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Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854, APS 1809) was a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (1812-1828) and professor of natural philosophy at the University of Virginia (1828-1835). He was director of the U.S. Mint from 1835 to 1851. His father, Robert Patterson, was a revolutionary soldier, professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (1779-1814), and director of the U.S. Mint (1805-1824).

Background note

Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854, APS 1809) was a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (1812-1828) and professor of natural philosophy at the University of Virginia (1828-1835). He was director of the U.S. Mint from 1835 to 1851. His father, Robert Patterson, was a revolutionary soldier, professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (1779-1814), and director of the U.S. Mint (1805-1824).

Robert Maskell Patterson was born in 1787 into a prominent Philadelphia family. His father was Robert Patterson (1743-1824, APS 1783), at the time professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania (1779-1814) and subsequently director of the United States Mint (1805 to 1824). He served as president of the American Philosophical Society from 1819 until his death. Robert Maskell Patterson’s mother was Amy Hunter Ewing.

Patterson was educated at the University of Pennsylvania’s preparatory school, received his B.A. in 1804, and then went on to study medicine at the University under Benjamin Smith Barton (1766-1815, APS 1759). He earned his M.D. in 1808. As his friend John Kintzing Kane (1795-1858, APS 1825) noted in his 1854 obituary, “Dr. Patterson was an inmate of the University almost from his cradle.”

After graduation Patterson went to Paris to pursue his studies at the Jardins des Plantes. He worked with a number of prominent scientists, including Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763-1829), Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752-1833), and Siméon Denis Poisson (1781-1840), who encouraged him to study natural history, chemistry, and mathematics. In 1811 he went to England to complete his training in chemistry with Humphry Davy (1778-1829, APS 1810) at London.

Shortly after his return to Philadelphia in 1812, Patterson was appointed professor of natural philosophy in the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. He subsequently also became professor of natural history, chemistry and mathematics in the faculty of arts. In 1814 he assumed the post of Vice Provost. That same year he married Helen Hamilton Leiper (1792-1871), daughter of the merchant and politician Thomas Leiper (1745-1825). The couple had six children.

Around this time Patterson was involved in identifying and acquiring suitable books and instruments for Ferdinand R. Hassler’s (1770–1843, APS 1807) planned coastal survey. The elder Patterson belonged to a group of APS members that had been instrumental in the establishment of a Coast Survey in 1807. Robert Patterson had selected Hassler as its director that year, and, after many delays due to financial problems and difficulties in obtaining suitable instruments, Hassler was finally scheduled to conduct the first survey in 1816-1817. Hassler turned to the APS for assistance, and both father and son probably contributed to a list of useful literature and apparatus. In 1826 Patterson was selected by the Pennsylvania governor to determine the best source of water for the planned state canal.

Patterson remained at the University of Pennsylvania until 1828, when he accepted the chair in natural philosophy at the University of Virginia. He routinely used a large collection of apparatus during his lectures and demonstrations. He evidently was an effective teacher; his colleague and friend Robley Dunglison (1798-1869, APS 1832) recalled that “As a lecturer of science, Dr. Patterson was one of the most successful I have ever heard.” His student John Fries Frazer (1812–1872, APS 1842) noted that from Patterson “he received the best and most effective lessons in the art of teaching.” However, his appointment in 1835 as director of the United States Mint took him out of the classroom and back to Philadelphia. There he drew up a code of mint laws which included changes in the composition of the alloys in the coins. He remained at the Mint until around 1851 when poor health compelled him to curtail his activities. Kane recalled that Patterson passed “unscathed through the purgatory of several political conflicts, and their alternating denunciations of triumph.”

At the age of twenty-two, Patterson was elected to the American Philosophical Society, the youngest man admitted during the first century of the Society’s existence. In 1813 he was elected one of the secretaries, and in 1825 he was chosen as a vice president. From 1849 until his death he served as the Society’s president. He also belonged to the Academy of Natural Science, the Franklin Institute, which he helped found, the Musical Fund Society, and the Institution for the Blind. He was a trustee of Old Scots Presbyterian Church and president of the Pennsylvania Life Annuity Company. Patterson also belonged to the “Five Club,” a social club that also included Kane, Dunglison, George W. Bethune, and Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867, APS 1829), and that met regularly for conversation. Their meetings, according to Judge Kane, were “quiet, joyous, and instructive.”

Patterson died in Philadelphia in 1854.

Scope and content

This collection includes letters to and from A. D. Bache, John Gummere, Ferdinand R. Hassler, Samuel M. Leiper, Robert C. Reid, John Sergeant, John Vaughan, and others. Fifteen letters are to President Franklin Pierce from various persons recommending Robert Maskell Patterson's son for the directorship of the Mint, 1853. There is a large number of miscellaneous notes and papers on a great variety of topics, including astronomy, algebra, annuities, coal, canals, electricity, magnetism, optics, sound, the deaths of Adams and Jefferson, music, and natural philosophy.

Collection information

Processing information

This collection previously had the call number B P274 and B P274.1. The ".1" was deleted and the items were interfiled, Feb., 2011.

General physical description

Ca. 450 items.

The Patterson Papers contain at least two letters with references to Oliver Hazard Perry:

Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819.
  1. Reid, Robert. Letter to Robert Patterson. 1813 June 28. News of the war, refers to Oliver Hazard Perry. 3 pages.
  2. Reid, Robert. Letter to Robert Patterson. 1813 October 25. Concerning the war, describes Harrison and Oliver Hazard Perry, and tells of the death of Tecumseh. 3 pages.

Early American History Note

The Robert Patterson Collection contains a range of documents that touch on many different topics, although most have to do with science and engineering. The earliest documents relate to the Leiper Canal, including Rittenhouse’s appraisal of it, and official documents relating to its creation. The largest portion of the documents is scientific correspondence to Robert Patterson, a member of the American Philosophical Society. Much of this correspondence is done under the cover of official APS business. Of particular note are a series of letters relating to nautical calculations that include complex equations used to determine longitude and latitude for nautical almanacs. There are also various lecture notes on natural philosophy, death, mathematics, engineering, and other subjects.

In addition to the notes, there is a class roster from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Virginia and copies of exams. There is also meteorological data for 1775 and 1776.

There is a series of letters from Robert Reid writing to Patterson from Erie, Pennsylvania during the War of 1812. He discusses various battles on the lakes and makes mention of Tecumseh.

