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Finding Aid for the James Mease Papers 1794-1848
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James Mease (1771-1846), physician, scientific thinker and author, was one of Philadelphia's most prominent citizens and an ardent booster of both the United States and Pennsylvania. His interests were wide-ranging, as were his contacts with notable figures in science, agriculture and natural history in the United States and abroad. The papers consist of two folio volumes, over fifty letters mostly addressed to Dr. Mease, and some newspapers and other miscellaneous materials. One of the folios volumes is a letterbook, containing mostly précis, but sometimes entire copies, of outgoing correspondence over the years 1802-1836. The other volume is a register of Mease's agricultural notes, experiments, theories, plus notes on conversations and correspondence.
Background
James Mease (Aug. 11, 1771-May 14, 1846), physician, scientific thinker and author, was one of Philadelphia's most prominent citizens and an ardent booster of both the United States and Pennsylvania. His interests were wide-ranging, as were his contacts with notable figures in science, agriculture and natural history in the United States and abroad.
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0.8 linear feet ( 2 document boxes)
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The collection is open for research. Contact the History and Special Collections Division, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA, for information.