Guide to the Papers of William Barton Rogers
MC.0001

 1804-1950

Summary Information

Repository
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882
Title
William Barton Rogers papers
ID
MC.0001
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1834-1882
Date [inclusive]
1804-1950
Extent
5.0 cubic feet (14 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize enclosure)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains the personal correspondence of William Barton Rogers, the founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Family and professional correspondence, notes, articles, lectures, clippings, and drafts of articles on scientific topics, documents relating his philosophy on science and technology education, and many antecedent documents relating to the establishment and early years of MIT are included. An important part of the collection is drafts of documents prepared during Rogers's efforts to establish a new kind of scientific Institute and to organize the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which was formally incorporated on April 10, 1861, in Boston, Massachusetts. Later documents relate to the development of the educational curriculum, finances, faculty, and facilities of the Institute. There are also papers relating to Rogers' term as president of the National Academy of Sciences, and his involvement with the American Social Science Association and the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists (later the American Association for the Advancement of Science).

Citation

William Barton Rogers papers, MC 1, box X. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Historical note

Founding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1846 March 13 William B. Rogers in a letter to his brother outlines a "Plan for a Polytechnic School in Boston."
1859 March 30 A memorial is written by Dr. Samuel Kneeland petitioning the 1859 Massachusetts legislature for a grant of land for a Conservatory of Art and Science. Issued as House document no. 260, it is not approved.
1859 summer William B. Rogers on behalf of a committee representing various associations prepares a memorial for the 1860 Massachusetts legislature setting forth a plan for an Institute of Technology. It is issued as House document no. 13, but is not approved.
1860 summer William B. Rogers is asked again to prepare a plan, resulting in the document <title render="italic">Objects and Plan of an Institute of Technology</title>. Objects and Plan is accepted by the Committee of Associated Institutions, read at a meeting of the Boston Board of Trade, and submitted to the Massachusetts legislature.
1861 January 7 Circular letter announces a meeting for the purpose of organizing the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1861 January 11 Per circular letter and led by William Barton Rogers, a meeting of persons interested in establishing an Institute of Technology is held in Boston. An "Act of Association" is adopted.
1861 March 19 Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Education of the Massachusetts legislature on the Memorial of the Associated Institutions is issued as House document 171. William B. Rogers prepared the report.
1861 April 10 The Massachusetts legislature passes and Governor John Andrew signs "An Act to Incorporate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology" (Acts 1861, chapter 183).
1861 April 12 Civil War begins.
1861 <title render="italic">An Account of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology</title> is published.
1862 April 8 An initial meeting is held to accept the charter, adopt bylaws, and choose officers to serve until the Government of the Institute is formally elected.
1862 December 17 First public meeting of the Society of Arts, one of three branches of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology proposed in the charter
1864 May 30 <title render="italic">Scope and Plan of the School of Industrial Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology</title> is adopted by the Corporation as the foundation of the Institute's educational philosophy, and the document is published.
1862 May 6 The Government (later known as the Corporation) of MIT is formally elected at the first Annual Meeting of the 54 incorporators. William Barton Rogers is elected president.
1865 February 20 First course of instruction begins with fifteen students. Classes are held at the Mercantile Building, Summer Street, Boston.
1868 First class of students graduates.

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Biography

Rogers family chronology
1802 February 11 James Blythe Rogers (brother) is born.
1804 December 7 William Barton Rogers is born.
1808 August 1 Henry Darwin Rogers (brother) is born.
1812 The Rogers family moves to Baltimore, Maryland.
1813 March 29 Robert Empie Rogers (brother) is born.
1819 Patrick Kerr Rogers (father) is appointed professor of natural history and chemistry at the College of William and Mary, and the family moves to Williamsburg.
1819-1824 William Barton Rogers attends the College of William and Mary. It is unclear whether he ever actually graduated from the college.
1820 Hannah Blythe Rogers (mother) dies.
1822 James Blythe Rogers receives the MD degree from the University of Maryland and begins practicing medicine in Pennsylvania.
1825 William Barton Rogers and Henry Darwin Rogers move to Baltimore.
1826 William Barton Rogers and Henry Darwin Rogers open a school in Windsor, Maryland. Their brother Robert is among their pupils.
1827 James Blythe Rogers becomes professor of chemistry at Washington Medical College, Baltimore.
1827 William Barton Rogers gives a course of lectures at the Maryland Institute in Baltimore.
1828 Patrick Kerr Rogers dies. William Barton Rogers is chosen to fill his father's position as professor of natural philosophy and chemistry at the College of William and Mary.
1830 James Blythe Rogers marries Rachel Smith of Baltimore.
1830 William Barton Rogers assumes teaching duties in mathematics in addition to his other duties at the College of William and Mary.
1830 Henry Darwin Rogers becomes professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. While at Dickinson, he also edits a periodical entitled "The Messenger of Useful Knowledge."
1832-1833 Henry Darwin Rogers spends the winter in London, where he becomes acquainted with members of the Geological Society of London and other scientists. His impressions of the development of science in Europe are communicated in letters to his brothers.
1833 William Barton Rogers is elected a correspondent of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.
1833 December 17 William Barton Rogers II is born (nephew of William Barton Rogers, son of James Blythe Rogers).
circa 1833-1835 Henry Darwin Rogers lectures on geology for the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia.
1834 William Barton Rogers writes his first important scientific publications, the results of his observations of Virginia's greensand and marl.
1835 William Barton Rogers is chosen as a member of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
1835 William Barton Rogers is elected a member of the Virginia Historical and Philosophical Society of Richmond.
1835 William Barton Rogers is appointed to the chair of natural philosophy at the University of Virginia and moves to Charlottesville. Most summers are spent in fieldwork for the geological surveys.
1835-1839 James Blythe Rogers is professor of chemistry in the Medical Department of the University of Cincinnati.
1835-1840 Henry Darwin Rogers leads the New Jersey Geological Survey and publishes a report and a map of the state.
1835-1846 Henry Darwin Rogers is professor of geology and mineralogy at the University of Pennsylvania.
1835-1848 William Barton Rogers serves as state geologist of Virginia. He is assisted in fieldwork by his brothers.
1836 Robert Empie Rogers graduates from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania.
1836-1856 Henry Darwin Rogers is head of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey.
1840 William Barton Rogers, Henry Darwin Rogers, and Robert Empie Rogers participate in founding the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, the parent organization of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1840 James Blythe Rogers moves to Philadelphia, where he assists William Barton Rogers in field and lab work and lectures on medicine.
1841 James Blythe Rogers is appointed professor of chemistry at the Medical Institute of Philadelphia.
1842 William Barton Rogers and Henry Darwin Rogers present a paper on their theory of the structure of the Appalachian Mountain chain before the third annual meeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists in Boston.
1842 William Barton Rogers and Henry Darwin Rogers are elected honorary members of the Boston Society of Natural History.
1842 Robert Empie Rogers becomes professor of applied chemistry and materia medica at the University of Virginia.
1843 Robert Empie Rogers marries Fanny Montgomery.
1844 William Barton Rogers and Henry Darwin Rogers are elected foreign members of the Geological Society of London.
1844 William Barton Rogers is elected a member of the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries, Copenhagen.
1844-1845 William Barton Rogers serves as chairman of the faculty of the University of Virginia.
1844-1847 James Blythe Rogers is professor of chemistry at the Franklin Institute.
1845 William Barton Rogers is elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1846 In response to Henry Darwin Rogers's request, William Barton Rogers writes A Plan for a Polytechnic School in Boston, a plan the brothers hoped would be funded by the Lowell Institute. The terms of the Lowell will did not allow the plan to be funded.
1846 Robert Empie Rogers publishes a textbook on chemistry.
1847 James Blythe Rogers becomes professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
1848 William Barton Rogers receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Hampden-Sidney College in Virginia.
1849 James Rogers, uncle of the Rogers brothers, dies.
1849 William Barton Rogers marries Emma Savage of Boston, and the couple take a honeymoon trip to England, Scotland, and Switzerland, then return to Charlottesville in October.
1850 William Barton Rogers II (nephew) enters the University of Virginia.
1852 James Blythe Rogers dies in Philadelphia. His position as professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania is filled by Robert Empie Rogers. William Barton Rogers II returns to Philadelphia; he never resumes his study at the University of Virginia
1852-1857? William Barton Rogers II (nephew) works as an assistant on the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania.
1853 William Barton Rogers resigns his professorship at the University of Virginia and moves to Boston, where he delivers several courses of public lectures.
1854 Henry Darwin Rogers marries Eliza Lincoln, a half-sister of Emma Savage Rogers.
1856 Robert Empie Rogers is elected dean of the medical faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
1857 Henry Darwin Rogers is awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Dublin.
1857 William Barton Rogers travels to Great Britain for his health and attends a meeting of the British Association in Dublin.
1857 Henry Darwin Rogers becomes Regius Professor of Natural History at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
1859 William Barton Rogers receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the College of William and Mary.
1861 William Barton Rogers is appointed state inspector of gas meters and gas for the state of Massachusetts.
1861 April 10 The "Act to Incorporate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology" is passed by the legislature and approved by Governor Andrew.
1862 May 6 At the first Annual Meeting of the Government of the Institute, William Barton Rogers is elected president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1862 December William Barton Rogers II is appointed treasurer of the Saving Fund Society of Philadelphia.
1862-1863 Robert Empie Rogers serves as acting assistant surgeon at West Philadelphia Military Hospital.
1863 William Barton Rogers attends the organizational meeting of the National Academy of Sciences. Although he was a charter member of the Academy, he was dropped for lack of attendance and later reinstated.
1863-1869 William Barton Rogers serves as corresponding secretary of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1864 Robert Empie Rogers and others found the Humboldt Oil Company, which fails in 1873.
1864 William Barton Rogers resigns his office as state inspector of gas meters and gas.
1864-1866 Henry Darwin Rogers serves as president of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow.
1865 William Barton Rogers is elected first president of the newly-organized American Social Science Association.
1866 Robert Empie Rogers marries Delia Saunders.
1866 Henry Darwin Rogers dies in Scotland.
1866 Harvard University confers an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on William Barton Rogers.
1867 William Barton Rogers is appointed commissioner to represent Massachusetts at the Universal Exposition at Paris.
1868 Due to ill health, William Barton Rogers retires from teaching physics at MIT. Professor John Daniel Runkle is appointed as acting president to serve until William Barton Rogers is well enough to resume his administrative duties.
1869 The Rogers Laboratory of Physics is established by E. C. Pickering and named in honor of William Barton Rogers.
1870 The first proposals of a union of MIT and Harvard are made. William Barton Rogers was consistently opposed to the proposed union.
1870 May 17 William Barton Rogers resigns the presidency of MIT because of his poor health.
1870 September William Barton Rogers II becomes a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
1870 October 3 John D. Runkle becomes second president of MIT
1872-1875 Robert Empie Rogers does research aimed at improving metal refining techniques in the US Mint.
1873 James Savage, William Barton Rogers's father-in-law, dies.
1875-1879 Robert Empie Rogers serves as president of the Franklin Institute.
1876 William Barton Rogers is elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1877 Robert Empie Rogers becomes professor of medical chemistry and toxicology at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.
1878 June 12 John D. Runkle resigns as MIT president
1878 February William Barton Rogers II is appointed vice president of the Saving Fund of Philadelphia.
1878-1887 William Barton Rogers II is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mercantile Library Company.
1879-1882 William Barton Rogers serves as president of the National Academy of Sciences.
1879 December 10 William Barton Rogers begins a second term as MIT president
1880 The American Association for the Advancement of Science meets in Boston, and William Barton Rogers serves as host chairman.
1880 William Barton Rogers II is chosen a member of the American Philosophical Society.
1881 May Francis Amasa Walker is formally elected to succeed William Barton Rogers as president of MIT.
1881 November 10 Francis A. Walker takes office as president of MIT.
1882 May 30 William Barton Rogers dies in Boston.
1882 October William Barton Rogers II is elected one of the Board of Managers of the Saving Fund Society of Philadelphia.
1883 Robert Empie Rogers receives an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.
1883 The original building of the Institute is renamed the Rogers Building in honor of William Barton Rogers.
1883 The highest mountain in Virginia is named Mt. Rogers in honor of William Barton Rogers.
1884 Robert Empie Rogers dies.
1887 William Barton Rogers II becomes a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
1893 January William Barton Rogers II is elected one of the Board of Trustees of the Building Fund of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and secretary of the Board.
1893 March 15 William Barton Rogers II dies.
1896 <title render="italic">Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers</title>, edited by Emma Savage Rogers with the assistance of William Thompson Sedgwick, is published.
1911 Emma Savage Rogers dies.

