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Lettsom, John Coakley 1744-1815

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Works: 341 works in 993 publications in 4 languages and 9,644 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Classifications: F597, 917.704
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Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )

59 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was an immediate success when first published in 1778, and a second edition published in Dublin followed the next year; over thirty editions and versions have been published since in several languages. A very important book in the history of the exploration of the American West as Carver was the first English-speaking explorer to venture west of the upper Mississippi River. He anticipated the idea of a continental divide as he was the first to mention a large mountain range to the west (presumably the Rocky Mountains) that blocks the westward passage and serves as a continental divide. Further, the name 'Oregon' appears in print here for the first time, both in the text, and on one of the maps. Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution and stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. The book proved and remained immensely popular. The profits did not come soon enough for him, however. He died in poverty on January 31, 1780 in London. In the 20th century, the reliability of Carver's narrative has been debated by scholars; examination of Carver's manuscript journal establishes that it differs in important respects from the published version. More recent research points to the conclusion that while Carver actually made the tour he describes, he suppressed the fact that he performed it as a hired agent of Royal Governor Major Robert Rogers, rather than on his own responsibility. E.G. Bourne, in a 1906 essay published in the American Historical Review, summarized his view of Carver's book: "Scholars are in general agreement that much of the work in this volume is an abridgement or adaptation of historical writings by Charlevoix, Adair, and La Hontan. Entire chapters read as near verbatim text from one or more of these other authors."
The natural history of the tea-tree, with observations on the medical qualities of tea, and on the effects of tea-drinking by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

65 editions published between 1772 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This treatise on the tea bush and the consumption of tea was published in 1772 by John Coakley Lettsom (1744–1815), a physician and philanthropist, whose first action on inheriting his family plantation in 1767 was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. The book begins with a description of the plant, using the Linnaean system, discussing tea cultivation and harvesting in China, and the preparation of the leaves for use locally and abroad. In Part II, Lettsom turns to the medical uses of tea, lamenting that so little scientific evidence exists for either its beneficent or its malign properties. After performing various experiments and considering the physical and social consequences of tea-drinking, he concludes that it should be avoided, because its enervating effects lead to weakness and effeminacy, advice which mostly fell on deaf ears
The naturalist's and traveller's companion by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

23 editions published between 1775 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1772 and reissued here in its 1799 third edition, this work was intended to provide the traveller with advice on collecting and preserving scientific specimens, and on pursuing intellectual investigations. John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815) was a physician and philanthropist, and on inheriting his family plantation in 1767, his first action was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in the West Indies and in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. This book is divided into two parts, the first describing methods of forming collections of insects, birds and animals, seeds and plants, and minerals. The second part suggests the sorts of questions and enquiries the traveller should ask about the writings, culture, religion, history and natural history of the lands he is visiting. This offers a fascinating insight into the approach and expectations of the educated traveller in the eighteenth century
The naturalist's, and traveller's companion : containing instructions for collecting & preserving objects of natural history, and for promoting inquiries after human knowledge in general by John Coakley Lettsom( )

25 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1772 and reissued here in its 1799 third edition, this work was intended to provide the traveller with advice on collecting and preserving scientific specimens, and on pursuing intellectual investigations. John Coakley Lettsom (1744–1815) was a physician and philanthropist, and on inheriting his family plantation in 1767, his first action was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in the West Indies and in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. This book is divided into two parts, the first describing methods of forming collections of insects, birds and animals, seeds and plants, and minerals. The second part suggests the sorts of questions and enquiries the traveller should ask about the writings, culture, religion, history and natural history of the lands he is visiting. This offers a fascinating insight into the approach and expectations of the educated traveller in the eighteenth century
Hints respecting the distresses of the poor by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

19 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels in Wisconsin by Jonathan Carver( Book )

8 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the improvement of medicine in London, on the basis of public good : By J. C. Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( )

20 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of some of the effects of hard drinking : The sixth edition. By J. C. Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

15 editions published between 1789 and 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de l'origine de la médecine by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

21 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in French and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of John Fothergill, M.D. &c. by John Coakley Lettsom( )

15 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the general treatment and cure of fevers by John Coakley Lettsom( )

19 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints for promoting a bee society by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

10 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints designed to promote beneficence, temperance, and medical science by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

18 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints respecting the chlorosis of boarding-schools by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

10 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hints respecting the effects of hard drinking : By John Coakley Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( )

11 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some account of the late John Fothergill, M.D. ... by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

6 editions published between 1783 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minutes, &c. of the Medical Society, respecting the Fothergillian medal by Medical Society of London( )

12 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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History of the origin of medicine: an oration, delivered at the anniversary meeting of the Medical society of London, January 19, 1778, and printed at their request. To which are since added, various historical illustrations
Alternative Names
Coakley Lettsom, John 1744-1815

John C. Lettsome British Virgin Islands scientist

John Coakley Lettsom

John Coakley Lettsome

Lettsom, J. C. 1744-1815

Lettsom, Jean Coakley 1744-1815

Lettsom, Joannes Coakley 1744-1815

Lettsom, John C.

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Lettsom John Coakley

Lettsom, John Loakley 1744-1815

Lettsom, Juan Coackley 1744-1815

Lettson, John Coakley 1744-1815

レットサム, ジョン・コークレイ

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French (44)

German (16)

Japanese (2)

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