Also of note is an elaborate mathematical formula Patterson constructed to determine the odds that Jefferson and Adams would die on the same day, which he put at 1.7 billion to one. There are a series of letters from prominent Philadelphians writing to President Franklin Pierce advocating Robert Patterson’s appointment as Director of the Philadelphia Mint.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Girard College.
  • U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
  • United States Mint.
  • University of Pennsylvania.
  • University of Virginia.

Genre(s)

  • Educational Material
  • General Correspondence
  • Institutional Records
  • Lectures.
  • Notebooks
  • Political Correspondence
  • Travel Narratives and Journals

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, John, 1735-1826
  • Bache, A.D., (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
  • Freeman, Thomas,d. 1821.
  • Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820
  • Gummere, John, 1784-1845
  • Hassler, F. R, (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Leiper, Samuel M.
  • Leiper, Thomas, 1745-1825
  • Patterson, , Robert M., (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854
  • Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824
  • Pemberton, Phineas
  • Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
  • Reid, Robert C.
  • Sergeant, John, 1779-1852
  • Vaughan, John, 1756-1841

Subject(s)

  • Algebra.
  • Americans Abroad
  • Annuities.
  • Astronomy.
  • Canals.
  • Clocks and watches.
  • Coal.
  • Early National Politics
  • Education
  • Electricity.
  • Magnetism.
  • Mathematics.
  • Meteorology -- Observations.
  • Military History
  • Native America
  • Navigation (Astronautics)
  • Optics.
  • Physics.
  • Quarries and quarrying -- Pennsylvania.
  • Science and Technology
  • Sound.
  • Time clocks.
  • War of 1812
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5 Bound Volumes.



Detailed Inventory
Series One: Papers
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Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Papers;
1804-1836 Request File

D. 29 items, 5 volumes,(board), and 2 printed items. Various sizes. Table of contents available.

Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779.
Meteorological observations;
Jan. 1, July 6, 1775-17778x6-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, A.D. 58p. (see Patterson Papers.) Presented to the APS by J. Pemberton. Cf. Minutes, pp.192, 264, 268, 274, 276, and 278.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
Certification of the value of Leiper's canal;
Sept.15, 17917-1/2x7Request File

[ca.] A.D.S.: Davd Rittenhouse and Jno.Ewing. 1p. (see Patterson papers.) Tipped in, under Rittenhouse's endorsement: see J. Brindley. Calculations...; Aug. 18, 1791.

General physical description: 7-1/2x7

Brindley, James.
Calculations of the water level for Leiper's and Wall's proposed canal;
Aug. 18, 17919x7-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, D.S. 8p.and end.by D.Rittenhouse, and end. (see Patterson papers.) Tipped in under Rittenhouse's endorsement is: Rittenhouse. Certificate...; [ca.Sept.15,1791].

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Leiper, Thomas, 1745-1825.
Draft of proposed canal;
179115x38-1/2See Ex Oversized
Request File

[ca.?]. D. 1p.and end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 15x38-1/2

Philadelphia. City commissioners.
Petition to the Pennsylvania Senate for Leiper to build his canal
[ca. 1791] Request Item
Philadelphia. City commissioners.
Petition to the Pennsylvania House of representatives for permission for Leiper to build his canal;
[ca. 1791]15x9-1/2Request File

D.S.: William Penrose and 22 others. 1p. (see Patterson papers)

General physical description: 15x9-1/2

Leiper, Thomas, 1745-1825.
Petition to the House of representatives for permission to build a canal;
179116x10Request File

[ca.]. D.S. 3p (see Patterson papers

General physical description: 16x10

Pennsylvania. General Assembly. House of Representatives..
Minutes;
Jan. 25, 179215x9Request File

D. 12p.with correction in hand of R. Patterson (?). Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Fisher's argument for permission for Leiper to erect his dam for his canal.

General physical description: 15x9

Taylor, Benjamin.
Certificate of the value of Leiper's stone;
Jan. 27, 17924-1/2x8Request File

Philadelphia, D.S.: Benjamin Taylor, George Justice, and Frederick Vogel. 1p.and end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 4-1/2x8

Pennsylvania. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
Minutes;
Jan. 27, [1792?]12-1/2x8Request File

D. 8p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Debate on Leiper's petition for permission to build a canal.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Francis, Tench, 1730-1800.
Certificate concerning Leiper's proposed canal
[ca. 1792] Request File
Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
An act to authorize Thomas Leiper to establish a canal on Crum Creek;
179216x10Request File

[ca.] D. 3p. (see Patterson papers)

General physical description: 16x10

Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824.
Hints towards a primer for my little boy [Robert M. Patterson];
17936-1/2x4Request File

[ca.]. A.D. 23p. (see Patterson Papers.) In same volume is: Mary P. Patterson. Note to go with "Hints..."; July 8,1937; and E.W. Nevins: Codicil...; May 16,1863.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Notebook;
18007-1/2x6Request File

[ca.] A.D. 19p.of 102p. (see Patterson Papers.) Medicine, natural history, etc. Included in this is: [R.M.Patterson] Lecture notes...; [ca.1804?].

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Miller, Samuel, 1769-1850.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Jan. 27, 180110x8Request File

New York, A.L.S. 3p. and add.,end. (see Patterson papers.) Concerning his forthcoming publication on the U.S.in the 18th Century and asks for help on mathematics, astronomy, Rittenhouse, orrery, Godfrey's quadrant, etc.

General physical description: 10x8

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
June 27, 18019x7Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Suggests simplier method of finding longitude as an aid to navigation. Refers to APS.

General physical description: 9x7

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to [Robert Patterson];
Jan. 14, 18029x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 2p.and end.: "read [to the APS] 15th Jany." (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning logarithms.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Jan. 14, 18049x7Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning problems with lunar tables.

General physical description: 9x7

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company.
Certificate as to the value of Leiper's quarry and need for his canal;
Feb. 20, 180410x8Request File

Philadelphia, D.S.: W[illia]m Tilghman and Jos. Gilpin. 1p.and end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 10x8

Fraquair, James.
Statement concerning the quality of stone for building, referring to Leiper and his mill at Crum-Creek;
Feb. 20, 18048x8-1/4Request File

Philadelphia, D.S. 1p.and end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 8x8-1/4

Taylor, Charles.
Certificate of the value of Leiper's quarries;
Feb. 20, 18046x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.D.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Given to help Leiper get permission to build a canal.

General physical description: 6x8

Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824.
Letter to John Garnett, New Brunswick;
July 28, 180410x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Suggestions to simplify Garnett's aids for navigation.