William Barton Rogers was one of four sons of Patrick Kerr Rogers and Hannah Blythe Rogers. The eldest of his brothers, James Blythe Rogers, was trained as a physician, but spent most of his life as a professor of chemistry. Henry Darwin Rogers made his primary scientific contributions in the field of geology, and the youngest brother, Robert Empie Rogers, was a professor of chemistry and physician. Throughout their lives, the four brothers worked in close conjunction in their scientific endeavors, with the result that a description of one brother’s achievements is incomplete without some account of the others’ activities.

Best known as founder and first president of MIT, William Barton Rogers began his career as professor of natural philosophy and chemistry at the College of William and Mary and later taught natural philosophy at the University of Virginia. He also served as state geologist of Virginia and led the first Geological Survey of the state. At about the same time, Henry Darwin Rogers was state geologist of New Jersey and state geologist of Pennsylvania. Although Willam Rogers taught many facets of natural philosophy and chemistry, he made significant contributions in geology, and his articles were often co-authored by his brother Henry. In 1849, William Rogers married Emma Savage of Boston, and in 1853 the couple moved to Boston. Supported by the scientific community of Boston, Rogers brought to life his conception of a dual theoretical and technical scientific education, and largely through his efforts, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was incorporated in 1861. William Barton Rogers served as President of MIT from the first meeting of the incorporators in 1862 until 1870, then served a second term as president from 1879 until 1881. He died in 1882 and is buried in the James Savage plot in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The youngest of the Rogers family members represented in this collection of papers is William Barton Rogers II, who was a son of James Blythe Rogers and was named in honor of his uncle. William B. Rogers II, was exposed early to the scientific activities of his father and uncles, who encouraged him to seek a career in science. Although he maintained an amateur interest in science, William B. Rogers II, turned to a career in banking and served the Western Savings Fund Society of Philadelphia for thirty years.

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Scope and contents of the collection

The William Barton Rogers manuscript collection consists primarily of family and professional correspondence, but also includes notes, drafts of speeches and legislative petitions, documents relating to the founding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, scientific publications, and biographical material collected after his death in 1882. There is also corrspondence between his wife, Emma Savage Rogers, and his colleagues, particularly when he was ill, as well as her own correspondence after his death.

Two volumes of selected letters of William Barton Rogers and other members of his family were published in 1896. These volumes, titled Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers, were edited by his widow and they constitute an important source of information about the family. The relationship between the published volumes of letters and the manuscript collection is unclear. Not all the letters that appear in  Life and Letters still exist in the Rogers papers. At the same time, there are letters in the manuscript collection that were not published in  Life and Letters.

Family and scientific correspondence

The strength of the collection is the extensive family and professional correspondence represented in it. For the years 1821 to 1851 the papers that have been preserved are primarily family correspondence. In the case of the Rogers family, since all four of the Rogers brothers were noted scientists, family correspondence often doubled as scientific correspondence. Each brother corresponded with the others about his own personal and professional activities, new techniques in experimentation, issues in scientific inquiry, and news of other members of the family.

In addition, the brothers all corresponded with their colleagues on scientific topics, and the collection includes letters to and from such noted scientists as James D. Dana, Charles H. Hitchcock, John L. LeConte, F. B. Meek, J. S. Newberry, H. C. Williams, Charles Daubeny, William C. Redfield, Louis Agassiz, Edward Hitchcock, William Gregory, W. C. Bond, Ogden Rood, Eben Coffin, E. S. Snell, George Brush, John A. Tobin, John Rodgers, J. W. Mallett, C. W. Jenks, James Orton, William J. McAlpine, Matthew F. Maury, Asa Gray, William R. Galt, Andrew H. Russell, Wolcott Gibbs, T. H. Huxley, James Mcfarlane, and Henry Wadsworth.

Geology

During his years as a teacher at the College of William and Mary and later at the University of Virginia, William Barton Rogers lectured on a variety of subjects, including physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and natural history. His professional interest in geology seems to date from Henry Darwin Rogers’s first trip to England during the winter of 1832-33. Having secured positions as leaders of state geological surveys, William Barton Rogers in Virginia and Henry Darwin Rogers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the two brothers worked closely for several years.

Their combined efforts in fieldwork and interpretation of data led to their theory of the origin of the Appalachian Mountains, first articulated at the meeting of the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists in 1842. The theory was controversial from the moment of its presentation to the scientific community, and modern geologists have completely rejected it.

