||John Davis; William Emerson; James Jackson; John Thornton Kirkland; Josiah Quincy; John Quincy Adams; John Lowell; John Collins Warren
||Book, Archival Material
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Society for the Study of Natural Philosophy.
The Society was organized in Boston by a group of wealthy young Federalists, amateur scientists, who wished to assist in the diffusion of scientific knowledge through research and experimentation and the self education of their members. Prominent in the Society were John Davis, William Emerson, James Jackson, John Thornton Kirkland, Josiah Quincy, John Quincy Adams, John Lowell and John Collins Warren. The records contain the regulations and by-laws of the society, lists of members and minutes of meetings, synopses of experiments and, finally, a list of the possessions of the Society and their disposal when the organization was absorbed by the Athenaeum in 1807.