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Archives & Manuscripts

Thomas Fisher letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-007

Scope and Content note

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.

Dates

  • 1823-1859

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC 955 Edward Wanton Smith papers
  • MC.975.05.003 Thomas Fisher signature album
  • MC.950.069 Samuel Rowland Fisher correspondence

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Title
Thomas Fisher letterbook, 1823-1859
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August 2015
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Language of description note
English

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