:  Fries, Elias Magnus, 1794-1878. Letter to Asa Gray, 1850 May 25.

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Page 05-121

Letter from Theodore L. W. Bischoff to Asa Gray, 1850 May 20; Giessen, Germany.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Bischoff, Th. Ludw. Wilh. (Theodor Ludwig Wilhelm), 1807-1882; elected 1849, FHM

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Page 05-122

Letter from Jonathan Patten Hall to Augustus A. Gould, 1850 June 1; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Hall, Jonathan Patten, 1799-1866; elected 1850

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Page 05-123

Letter from Johannes Müller to Asa Gray, 1850 June 20; Berlin.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Müller, Johannes, 1801-1858; elected 1849, FHM
Language:  German

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Page 05-124

Letter from C. Francis Adams to Jacob Bigelow, 1850 August 1; Quincy.

Explains that Adams has found papers of Count Rumford in the papers of John Adams that may belong to the Academy. Requests that Academy take the Count Rumford papers.

Creator:  Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886; elected 1857

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Page 05-125

Letter from Johann F. Encke, 1850 August 13; Berlin

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator: Encke, Johann Franz, 1791-1865; elected 1849, FHM
Language:  German

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Page 05-126

Letter from Carl von Rokitansky to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1851 February 15; Vienna.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Rokitansky, Carl von, 1804-1878; elected 1850, FHM
Language:  German

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Page 05-127

Letter from William Chauvenet to Augustus A. Gould, 1851 March 10; U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Chauvenet, William, 1820-1870; elected 1850, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-128

Letter from William Jenks to Augustus A. Gould, 1851 March 13; 1 Crescent place.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Jenks, William, 1778-1866; elected 1851

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Page 05-129

Letter from William A. Norton to Augustus A. Gould, 1851 March 15; Providence.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Norton, William A. (William Augustus), 1810-1883; elected 1851, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-130

Letter from Alexis Caswell to Augustus A. Gould, 1851 March 18; Providence.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Caswell, Alexis, 1799-1877; elected 1850, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-131

Letter from Charles B. Haddock to Augustus A. Gould, 1851 March 18; Dartmouth College.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Haddock, Charles B. (Charles Bricket), 1796-1861; elected 1851, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-132

Letter from Caroline Schumacher to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1851 April 14; Altona.

Thanks the Academy for their condolences regarding the death of her husband, Heinrich Christian Schumacher (1780-1850), elected 1834, FHM.

Creator:  Schumacher, Caroline

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Page 05-133

Letter from Benjamin Silliman Jr. to Augustus A. Gould, 1851 October 8; New York.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885; elected 1851, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-134

Letter from John P. Norton to Augustus A. Gould, 1851 June 3; New Haven.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Norton, John Pitkin, 1822-1852; elected 1851

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Page 05-135

Letter from John L. LeConte to Asa Gray, 1851 October 15; New York.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Requests that the Academy publications be forwarded to "Putnam" for him.

Creator:  LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883; elected 1848, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-136

Letter from Uriah A. Boyden to Joseph Hale Abbot, 1852 January 7; Boston.

Discusses procedure for withdrawing membership from the Academy. Withdraws membership from the Academy.

Creator:  Boyden, Uriah A. (Uriah Atherton), 1804-1879; elected 1840

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Letter from Stephen Alexander, 1852 August 26; College of New Jersey, Princeton, NJ.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Alexander, Stephen, 1806-1883; elected 1850, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-138

Letter from Samuel Kneeland to Asa Gray, 1852 September 10; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Kneeland, Samuel, 1821-1888; elected 1852

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Letter from Carl von Rokitanksy addressed to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1852 October 12; [illeg.].