General physical description: 10x8

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to R[obert] Patterson, Philadelphia;
Sept. 20, 18049-1/2x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning lunar observations and logarithms for seamen.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Oct. 12, 18049x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Lunar observations. Concerning astronomical observations and longitude. Refers to J.Vaughan.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Dec. 26, 18049x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 4p.,add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning the finding of latitude. Donates volume to the APS.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

O'Neale, William.
Certificate of the quality of stone from Leiper's quarries;
18049x7-1/2Request File

[ca.]. D.S. 2p.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Given to help Lieper get permission to build his canal.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Vickers, Thomas.
Certificate of the value of the stone from Leiper's quarries;
18045-1/2x8Request File

[ca.]. D.S. 1p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.) Given to help Lieper get permission to build a canal.

General physical description: 5-1/2x8

Leiper, Thomas, 1745-1825.
Observations on the Crum Creek canal, to the Chairman of the House of representatives;
1804?9x7-1/2Request File

[ca.]. D. 15p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning the need of the canal. Refers to Rittenhouse.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Tables for finding latitude and longitude in navigation;
[1804?]9x15Request File

ca. A.D. 2p. Sent to Robert Patterson. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 9x15

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture notes on natural philosophy from Dr. Moyes's lectures;
1804?7-1/2x6Request File

[ca.?] A.D. 74p.of 102p. (see Patterson Papers.) Refers to Franklin. See volume: [R.M. Patterson] Notebook; [ca.1800], pp.20-94. Not found April, 2011.

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Aug. 30, 18059x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Logarithms in astronomy. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Etymological notes;
1805-18067-1/2x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 5p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Label: Garnett's letters and others miscellany including some to the P[hilosophical] Society...;
18057-1/2x6Request File

A.D.S. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Rob[er]t Patterson, Philadelphia;
Jan. 13, 180610x8Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. Refers to Barton and Dunbar.

General physical description: 10x8

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to R[obert] Patterson;
May 19, 180618x11Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning problems in astronomy. Refers to Hassler.

General physical description: 18x11

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Aug. 10, 18069-1/2x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning the locating of latitude.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Dec. 20, 18069x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning longitude. Forwards publications to the APS. Refers to Hassler.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Jan. 18, 18079x7Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning his publication as an aid to navigation. Refers to Jonathan Williams and Hassler.

General physical description: 9x7

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Jan. 25, 18079-1/2x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 4p.,add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning his printing an aid for navigation.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Jan. 31, [1807?]9x7-1/2Request File

A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning his publication on navigation.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Feb. 3, 18079x7-1/2Request File

Elizabethtown, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning the route in sailing the great circle route.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824.
Letter to John Dorsey;
March 20, 180710x8Request File

Philadelphia, L.S. 4p.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning weights and measures. Refers to Jefferson and to the APS.

General physical description: 10x8

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
March 29, 180714x8-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning charts for his aid to navigation. Refers to Jonathan Williams and Hassler.

General physical description: 14x8-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to [Robert Patterson];
May 6, 18079x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning longitude and latitude. Refers to Hassler and Jonathan Williams.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
May 7, 18079x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Refers to the APS publications. Concerning latitude and longitude. Refers to Hassler.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
June 29, 18079x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Navigation aids. Requests a favor.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
July 8, 18079x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Forwards publication to the APS. Refers to Hassler.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Aug. 8, 18079x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning latitude for navigation. Refers to the Magellanic premium from the society.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to [Robert Patterson];
Aug. 14, 18079x7Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning the finding of longitude.

General physical description: 9x7

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Aug. 20, 18078x6-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning his publication which will aid in navigation.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Aug. 28, 18079x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning nautical charts for his aid for navigation.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Oat, Jesse.
Receipt to Robert Scott for copper plates [purchased by Robert Patterson for John Garnett?];
Sept. 6, 18073x8Request File

Philadelphia, D.S.: Charlotte Oat for Jesse Oat. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 3x8

American Philosophical Society.
Brief analysis and report of committee on Garnett's entry for the Extra Magellanic premium;
Sept. 17, 18079-1/2x8 and 12-1/2x8Request File

D.S.: Peter S. DuPonceau and J[oh]n Vaughan. 2p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.) See Minutes, p.399.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8 and 12-1/2x8

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Oct. 16, 18079x7Request File

L. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning his aid for navigation and astronomical observations. Refers to John Vaughan.

General physical description: 9x7

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Oct. 19, 18079x7-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Thanks to the American philosophical society for the Magellanic premium. Concerning his aid for navigation.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Description of a new nautical chart;
[1807]16-1/2x10Request File

D. 8p.,with add.in Robert Patterson's hand, and end. Directed to [the American philosophical society]. (see Patterson Papers.) Winner of the Extra Magellanic premium. Printed: Trans.,v.6, art.49, 1809.

General physical description: 16-1/2x10

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, Paris;
Aug. 17, 18099-1/2x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Lambert, William.
Letter to Thomas Jefferson;
Dec. 8, 180916-1/2x10-1/2Request File

Washington, A.L.S. 8p.,end.: "read [to the APS] Jan. 19, 1810." (see Patterson papers.) How to compute the moon's longitude and how to compute its velocity. See Minutes, p.420.

General physical description: 16-1/2x10-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Problems in astronomical observations;
[1809]10x8Request File

A.D.S. 1vol.consisting of 55p. (see Patterson Papers, No. 2.)

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Principles of vegetables, according to Thénard;
Jan. 10, 18109x7Request File

A.D. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 9x7

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
March 10, 18109-1/2x8Request File

New Brunswick, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning Lambert's lunar tables. Refers to J.Vaughan.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to R[obert] M. Patterson, Paris;
May 24, 181010x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add.to D.B.Warden, end. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Letter to Robert C. Reid;
Nov. 17, 18109-1/2x7Request File

Paris, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Dec. 26, 18109-1/2x8Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 4p.,add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Asks favor. Friendly letter. Death of Dunbar.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture notes on dyeing, from Thénard;
1810?9x7Request File

[ca.] A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers)

General physical description: 9x7

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, Paris;
Jan. 7, 181110x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. Refers to Jefferson and Barton.

