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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1801-1961
(Bulk: 1907-1960)
Creator:
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
Extent: 46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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Arthur Hobson Quinn papers
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Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1236
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
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1801-1961
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1907-1960
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Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960 Herne, James A., 1839-1901 O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 University of Pennsylvania. Department of English. University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Librettos Manuscripts (documents) Playbills Writings (documents)
Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies [Contact Us]
1739-1981
(Bulk: 1880-1981)
Extent: 7 linear feet (15 document cases and 2 short top boxes)
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Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection
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CJS.ARC MS 18
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University of Pennsylvania Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
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7 linear feet (15 document cases and 2 short top boxes)
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1739-1981
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1880-1981
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Binswanger, Isidore, 1820-1890 Judith Solis-Cohen, 1876-1927 Leeser, Isaac Solis-Cohen, Emily, 1886-1966 Solis-Cohen, Miriam Binswanger, 1852-1909 Solis-Cohen, Solomon, 1857-1948
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Correspondence Manuscripts (documents) Photographs
Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies [Contact Us]
1866-1942, 1907-1939 (bulk).
(Bulk: 1907-1939)
Creator:
Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 , Originator
Extent: 65 linear feet (129 boxes)
Cyrus Adler was a prominent Jewish scholar and communal builder. Born in 1863, he had a tremendous role in shaping much of Jewish America by the time of his death in 1940. The collection contains Dr. Adler's business correspondence and personal papers and spans much of his multi-faceted career. It also contains many papers connected to the formation and day-to-day business of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. (See the Biography and Scope and Content Notes for a more detailed description of Adler's life and the collection.)
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Cyrus Adler Papers
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Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 , Originator
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CJS.ARC MS 26
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University of Pennsylvania Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
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65 linear feet (129 boxes)
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1866-1942, 1907-1939 (bulk).
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1907-1939
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Cyrus Adler was a prominent Jewish scholar and communal builder. Born in 1863, he had a tremendous role in shaping much of Jewish America by the time of his death in 1940. The collection contains Dr. Adler's business correspondence and personal papers and spans much of his multi-faceted career. It also contains many papers connected to the formation and day-to-day business of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. (See the Biography and Scope and Content Notes for a more detailed description of Adler's life and the collection.)
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Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 American Jewish Committee. American Jewish Historical Society. American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War. Chomsky, William, 1897-1977. -- Correspondence Cohen, Mortimer J., (Mortimer Joseph), 1894-1972. -- Correspondence Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.). Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. Edelman, Samuel,, b. 1885. Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia. Finkel, Joshua, 1904- Finkelstein, Louis, 1895-1991 Ginzburg, Simon, 1890-1944. Golomb, Elhanan H., (Elhanan Hirsh), b. 1887. Gordis, Robert, 1908- Gratz College (Philadelphia, Pa.). Grayzel, Solomon, 1896-1980. Greenstone, Julius H., (Julius Hillel), 1873-1955. Halper, B. Husik, Isaac, 1876-1939. Jewish Publication Society of America. Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Johns Hopkins University.. Jung, Leo, 1892-1987. Jung, Moses, 1891-1960. Lederer, Ephraim Levy, Abraham J., (Abraham Juda), 1896-1949. Linfield, H. S., (Harry Sebee), 1889- Magnes, Judah Leon, 1877-1948. Mann, Jacob, 1888-1940. Margolis, Max Leopold, 1866-1932. -- Correspondence Marx, Alexander, 1878-1953. Mendes, H. Pereira, (Henry Pereira), 1852-1937. Montgomery, James A., (James Alan), 1866-1949. Nathan, Edward I. Orlinsky, Harry Meyer, 1908-1992 Philadelphia Jewish Education Council.. Rabinowitz, E. N., (Elias Nathan), b. 1884. Reich, Nathaniel Julius, 1882-1942. Reider, Joseph, 1884-1960. Revel, Bernard, 1885-1940. Rosenbach, A. S. W., (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952. Rosenwald, Lessing J., (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979. Rubenstein, Frank Jay Schechter, Abraham I. School District of Philadelphia, Pa.. Board of Public Education.. Schulman, Samuel, 1864-1955 Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition. (1926) (Location of Meeting--Philadelphia, Pa.) Skoss, Solomon Leon, 1884-1953 Smithsonian Institution.. Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965 Stern, Horace, 1878-1969. Stone, Nathan I. Sulzberger, Joseph Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923. United Synagogue of America.. University of Pennsylvania.. Wolf, Morris, b. 1889. World's Colombian Exposition. (1893) (Location of Meeting--Chicago, Ill.) Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia.. Zarchin, Michael M., (Michael Moses), b. 1893. Zeitlin, Solomon, 1886-1976