Although the Rogers theory failed to gain acceptance, their meticulously accurate fieldwork is still recognized as a major contribution to geology, and the controversial theory, along with the fieldwork, made the Rogers brothers well-known among geologists of the nineteenth century. In this light, the almost complete lack of field notes in the Rogers papers is disappointing.

Scientific papers in the collection include William Barton Rogers's notes on published articles on various topics, drafts of his own articles, and a draft of a textbook, as well as correspondence with other scientists. The scientific papers are more substantial after about 1858, by which time William Barton Rogers had settled in Boston. After Life and Letters had been published, Rogers widow, Emma Savage Rogers, donated letters and books on geology relating to the state geological survey to the Virginia State Library.

Scientific Societies

In addition to strictly scientific activities, William Barton Rogers's correspondence and other papers reflect his involvement with developing scientific societies, among them the National Academy of Sciences, the American Social Science Association, and the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists, which later became the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Rogers served terms as president of the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists in 1847, president of the American Social Science Association beginning in 1865, and president of the National Academy of Sciences from 1879 to 1882. Because of his involvement with these and other scientific societies, Rogers's papers include correspondence with Alexander Dallas Bache, Spencer Fullerton Baird, O. C. Marsh, Simon Newcomb, H. C. Williams, F. W. Putnam, James Hall, F. B. Sanborn, Joseph Henry, J. S. Newberry, Gamaliel Bradford, Otto Struve, Edward Burgess, Weir Mitchell, and Samuel Scudder. The documentation of Rogers's term as president of the National Academy of Sciences is particularly complete, and includes notes for meetings, drafts of proceedings, copies of committee reports, and circular letters as well as general correspondence.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From 1860 to 1870, and again from 1875 until William Barton Rogers's death, the collection is dominated by papers relating to the foundation, organization, and administration of MIT. Documents relating to the initial organization of the school include lists of people to whom information about the new school should be sent, subscription records of donors, informal memoranda on meetings, drafts of the memorials to the legislature, and correspondence among those in the community who supported the development of the school. The book Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT, by Julius A. Stratton and Loretta Mannix, as well as  Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers, will enhance understanding of the finding aid and the collection.

Rogers is recognized as the founder of MIT, and from 1862 until 1870, and again from 1879 until 1881, he served as president of the Institute. The collection includes correspondence with students, prospective students, faculty, and officials of the Institute. Because of Rogers's role as primary administrator, letters of application from prospective faculty members, letters of recommendation, bills, accounts, and student petitions also appear in the Rogers papers. Subseries C of series 2, Documents related to the founding of MIT is an important source of information about the early years of MIT. Drafts of reports and correspondence on these events are also found in series 1, which is arranged chronologically.

In 1870, Rogers retired from the presidency of MIT because of poor health. There are few papers dating from the 1870s, although Rogers's successor to the presidency, John Daniel Runkle, kept him informed of Institute affairs. In 1878, Runkle resigned and in December 1879 Rogers became president of MIT for the second time. Correspondence among Rogers, Runkle, and President Charles W. Eliot of Harvard on the subject of the proposed merger is extant in the collection. At the same time, MIT was searching for a successor to Rogers, who had agreed to serve only until a new president could be found. Francis Amasa Walker was chosen to succeed Rogers, and correspondence between the two men about the mechanics of the change of office is also in the collection.

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Arrangement of collection

Organized into two series: Series 1. Correspondence and Notebooks, Series 2. Writings and Publications

Series 2 has been arranged into six subseries. A. Publications on geology and related sciences by William Barton Rogers, Henry Darwin Rogers, and Robert Empie Rogers; B. Geology publications by Henry Darwin Rogers; C. Documents of the founding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; D. Publications of organizations; E. Sources for biography of William Barton Rogers; and F. Clippings.

Each series is arranged chronologically. The dated items in the collection are followed by undated items, which are grouped by type of document (correspondence, drafts, notes) insofar as they could be identified.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Institute Archives and Special Collections 1977

Revision Description

 Revised by Erin Edwards and Elizabeth Andrews 2007, 2009

Access note

The collection is open for research.

Intellectual property rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of collection.

Custodial history note

The collection is an aggregate of papers given to the MIT Libraries between 1941 and 1978, and a small number of items donated or transferred to the Institute Archives and Special Collections since 1978. It is probable that most of the Rogers papers were given to the MIT Libraries by Emma Savage Rogers after the 1896 publication of Life and Letters, two volumes of selected letters of William Barton Rogers that she edited with the assistance of William T. Sedgwick. Many of the documents bear editorial markings, and some typed manuscripts of letters, annotated in Emma Savage Rogers's hand are also among the papers. Additional items were initially cataloged into the Libraries book collection, and were relocated and placed with this collection when it was formally processed in 1978 and 1979.

Location of originals

The original charter (Act to Incorporate the Massachusetts Instiute of Technology) is located at the Massachusetts State Archives.

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Related Materials

Related archival materials

COLLECTIONS AT MIT

MC 2
 Rogers family papers, 1811-1904
MC 3
 William Barton Rogers II papers, 1817-1919
MC 7
 John D. Runkle papers, 1853-1880
AC 278
 MIT Corporation minutes, 1862-

COLLECTIONS AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

The Library of Virginia
 Virginia Geological Survey Records, 1836-1842
Historical Society of Philadelphia
 papers
National Academy of Sciences Archives
 records

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Association of American Geologists and Naturalists.
  • Committee of Associated Institutions of Science and Arts. (Boston, Mass.)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alumni Association.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Society of Arts.
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
  • Andrew, John A. (John Albion), 1818-1867
  • Atkinson, Edward, 1827-1905
  • Crafts, J.M. (James Mason), 1839-1917
  • Crosby, William Otis, 1850-1925
  • Cross, Charles R. (Charles Robert), 1848-1921
  • Dalton, Charles Henry
  • Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
  • Hilgard, J.E. (Julius Erasmus), 1825-1891
  • Hitchcock, Edward, 1828-1911
  • Holman, Silas W. (Silas Whitcomb), 1856-1900
  • Kneeland, Samuel, 1821-1888
  • Lanza, Gaetano, 1848-1928
  • Newcomb, Simon, 1847-1886
  • Nichols, Wm. Ripley (William Ripley), 1847-1886
  • Ordway, John M. (John Morse), 1823-1909
  • Richards, Ellen H. (Ellen Henrietta), 1842-1911
  • Richards, Robert H. (Robert Hallowell), 1844-1945
  • Rogers, Emma (Emma Savage)
  • Rogers, Henry D. (Henry Darwin), 1808-1866
  • Rogers, James B., 1803-1852
  • Rogers, Robert (Robert Empie), 1813-1884
  • Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882
  • Ross, M. Denman
  • Runkle, John D. (John Daniel), 1822-1902
  • Storer, Frank H. (Frank Humphreys), 1832-1914
  • Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873
  • Webb, Thomas H. (Thomas Hopkins), 1801-1866

Subject(s)

  • Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century
  • College presidents -- Massachusetts --Biography
  • Education, Higher -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Education, Higher -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
  • Engineering --Study and teaching--United States -- History
  • Geologists -- United States -- Biography
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- History
  • Science--Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States --History
  • Scientists -- United States -- Biography

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Bibliography

Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers, edited by his wife with the assistance of William T. Sedgwick, in two volumes. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896.

Stratton, Julius A., and Loretta H. Mannix. Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005.

Angulo, Alex J. William Barton Rogers and the Idea of MIT. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2008.

Stratton, Julius A. "The New Academy of Engineering" Technology Review 67 (9): 41-44, 1965.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology: A Brief Account of its Foundation, Character, and Equipment. Boston, Mass.: published by the Institute for use at the St. Louis Exposition, 1904.

