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Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Introductory Lecture On Chemistry," 1826

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Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Introductory Lecture On Chemistry," 1826
Chemistry lecture notes by Edward Hitchcock focusing primarily on the importance of studying chemistry and how the study of chemistry can be for the glory of God. Hitchcock explains that chemistry is evidence of the laws of God, and also explains the ways in which chemistry is related to other subjects, such as medicine and the arts. He discusses some of the history of chemistry and its roots in alchemy. Additionally, Hitchcock emphasizes the importance of having religious men teach the sciences so that they may point out their relationship to religion, and the importance of humility in learning. A few notes on the subject of chemistry are included at the end which mention properties of matter, the concept of affinity, and some notes to himself on what to do at certain points in the lecture. Hitchcock noted on the cover the years he delivered the lecture at Amherst College.
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Lecture notes
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 10 Folder 3 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Study and teaching (Higher)
Religion and science
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Amherst
1 item (48 pages) ; 27 cm
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Amherst (Mass.)
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All inserts have been included in the pagination.