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Account of an earthquake from Daniel Chapman Banks, 25 November 1815

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Daniel Chapman Banks was a Louisville Presbyterian minister. The diary chronicles his 1815-1816 trip from Connecticut to Louisville in which he travels through New Yok, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. In this diary entry, Banks gives an extensive account of…

Letter from Dr. Daniel Drake to Dr. Charles Wilkins Short, 10 January 1807.

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In his 10 January 1817 reply (to Charles Wilkins Short), Drake states the high probability of there being two species of the coffee nut tree but that no one had recognized it. He also mentions that he had accepted a professorship at Transylvania…

A sketch of the medical topography of Lexington and its vicinity, 1806

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A sketch of the medical topography of Lexington and its vicinity: being an inaugural dissertation, submitted to the examination of the Rev. John Andrews, D.D. Provost (pro tempore), the trustees, and medical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania,…

Plan for calculating the sun's rising, 11 July 1816

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Plan for finding the time of the sun's rising.

Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Charles Wilkins Short, 20 November 1819

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Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Charles Wilkins Short, in which he writes of his discovery of new plants in Kentucky. He names a plant after Dr. Short, and asks him for more plant samples.

Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Charles Wilkins Short, 21 December 1819

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Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Charles Wilkins Short in which he discusses plant naming and advises Short to keep a journal to track vegetation.

Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Charles Wilkins Short, 17 July 1818

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Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Dr. Charles Wilkins Short in which he tells of his traveling through the western states. Rafinesque mentions his desire to meet Short in Lexington to see his plant specimens.

Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America

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Manual of the medical botany of the United States, containing excerpts about American Maidenhair, common hemlock, common dogwood, yellow ladies' slipper, common strawberry, american pennyroyal, common dandelion, and sweet water-lily.

Reminiscences of a Virginia physician

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Special interests for this project are "A nigt with an earthquake" on pages 1-23.

Letter from Charles Wilkins Short to Daniel Drake, 17 December 1816.

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Dr. Charles Wilkins Short writes to see if Dr. Daniel Drake was aware of the two species of coffee nut tree. Included is a sketch of the tree's seed pod on the last page. He also addresses the rumors he has heard concerning Drake's relocation to…