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Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Natural History"

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Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Natural History"
Natural history lecture notes by Edward Hitchcock introducing the subject to his students. Hitchcock discusses what exactly natural history is, the division of the world into organic and inorganic matter, and the division of the science of natural history into zoology, botany, and mineralogy/geology. Several American men who have worked in the field of natural history are mentioned, with Hitchcock giving a brief description of their work, such as [Stephen] Elliott's study of the botany in South Carolina and Georgia. Hitchcock uses the information about these men to illustrate the growth of the study of natural history in the United States and to emphasize the importance of its continued study.
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Lecture notes
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 10 Folder 9 (shelf locator)
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Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Natural history
Study and teaching (Higher)
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Amherst
North America
1 item (18 pages) ; 21 cm
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