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Index of Correspondents

Corporate Name(s)

  • (Texas) Agricultural College, College Sta., TX:  folder 81
  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia:  folder 59
  • Albemarle Free School Association:  folder 21
  • Alumni Association:  folders 72, 74, 75, 82, 84
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston:  folder 104
  • American Almanac:  folder 11
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science:  folders 71, 74, 82, 104, 105, 128
  • American Institute:  folder 60
  • American Philological Association:  folder 128
  • American Social Science Association:  folders 58, 59, 70, 71, 72
  • American Society of Civil Engineers:  folder 94
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers:  folder 122
  • Appalachian Mountain Club:  folders 77, 95, 97
  • Associated Institutions of Science and Art:  folders 34, 35, 36, 41
  • Association of American Geologists and Naturalists:  folder 20
  • Blue Sulphur Springs Company:  folder 13
  • Boston Authors Club:  folder 140
  • Boston Board of Trade:  folder 35
  • Boston City Hospital:  folder 61
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts:  folder 89
  • Boston Public Library:  folder 54
  • Boston Society of Architects:  folders 116, 117
  • Boston Society of Natural History:  folders 33, 35, 36, 87, 103, 122, 123
  • Boston Young Men's Christian Union:  folder 140
  • Bowdoin College:  folder 137
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science:  folders 32, 54, 59
  • Building Committee:  folders 48, 56
  • Cobden Club:  folder 100Cock, George B.
  • Committee on Buildings and Grounds:  folder 78
  • Committee on Finance:  folder 45
  • Committee on Instruction:  folder 52
  • Committee on Subscriptions:  folders 78, 87
  • Committee on the School of Industrial Science:  folders 81, 98
  • Cosmos Club, Washington, DC:  folder 129
  • Deane Steam Pump Co., Holyoke, MA:  folder 110
  • Eastern Counties Railway Company:  folder 32
  • Elliott Brothers, London:  folder 47
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC:  folder 137
  • Glasgow University:  folder 137
  • Harvard University Observatory:  folder 77
  • Herald (Norfolk, Va.):  folder 3
  • Houghton Mifflin Company:  folder 138
  • Howland and Grinnell:  folder 1
  • Hughes and Duncan:  folder 1
  • Illinois University:  folder 122
  • Institute of Civil Engineers, London:  folder 61
  • Lowell Institute, Boston:  folder 53
  • Loyola College, Baltimore, MD:  folder 137
  • Lyceum, Philadelphia:  folder 1
  • Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts, Baltimore:  folder 5
  • Maryland University:  folder 2
  • Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association:  folders 35, 109, 111, 133
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston:  folder 59
  • Massachusetts Congregational Charitable Society:  folder 30
  • Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston:  folders 2, 137, 141
  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society:  folder 36
  • Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland:  folder 1
  • Medical Society of Maryland:  folder 1
  • Michigan University:  folder 137
  • National Academy of Sciences:  folders 68, 69, 72, 73, 75, 77, 90, 99, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 122, 123, 128, 129, 139
  • National Association of Cotton Manufacturers:  folder 69
  • National Association of Wool Manufacturers:  folder 73
  • National Board of Trade:  folder 74
  • New England Society for the Promotion of Manufacturers and the Mechanic Arts:  folder 35
  • New Hampshire Historical Society:  folder 7
  • New Jersey State Geologist:  folder 12
  • New York Historical Society:  folder 1
  • New York State Museum, Albany:  folder 137
  • Paris Exposition Universelle, 1867:  folders 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 61, 64
  • Paris Exposition Universelle, 1878:  folders 82, 99
  • Peabody Institute, Danvers, MA:  folder 59
  • Pennsylvania Historical Society:  folder 69
  • Pennsylvania State College:  folder 110
  • Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA:  folder 140
  • Popular Science Monthly:  folders 95, 101
  • Protective War-Claim Association:  folder 43
  • Reciprocity Mining Company of Canada East:  folder 48
  • Reservation Committee:  folder 34
  • Russell and Putnam, Counsellors at Law:  folders 27, 94
  • Science:  folder 127
  • Smithsonian Institution:  folders 99, 101, 137, 138
  • Society of Arts:  folder 94
  • St. Botolph Club, Boston:  folder 103
  • Swett, Nason and Company:  folder 60
  • The Tech:  folder 124
  • Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute:  folder 141
  • Union Club of Boston:  folder 45
  • US Army:  folders 95, 102
  • US Census Office:  folder 111
  • US Congress. Joint Select committee on Retrenchment:  folder 59
  • US National Board of Health:  folders 97, 101, 102
  • US Naval Observatory:  folder 77
  • US Office of Explorations and Surveys:  folder 32
  • Victoria Institute, or Philosophical Society of Great Britain, London:  folder 90
  • Virginia Historical Society, Richmond:  folder 118
  • Virginia University:  folders 17, 21, 22, 72, 116, 133
  • Washington and Jefferson College, PA:  folder 137
  • Wednesday Evening Club:  folder 74
  • White, S. and W.:  folder 1
  • William and Mary College:  folders 2, 5, 136, 137
  • Williams College:  folders 31, 53
  • Wisconsin University:  folders 117, 137
  • Yale University Sheffield Scientific School:  folder 137
  • Young Men's Christian Union:  See: Boston Young Men's Christian Union

Personal Name(s)