General physical description: 10x8

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Rob[er]t Patterson, Philadelphia;
July 15, 181110x8Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Aug. 19, 181110x8Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Sept. 20, 181110 x 8-1/2Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Duplicate. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10 x 8-1/2

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Rob[er]t Patterson, Philadelphia;
Nov. 5, 181110x8Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Ronaldson, James, 1768-1842.
Letter to Robert [Maskell] Patterson, London;
March 12, 18129x7-1/2Request File

Leith, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Current events. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
March 20, 181210x8-1/2Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8-1/2

Ronaldson, James, 1768-1842.
Letter to [Robert Maskell Patterson?];
April 24, 18128x6-1/2Request File

London, L. 2p. Extract. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning American manufactures. This extract is written in a strange abbreviated from of English: no vowels are used.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824.
Commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania;
18138x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 9p. (see Patterson papers.) Refers to Franklin.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Bias, Ann, d. 1815.
Will;
March 13, 181312-1/2x8Request File

A.D.S.: Ann Bias, James H. Ewing and Emma P. Fisher. 1p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.) Leaves estate to Mrs. Ann [Amy] Patterson.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson;
June 28, 181312-1/2x8Request File

Erie, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson papers.) Is in love. News of the war. Refers to Perry.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
Oct. 18, 181312-1/2x7-1/2Request File

Erie, A.L.S. 4p.,add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. Concerning the war.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert [Maskell] Patterson;
Oct. 25, 181310x8Request File

Erie, A.L. 3p.and end. Mutilated. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. Concerning the war. Describes Harrison and Perry. Death of Tecumseh.

General physical description: 10x8

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
Aug. 7, 9, 181313x8Request File

Erie, A.L.S. 2p.,add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. War news.

General physical description: 13x8

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Jan. 8, 18149-1/2x8Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Enc.wanting. (see Patterson papers.) Asks a favor.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
Feb. 10, 181410x7-1/2Request File

Erie, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. War news.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Rob[er]t Patterson, Philadelphia;
May 12, 18149-1/2x8Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Freeman, Thomas, d. 1821.
Letter to Rob[er]t Patterson, Philadelphia;
Oct. 7, 181410x7-1/2Request File

Washington, Mississippi Territory. A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. Concerning the war. Refers to Jackson.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Leech, Richard F..
Letter to Robert [Maskell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
Jan. 24, 181510x8Request File

Harrisburg, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Ask a favor.

General physical description: 10x8

Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843.
List of mathematical instruments and books destined for the U.S.Coast and Geodetic Survey, deposited with Robert Patterson;
Nov., 181516x10-1/4Request File

A.D.S. 7p.and end. (see Patterson papers)

General physical description: 16x10-1/4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture on chemistry delivered to the Philadelphia medical society;
Feb. 25, 181512-1/2x7-1/2 and 8x5, 13x8Request File

[read] A.D. 11p. Incomplete. and (see Patterson Papers.) ----Draft of document. 8p.and end.: "R.M.P."

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2 and 8x5, 13x8

Lesley, Peter, Sr..
Receipt to Rob[er]t Patterson for a coffin for Mrs. Ann Bias;
Nov. 16, 18153-1/2x6Request File

D.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 3-1/2x6

Stuart, James.
Receipt to Rob[er]t Patterson for burial fee of Ann Bias;
Nov. 20, 18153-1/2x4Request File

D.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 3-1/2x4

Bacon, Samuel.
Receipt to Robert Patterson for use of hearse in burial of Ann Bias;
Nov. 27, 18152x4Request File

A.D.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Letter to ----;
March, 18168x6-1/2Request File

Draft of A.L. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.) Wishes changes made in the curriculum of the University of Pennsylvania.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Nulty, O. Eugenius, -1871..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
March 12, 181610x8Request File

Carlisle, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning change in the University of Pennsylvania. Mathematical problems.

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Letter to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania;
1816?8x5Request File

[ca.] Draft of A.L. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.) Asks for permission to lecture on natural philosophy in the evenings and an assistant to help him.

General physical description: 8x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
List of students in class of natural philosophy, University of Pennsylvania;
1816-1817; 1817-18187-1/2x6-1/4Request File

A.D. 1vol.[containing label of David Hogan] in gray wrapper, consisting of 13 leaves. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/4

Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843.
List of books and instruments deposited with Robert Patterson for the coastal survey;
Feb. 8, 181713-1/2x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.D.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Pasted on this document is: Adams, D.P. Receipt to Robert Patterson; April 21, 1817.

General physical description: 13-1/2x8

Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843.
Receipt to Robert Patterson of books and instruments for the coast survey;
Feb. 8, 181713-1/2x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.D.S. 3p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 13-1/2x8

Adams, David P..
Receipt to Robert Patterson for astronomical instruments;
April 21, 18175x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.D.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Pasted on document, see: Hassler, F.R. List of books...; Feb. 8, 1817.

General physical description: 5x8

Snowden, Isaac.
Receipt to Mrs. Robert Patterson for donation to Princeton university from Ann Bias;
May 16, 18174-1/2x6-1/2Request File

A.D.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 4-1/2x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture on atomic theory, read to the Philadelphia Medical Society;
Feb. 28, 18187-1/2x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 10p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/2

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to John Sergeant;
Dec. 11, 18186-1/2x4Request File

Philosophical Hall, Draft of A.L.S.with initials: R.M.P[atterson]. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.) Asks aid to get loan of government instruments for astronomical observations.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824.
Directions for finding variations in the magnetic needle, for the western expedition;
1818?12-1/2x7-1/2Request File

[ca.]. A.D.S. 3p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Babcock, S.
Note to Robert Patterson;
May 7, 18194x8Request File

New Castle, A.N.S. 1p.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Asks for a barometer.

General physical description: 4x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Suggestions for the expedition on meteorological observations,
181910x8Request File

topography, traverse distances, knowledge of the Indians in astronomy, etc.; [ca.]. A.D. 4p.,end.: "A.P.S." (see Patterson Papers.) For Major Long's expedition?

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824.
Some remarks concerning astronomical observations for the western expedition;
1819?12-1/2x8Request File

[ca.] A.D.S. 4p.,end.: "A.P.S." (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture on vision;
March 29, [18]208x5Request File

A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers)

General physical description: 8x5

Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843.
Letter to Robert [Maskell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
Nov. 13, 18208x6Request File

Albany, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Letter to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania;
Dec. 5, 18208x5Request File

Philadelphia, Draft of A.L.S. 2p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.) Requests new natural philosophy instruments.

General physical description: 8x5

Stansbury, Daniel.
Letter to Robert Patterson;
March 2, 182110x8Request File

New York, A.L.S. 3p. (see Patterson papers.) Concerning nautical astronomy.

