Copy of 51-page typescript of book written by Lyle D. Feisel and two pages of correspondence between Feisel and Bern Dibner. The typescript concerns the history of electrical science and includes chapters on the work of scientists including William Gilbert, Otto von Guericke, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Augustin Coulomb, Luigi Galvani, Alessandro Volta, Hans Christian Oersted, André-Marie Ampère, Georg Ohm, Michael Faraday, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Wilhelm Weber, and James Clerk Maxwell. In a letter written by Feisel to Dibner enclosing the typescript and dated 1972, February 28, Feisel mentions earlier correspondence between the two and describes the Notes, thanking Dibner for his interest in the history of electrical science. In a letter written in response dated 1972, March 7, Dibner mentions a list of publications on the history of electricity and magnetism and invites Feisel to join the Society for the History of Technology.
Electricity -- Juvenile literature, Electricity, Electricity, Book illustrations, Ink drawings, and Juvenile works
Ink illustrations. Benjamin Franklin's study of electricity led to his invention of the lightning rod, which helped establish his name in Europe as well as in the North American Colonies. When the Colonies needed France's help to gain independence, Franklin's scientific reputation, his skill as a diplomat, and his popularity with the French aristocracy secured the alliance needed to defeat the British.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher), Astronomy -- Study and teaching (Higher), Physics -- Study and teaching (Higher), Scientific apparatus and instruments, and Electricity
In this proposal, John Winthrop explains the need to replace damaged "electric globes" used in the College's collection of scientific apparatus. He states that Benjamin Franklin, at the time residing in London, was willing to seek replacement globes for the College's collection. Winthrop then proceeds to assert that the College should acquire "square bottles, of a moderate size, fitted in a wooden box, like what they call case bottles for spirits" instead of the large jars included in the scientific apparatus, because those jars cracked frequently.
Physical sciences -- Early works to 1800, Physics -- Early works to 1800, Electricity -- Early works to 1850, Electricity, Physical sciences, Physics, and Early works
Manuscript lecture notes from a course in the physical sciences given by an unnamed professor. The notes cover various topics including acoustics, meteors, volcanoes, aerostatics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, optics, electricity (including discussions of the work of Nollet and Benjamin Franklin), and astronomy. Also discussed is the work of Sigaud de La Fond.
This collection includes letters, with some transcripts and photostats, between Vaughan and American and British correspondents. There are also lectures, mostly in shorthand (3 v.); notes on the peace negotiations, 1782-1783; miscellaneous legal papers; and genealogy of the Abbott-Vaughan families.
Astronomy, Botany, Electricity, Natural history, Astronomy, Botany, Electricity, and Natural history
This collection pertains to American Philosophical Society members and associations. Some of the subjects discussed are astronomy, botany, electricity, and natural history. Also included is Roger Curtis' "Journal of the Moravian Mission to Labrador."