  • Abbott, Henry Larcom:  folder 32
  • Abell, Alexander Pope:  folders 22, 62
  • Adams, Charles Francis:  folders 96, 137
  • Adams, Charles L.:  folder 116
  • Adler, Felix:  folder 137
  • Agassiz, Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe:  folders 75, 90, 128, 137
  • Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot:  folder 134
  • Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe:  folder 32
  • Alden, Caroline M.:  folder 92
  • Alexander, John Henry:  folder 30
  • Alger, Francis:  folders 37, 39
  • Allen, Calvin Francis (C. Frank):  folder 119, 142
  • Allen, Jacob A.:  folder 142
  • Allen, Zachariah:  folder 31, 80
  • Alliboxe, Samuel Austin:  folder 38
  • Almack, R.:  folder 31
  • Ames, Frederick Lothrop:  folder 101
  • Anagnos, Michael:  folders 137, 140
  • Andrew, John Albion (Gov.):  folders 38, 40, 43
  • Appleton, Ellery C.:  folder 61
  • Appleton, F. P.:  folder 50
  • Appleton, John Howard:  folder 50
  • Appleton, Thomas Gold:  folder 54
  • Arnest, John:  folder 1
  • Arnold, James:  folder 54
  • Arthur, Chester Alan:  folder 129
  • Ashburner, Charles A.:  folder 116
  • Askenasy, H.:  folder 47
  • Aspinwall, Thomas:  folders 32, 37
  • Atkinson, Edward:  folders 47, 56, 60, 65, 67, 70, 71, 72, 75, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 87, 94, 99, 105, 115, 118, 119, 123, 142
  • Atkinson, James S.:  folder 97
  • Atkinson, William Partons:  folders 50, 52, 54, 58, 62, 64, 66, 71, 77, 89, 91, 93, 94, 96, 106
  • Atwater, George M.:  folders 36, 37
  • Averill, J. P.:  folder 63
  • Babb, George Fletcher:  folder 119
  • Bache, Alexander Dallas:  folder 46
  • Backus, Truman Jay:  folder 91
  • Bailey, Abraham:  folder 61
  • Bailey, Jacob Whitman:  folders 24, 26
  • Bailey, Lilburn R.:  folder 22
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton:  folders 31, 53, 65, 90, 92, 99, 101, 116, 122, 128, 129, 130
  • Baker, Ellen M.:  folder 142
  • Baker, Samuel:  folder 1
  • Baker, William E.:  folder 33
  • Ballard, C. R.:  folder 92
  • Bancroft, George:  folder 11
  • Barber, T. H.:  folder 84
  • Barbour, B. Johnson:  folders 60, 72
  • Barker, George Frederick:  folders 126, 127, 130, 132, 136
  • Barnard, Charles Francis:  folder 37
  • Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter:  folders 50, 54, 92, 93, 95, 101, 102, 128
  • Barney, Charles E.:  folder 50
  • Barr, Thomas Francis:  folder 114
  • Bartlett, Dana P.:  folder 104
  • Bartlett, S.:  folder 52
  • Bartlett, Truman H.:  folders 131, 140
  • Barton, George Hunt:  folders 013, 137
  • Barton, Pennant:  folder 7
  • Bates, Arlo:  folder 134
  • Bates, Joseph L.:  folder 109
  • Bates, Joshua:  folder 142
  • Battles, W.:  folder 38
  • Baumhauer, E. H.:  folder 73
  • Bayard, William:  folder 2
  • Baylies, Hodijah:  folder 11
  • Beach, Henry Harris Aubrey:  folder 139
  • Beckwith, Neil:  folders 58, 58
  • Beebe, E. Pierson:  folder 100
  • Beebe, J. Arthur:  folder 100
  • Beebe, James M.:  folders 35, 45
  • Belden, R. H.:  folder 71
  • Bellows, Henry Whitney:  folder 118
  • Benjamin, R. E.:  folder 13
  • Benton, Edward R.:  folder 77
  • Berry, A.:  folder 100
  • Bibb, William A.:  folder 21
  • Bicknell, Alfred:  folder 133
  • Biddle, William:  folder 14
  • Bigelow, Andrew:  folder 39
  • Bigelow, Erastus Brigham:  folders 35, 43, 73
  • Bigelow, George T.:  folders 64, 142
  • Bigelow, Horatio Nelson:  folder 37
  • Bigelow, Jacob:  folders 37, 47
  • Billings, John Shaw:  folder 133
  • Binney, Amos:  folders 35, 36
  • Binney, Horace:  folder 57
  • Binney, William Greene:  folder 136
  • Blackford, William W.:  folders 74, 75
  • Blackwell, George G.:  folder 109
  • Blaettermann, G.:  folder 17
  • Blagder, George W.:  folder 37
  • Blaine, James Gillespie:  folder 114
  • Blake, Clarence John:  folder 70
  • Blake, John H.:  folders 36, 37
  • Blake, T. W. J.:  folder 142
  • Blake, William Phipps:  folder 36
  • Bliss, Philip:  folder 9
  • Blodgett, Aaron D.:  folder 93
  • Blodgett, George W.:  folders 82, 98
  • Bocher, Ferdinand:  folder 53
  • Boddington, Reginald Stewart:  folder 134
  • Bogart, John:  folder 94
  • Bolingbroke, Horatio:  folder 19
  • Bolton, Henry Carrington:  folders 82, 128, 129
  • Bond, George W.:  folder 37
  • Bond, William Cranch:  folder 32
  • Boott, William:  folder 37
  • Bouve, Thomas T.:  folders 43, 72
  • Bowditch, Ernest W.:  filder 111
  • Bowditch, Henry Ingersoll:  folders 36, 37, 130, 133
  • Bowditch, J. Ingersoll:  folder 57, 84
  • Bowdoin, James:  folder 8
  • Bowen, Francis:  folder 37
  • Boyd, Thomas:  folder 39
  • Bradford, Gamaliel:  folders 70, 71, 72
  • Bradlee, John t.:  folder 61
  • Brant, Grace Paulding:  folder 110
  • Brant, Louis P.:  folders 105, 110
  • Braybrooke, Third Baron:  See: Neville, Richard Griffin
  • Brewer, Thomas M.:  folder 37
  • Brewer, William Henry:  folder 130
  • Brewerton, Henry:  folder 62
  • Brigham, William Tufts:  folder 43
  • Brimmer, Martin:  folders 38, 45
  • Brock, Robert Alonzo:  folder 118
  • Brodie, David:  folder 43
  • Brooks, Phillips:  folder 1115
  • Brooks, W. H.:  folder 37
  • Broughton, Thomas G.:  folder 3
  • Brown, Edmund H.:  folder 97
  • Brown, J. B.:  folder 136
  • Brown, Samuel Gilman:  folder 59
  • Browne, C. Allen:  folders 36, 390
  • Brown-Sequard, C.-E.:  folder 58
  • Brunn, Hagemeyer:  folder 48
  • Brush, George Jarvis:  folders 50, 52, 75, 128, 134, 142
  • Bryant, David:  folder 390
  • Buckingham, Charles Edward:  folder 58
  • Bugbee, James M.:  folder 103
  • Bulfinch, Thomas:  folder 32, 142
  • Bullard, Frederic Field:  folder 137
  • Bullard, W. S.:  folder 37
  • Bullock, Alexander Hamilton (Gov.):  folders 54, 55, 56, 59
  • Burgess, Edward:  folders 93, 95, 103
  • Burton, Alfred Edgar:  folder 138
  • Cabell, James Lawrence:  folders 101, 130
  • Cabot, Edward Clarke:  folders 37, 112, 115, 116, 118
  • Cabot, Frederick S.:  folder 50
  • Cabot, J. Eliott:  folder 75
  • Cabot, Samuel, Jr. (M.D.):  folders 33, 35
  • Caldwell, John B.:  folder 1
  • Campbell, Charles:  folder 18
  • Campbell, Ferdinand S.:  folder 2
  • Campbell, John Lyle:  folder 77
  • Capellini, (Professor):  folder 46
  • Carpenter, William B.:  folder 38
  • Carrington, Charles S.:  folder 54
  • Carroll, Charles:  folder 65
  • Carson, Howard Adams:  folder 116
  • Carter, Robert G.:  folder 94
  • Caulkins, F. M.:  folder 38
  • Chadbourne, Paul Ansel:  folder 38
  • Chadsworth, Edward:  folder 142
  • Chadwick, Edwin:  folder 48
  • Chadwick, John C.:  folder 120
  • Chamberlain, Robert:  folder 32
  • Chamberlain, S. E.:  folder 56
  • Chambers, Robert:  folder 33
  • Chandler, Charles Frederick:  folders 102, 109, 112
  • Chandler, Francis Ward:  folder 141
  • Chandler, Peleg Whitman:  folder 142
  • Chandler, William Eaton:  folder 130
  • Chandler, William Henry:  folder 120
  • Chapin, W. C.:  folder 52
  • Chesbrough, E. S.:  folder 9
  • Chesney, J. H. M.:  folder 38
  • Child, Francis James:  fodler 80
  • Childs, Arthur F.:  folder 129
  • Chittenden, Lucius Eugene:  folders 38, 48
  • Chittenden, Russell Henry:  folder 137
  • Church, Irving Porter:  folder 118
  • Claflin, William:  folder 40
  • Claiborne, D. A.:  folder 58
  • Clapp, Otis:  folder 37
  • Clark, Alvan:  folder 133
  • Clark, Henry James:  folder 53
  • Clark, James W.:  folder 38
  • Clark, John S.:  folder 100
  • Clark, Theodore M.:  folder 119, 120, 122, 124