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Certificates Correspondence Manuscripts (documents) Notebooks Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1929-1973
Creator:
Gordon, Wilson A., 1906-1974
Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
William Romaine Newbold (1865-1926) was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who lectured on philosophy and worked extensively to translate Aristotle's Metaphysics, which remained unfinished at the time of his death. His work was continued by Hartley Burr Alexander, one of his students; and then by a number of Alexander's students, including Gordon A. Wilson (1906-1974), who appears to have completed the translation, just before his own death in 1974. This collection documents the work of Gordon A. Wilson and others in completing William Romaine Newbold's translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics. While the basis of almost all the work was the creation of Newbold, it appears that only a few items are in his original hand.
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Gordon A. Wilson notes and papers relating to the works of William Romaine Newbold
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Gordon, Wilson A., 1906-1974 Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1395
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1929-1973
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William Romaine Newbold (1865-1926) was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who lectured on philosophy and worked extensively to translate Aristotle's Metaphysics, which remained unfinished at the time of his death. His work was continued by Hartley Burr Alexander, one of his students; and then by a number of Alexander's students, including Gordon A. Wilson (1906-1974), who appears to have completed the translation, just before his own death in 1974. This collection documents the work of Gordon A. Wilson and others in completing William Romaine Newbold's translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics. While the basis of almost all the work was the creation of Newbold, it appears that only a few items are in his original hand.
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Gordon, Wilson A., 1906-1974 Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926 Aristotle University of Pennsylvania. Department of Philosophy.
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Correspondence Lectures Manuscripts (documents) Translations (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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Gotham Book Mart records
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Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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79 linear feet (95 boxes)
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1723-2006
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1967-2006
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The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
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1906, undated
Creator:
Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This collection offers insight into Jackson’s intellectual activity as a theater historian. It includes a manuscript of an unpublished essay on the history of American dramatic literature, an alphabetical listing of American playwrights, a collection of portraits of 18th-century actors, and handwritten notes on the theatrical history of pre-and post-revolutionary Philadelphia.
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson manuscripts and notes
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1220
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1906, undated
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This collection offers insight into Jackson’s intellectual activity as a theater historian. It includes a manuscript of an unpublished essay on the history of American dramatic literature, an alphabetical listing of American playwrights, a collection of portraits of 18th-century actors, and handwritten notes on the theatrical history of pre-and post-revolutionary Philadelphia.
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946 Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
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Manuscripts (documents) Research notes Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1866
Creator:
Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 volume)
This unpublished manuscript, titled "Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography," is signed by Reverend James Munson Olmstead. It is unclear, however, if this is actually an autobiography of Olmstead or a fictional work of his creation. The identity of "Mortimer" remains unclear throughout the text. This work is dated 1866 and was a part of Reverend John Wright’s library.
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"Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography"
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Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
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PUSp.Ms. Codex 1736
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.1 linear feet (1 volume)
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1866
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This unpublished manuscript, titled "Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography," is signed by Reverend James Munson Olmstead. It is unclear, however, if this is actually an autobiography of Olmstead or a fictional work of his creation. The identity of "Mortimer" remains unclear throughout the text. This work is dated 1866 and was a part of Reverend John Wright’s library.
