Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Minutes of the Byberry Philosophical Society which was formed in the early nineteenth century for the "acquisition and promotion of scientific knowledge." The group collected specimens of flora, fauna, minerals, and items of historic interest and eventually erected a building to hold the collection. Almost all of their members were Quakers, but this was not a condition of membership.
The papers, including correspondence from scientific societies in Europe, principally concern the new method of observation used in the magnetic atlas prepared by Churchman. Also included are his biography by Hannah P. Chandlee, color photographs of a reproduction of Joshua Reynolds portrait of John Churchman, and an inventory of the papers by Mary L. Bryan. Correspondents include Owen Biddle and Caesar Rodney.
“Names of Friends who have been Scientists or Artists in Great Britain or the U.S. Or Distinguished in Other Callings"
This collection is comprised of a single volume manuscript which provides lists and descriptions of Quaker scientists and artists, and a folder of related correspondence.
This collection includes the correspondence and newsletters of the Quaker Sociologists and Anthropologists. Included are addresses of members, program schedules, and queries.
Members of the Charles and Priscilla Townsend family were active in the Society of Friends in Philadelphia and in Quaker concerns, especially penal reform, abolition, and the natural sciences. The collection includes journals, correspondence, and writings in addition to transcripts and reference material on family members. Much of the material is available in published form.