  • Clarke, Edward H.:  folder 50
  • Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth:  folder 128
  • Clarkson, W.:  folder 2
  • Clay, Henry:  folder 4
  • Clement, Edward Henry:  folder 139
  • Clindinen, W. H.:  folder 1
  • Coale, William E.:  folder 39
  • Coates, Isaac T.:  folder 90
  • Cobb, Samuel C.:  folders 78, 87
  • Cobbett, W.:  folder 142
  • Codman, John:  folder 142
  • Coffin, Eben S.:  folder 33
  • Coffin, James Henry:  folder 27
  • Coffin, John Huntington Crane:  folders 90, 92, 93, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, 111, 112, 116, 117, 128, 142
  • Coles, J. B.:  folder 20
  • Collier, Peter:  folder 124
  • Collins, Benjamin G.:  folder 97
  • Collins, Bertrand R. T.:  folder 137
  • Collins, W.:  folder 72
  • Combe, George:  folder 33
  • Comstock, Theodore Bryant:  folder 83
  • Conant, Nelson Whitney:  folders 52, 61
  • Converse, James C.:  folder 39
  • Coolidge, H. H.:  folder 62
  • Cooper, Samuel f.:  folder 99
  • Cope, Edward Drinker:  folders 72, 123, 128
  • Copeland, R. Morris:  folders 37, 39
  • Corcoran, William Warwick:  folder 90
  • Cotting, Benjamin Eddy:  folders 54, 95
  • Courtenay, Edward Henry:  folder 19
  • Cox, R.:  folder 32
  • Crafts, James Mason:  folders 58, 142
  • Craighill, William Price:  folder 68
  • Crompton, J.:  folder 59
  • Crosby, Alpheus:  folder 37
  • Crosby, William Otis:  folders 73, 116, 123, 136
  • Cross, Charles Robert:  folders 74, 77, 87, 89, 97, 104, 117, 127, 131, 132, 143
  • Crothers, Samuel McChord:  folder 143
  • Crozet, Claude:  folder 32
  • Cullum, George Washington:  folders 36, 143
  • Cummings, Charles Amos:  folders 116, 118
  • Cummings, John:  folders 37, 78, 92, 105, 108, 130, 143
  • Curtis, A. R.:  folder 56
  • Curtis, Greeley S.:  folder 37
  • Curtis, John W.:  folder 128
  • Cushing, Luther Stearns:  folder 30
  • Cutler, Harry H.:  folder 97
  • d'Aligny, Henry F. Q.:  folder 61
  • Dall, Caroline Healey:  folder 138
  • Dall, William Healey:  folder 137
  • Dalton, Charles Henry:  folders 35, 36, 39, 48, 53, 77, 117
  • Dalton, John Call:  folder 39
  • Dana, James Dwight:  folders 33, 54, 130
  • Daniels, Edward:  folder 35
  • Darlington, William:  folder 14
  • Daubeny, Charles Giles Bridle:  folders 15, 32
  • Daubree, A.:  folder 54
  • Davidson, George:  folder 103
  • Davis, A. H. S.:  folder 128
  • Davis, Horace:  folder 68
  • Dawson, M.:  folders 38, 43
  • Dawson, Robert Kearsley:  folder 19
  • Day, Jeremiah B.:  folder 21
  • Day, Moses:  folder 37
  • Dean, John S.:  folder 117
  • Deane, Charles:  folder 134
  • Deane, Charles P.:  folder 110
  • Deane, James:  folder 31
  • De Butts, Elisha:  folder 1
  • Delafield, Richard (Maj.):  folder 33
  • Delano, Joseph C.:  folder 37
  • Denison, C. W.:  folder 57
  • Dennett, George William:  folder 37
  • Dennie, James:  folder 37
  • Derr, E. Ritchie:  folder 37
  • Dew, Thomas Robert:  folder 19
  • Dewey, Davis Rich:  folder 137
  • Dexter, G. M.:  folder 36
  • Dillaway, C. K.:  folder 37
  • Diman, Jeremiah Lewis:  folder 75
  • DiMauray, C. K.:  folders 103, 108
  • Dixwell, Eliza B.:  folder 117
  • Dixwell, J. J.:  folder 37
  • Dodge, Esteem B.:  folder 59
  • Doubleday, Edward:  folder 28
  • Douglas, Hugh Thomas:  folder 74
  • Draper, Henry:  folders 109, 123
  • Draper, John William:  folder 73
  • Drown, Thomas Messinger:  folder 137
  • Ducie, Earl:  folders 53, 54
  • Dunbar, William Otis:  folder 92
  • Duncan, John:  folder 37
  • Duncklee, Horace L.:  folder 59
  • Dupee, James Alexander:  folders 36, 37
  • Dyer, Elisha:  folder 61
  • Eagles, John:  folder 19
  • Eastman, J. R.:  folder 77
  • Easton, Norman:  folder 35
  • Eaton, John:  folder 100
  • Eddy, Henry Turner:  folder 117
  • Eddy, R. H.:  folder 105
  • Edison, Thomas Alva:  folder 92
  • Edmands, Benjamin F.:  folders 33, 61
  • Edmands, G. K.:  folder 98
  • Edwards, Martha Ann:  folders 73, 78
  • Eliot, Charles William:  folders 50, 52, 57, 62, 64, 68, 140
  • Eliot, Samuel:  folder 143
  • Elliot, Ezekiel B.:  folders 37, 39
  • Elliott, George H.:  folder 68
  • Ellis, Rufus:  folder 77
  • Emerson, George Barrell:  folders 31, 35, 59
  • Empie, Adam:  folder 9
  • Endicott, William:  folders 56, 57, 78, 82, 87, 100, 143
  • Ernst, Carl wilhelm:  folders 102, 114
  • Esty, Alexander R.:  folder 37
  • Everett, William:  folder 112
  • Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert:  folders 33, 52
  • Fairbanks, Stephen:  folder 36
  • Farlow, William Gilson:  folder 143
  • Farmer, John:  folder 7
  • Farrar, E.:  folder 143
  • Fay, Charles Ernest:  folder 137
  • Fay, Frederic Harold:  folder 138
  • Fay, Henry Harrison:  folder 110
  • Fay, Joseph S.:  folders 37, 85
  • Felt, Charles W.:  folder 88
  • Felton, Cornelius Conway:  folder 37
  • Fernald, Merritt Caldwell:  folder 119
  • Field, Walbridge Abner:  folder 95
  • Fillmore, C. W.:  folder 119
  • Firth, Frank Russell:  folders 61, 67
  • Firth, G. W. W.:  folder 63
  • Firth, William:  folders 48, 143
  • Fishburn, C. D.:  folder 70
  • Fisher, George Purnell:  folder 128
  • Fitch, Elizabeth:  folder 33
  • Flint, Charles Louis:  folders 35, 110
  • Folsom, Charles Follen:  folder 143
  • Folsom, Charles William:  folder 39
  • Folwell, William Watts:  folder 102
  • Fontaine, William M.:  folders 72, 81, 84, 93, 109, 112, 128, 130
  • Fonter, John:  folder 143
  • Forbes, David:  folder 69
  • Forbes, Eli:  folder 61
  • Forbes, Franklin:  folder 37
  • Forbes, James David:  folder 33
  • Forbes, John M.:  folders 78, 88, 134, 136
  • Forbes, Robert Bennett:  folders 37, 54, 143
  • Forbes, S. S.:  folder 143
  • Ford, Worthington Chauncey:  folder 141
  • Forrest, James:  folders 47, 61
  • Forshall, Josiah:  folder 6
  • Foss, Harry A.:  folder 97
  • Foster, Dwight:  folder 54
  • Foster, John L.:  folder 37
  • Fox, John A.:  folder 61
  • Francis, James Bicheno:  folders 36, 37, 38, 45, 93, 95
  • French, Henry Flagg:  folder 47
  • Frissell, Hollis Burke:  folder 137
  • Froebel, Julius:  folder 30
  • Frothingham, Nathaniel Langdon:  folder 43
  • Frothingham, Paul Revere:  folder 140
  • Frothingham, T.:  folders 61, 67
  • Froude, Richard Hurrell:  folder 143
  • Fujimaro, Tanaka:  folder 92
  • Fuller, Henry W.:  folders 94, 95
  • Gadow, H.:  folder 138
  • Gadsden, John:  folder 1
  • Galletly, Alexander:  folder 46
  • Galt, William R.:  folder 70
  • Gannett, Ezra Stiles:  folder 39, 48
  • Garland, David Shepherd:  folder 12
  • Gay, A. M.:  folder 37
  • Gibbes, Lewis R.:  folder 38
  • Gibbes, Robert Wilson:  folder 27
  • Gibbs, (Oliver) Wolcott:  folders 66, 72, 99, 107, 109, 130, 143
  • Gildersleeve, Basil Lannean:  folder 128
  • Gill, Theodore Nicholas:  folders 70, 129, 143
  • Gillespie, William Mitchell:  folder 53
  • Gillingham, Ezra:  folder 1
  • Gilman, Charles Chadbourne:  folder 61
  • Gilman, Daniel Coit:  folders 43, 88
  • Godwin, John M.:  folder 21
  • Goldmark, Henry:  folder 95
  • Goodale, George Lincoln:  folders 75, 143
  • Goodfellow, Edward:  folder 115
  • Goodhue, Jonathan:  folders 1, 2
  • Goodrich, Joseph King:  folders 129, 130
  • Goodwin, John A.:  folder 40
  • Goodwin, William Watson:  folder 112
  • Gookin, Samuel Henry:  folders 33, 35
  • Gordon, George H.:  folder 41
  • Gould, Benjamin Apthorp:  folder 143
  • Grant, Edwin H.:  folder 52
  • Gray, Asa:  folders 69, 87, 127
