This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Thomas Fisher. The majority of correspondence included is business correspondence related to Fisher's mathematics and his book, "Dial of the Seasons, or a Portraiture of Nature," on Fisher's theory of the effect of "the angles of incidence of the meridian sunlight." There are also a small number of letters of personal correspondence, generally letters of introduction for friends or family traveling to Philadelphia or New York.
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Thomas Fisher (1801-1856) was born January 21, 1801, the son of Samuel Rowland Fisher and Hannah Rodman Fisher. Fisher was a Quaker poet, a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the author of two books; 'Dial of the Seasons, or a Portraiture of Nature,' and 'Mathematics Simplified and Made Attractive.' Fisher died on February 12, 1856, in Philadelphia, Pa.
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Thomas Fisher letterbook (HC.MC.975.02.007), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/793 Accessed November 14, 2019.