General physical description: 10x8

Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843.
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
March 5, 182110x8Request File

Cape Vincent, A.L.S. 5p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. Wishes him to sell his library and instruments. Refers to J.Vaughan.

General physical description: 10x8

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
Sept. 4, 182113x8Request File

Erie, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 13x8

Slaughter, Daniel F..
Letter to Robert [Maskell] Patterson, Philadelphia;
April 18, 182210x8Request File

Springfield, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Asks for information about the University of Pennsylvania.

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Notes on the number of prizes in the lottery being held for building a canal;
18226-1/2x4Request File

[ca.] A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) On same sheet as: P. Canfield...Has the pleasure...; Jan. 1. 1822.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Mathematical scraps, consisting of calculations on various subjects;
18227-1/2x6-1/4Request File

A.D.S.with initials. 1vol.with paper cover [containing label of David Hogan], consisting of 21 leaves of which 19 contain writing,plus 1 leaf inserted. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/4

Reid, Robert C..
Letter to Robert M[askell] Patterson, University;
July 24, 182512-1/2x7-1/2Request File

Erie, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
List of Robert Patterson's apparatus for natural philosophy;
1825?10x8Request File

[ca.]. A.D. 8p. (see Patterson Papers.) Refers to a Franklin electrical instrument.

General physical description: 10x8

Letter to Robert Maskell Patterson
Aug. 4, 1826 Request File

A.L.S. 1 p.

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning annuities and insurance;
182612-1/2x8Request File

[ca.]. A.D. 4p.and end.: "Notes on Annuities. Death of Adams & Jefferson." (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning the deaths of Jefferson and Adams;
[1826?]8x6 and 12-1/2x8Request File

A.D. 5p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.) Mathematical chances of their dying on the same day.

General physical description: 8x6 and 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Bill of lading of materials shipped to Bernard Peyton;
Aug. 21, 18285-3/4x10-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, Printed D.filled in in ms. 1p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.) Enclosed originally in letter from R.M. Patterson to B.Peyton; Aug. 29, 1828.

General physical description: 5-3/4x10-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Letter to Bernard Peyton;
Aug. 29, 18289-3/4x7-3/4Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S.with initials. 1p.and end. Enc. Draft (see Patterson paper Sends instructions for forwarding items to the University of Virginia for him. For enclosure, see: R.M.Patterson. Bill of lading...; Aug. 21, 1828.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

Peyton, Bernard, 1792-1854.
Receipt for boxes sent to the University of Virginia for R. M. Patterson;
Sept. 17, 18284-3/4x7-1/2Request File

Richmond, D. 1p.and add.,end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 4-3/4x7-1/2

University of Virginia. Visitors.
Resolution that [R. M.] Patterson may use his philosophical apparatus, and that Mr. Jefferson's donation be removed from its present location;
Oct. 4, 182810x7-1/2Request File

A.D.S.: N. P. Trist. 2p.and add.,end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Peyton, Bernard, 1792-1854.
Letter to [Robert M.] Patterson, University of Virginia;
Oct. 18, 18289-1/2x7-1/2Request File

Richmond, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (see Patterson papers.) Modes of shipping instruments and furniture to him, at the University of Virginia.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

University of Virginia.
Resolution that [Robert M. Patterson] may have a person purchase tools and repair "the instruments in the Philosophical and Astronomical" rooms of the University;
[1828?]5-1/2x7-3/4Request File

A.D.S.: H. G. Davis. 1p.and end.by R. M.Patterson. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 5-1/2x7-3/4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Accounts at the University of Virginia;
Sept. 10-Feb. 23, 1828-[1833] Request File

D. 6p.of assorted sizes and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Miscellaneous notes;
1828-18297x3Request File

A.D. 15p., some of which are in pencil. (see Patterson papers.) Contains references to William Strickland and Dunglison. Expenses from Philadelphia to the University of Virginia.

General physical description: 7x3

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Account with the proctor of students in natural philosophy at the University of Virginia;
1828-1835 Request File

D. 7p.of various sizes and end. (see Patterson Papers.) Payment for teaching.

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Estimate for transporting apparatus to the University of Virginia for the teaching of Natural Philosophy;
Nov., 182910x7-3/4Request File

A.D. 2p.,on address leaf. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870.
Receipt to [Robert Maskell] Patterson for tools and travelling expenses to repair instruments for the University of Virginia;
Sept. 4, 18294-1/2x7-1/2Request File

A.D.S. 1p.and end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 4-1/2x7-1/2

Peyton, Bernard, 1792-1854.
Statement of accounts to Robert M. Patterson;
Sept. 18, 18297-3/4x8Request File

D. 1p.and end.and wrapper. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 7-3/4x8

Peyton, Bernard, 1792-1854.
Letter to [Robert Maskell] Patterson;
Sept. 22, 182910x8Request File

Richmond, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (see Patterson papers.) Business. Refers to instruments sent to the University of Virginia.

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Examinations in Natural Philosophy;
July 14, 1829-18347-1/2x6-1/4Request File

A.D. 1vol.with decorative cover, consisting of 20 leaves,of which 12 contain writing, plus 5 leaves inserted in the volume. 7-1/2x6-1/4. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Questions proposed for graduation in Natural Philosophy;
May 18, 18328x6-1/4Request File

A.D. 5p.and end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning gravity and problems involving gravity;
Sept. 22, 18328x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 9p. (see Patterson Papers.) Mathematics.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Girard College..
Under authority of resolutions...addressed to Robert Maskell Patterson
Dec. 6, 1832 Request File
Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Letter to the trustees of Girard college;
Jan. 14, 183312-1/2x8Request File

[sent] Draft of A.L. 7p.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Proposes plan for the college.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

McIlvaine, Joseph.
Letter to R[obert] M[askell] Patterson, University of Virginia;
Jan. 19, 183310x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Enc.wanting. (see Patterson Papers.) Forwards copy of Girard's will and information concerning the founding of the college

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Mathematical problem by Edward Sang;
18338x6-1/2Request File

[ca.] A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Extracted from the Edinburgh new philosophical journal, Jan-April, 1833, p.311.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Barometrical measurements;
Nov.-May 3, 1833-183415x7-1/2Request File

A.D. 2p.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Barometric hyposometry?

