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John William Draper family papers, 1777-1951

Author: John William Draper; Daniel Draper; Henry Draper; John C Draper
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence; manuscript and printed copies of speeches, articles, and books; subject files; financial records; family papers; and other papers relating to Draper's career as a scientist and historian. Documents his work as president of the New York University Medical Dept. (1850-1882), nomination as president of the American Chemical Society, address (1860) before the British Association for the Advancement of
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Cleveland Abbe; Alexander Agassiz; Benjamin Alvord; Theodorus Bailey; George Bancroft; F A P Barnard; Alexander Graham Bell; George Bell; James McKeen Cattell; Schuyler Colfax; George W Cullum; John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren; Edward Salisbury Dana; James Dwight Dana; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; William Darling; Gustave Eiffel; Benjamin Franklin; John Gibbon; W E Gladstone; Ulysses S Grant; William Babcock Hazen; John F W Herschel; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Thomas Henry Huxley; Benson John Lossing; Valentine Mott; Simon Newcomb; William T Sherman; Benjamin Silliman; C Piazzi Smyth; Herbert Spencer; Ainsworth Rand Spofford; Edwin McMasters Stanton; John Tyndall; Gideon Welles; J D Whitney; Samuel Wilberforce; Thomas John Wood; William Jay Youmans; Draper family.; Ludlow family.; Morey family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John William Draper; Daniel Draper; Henry Draper; John C Draper
OCLC Number: 71131039
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Description: 16,100 items. 45 containers plus 2 oversize. 18.4 linear feet.

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Correspondence; manuscript and printed copies of speeches, articles, and books; subject files; financial records; family papers; and other papers relating to Draper's career as a scientist and historian. Documents his work as president of the New York University Medical Dept. (1850-1882), nomination as president of the American Chemical Society, address (1860) before the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and writings including the Life of Franklin (unpublished until 1977) and History of the American Civil War (1867-1870). Subjects include the exchange between Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Huxley on Darwin's theory on the origin of species.

Correspondents include Alexander Agassiz, Benjamin Alvord, Theodorus Bailey, George Bancroft, F.A.P. Barnard, George Bell, Schuyler Colfax, George W. Cullum, John Adolphus B. Dahlgren, James Dwight Dana, William Darling, Charles Darwin, John Gibbon, W.E. Gladstone, Ulysses S. Grant, William Babcock Hazen, John F.W. Herschel, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benson John Lossing, Valentine Mott, Simon Newcomb, William T. Sherman, Benjamin Silliman, Herbert Spencer, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Edwin McMasters Stanton, John Tyndall, Gideon Welles, J.D. Whitney, Thomas John Wood, and William Jay Youmans.

Also includes papers of Draper's sons, John C. Draper, Henry Draper, and Daniel Draper; and other members of the Draper, Maury (Morey), and Ludlow families. Papers of Daniel Draper relate to his work (1869-1911) with the New York Meteorological Observatory and include correspondence with Cleveland Abbe, Alexander Graham Bell, James McKeen Cattell, Gustave Eiffel, Valentine Mott, C. Piazzi Smyth, and John Tyndall.

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