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Topic:
Bulletin (Philosophical Society of Washington)
Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
23.19 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (43 document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1871-1968, 1972 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit includes correspondence (1871-1968), minutes (1871-1965), records of investments and other fiscal records (1871-1968), publications (1871-1962), newspaper clippings, and photographs. Documentation is full before 1950, with some significant gaps.

Most of the records deal with administration of the Society: nomination and election of officers, adoption of and changes in the constitution and by-laws, plans for weekly meetings, and special lectures before the Society. The fiscal records are of particular interest for study of the financing of learned societies in America. Included is information regarding Charles G. Abbot, Spencer Fullerton Baird, Leonard Carmichael, George Gamow, Charles B. Goode, Joseph Henry, Samuel P. Langley, Albert James Myer, Simon Newcomb, and Harold Clayton Urey.
Historical Note:
The Philosophical Society of Washington (PSW) was organized on March 13, 1871, by forty-seven men who wished to establish, in the District of Columbia, a society dedicated solely to the advancement of science. It was subsequently incorporated in 1915. The Society's stated goals are the promotion of science, the advancement of learning, and the free exchange of views among its members on scientific subjects. It has pursued these goals through regular and special lectures on scientific topics and through the publication of the Philosophical Society of Washington Bulletin.
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Science  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc.  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7079
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7079

Folder 2 1885 (May-June)

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1010

Folder 3 1885 (July-December)

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1021

Folder 4 1886 (January-March)

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1033

Folder 5 1886 (April-December)

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1044

Folder 6 1887 (January-April)

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1055

Folder 7 1887 (May-December)

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1066

Folder 8 1888

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1077

Folder 9 1889

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1088

Folder 10 1890

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1100

Folder 11 February 15, 1890-January 7, 1897 (letterpress book)

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1111

Box 9

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1123

Untitled

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Negotiations with speakers and lecturers, discussion of other Society business, correspondence with other learned societies, 1893-1939
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1130

Folder 1 February 1893-April 1894 (letterpress book)

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1138

Folder 2 1893

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1149

Folder 3 1894

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1160

Folder 4 1899-1912

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
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Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1172

Folder 5 1919

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1183

Folder 6 1920

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1194

Folder 7 1921

Collection Creator::
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7079, Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 3: CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1968, 1972. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7079-refidd1e1205

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