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Natural History Manuscripts Collected by Cromwell Mortimer [manuscript] 1746-1749.

Mortimer, Cromwell; Anderson, William; Baker, Henry; Ellicott, John; Johnson, Maurice; Mounsey, James; Nollet, Abbé; Suárez, Buenaventura; Simpson, Thomas
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
Abbé Nollet letter : in French
Suarez manuscript on solar eclipses : in Latin
Summary
The collection consists of manuscripts and letters on scientific subjects collected for publication in the transactions of the Royal Society and annotated by Mortimer as follows
The collection contains "An account of the remarkable case and cure of a woman, from whom a foetus was extracted, that had been lodged thirteen years in one of the Fallopian Tubes" by James Mounsey, M.D., a physician to the Russian Army. With these is an abstract of Mounsey's account by Henry Baker to accompany his presentation of the bones to the Royal Society.
In a letter to Martin Folkes, Baker discusses Mounsey's observations on the concretions called "Crabs' Eyes" in the stomachs of crayfish and his conclusion that the Quab fish is not the third stage in the development of the frog.
A letter from John Ellicott to Martin Folkes, with an annotation by Folkes, concerns a memoire by Abbé Nollet on the effects of "electrical effluvia" on plants and animals.
A partial letter by Abbé Nollet to Martin Folkes, discusses electrical phenomena.
A partial manuscript (lacks first four pages) by Sir William Watson discusses electrical experiments including those conducted by Benjamin Franklin "an ingenious gentleman...in Pennsylvania."
A letter from Maurice Johnson to James Jurin, concerns a metallic thermometer in the Museum of the Spalding Gentleman's Society, and is accompanied by a sketch, and a note by Mortimer in which he claims to have constructed a thermometer in 1735 and reported it to Buffon.
A copy of a letter to the President of the Royal Society from the Rev. Richard Pococke, describes the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Ireland.
An abstract of a letter from Father Buonaventura Suares to Dr. Jacob de Castro Sarmento, discusses moons of Jupiter and lunar eclipses. With it is a printed page on lunar eclipses in Paraguay in 1708 and a manuscripts on solar eclipses, 1706-1730. The printed broadside, which is attached to the manuscript on solar eclipses, begins "Eclipsis lunae observata in doctrinis Paraquariae Societatis Iesu, 5 Aprilis, An. 1708, post mediam noctem a P. Ventura Suarez ... " It was printed at the press established at Loreto by Father Juan Bautista Neumann.
A manuscript by Thomas Simpson describes "the motion of projectiles near the Earth's surface considered independent of the properties of the conic sections" with accompanying diagrams designed for "gentlemen employed in the practice of gunnery."
An abstract of a letter from William Anderson to [Henry?] Baker, concerns the hearing of fish.
The Revd. Mr. [Thomas?] Birch copies and transcribes an inscription from a Roman altar found upon the moor at Stanhope in the Bishopric of Durham.
Description
16 (ca.) items.
Cite as
Cromwell Mortimer Natural History Manuscripts Collection, 1746-1749, in the Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #4340-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library.
Technical Details
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    a| The collection consists of manuscripts and letters on scientific subjects collected for publication in the transactions of the Royal Society and annotated by Mortimer as follows:
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    a| The collection contains "An account of the remarkable case and cure of a woman, from whom a foetus was extracted, that had been lodged thirteen years in one of the Fallopian Tubes" by James Mounsey, M.D., a physician to the Russian Army. With these is an abstract of Mounsey's account by Henry Baker to accompany his presentation of the bones to the Royal Society.
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    a| In a letter to Martin Folkes, Baker discusses Mounsey's observations on the concretions called "Crabs' Eyes" in the stomachs of crayfish and his conclusion that the Quab fish is not the third stage in the development of the frog.
    520
      
      
    a| A letter from John Ellicott to Martin Folkes, with an annotation by Folkes, concerns a memoire by Abbé Nollet on the effects of "electrical effluvia" on plants and animals.
    520
      
      
    a| A partial letter by Abbé Nollet to Martin Folkes, discusses electrical phenomena.
    520
      
      
    a| A partial manuscript (lacks first four pages) by Sir William Watson discusses electrical experiments including those conducted by Benjamin Franklin "an ingenious gentleman...in Pennsylvania."
    520
      
      
    a| A letter from Maurice Johnson to James Jurin, concerns a metallic thermometer in the Museum of the Spalding Gentleman's Society, and is accompanied by a sketch, and a note by Mortimer in which he claims to have constructed a thermometer in 1735 and reported it to Buffon.
    520
      
      
    a| A copy of a letter to the President of the Royal Society from the Rev. Richard Pococke, describes the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Ireland.
    520
      
      
    a| An abstract of a letter from Father Buonaventura Suares to Dr. Jacob de Castro Sarmento, discusses moons of Jupiter and lunar eclipses. With it is a printed page on lunar eclipses in Paraguay in 1708 and a manuscripts on solar eclipses, 1706-1730. The printed broadside, which is attached to the manuscript on solar eclipses, begins "Eclipsis lunae observata in doctrinis Paraquariae Societatis Iesu, 5 Aprilis, An. 1708, post mediam noctem a P. Ventura Suarez ... " It was printed at the press established at Loreto by Father Juan Bautista Neumann.
    520
      
      
    a| A manuscript by Thomas Simpson describes "the motion of projectiles near the Earth's surface considered independent of the properties of the conic sections" with accompanying diagrams designed for "gentlemen employed in the practice of gunnery."
    520
      
      
    a| An abstract of a letter from William Anderson to [Henry?] Baker, concerns the hearing of fish.
    520
      
      
    a| The Revd. Mr. [Thomas?] Birch copies and transcribes an inscription from a Roman altar found upon the moor at Stanhope in the Bishopric of Durham.
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    a| Cromwell Mortimer Natural History Manuscripts Collection, 1746-1749, in the Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #4340-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    3| Abbé Nollet letter : a| in French.
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    3| Suarez manuscript on solar eclipses : a| in Latin.
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    a| Ectopic pregnancy x| History y| 18th century.
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    a| Electricity x| Experiments.
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    a| Fishes v| Anecdotes.
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    a| Fishes x| Experiments.
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    a| Gunnery v| Early works to 1800.
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    a| Lunar eclipses.
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    a| Lunar eclipses y| 1708.
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    a| Solar eclipses.
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    a| Thermometers x| History y| 18th century.
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    a| Jupiter (Planet) x| Satellites.
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    a| Ireland x| Description and travel v| Early works to 1800.
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    a| Drawings. 2| aat
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    a| Letters (Correspondence) 2| aat
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    a| Manuscripts for publication. 2| aat
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    a| Anderson, William, d| active 1799
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    a| Baker, Henry, d| 1698-1774.
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    a| Castro Sarmento, Jacob de, d| 1692-1762, e| recipient.
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    a| Ellicott, John, d| 1706-1772.
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    a| Folkes, Martin, d| 1690-1754 e| recipient.
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    a| Johnson, Maurice.
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    a| Mounsey, James, d| fl. 1747-1748.
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    a| Nollet, c| abbé q| (Jean Antoine), d| 1700-1770.
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    a| Pococke, Richard, d| 1704-1765 e| correspondent.
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    a| Suárez, Buenaventura, d| 1679-1750, e| correspondent.
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    a| Simpson, Thomas, d| 1710-1761.
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    a| Paraguay d| Loreto.
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