  • Greeley, Horace:  folder 53
  • Green, Duff:  folder 16
  • Green, Samuel Abbot:  folders 39, 69, 137
  • Greene, Charles Ezra:  folders 61, 88, 115, 116, 117
  • Greenlaw, Frank M.:  folder 137
  • Greenleaf, Edward Hale:  folders 95, 99
  • Greenleaf, Richard C.:  folders 36, 65
  • Greenough, W. W.:  folders 37, 43, 47, 143
  • Gregory, William:  folder 32
  • Groves, Thomas B.:  folder 53
  • Gunn, John:  folder 63
  • Hague, Arnold:  folders 139, 143
  • Hague, James Duncan:  folder 60
  • Hague, William:  folder 52
  • Haldeman, Samuel Steman:  folder 70
  • Hale, Charles:  folder 38
  • Hall, Albert Francis:  folders 52, 61, 126
  • Hall, Alfred a.:  folders 37, 93
  • Hall, Asaph:  folders 77, 136
  • Hall, Charles Bingley:  folder 39
  • Hall, James:  folders 54, 117, 130
  • Hammond, John Q.:  folder 38
  • Hammond, William Alexander:  folder 59
  • Hardie, Robert:  folder 61
  • Harkins, George F.:  folder 37
  • Harkness, William:  folders 77, 123, 129
  • Harris, Thaddeus William:  folder 15
  • Harrison, George T.:  folder 50
  • Harrison, Gessner:  folder 17
  • Harrison, James F.:  folder 116
  • Hartt, Charles Frederick:  folder 33
  • Harvey, Richard M.:  folder 122
  • Hawkins, Albert:  folder 53
  • Hayden, Ferdinand Vandiveer:  folders 36, 69
  • Hayes, Augustus Allen:  folders 39, 67
  • Hayes, Isaac Israel:  folder 41
  • Hayes, Rutherford Birchard:  folder 97
  • Hayward, George:  folder 37
  • Hazen, William B.:  folder 112
  • Heard, John Theodore:  folder 39
  • Hedge, Frederick Henry:  folder 134
  • Heinrich, Oswald I.:  folder 68
  • Henck, John B.:  folders 36, 64, 89, 94, 96, 115
  • Henck, John B., Jr.:  folders 91, 105
  • Henry:  folder 68
  • Henry, C. J.:  folder 143
  • Henry, Joseph:  folders 12, 69, 72
  • Henszey, G. C.:  folder 8
  • Heyl, H. L.:  folder 136
  • Hidson, Edmund J.:  folder 52
  • Higginson, J. A.:  folder 37
  • Higginson, N. L.:  folders 134, 143
  • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth:  folders 72, 91, 97, 130, 131, 136
  • Hildegard, F.:  folder 32
  • Hildreth, Charles L.:  folder 60
  • Hilgard, Julius Erasmus:  folders 67, 70, 71, 72, 77, 89, 93, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 109, 123, 143
  • Hill, Hamilton A.:  folder 100
  • Hill, Thomas:  folder 54
  • Hill, Walter N.:  folder 116
  • Hills, Francis L.:  folder 100
  • Hislop, Stephen:  folder 35
  • Hitchcock, Charles Henry:  folders 60, 64, 65, 66, 69, 143
  • Hitchcock, Edward:  folders 15, 32
  • Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood:  folder 87
  • Hobbs, William Herbert:  folder 137
  • Hogan, William:  folder 123
  • Hogg, Alexander:  folder 81
  • Holden, Austin:  folder 104
  • Holden, E. S.:  folder 77
  • Holman, Silas W.:  folders 104, 131, 136
  • Holmes, Abiel:  folder 2
  • Holmes, D. W.:  folder 37
  • Holway, Merritt J.:  folder 108
  • Homans, Charles D.:  folder 37
  • Homans, John:  folder 37
  • Homer, Sidney:  folder 39
  • Homer, W. B.:  folders 106, 107
  • Hooker, Henry D.:  folder 124
  • Hooker, Sir William Jackson:  folder 32
  • Hooper, Samuel:  folder 52
  • Horsford, Eben Norton:  folder 39
  • Hotchkiss, J.:  folders 73, 77, 80
  • Hough, Theodore:  folders 138, 140
  • Hovey, Marian:  folders 87, 93
  • Hovgaard, William:  folders 140, 141
  • Howe, Joseph N.:  folder 36
  • Howison, George Holmes:  folders 75, 83, 86, 90, 93, 103
  • Howland, Albert H.:  folder 118
  • Hoy, Samuel:  folder 143
  • Hoyt, William E.:  folder 61
  • Hubbell, Henry Wilson:  folders 82, 84, 106
  • Hultman, Eugene C.:  folder 139
  • Humboldt, Alexander von:  folder 32
  • Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson:  folders 62, 68, 70, 143
  • Humphreys, Walter:  folder 139
  • Hunnewell, Horatio Hollis:  folders 45, 143
  • Hunt, E.:  folder 97
  • Hunt, Thomas Sterry:  folders 65, 66, 67, 73, 88, 93, 105, 124, 134
  • Hunter, John Morrison:  folder 84
  • Hunter, Joseph:  folder 31
  • Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro:  folder 28
  • Huntington, Asahel:  folder 46
  • Hutchinson, J.:  folder 1
  • Huxley, Leonard:  folder 137
  • Huxley, Thomas Henry:  folders 72, 73
  • Hyatt, Alpheus:  folders 82, 83, 94, 99, 122, 133, 136
  • Hyde, William DeWitt:  folder 137
  • Irne, Charles S.:  folders 59, 61
  • Irvine, B.:  folder 2
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  • Jackson, James:  folder 109
  • Jackson, William:  folder 61
  • Jacques, William White:  folder 91
  • Jaggar, Thomas Augustus:  folder 140
  • Jeffries, Benjamin Joy:  folders 37, 74
  • Jenckes, T. A.:  folder 59
  • Jencks, Theodore Russell:  folder 39
  • Jenkins, Thornton Alexander:  folder 54
  • Jenks, C. W.:  folder 73
  • Jenks, J. W. P.:  folders 37, 43
  • Jewett, Charles Coffin:  folder 54
  • Johnson, J.:  folder 81
  • Jones, J. William:  folder 108
  • Jones, John R.:  folder 22
  • Jones, T. R.:  folder 41
  • Kastner, Charles:  folders 107, 108, 121
  • Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron:  folders 73, 136
  • Kempes, D. E. C.:  folder 99
  • Kendall, Clarissa:  folder 17
  • Kennedy, John Pendleton:  folder 19
  • Kenyon, John:  folder 144
  • Kerr, Washington Caruthers:  folder 73
  • Kidder, Henry P.:  folders 78, 121, 144
  • Kimball, James Putnam:  folder 69
  • King, Clarence:  folders 88, 97, 99
  • Kirkland, John Thornton:  folder 4
  • Kneeland, Samuel:  folders 33, 35, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 71, 73, 75, 77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 86, 88, 100, 133
  • Kraitzer, Charles:  folder 30
  • Krauss, E. C. F.:  folders 50, 66
  • Labrobe, John Hazelhurst Boneval:  folder 90
  • Ladd, N.:  folders 41, 58
  • Laidley, T. T.:  folder 99
  • Lamholtz, C.:  folder 137
  • Lang, D. G.:  folder 37
  • Langley, Samuel Pierpont:  folders 115, 116, 127
  • Lanman, Charles R.:  folder 128
  • Lanza, Gaetano:  folders 103, 104, 110, 111, 117, 118, 122, 127, 137, 139
  • Lawrence, Abbott:  folder 30
  • Lawrence, Amos Adams:  folders 16, 37
  • Lawrence, James:  folder 50
  • Lea, Isaac:  folder 106
  • LeConte, John Lawrence:  folders 73, 74, 100, 107, 122
  • Lee, Henry:  folder 134
  • Legare, John D.:  folder 12
  • Leidy, Joseph:  folder 53
  • Lemon, Robert:  folders 5, 6, 7
  • Leonard, William S.:  folder 116
  • Lesley, J. Peter:  folders 108, 128
  • Levermore, Charles H.:  folder 134
  • Lewis, James A.:  folder 13
  • Lieber, Francis:  folder 14
  • Lilienthal, D. M.:  folder 128
  • Lincoln, Frederic Walker:  folder 37
  • Lindgren, Waldemar:  folder 140
  • Lippitt, Charles Warren:  folder 90
  • Litchfield, I. W.:  folder 139
  • Little, James L.:  folders 37, 78
  • Livermore, George:  folder 35
  • Liversidge, Thomas:  folder 64
  • Locke, Frank Lovering:  folder 140
  • Logan, William Edmond:  folder 38
  • Lombard, Norman:  folder 139
  • Long, John Davis:  folder 104
  • Longfellow, William Pitt Preble:  folders 118, 119, 121, 144
  • Loring, Charles Greely:  folders 89, 136
  • Loring, Charles Harding:  folders 52, 74
  • Loring, Frederic R.:  folder 130
  • Lothrop, S. K.:  folders 64, 74
  • Lovering, Joseph:  folders 22, 102
  • Lovett, Charles W.:  folder 45
  • Lowell, Abbott Lawrence:  folder 137
  • Lowell, Augustus:  folders 56, 59, 78, 81, 84, 90, 107, 118, 123, 144
  • Lowell, Charles:  folder 144
  • Lowell, James Arnold:  folders 37, 54
  • Luce, Stephen Bleecker:  folders 70, 71, 74, 80, 105
