Collected by Raymond Szymanowitz, this collection of 54 pieces of correspondence include signatures of some of the greatest minds in 19th- and 20th-century chemistry, including but not limited to, Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, Joseph Priestley, Marie Curie, and Justus Liebig. One letter written by Joseph Fourier is in French, and another written by Liebig is in German. The remaining letters are all written in English. A portion of the collection has been digitized and is available online.
Reservation Card for Reception in Honor of Marie Sklodowska Curie by the New York Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Natural History and the New York Mineralogical Club
- Before 1921-May-17
Invitation to the American mineralogist, George F. Kunz, to attend a meeting and reception in honor of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie at the American Museum of Natural History on May 17, 1921. Kunz was a speaker at this…
- Addressee Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
- Creator Of Work New York Mineralogical Club, American Museum of Natural History, New York Academy of Sciences
- Subject Curie, Marie, 1867-1934, Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932, Pupin, Michael, 1858-1935, Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935, Abbe, Robert, 1851-1928
Acknowledges receipt of Sharplep's "Chemical Tables," and expresses pleasure at its organization and content.
Concerns a patent claim by Mathilda (sic) Groll, for cultivating microorganisms in whey and mixing them with sugar.
Contains advice to his nephew on requesting recommendations. Text specifically mentions Friedrich Wohler and August Kekule.
Cover letter for preliminary circular in regard to Instruction in Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University.
Acknowledges receipt of Dalton's "A New System of Chemical Philosophy" and the bill for the publication. the book was placed in the library of the Royal Academy of Beaux Arts.
Widely known for introducing the atomic…
Concerns a suggestion by Cullen for Crookes to perform an experiment to investigate spiritualism. Crookes states that he has given up these investigations to focus on radiation.
- Circa 1842 – circa 1882 (Letter written on May 12. Year unknown.)
Christison requesting Playfair's opinion of a thesis which he describes as "an incomplete investigation of a difficult subject."
Concerns Frankland's intention to sign Dr. Henry's son's certificate so that he may attend the Athenaeum election. Letterhead is embossed, "Council on Education Kensington Museum."