The American Philosophical Society

Founded in 1743, the American Philosophical Society is the nation's oldest organization devoted to scientific research. Its website includes a rich array of materials and online exhibits on the history of American science, including "Stuffing Birds, Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge: Natural History in North America, 1750-1875”. The site also includes an index to the Society's extensive manuscript holdings.

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Science and Invention

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