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Henry Ruffner and John Torrey correspondence, 1837.

Author: Henry Ruffner
Series: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence.
Edition/Format:   Manuscript : Letter   Archival Material : English
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Correspondence from Henry Ruffner to John Torrey, dated 1837, asking if Torrey knows of "a young man of uncommon promise, & fond of the physical sciences" who might to fill the post of professor of chemistry at Washington College, Virginia. "Good chemists are rare in Virginia," Ruffner says, but "the spirit of education is beginning to advance in this country."
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal correspondence
Named Person: Henry Ruffner; John Torrey; Henry Ruffner; John Torrey
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Ruffner
OCLC Number: 1046657016
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 folder (1 letter)
Series Title: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence.
Other Titles: New York Botanical Garden Archives.
John Torrey
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Correspondence from Henry Ruffner to John Torrey, dated 1837, asking if Torrey knows of "a young man of uncommon promise, & fond of the physical sciences" who might to fill the post of professor of chemistry at Washington College, Virginia. "Good chemists are rare in Virginia," Ruffner says, but "the spirit of education is beginning to advance in this country."

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