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Rokitansky, Carl von, 1804-1878; elected 1850, FHM
Language: German

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Page 05-139

Letter from Joel Parker to Asa Gray, 1853 February 19; Cambridge.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Parker, Joel, 1795-1875; elected 1853

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Page 05-140

Letter from William Prescott Dexter to Asa Gray, 1853 February 24; Berlin.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator: Dexter, William Prescott, 1820-1890; elected 1852

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Page 05-141

Letter from T. Walker to Asa Gray, 1853 June 13; Cincinnati.

Thanks the Academy for their condolences regarding the death of his brother, Sears Cook Walker (1805- 1853), elected 1842, Associate Fellow.

Creator: Walker, Timothy, 1802-1856

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Page 05-142

Letter from William Raymond Lee to Asa Gray, 1853 June 3; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Lee, William Raymond, 1807-1891; elected 1853

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Page 05-143

Letter from the Prussian Legation to Asa Gray, 1853 June 20; London.

Acknowledges election to the Academy on behalf of Chevalier Bunsen [Christian Karl Josias, Freiherr von Bunsen (1791-1860); FHM, 1853]. Promises to forward letters that were sent to Bunsen.

Creator:  Prussian Legation. London.

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Page 05-144

Letter from George Grote to Asa Gray, 1835 June 22; London, Savile Row.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Grote, George, 1794-1871; elected 1853, FHM

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Page 05-145

Letter from August Boeckh to Asa Gray, 1853 July 20; Berlin.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Boeckh, August, 1785-1867; elected 1853
Language:  Latin

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Page 05-146

Letter from Richard Lepsius to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1853 July 22; Berlin.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Lepsius, Richard, 1810-1884; elected 1853, FHM
Language: French

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Page 05-147

Letter from Christian A.F. Peters, 1853 August 17; Königsberg, Prussia.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Peters, C. A. F. (Christian August Friedrich), 1806-1880; elected 1853, FHM

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Page 05-148

Letter from Carl J.A. Mittermaier, 1853 September 12; Heidelberg, Germany.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Mittermaier, C. J. A. (Carl Joseph Anton), 1787-1867; elected 1853, FHM

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Page 05-149

Letter from Thomas Hill to Asa Gray, 1853 September 30; Waltham, MA.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Hill, Thomas, 1818-1891; elected 1853

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Page 05-150

Letter from Benjamin Eddy Cotting to Asa Gray, 1853 October 13; Roxbury.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Cotting, Benjamin Eddy, 1812-1897; elected 1853

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Page 05-151

Letter from Samuel Parkman to Asa Gray, 1853 October 14; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Parkman, Samuel, 1816-1854; elected 1853

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Page 05-152

Letter from Samuel G. Howe to Asa Gray, 1853 October 24; South Boston.

Declines membership to the Academy.

Creator:  Howe, S. G. (Samuel Gridley), 1801-1876

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Page 05-153

Letter from Benjamin Peirce to Mr. Kneeland [Samuel Kneeland], 1854 January 11; Cambridge.

Resigns membership of the Academy.

Creator:  Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880; elected 1834

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Page 05-154

Letter from Benjamin Peirce to Asa Gray, 1854 January 11; Cambridge.

Informs Gray of his resignation from the Academy.

Creator:  Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880; elected 1834

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Page 05-155

Letter from Charles Brooks to Jacob Bigelow, 1854 February 12; Boston.

Discusses his thoughts on "weather-law"; suggests that the Academy pursue the study of weather, suggests a method for doing so.

Creator:  Brooks, Charles

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Page 05-156

Letter from William Hamilton to Asa Gray, 1854 July 27; Cordale-Renton Dumbartonshire.

Acknowledges election to the Academy. Requests a copy of the Academy's "Transactions".

Creator:  Hamilton, William, Sir, 1788-1856; elected 1854, FHM

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Page 05-157

Letter from Walter Channing to Asa Gray, 1854 September 4; Boston.

Resigns membership of the Academy.

Creator:  Channing, Walter, 1786-1876; elected 1818

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Page 05-158

Invitation from the New York Historical Society (George H. Moore, Secretary), 1854 September 12.