General physical description: 15x7-1/2

T. , G..
Poem to G. B.;
May 7, 183410x8Request File

D. 1p. (see Patterson papers.) On the reverse is mathematical problem..

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Observations on the solar eclipse;
Nov. 30, 183413x8 and 8x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 4p.,end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 13x8 and 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Examination in mathematics for the University of Virginia;
Dec. 10, 18348x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Recitation roll of the senior class in natural philosophy at the University of Virginia;
183413x8Request File

D. 7p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 13x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture rolls in natural philosophy at the University of Virginia;
1834-183513x8 and 11x9Request File

D. 7p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 13x8 and 11x9

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Oral examination on heat, electricity and magnetism;
May 1, 183512-1/2x8Request File

A.D. 1p.and end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture (?) on physical astronomy as farewell lecture at the University of Virginia;
June 18, 183512-1/2x7-1/2Request File

A.D. 8p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Letter to the University of Virginia;
18358x5Request File

[ca.] Draft of A.L. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.) Offers to sell apparatus for course in natural philosophy.

General physical description: 8x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Observations of the solar eclipse of May 15, 1836;
May, 183610x8Request File

[ca.]. D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers)

General physical description: 10x8

Gummer, John, 1784-1847.
Letter to A[lexander] D[allas] Bache, Philadelphia;
May 15, 183610x8-1/2Request File

Haverford, L.S. John Gummer and J.Vaughan. 1p. and add.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Observation of the solar eclipse.

General physical description: 10x8-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Eclipse of the sun at Philosophical Hall;
May 15, 183615x9Request File

Philadelphia, A.D. 1p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 15x9

Riggs, W. H. C..
Note to [Robert Maskell] Patterson;
May, 1836?4-1/2x9Request File

[]. A.N.S. In pencil. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Wishes him to take a transit of the sun. Refers to Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 4-1/2x9

Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843.
Letter to John Vaughan, Philadelphia;
June 5, 183610x8Request File

Washington, A.L.S. 2p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Friendly letter. Forwards data of the solar eclipse.

General physical description: 10x8

Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875.
Letter to [the American philosophical society];
June 20, 183610x8Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Sends information concerning the solar eclipse.

General physical description: 10x8

Ferguson, J. F. I ..
Letter to John Vaughan;
June 28, 18369x7-1/2Request File

Elizabethtown, A.L.S. 4p.,end.: "A.P.S...." (see Patterson Papers.) Sends date concerning the solar eclipse Cf. Minutes, p.688.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Walker, Sears Cook, 1805-1853.
Note to [Alexander Dallas] Bache;
June, 18363-1/2x8Request File

[ca.]. A.N. 1p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Corrects Henry Wilson's figures of the solar eclipse.

General physical description: 3-1/2x8

C. , S. F..
Letter to R[obert] Patterson, Philadelphia;
Nov. 24, 184010x8, and 12-1/2x8Request File

University of Virginia, A.L.S.with initials. 6p.,add.: "Care of Dr. R.M. Patterson..." and (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning the death of Prof. Davis.

General physical description: 10x8, and 12-1/2x8

Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864.
Letter to [Franklin] Pierce;
March, 185310x8Request File

[ca.]. L. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning the sale of Godon's cabinet;
1840?8x5Request File

[ca.] A.D. 1p. Incomplete. (see Patterson Papers.) On same sheet are mathematical and astronomical problems.

General physical description: 8x5

American Agricultural Association.
Letter to R[obert] M. Patterson, Philadelphia;
Oct. 6, 18459x7-1/2Request File

New York, A.L.S.: And. H. Green. 1p.and add., end. (see Patterson Papers.) Informs him of his election as councellor.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

Martin, George H..
Letter to [Franklin Pierce];
Feb. 28, 185310x8Request File

Philadelphia, (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint. Refers to R.M.Patterson

General physical description: 10x8

Edmonds, Francis William, 1806-1863.
Letter to [Franklin Pierce;]
March, 185310x8Request File

ca. L.S.: F. W. Edmonds and 11 others. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x8

Leiper, Samuel M..
Letter to Franklin Pierce;
March, 185310x8Request File

[ca.]. L. 1p. Copy. Enc. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning Robert Patterson as director of the mint, on the testimonial of Eckert. For enclosure, see: G.N.Eckert to S. M.Leiper; March 8, 1853.

General physical description: 10x8

Robinson, C. M..
Letter to Franklin Pierce;
March, 185310x8Request File

Philadelphia, L. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint. Refers to R. M. Patterson.

General physical description: 10x8

Whelen, E. S..
Letter to Franklin Pierce;
March, 185310x7-1/2Request File

[ca.]. L.S.by E.S.Whelen and 10 others. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Campbell, Hugh.
Letter to [Franklin] Pierce;
March 1, 185310x8Request File

Philadelphia, L. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x8

Elliott, Isaac.
Letter to Franklin Pierce;
March 4, 185310x8Request File

Philadelphia, L. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint. Refers to R.M.Patterson.

General physical description: 10x8

Leiper, George Gray, 1786-1868.
Letter to [Franklin Pierce];
March 4, 185310X8Request File

Leiperville, A.L.S. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint. Refers to Robert Patterson, Robert M. Patterson, the APS, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson.

General physical description: 10X8

University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine.
Letter to [Franklin Pierce];
March 4, 185310x8Request File

Philadelphia, L.S.: William Gibson and 6 others. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x8

American Philosophical Society.
Letter to [Franklin Pierce];
March 5, 185310x8Request File

Philadelphia, D.S.: F. Fraley, Franklin Bache, and 22 others. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x8

Eckert, G. N. (George N.).
Letter to Sam[ue]l M.Leiper, Philadelphia;
March 8, 185310x8Request File

L. 2p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Thinks Robert Patterson should be director of the mint. Enclosed originally in letter from S.M. Leiper to F. Pierce; [ca.March 1853.].

General physical description: 10x8

Leiper, Samuel M..
Letter to George N. Eckert, Philadelphia;
March 8, 185310x8Request File

Philadelphia, L. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Asks his opinion of Robert Patterson as director of the mint. For reply, see: Eckert to S.M.Leiper; March 8, 1853.

General physical description: 10x8

Van Nest, Abraham, 1777-1864.
Letter to Franklin Pierce;
March 8, 185310x8Request File

New York, L. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x8

Adams & Co..
Letter to Pierce Butler, Washington;
March 9, 185310x7-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, L. 2p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Hopes he will aid in getting Robert Patterson the post as director of the mint

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Borie, A. E. (Adolph Edward), 1809-1880.
Letter to [Franklin Pierce];
March 9, 185310x7-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, L.S.: A. E. Borie and 3 others. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson papers) Recommends Robert Patterson for director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858.
Letter to W[illiam] I. Leiper;
March 9, 185310x8Request File

L. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Hopes Robert Patterson gets the post of director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x8

Read, John M. (John Meredith), 1797-1874.
Letter to [Franklin Pierce]
March 10, 185310 x 8Request File

Philadelphia, L. 1 p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers). Recommends Robert Patterson for director of the mint.

General physical description: 10 x 8

Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860.
Letter to Franklin Pierce;
March 11, 185310x8Request File

Philadelphia, L. 1p. Copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x8

Yost, J. S..
Letter to F[ranklin] Pierce;
March 11, 185310x7-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, L. 1p. copy. (see Patterson Papers.) Recommends Robert Patterson as director of the mint.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Grier, Robert Cooper, 1794-1870.
Letter to Mrs. Helen N. Patterson;
March 12, 185310x7-1/2Request File

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Thinks Robert Patterson is the best man for the directorship of the mint.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Tutwiler, Henry, 1807-1884.
Letter to Mrs. [Helen N.] Patterson;
Sept. 13, 185410x8Request File

Wadesboro, N.C., L. Copy(?). 3p. (see Patterson Papers.) Sympathy for the death of R.M.Patterson. Refers to the APS.

General physical description: 10x8

Nevins, Elizabeth West.
Codicil to will;
May 16, 18636-1/2x4Request File

Copy of D. 1p. In pencil. (see Patterson Papers.) See next to last page in [R.Patterson] Hints...: [ca.1793]. Not found April, 2011.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert, 1819-1909.
Letters to Thomas Leiper Patterson;
1892-190511x8-1/2Request File

Typed D. 2p. Extracts. (see Patterson papers.) Concerning C.W. Peale, etc. From originals in possession of Mrs.A.Waldo Jones, Still House Road, Vinings,Ga. Oct.1963.

General physical description: 11x8-1/2

Patterson, Mary R..
Note to go with "Hints..." by Robert Patterson;
July 8, 19375-1/2x4Request File

Typed N.S. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Pasted in front cover of: [R.Patterson] Hints...; [ca.1793]. Not found April, 2011.

General physical description: 5-1/2x4

Berger, Jean Francois, 1779-1833.
Prescription.
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D. 1p.and end. In French. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Francis, Tench, 1730-1800.
Certificate concerning Leiper's canal;
Undated6-1/2x4Request File

[ca.1792]. A.D.S. - 1p.and end. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Examination in the school of "antient" languages
Undated Request File
Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Charts to better enable seamen to find latitude and longitude.
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Engravings. 4p.and add. to Robert Patterson. Various sizes. (see Patterson Papers.) These are probably page proofs sent by Garnett to R. Patterson.

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Nov. 2; Letter to Robert Patterson, Philadelphia;
Undated9-1/2x5-1/2Request File

New Brunswick, A.L. 1p.and add.,end. Mutilated. (see Patterson Papers.) Concerning his aid to navigation.

General physical description: 9-1/2x5-1/2

Garnett, John, 1748 or 51-1820.
Supplement for tables to be used in finding latitude and longitude.
Undated16-1/2x10Request File

A.D. 2p. Sent to Robert Patterson. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 16-1/2x10

Huerta, A. J..
May 3; Letter to R[obert Maskell] Patterson;
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A.L.in 3d P. 1p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Will give another concert. On address sheet are miscellaneous notes by R.M.Patterson.

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Memorandum on iron,
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nickel and cobalt. A.D. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.) Not found April, 2011.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Analytical spherical trigonometry problems,
Undated7-1/2x6-1/4Request File

solutions and many notes on the subject. A.D. 1vol.consisting of paper covers with engraved portrait of B.Franklin on cover,and 20 leaves,of which 19 contain writing. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Astronomical problem.
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A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 15x10

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Astronomical problem in spherical trigonometry.
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A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Auxiliary table for the calculation of logarithms.
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A.D. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Botany classification.
Undated8-1/2x7Request File

A.D. 3p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8-1/2x7

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Calculations and notes on curves,
Undated Request File

surfaces of solids, etc. A.D. 52 leaves. Various sizes. (see Patterson papers.)

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Calculations of heat from different types of coal.
Undated7-1/2x4Request File

A.D. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Calculations on gold and silver coins.
Undated12-1/2x8Request File

A.D. 3p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Compendium of Fluxions or the differential calculus.
Undated7-1/2x4-1/2Request File

A.D. 1vol.consisting of 28 leaves, of which 19 contain writing. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Compendium of natural philosophy,etc.
Undated7-1/4x6Request File

A.D. 1vol.consisting of 28 leaves of which 27 contain writing. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/4x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning a code to be used by the navy.
Undated9x7Request File

A.D. 1p. (see Patterson papers) Contains mathematical problem on the reverse.

General physical description: 9x7

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning algebra.
Undated6-1/2x4Request File

A.D. 1p. Incomplete. (see Patterson Papers.) Beginning of an elemental treatise on algebra.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning coal.
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A.D. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning concerts.
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A.D. 2p. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 9x5-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning cubic equations.
Undated12-1/2x8 and 10x8Request File

A.D. 7p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8 and 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning electricity, according to Faraday.
Undated8x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 2p. In pencil. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning Gregory's chapter on eclipses.
Undated6-1/2x4Request File

A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning music audiences "for the consideration of J.K. Kane Esqr."
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A.d. 2p.,add. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning parallels.
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A.D. 2p. (see Patterson papers)

General physical description: 8x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning rotaries.
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A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers)

General physical description: 5x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning the combination lock invented by Regnier.
Undated10x8Request File

A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning the combination lock (to be exhibited at the academy).
Undated8x5Request File

A.D. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning the Pennsylvania company for insurances on lives and granting annuities.
Undated12-1/2x8 and 8x4-1/2Request File

D. 1p.and 2p.of tables. and (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8 and 8x4-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning the pump.
Undated9x7Request File

A.D. 6p. (see Patterson Papers) Dealing with mathematics.

General physical description: 9x7

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Concerning the types of audiences at concerts [for J.K.Kane?]
Undated7-1/2x6Request File

A.D. 5p. (see Patterson Papers.) On one page is an extract of a description of Haydn playing.

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
A defense of curiosity, delivered to the Delaware county institute of science.
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A.D. 36p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.) Describes Franklin's electrical kite experiment. Concerning Priestley and gasses, astronomy etc.

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Examination in astronomy.
Undated8x5Request File

A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers)

General physical description: 8x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Examination in chemistry.
Undated12-1/2x8Request File

A.D. 5p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Examination in dynamics.
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A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers) On reverse of American Botanical Society. The American Botanical Society...have elected...; 180-. Not found April, 2011.

General physical description: 8x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Examination in mechanics [mathematics].
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A.D. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 13x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Examination on Cavallo's Natural Philosophy.
Undated7-1/2x6Request File

A.D. 1vol.with marbled paper cover [containing lable "Sold by Joseph G. Auner"], consisting of 20 leaves, of which 9 contain writing. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Geometry notes.
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A.D. 10p. (see Patterson papers

General physical description: 8x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture on natural philosophy.
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A.D. 18p. (see Patterson Papers.) Introductory lecture (?) to a course. Mentions the APS.

General physical description: 13x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Lecture on natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.
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A.D. 2p. Incomplete. (see Patterson Papers.) Refers to Peale's museum, the APS, and the Academy of natural sciences.

General physical description: 13x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
April 12, 13, 22; Lectures on heat and electricity;
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A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Letter to the trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
Undated7-1/2x6Request File

A.L. 11p.,end. (see Patterson Papers.) Suggests ways of improving the college.

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
List of electrical equipment.
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A.D. 1p. In French. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8-1/2x4-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
List of laboratory apparatus for experiments in electricity, galvanism, optics and heat.
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A.D. 4p. In pencil. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
List of references to be consulted,
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in natural philosophy. A.D. 1p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
A list of subjects for study in natural philosophy.
Undated6-1/2x4Request File

A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Mathematical notes.
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D. 1vol.consisting of 23 leaves of which 15 contain writing: with marbled covers. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Mathematical scraps...
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Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Mathematics of the water wheel.
Undated8x6-1/2Request File

A.D. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Memoir on binomial theorems.
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A.D. 3p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 13x7-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Memorandum on iron, nickel and cobalt.
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A.D. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Miscellaneous astronomical problems with formulas taken from Garnett,
Undated Request File

etc. A.D. 9p.of various sizes. (see Patterson papers.)

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Miscellaneous mathematical papers.
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A.D. 37 leaves of various sizes, and two labels. (see Patterson Papers.)

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Miscellaneous notes of natural philosophy,
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students at the University of Virginia, and the Leiper canal. A.D. 8p. (see Patterson papers

General physical description: 7x3

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Miscellaneous notes used in lectures on natural philosophy.
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A.D. 9p.of various sizes. (see Patterson Papers.)

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Notes from Burja's geometry.
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A.D. 8p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 13x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Notes:
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Hydrostatics; hydraulics, astronomy, etc. A.D. 16p. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 13x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Notes of an astronomical lecture delivered before the Athenian institute.
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A.D. 19p.and wrapper. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Notes of Greek grammar.
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A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Notes of Hebrew grammar.
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D. 2p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Of curves.
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A.D. 2vols.with marbled covers, consisting of 20 leaves each [with label of Thomas Desilver on covers]. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
On solmisation.
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A.D. 1p. Fragment. (see Patterson Papers.) Has mathematical problems on same sheet.

General physical description: 8x5

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Outline for lectures in chemistry.
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A.D. 5p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Pneumatics:
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Aerostatics, electricity, astronomy, etc. D. 1vol.consisting of 32 leaves. (see Patterson papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Problem for R. P[atterson] in ballistics.
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A.D. 4p. (see Patterson papers)

General physical description: 8x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Problems,
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etc., in geometry, selected for the American philosophical society. A.D. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Problems in natural philosophy from the Cambridge collection.
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A.D. 2p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x13

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Problems in plane trigonometry.
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A.D. 1vol.in marbled covers [with label of Thomas Desilver],consisting of 20 leaves. (see Patterson papers

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Problems in spherical geometry.
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A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.) Three pages follow, containing mathematical symbols.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Problems in trigonometry.
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A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Problems of a simple pendulum.
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A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Remarks on Bourdon's book on analytical geometry.
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A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 7-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Speculations on the subject of molecular attraction.
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A.D. 13p.and end. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Speech used for the conferring of the degrees of A.B., A.M., and D.D.
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A.D. 1p. In Latin. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 10x8

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Syllabus of a course in anatomy.
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A.D. 3p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Synoptic table of salts.
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A.D. 1p. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 15x15-1/2

Wistar, Caspar, 1761-1818.
Memorandum [of an eclipse?].
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D.S. 1p. In pencil. (see Patterson Papers.)

General physical description: 2-1/2x8

Wood, George B. (George Bacon), 1797-1879.
The doctrine of parallel lines.
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A.D.S. 4p. (see Patterson Papers.) Read to the American philosophical society.

General physical description: 13x8

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
March 28; Note to Robert Patterson;
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A.N.S. 1p.and add. (see Patterson Papers.) Sends request by Adrian to him.

General physical description: 8x5

B P274.1 Series Two: Bound Volumes
  Volume 1-5
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5 Bound Volumes.

Patterson, Robert, 1819-1909.
Volume 1: Lectures on algebra
 7-1/2x6Volume 1
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"Written by my father, Robert Maskell Patterson." D. 1 vol.consisting of 62 leaves,of which 54 contain writing. In same book as: R. Patterson. Omnium Gatherum; Aug. 1836.

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Patterson, Robert, 1819-1909.
Volume 2: Omnium Gatherum
Aug. 18367-1/2x6Volume 2
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A.D.S. 1 vol. consisting of 62 leaves, of which 54 contain writing, end.: "Presented by Robert Maskell Patterson to his Sister Emma F. Patterson. May the 18th. 1837." In same book is: R. Patterson. Lectures on algebra...

General physical description: 7-1/2x6

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Volume 3: Account book with many pages of scientific notes
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Examples, problems,theories, etc. on various subjects: conic sections, ellipses, hyperbola, Newton, etc. D. 1 vol. consisting of 68 leaves.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8-1/4

Ingraham, Edward Duncan, 1793-1854.
Volume 4: Application of algebra to the invention and demonstration of theorems in various parts of mathematics: material pertaining to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia: and, miscellaneous notes on mathematics
Feb. 27, 18098-1/2x6-1/2Volume 4
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A.D.S. 1 vol. consisting of 79 leaves.

General physical description: 8-1/2x6-1/2

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854.
Volume 5: Miscellany
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Register of clock's rate with notes on transit instrument and time: account book: eclipse of the sun: calculations of longitude by Bowditch's rules: personal observations, etc; 1800-1831. A.D.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8