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Items with subject 'Science'

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Annie McConnell's Physics Manual and Journal

by McConnell, Annie (1872)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This book is divided into two parts: a physics laboratory manual and a handwritten journal related to experiments. The manual was written by Gustavus Hinrichs in 1870. The manual was used and journal written by Annie McConnell in 1872 when she was studying under the direction of Professor Rankin at the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania).

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Science • Education • Medical History
Identifier: SC2017.040
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Chemistry Experiment Notebook (Boston, Massachusetts)

by Ryder, Frank (1897)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This chemistry experiment notebook was created by grade school student Frank Ryder of Boston, Massachusetts in 1897. The assignments and experiments, which include drawings and notes, were recorded in a Nathaniel S. French notebook titled "Systematic Experiment Blanks for Experiments in Natural Philosophy or Chemistry."

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Education • Science • Youth
Identifier: SC2016.070
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Cuban Leaf Impression Drawings

by Goddard, Mary Elizabeth (1865)

1 drawer (0.2 linear feet)

Mary Elizabeth Goddard (later Ticknor) drew the 53 leaf impressions in this collection around 1865 while living in Cuba for two years with her childhood acquaintance, Leila Echeverria. While the carefully arranged drawings document the presence of both economic crops and native plants prior to the island’s deforestation, it is unknown whether she resided at the consular quarters in Matanzas or the Echeverria plantation in the same region. 

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Science • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2017.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diaries of Louisa McConnell

by McConnell, Louisa (1840)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These diaries were written in 1840 by Louisa McConnell, a student at a Massachusetts girls boarding school known as the Pittsfield Female Academy. McConnell wrote about her daily education and recreational routine, in addition to the subjects that she studied. She enjoyed reading books--especially English literature, history, and religion-- and attended several chemistry lectures in town and was traumatized at one where the Professor Palmer killed a kitten in an experimental demonstration. The diaries conclude with McConnell's final days at the school, which included an exchange of farewell text between the students and the Principal, Nathaniel S. Dodge, followed by a long trip by stage and steamboat to New York state. Also included are notes for scripture, penmanship, chemistry and geology, and art exercises.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Education • Science • Youth • Religious History
Identifier: SC2017.051
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Doctor's Journal of H.B. Mathiot

by Mathiot, Henry Bernard (1839 – 1891)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This medical journal was written between 1839 and 1891 by H.B. Mathiot, a physician who lived in Fayette county, Pennsylvania. Included are notes on anatomy, recipes for medicine, lists of patients (races noted), and recording of births. Mathiot studied medicine in Newark, Ohio from 1837 to 1840 and began practicing in Smithfield, Pennsylvania afterwards. He eventually graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1852. Mathiot was also ordained as a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1872; there is a list of people whom he married. The transcribed journal is attached.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Labor History • Medical History • Science
Identifier: SC2016.012
Repository: Special Collections
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Emma Sibley's Plant Classification Journal

by Sibley, Emma (1873)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Emma Sibley's Plant Classification Journal was written in 1873 in "Wayside," Concord, Massachusetts. It contains written descriptions of various plants.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Women) • Science • Youth
Identifier: SC2014.079
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Hammett's Planisphere Celestial Map

by J.L. Hammett Company (circa 1900)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ornate celestial map was created as an educational supply by the J.L. Hammett Company of Boston, Massachusetts and depicts the "principal stars visible for every hour in the year." Directions for use and finding the principal constellations are printed on the verso.

Associated Subjects: Education • Graphic Arts • Maps • Science
Identifier: SC2016.111
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Home Remedies and Recipes Journal

by Unknown (circa 1840 – 1878)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal primarily contains circa 1840s home remedies for afflictions and recipes for common household items such as cologne, ice cream, hair oil, shaving cream, soap, ink, ointment, bitters, and tooth paste. Several entries concern the health of horses. The journal also includes geometry notes, ephemera from 1878, and farming notes and publication cuttings from the 1850s.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Science • Newspapers • Farm Life • Medical History
Identifier: SC2016.077
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Joan Maloof Papers

by Maloof, JoanMaloof, Rick (1961 – 2012)

3 cartons (3 linear feet)

The Joan Maloof Papers document Dr. Joan Maloof's research, publications, and academic achievements from 2000 to 2012, although the collection dates from 1961 to 2012.  Materials in the collection include trail maps, handwritten notes, printed articles, magazines, newspapers and newspaper clippings, CDs, photographs, photo negatives, correspondence, manuscript drafts, reader responses, conference notes, and Joan's tenure packet for advancement at Salisbury University.  There are also photographs taken by Joan's husband, Rick, and photographs and documents related to her father's managerial involvement with the production of DDT in the 1960s.

Associated Subjects: Publications • Science • Environment
Identifier: SUA-086
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Special Collections Pamphlet Collection

by Various (1762 – 1985)

9 cartons,  2 boxes (10 linear feet)

The Special Collections Pamphlet Collection consists of over 800 published manuscripts discussing a wide variety of national and international topics. The materials date between 1762 and 1985. Similar topics have been grouped together, but may be found throughout the collection. Some of the major topics included in the collection are: race relations, Australia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, African American history, Native American history, military history (American Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War), education, industry, labor history, agriculture, railways, government and politics, international relations, socialism, communism, economics, prisons, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, prohibition, temperance, women's history and groups, and biographies and obituaries.

Identifier: SC2020.032
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

The Primitive Physic

by Julia A. Purnell Museum (circa 1950)

1 oversize folder (1.25 linear feet)

This broadside, entitled "The Primitive Physic," was compiled by the W.Z. Purnell at the Julia A. Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, Maryland, circa 1950. Listed are remedies recommended in Reverend John Wesley's 1747 book, "Primitive Physic." Also included is a copy of an Eastern Shore doctor's bill from 1689.

Associated Subjects: Science • Medical History
Identifier: 2019.103
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wallops Flight Center Collection

by Palmer, John C. (1957 – 1975)

5 folders,  1 box (1 linear feet)

The NASA Wallops Flight Center collection contains material on Wallops Flight Facility, early space missions, and various NASA research centers accomplishments. Items included are magazine’s, newspaper clippings, achievements, photographs and the book NASA Reference Publication 1028 “A New Dimension Wallops Island Flight Test Range: The First Fifteen Years”.

Associated Subjects: Clippings • Newspapers • Photography • Science
Identifier: 2012.114
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment