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Lettsom, John Coakley 1744-1815

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Works: 344 works in 987 publications in 4 languages and 9,519 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: F597, 917.8
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Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )
43 editions published between 1778 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 549 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 effects of tea-drinking by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
65 editions published between 1772 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 258 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
Voyage dans les parties intérieures de l'Amérique Septentrionale, pendant les années 1766, 1767 & 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )
14 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in French and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The naturalist's and traveller's companion by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
21 editions published between 1775 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 107 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( file )
27 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 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 )
18 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Of the improvement of medicine in London, on the basis of public good : By J. C. Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( Computer File )
20 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and held by 54 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 50 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 44 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of John Fothergill, M.D. &c. by John Coakley Lettsom( Archival Material )
14 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 43 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 43 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 42 libraries worldwide
Reflections on the general treatment and cure of fevers by John Coakley Lettsom( Archival Material )
19 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Hints respecting the chlorosis of boarding-schools by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
9 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Hints respecting the effects of hard drinking : By John Coakley Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( Computer File )
11 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Observations on the plan proposed for establishing "A dispensary & medical society for the private and only immediate use of the subscribers, their families, and friends." ( Archival Material )
10 editions published between 1779 and 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Minutes, &c. of the Medical Society, respecting the Fothergillian medal by Medical Society of London( file )
12 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Some account of the late John Fothergill, M.D. ... By John Coakley Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
11 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
 
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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.
Lettsom, John Coackley 1744-1815
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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English (366)
French (42)
German (16)
Japanese (2)
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