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Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
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Manuscripts (documents) Writings (documents)
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1912-1984
(Bulk: 1933-1972)
Creator:
Colum, Mary
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
Extent: 7.5 linear feet (20 boxes)
Mary Colum (nee Maguire) (1884-1957) was a literary critic known for her memoir, Life and the Dream, the posthumously published Our Friend James Joyce, as well as contributions to such magazines as Scribner's, The Saturday Review of Literature, and The Forum, where she also served as literary editor. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection contains 20 boxes of material relating to the works and careers of Padraic and Mary Colum, the management of Padraic Colum's estate following his death, and the life of Emmet Greene, nephew of Padraic and Mary Colum and executor of Padraic Colum's estate.
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Padraic and Mary Colum papers
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Colum, Mary Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 989
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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7.5 linear feet (20 boxes)
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1912-1984
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1933-1972
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Mary Colum (nee Maguire) (1884-1957) was a literary critic known for her memoir, Life and the Dream, the posthumously published Our Friend James Joyce, as well as contributions to such magazines as Scribner's, The Saturday Review of Literature, and The Forum, where she also served as literary editor. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection contains 20 boxes of material relating to the works and careers of Padraic and Mary Colum, the management of Padraic Colum's estate following his death, and the life of Emmet Greene, nephew of Padraic and Mary Colum and executor of Padraic Colum's estate.
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Colum, Mary Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972 Greene, Emmet, 1915-1984 United States. War Shipping Administration. Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978
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Biographies Correspondence Drafts (documents) Estate records Financial records Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memoirs Photographs Poems Printed ephemera Typescripts
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1920-1921
Creator:
Taylor & Francis., Publisher
Extent: 0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Philosophical Magazine, which began in 1798, is one of the longest-running scientific journals in the English language. The British journal presents papers on materials science and condensed matter physics, primarily, and is published by Taylor & Francis. This collection consists of galley proofs for scientific articles published in the journal between 1920 and 1921, along with some accompanying manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations.
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Philosophical Magazine galley proofs for science articles
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Taylor & Francis., Publisher
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1329
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1920-1921
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The Philosophical Magazine, which began in 1798, is one of the longest-running scientific journals in the English language. The British journal presents papers on materials science and condensed matter physics, primarily, and is published by Taylor & Francis. This collection consists of galley proofs for scientific articles published in the journal between 1920 and 1921, along with some accompanying manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations.
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Taylor & Francis. Philosophical Magazine.
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1884-1922
(Bulk: 1884-1887)
Creator:
Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism.
Extent: 8 boxes
Collection consists of 9 series. External Correspondence (3 boxes) includes letters from mediums, spiritualists, and researchers of spiritualistic phenomena. The remaining series in the collection are Commission Correspondence (21 folders), Commission Report (7 folders), Investigation Materials (10 folders), Spiritualist Photographs (3 folders), Newspaper Clippings (6 folders), Publications (17 folders), Miscellaneous (3 folders), and Oversize (2 boxes + 1 large chart).
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Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism records
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Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 412
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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8 boxes
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1884-1922
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1884-1887
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Collection consists of 9 series. External Correspondence (3 boxes) includes letters from mediums, spiritualists, and researchers of spiritualistic phenomena. The remaining series in the collection are Commission Correspondence (21 folders), Commission Report (7 folders), Investigation Materials (10 folders), Spiritualist Photographs (3 folders), Newspaper Clippings (6 folders), Publications (17 folders), Miscellaneous (3 folders), and Oversize (2 boxes + 1 large chart).
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1880s
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Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism. Adams, John S. (John Saul), d. 1893 Archer, Samuel Butcher, William B. Colby, Luther Haley, C. S., ( Chares Stanwood) Hodgson, Richard, 1855-1905 Lewis, G. F. Norbury, Frank Parsons, 1863-1939
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Correspondence Galley proofs Manuscripts (documents) Photographs Spirit photographs
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