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Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Mineralogy"

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Title:
Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Mineralogy"
Description:
Natural history lecture notes by Edward Hitchcock focused primarily on crystals and the classification of minerals. Hitchcock introduces the subject of mineralogy in general, then discusses the forms of crystals, as well as the ways crystals are described. Hitchcock additionally distinguishes between the physical and chemical characteristics of minerals, listing twenty-five physical characteristics and two chemical characteristics by which they are classified. He lists the different classifications of minerals, with descriptions and examples. The lives of mineralogists Abraham Gottlob Werner and Abbe Hauy are discussed in detail.
Creator:
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Date:
[1826–1855]
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Lecture notes
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 10 Folder 12 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Subjects:
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Crystallography
Study and teaching (Higher)
Minerals
Classification
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Places:
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Amherst
Extent:
1 item (98 pages) ; 26 cm
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Terms of Use:
Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found.
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Place of origin:
Amherst (Mass.)
Notes (date):
The notes are undated. Dates provided are taken from the dates of the series.
Language:
English