Skip to main content


Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

ANSP Corresponding Member Autobiographies

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0239
Scope and Contents Collection of handwritten and typescript autobiographical sketches on approximately 182 corresponding Academy members active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The biographies were acquired at the request of the Academy's corresponding secretary, John Percy Moore.List of corresponding member names incldued in the collection: Adams, Frank Dawson; Andrews, Charles William; Arthur, J. C.; Baltzer, A,; Bedel, L.; Boettger, Oskar; Bouvier, Louis Eugene; Boveri, Theodor;...
Dates: 1902-1929

Edward Drinker Cope Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0328
Abstract Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897) was one of the most distinguished American scientists of the 19th century. The bulk of his work was in the fields of paleontology, zoology, geology and anatomy. During his lifetime, he discovered and described over 600 new species and contributed over 1300 papers to scientific literature. The collection contains certificates and honors, medals, manuscripts of scientific papers, drawings, scientific photographs, biographical material, news clippings, account...
Dates: 1859-1907

Edward James Nolan Documents and Correspondence on the History of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0464

Edward James Nolan (1846-1921) served as the librarian at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia from 1869 until his death. During his tenure as librarian, he performed research on and wrote the history of the Academy which was completed in 1909. This collection contains material collected by Nolan for his history, including transcriptions of early minutes, deeds, biographies, news clipppings, letters and reminiscences of colleagues.

Dates: 1846-1915

Francis Whittier Pennell Papers

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0118
Scope and Contents The Francis Whittier Pennell papers includes itineraries, field notebooks, manuscripts and research, and correspondence spanning Pennell’s 40 years in botany. It is divided into five series: field work, Scrophulariaceae work, scientific writing, biographies of botanists, and correspondence. Series I. Field Work, contains three subseries. A. Itineraries, which contains itineraries for Pennell’s collecting expeditions to Colombia, Peru, and Chile as well as expeditions to the...
Dates: 1874-1982; Majority of material found within 1908-1952

Crawford H. Greenewalt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0997
Overview Crawford Hallock Greenewalt (1902-1993) was a chemical engineer and the President of the DuPont Company from 1948 to 1962. He had a passion for the natural sciences, and combined his love of ornithology with photography. He was especially known for his high speed photographs of hummingbirds. His ornithological interests included bird songs, the radiance of hummingbird feathers and the evolution of shapes and sizes of birds in relation to their flight abilities. The Crawford H. Greenewalt...
Dates: 1951 - 1993

Constantine Hering and Calvin B. Knerr family papers

Identifier: HU-100
Overview Dr. Constantine Hering (1800-1880), born and educated in Germany, immigrated to Philadelphia in 1833 and devoted his life to the study, practice and education of homeopathic medicine in the United States. As such, he is considered the father of homeopathy in America. Hering founded several schools and organizations devoted to teaching homeopathy, especially the North American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Arts, aka the Allentown Academy, in 1836, and the Hahnemann Medical College of...
Dates: 1820 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1820 - 1940

Ichthyology Department Records

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0704
Scope and Contents The collection documents the activities of the Ichthyology Department primarily from the late 1950s to the mid-1990s. The collection includes annual reports, written histories about the department and its operation, specimen collection lists, and notes on various fish collections; financial records related to endowments and general and special funds supporting the work of the department, and curatorial grant proposals and reports for National Science Foundation (NSF) funded projects; field...
Dates: 1849-2000; Majority of material found within 1957-1995

J. Percy Moore papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0505
Overview John Percy Moore (1869-1965) was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Pennsylvania from 1912 to 1939, an Assistant Curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences from 1902 to 1938, and held several positions between 1920 and 1956 at the Ludwick Institute, which offered free lectures and courses in the natural sciences. He was also a world recognized authority on leeches. During his career, Moore named six genera, 229 species, five subspecies and four varieties of polychaetous annelids, or...
Dates: 1847 - 1963

Joshua Spencer Commonplace Book

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0426
Scope and Contents This commonplace book, consisting of approximately 430 pages of entries on natural history subjects, is attributed to Joshua Spencer of Essex, England. Although the bulk of the manuscript is written in the same hand, various pages throughout are signed by others indicating there may be multiple authors. The manuscript is assembled in two sections with two separate indexes and bound in vellum.Large portions of the manuscript are excerpted transcriptions of texts and illustrations...
Dates: 1692-1729

Kristin Mitchell manuscript

Identifier: ACC366

Manuscript title: “‘Her Preference was to Heal’: Women’s Choice of Homeopathic Medicine in the Nineteenth Century United States.” This manuscript, written by Kristin Mitchell in fulfillment of a thesis at the History Department of Yale University, examines “the complex relationship between women and homeopathy.”

Dates: 1989