Invites recipient to the 50 year anniversary of the New York Historical Society.

Creator:  New York Historical Society.

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Page 05-159

Letter from Charles Eliot Ware to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1854 October 9th; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Author elected 1854

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Page 05-160

Letter from Matthew F. Maury, 1854 October 21; National Observatory, Washington, DC.

Informs the Academy of a discovery of a new asteroid, Euphrosyne. Encloses "approximate ephemeries [sic]" and observations.

Creator:  Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873

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Page 05-161

Letter from Benjamin Robbins Curtis to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1854 November 9; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Curtis, Benjamin Robbins, 1809-1874; elected 1854

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Page 05-162

Letter from Thomas Mayo Brewer to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1854 November 10; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Brewer, T. M. (Thomas Mayo), 1814-1880; elected 1854

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Page 05-163

Letter from Silas Durkee to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1854 November 11; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Durkee, Silas, 1798-1878; elected 1854

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Page 05-164

Letter from Rufus Choate to Asa Gray, 1854 November 12; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859; elected 1854

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Page 05-165

Letter from Ephraim Peabody to Asa Gray, 1854 November 14; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Peabody, Ephraim, 1807-1856; elected 1854

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Page 05-166

Letter from George Livermore to Asa Gray, 1855 February 10; Cambridge, MA.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Livermore, George, 1809-1865; elected 1855

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Page 05-167

Death notice from Königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften(Hausmann, Secretary), 1855 February 26; Göttingen.

Announcement of the death of Carl Friedrich Gauss.

Creator:   Königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften.
Language:  German

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Page 05-168

Letter from Francis Parkman to Asa Gray, 1855 May 31; Jamaica Pond.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893; elected 1855

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Page 05-169

Letter from Albert N. Arnold to Asa Gray, undated, ca. 1855 November.

Acknowledges election to the Academy and encloses dues.

Creator:  Arnold, Albert Nicholas, 1814-1883, {from old catalog}; elected 1855

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Page 05-170

Letter from William A. Stearns to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1855 November 16; Amherst College.

Acknowledges election to the Academy and encloses dues.

Creator:  Stearns, William A. (William Augustus), 1805-1876; elected 1855

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Page 05-171

Letter from John Chipman Gray to Asa Gray, 1855 November 19; Boston.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Gray, John Chipman, 1793-1881; elected 1855

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Page 05-172

Letter from Richard Saltonstall Greenough to Asa Gray, 1855 December 19; Paris.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Greenough, Richard S. (Richard Saltonstall), 1819-1904; elected 1855

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Page 05-173

Letter from Washington Irving to Asa Gray, 1855 December 20; Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Irving, Washington, 1783-1859; elected 1855, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-174

Letter from John Call Dalton to Asa Gray, 1855 December 21; New York.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Dalton, John Call, 1825-1889; elected 1855, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-175

Letter from Moses Ashley Curtis to Asa Gray, 1855 December 22; Society Hill, SC.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Curtis, M. A. (Moses Ashley), 1808-1872; elected 1855, Associate Fellow

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Page 05-176

Letter from Richard Owen to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1855 December 22; Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.

Acknowledges election to the Academy.

Creator:  Owen, Richard, 1804-1892; elected 1855, FHM

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Page 05-177

Circular from La Société de Physique et d’Histoire Naturelle de Genève (Alph. de Candolle, Chairman of the Committee on Publications), [1856]; Geneva, Switzerland.

The Society of Physics and Natural History of Geneva announces a prize for the best monograph on botany and requests submissions.

Creator:  Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Gene`ve
Language:  French

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Invitation to a meeting of the Academy, March 11th, 1885, containing handwritten index to Letterbook Volume 5, ca. 1885.

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Alphabetical index of letterbook volume 5, A-N.

Typewritten page.

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Page 05-[180]

Alphabetical index of letterbook volume 5, A-W (end of alphabet).

Typewritten page.

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