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James Ferguson papers,

Title
James Ferguson papers, ca. 1740-1776.
Author
Ferguson, James, 1710-1776.

Details

Description
.3 linear foot (1 v.)
Summary
Collection consists of scrapbook containing letters, ca. 1769-1775, by Ferguson, relating to his work and other scientific matters; drawings, pencil sketches, charts, and tables, both printed and original, dating from approximately the 1740s, of astronomical and mechanical discoveries and inventions by Ferguson and others; and materials about Ferguson including maps, clippings, engravings of portraits of Ferguson, and other items.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Drawings.
  • Maps.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Cameron, Richard (Dealer)
Biography (note)
  • James Ferguson (1710-1776) was a Scottish philosopher, astronomer and engineer.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 988
Author
Ferguson, James, 1710-1776.
Title
James Ferguson papers, ca. 1740-1776.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
James Ferguson (1710-1776) was a Scottish philosopher, astronomer and engineer.
Occupation
Astronomers.
Engineers.
Research Call Number
MssCol 988
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