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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,…

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…

American Ornithology, or, the Natural History of the birds of the United States

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The natural history of the birds of the United States: illustrated with plates, engraved and colored from original drawings taken from nature.

Anatomical illustrated plates

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Plates by Charles Wilkins Short, illustrating the growth stages of the human embryo, muscles of the jaw and face, muscles and blood vessels of the arm and leg, and a leg brace.

Charles Wilkins Short's observations on meteorology in Lexington, Kentucky, November 1816

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Observation on weather from Lexington, Kentucky, ranging from snow days, to thunderstorms, to sunny and cloudy skies.

Dr. James Wallace note, 1780

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Dr. James Wallace's note about the treatment of revolutionary soldiers, including fevers, vomiting, and reports of fatalities.

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…

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.

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.