  • Lufkin, Chauncey Forbush:  folder 116
  • Lyman, Theodore:  folders 36, 37, 74, 95
  • Macaulay, Patrick:  folder 1
  • Macfarlane, James:  folders 72, 73, 74, 75, 78
  • Maclaurin, Richard Cockburn:  folder 140, 141
  • MacLean, F. P.:  folder 89
  • Macready, William C.:  folder 21
  • Magruder, Allan B.:  folder 21
  • Mallet, John William:  folders 72, 75, 108, 109, 112
  • Manatt, Irving J.:  folder 128
  • Mann, Mary:  folder 144
  • Mantell, Gideon Algernon:  folders 30, 144
  • Marcou, Jules:  folders 57, 131
  • Markoe, George F. H.:  folder 59
  • Marsh, Othniel Charles:  folders 86, 93, 107, 108, 144
  • Mason, James Murray:  folder 17
  • Mason, R. M.:  folders 37, 68, 72
  • Mason, William P.:  folder 59
  • Maury, Matthew Fontaine:  folders 24, 35, 67
  • May, Abby W.:  folders 59, 88
  • Mayer, Alfred Marshall:  folder 132
  • McAlpine, William Jarvis:  folder 59
  • McBurney, Charles:  folder 37
  • McCrary, George Washington:  folder 83, 95
  • McGee, W. J.:  folder 134
  • McGregor, James:  folder 37
  • McMurtrie, Horace:  folders 74, 100
  • Meade, Richard Kidder:  folder 18
  • Meade, Richard Worsam:  folder 70
  • Means, John O.:  folder 103
  • Meek, Fielding Bradford:  folders 59, 66, 67
  • Megata, Tanetaro, baron:  folder 92
  • Melledge, J. P.:  folder 54
  • Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin:  folder 134
  • Merrifield, William G.:  folder 37
  • Merrill, Frederick James Hamilton:  folder 137
  • Merrill, George Perkins:  folder 138
  • Michels, John:  folder 127
  • Michelson, Albert Abraham:  folder 144
  • Middleton, James:  folder 1
  • Miles, Nelson Appleton:  folder 133
  • Millen, Loring R.:  folder 92
  • Minor, Benjamin Blake:  folder 18
  • Minor, Franklin:  folder 22
  • Minor, Lucian:  folder 144
  • Minot, Charles Sedgwick:  folder 98
  • Minot, William:  folder 43
  • Mitchell, Arthur (Sir):  folder 133
  • Mitchell, Maria:  folder 32
  • Mitchell, Silas Weir:  folders 99, 144
  • Moffat, James David:  folder 137
  • Mohler, J. L.:  folder 118
  • Monroe, James Phinney:  folders 139, 144
  • Monroe, James S.:  folders 37, 138
  • Morgan, S. H.:  folders 68, 104
  • Morison, Nathaniel H.:  folder 59
  • Morley, W. R.:  folder 119
  • Motley, Edward:  folder 94
  • Mower, George a.:  folder 97
  • Mudge, Enoch R.:  folders 78, 87
  • Mudge, Henry N.:  folder 111
  • Mudie,J.:  folder 47
  • Murchison, Roderick (Sir):  folder 11
  • Myers, S. A.:  folder 38
  • Neville, Richard Griffin:  folder 31
  • Newberry, John Strong:  folders 43, 45, 52, 69, 77, 112, 126
  • Newcomb, Simon:  folders 89, 93, 109, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130
  • Newell, John:  folder 108
  • Newton, Hubert Anson:  folder 115
  • Nichols, E. J.:  folder 88
  • Nichols, F.:  folder 38
  • Nichols, James Robinson:  folder 38
  • Nichols, William Ripley:  folders 71, 82, 86, 87, 92, 95, 100, 119, 120, 121, 126, 130, 133
  • Niles, William Harmon:  folders 92, 115, 133, 137, 139
  • Nipher, Francis Eugene:  folder 144
  • Norman, George:  folder 21
  • Norris, Webster:  folder 109
  • Norton, Andrews:  folder 144
  • Nott, Eliphalet:  folder 4
  • Nourse, J. E.:  folder 77
  • Nowell, Charles:  folders 37, 39
  • Noyes, Arthur Amos:  folder 140
  • Noyes, Henry S.:  folder 52
  • Odiorne, George:  folder 39
  • Oldham, Thomas:  folder 63
  • Oliver, Henry Kemble:  folder 37
  • Oliver, James Edward:  folders 37, 53
  • Olmsted, Denison:  folder 18
  • Ordway, Alfred:  folders 33, 35, 45
  • Ordway, John Morse:  folders 59, 64, 77, 80, 81, 82, 87, 92, 93, 94, 103, 104, 106, 107, 111, 115, 116, 118, 119, 121, 122, 144
  • Orton, James:  folders 31, 56
  • Osborne, George Abbott:  folders 64, 85, 90, 92, 95, 100, 102, 106, 116, 117
  • Osgood, Josiah A.:  folder 59
  • Osgood, Samuel:  folder 38
  • Otis, Charles P.:  folders 74, 85, 92, 133
  • Ott, John:  folder 107
  • Page, W.:  folder 109
  • Palling, James C.:  folder 128
  • Parker, H. T.:  folder 45
  • Parker, James E.:  folder 50
  • Parker, Joel:  folder 39
  • Parnell, Delia T. S.:  folder 71
  • Parrott, William Pearce:  folder 39
  • Parton, L. C.:  folder 37
  • Patterson, C. P.:  folder 88
  • Peabody, Selim Hobart:  folder 122
  • Pearson, Henry Greenleaf:  folder 141
  • Peirce, Benjamin:  folders 39, 77
  • Peirce, Henry Augustus:  folder 37
  • Perry, George L.:  folder 119, 121
  • Perry, O. H.:  folders 36, 37
  • Peters, Christian Henry Frederick:  folders 115, 129
  • Petrie, F.:  folder 90
  • Pettus, John C.:  folder 88
  • Philbrick, Edward S.:  folders 90, 93, 94, 112, 116, 119, 124
  • Philbrick, John Dudley:  folders 35, 39, 50, 64, 82
  • Phillips, John:  folders 11, 32
  • Phillips, John Charles:  folder 90
  • Pickering, Edward Charles:  folders 64, 68, 77, 114
  • Pickering, William Henry:  folder 105
  • Pickman, W. D.:  folder 87
  • Pierce, Carlos:  folder 39
  • Pierce, Edward Lillie:  folder 71
  • Piggot, A.:  folder 33
  • Pike, William A.:  folders 66, 118
  • Plumer, Avery:  folder 37
  • Plympton, George Washington:  folder 109
  • Pond, Joseph A.:  folder 54
  • Poole, Henry Ward:  folder 77
  • Poole, William Frederick:  folders 47, 53
  • Porter, Noah:  folder 128
  • Potter, Thomas Bayley:  folders 100, 133
  • Powell, John Wesley:  folders 88, 128, 131
  • Pratt, George W.:  folders 33, 35
  • Prescott, Benjamin T.:  folders 59, 145
  • Preston, Jonathan:  folders 39, 53
  • Preston, Wiliam G.:  folder 47
  • Pritchett, Henry Smith:  folder 139
  • Pruyne, D. F.:  folder 90
  • Pryor, William:  folder 13
  • Pumpelly, Raphael:  folders 133, 134
  • Putnam, Frederic Ward:  folders 50, 71, 74, 75, 77, 80, 104, 105
  • Putnam, George:  folders 27, 94
  • Putnam, James J.:  folder 105
  • Quimby, A. W.:  folder 103
  • Quincy, Edmund N.:  folder 69
  • Quirk, John F.:  folder 137
  • Ramsey, Alexander:  folder 99
  • Randall, A. H.:  folder 103
  • Randolph, W. C. N.:  folders 90, 92
  • Rankine, William John Macquorn:  folder 54
  • Rathbone, William:  folder 145
  • Redfield, William C.:  folder 27
  • Remak, Stanislaus:  folder 100
  • Remsen, Ira:  folder 129
  • Revere, John:  folder 1
  • Rice, Alexander Hamilton:  folders 35, 83, 104, 105, 129
  • Rice, Nathan P.:  folder 134
  • Richards, Ellen Henrietta Swallow:  folders 72, 74, 129, 132, 136, 139
  • Richards, Robert Hallowell:  folders 61, 72, 75, 77, 82, 83, 84, 86, 92, 94, 95, 96, 106, 107, 111, 115, 116, 117, 118, 128, 130, 133, 140
  • Richardson, Aaron P.:  folder 37
  • Richmond, E. L. C.:  folder 83
  • Ricker, N. Clifford:  folder 122
  • Ridgway, Thomas S.:  folder 43
  • Riley, Charles Valentine:  folder 114
  • Riley, Patrick:  folder 37
  • Rindge, Samuel:  folder 97
  • Riotte, Charles N.:  folder 52
  • Ripley, Phoebe B.:  folder 58
  • Ritchie, Edward Samuel:  folders 39, 47, 59
  • Ritchie, James:  folder 36
  • Rives, William Cabell:  folder 131
  • Robbins, Chandler:  folder 145
  • Robbins, Joseph W.:  folder 95
  • Robinson, J. R.:  folder 69
  • Rockwell, Alfred Perkins:  folders 57, 59, 68
  • Rodgers, John:  folders 77, 103, 109, 112, 114, 115, 123, 126
  • Rogers, Emma Savage:  folders 67, 130, 132, 137, 138, 141
  • Rogers, Fairman:  folders 74, 111
  • Rogers, Henry A.:  folder 24
  • Rogers, Henry Bromfield:  folders 37, 45, 69, 130
  • Rogers, Henry Darwin:  folders 5, 9, 13, 17, 31, 50
  • Rogers, James:  folders 7, 9, 10, 13, 18, 20
  • Rogers, James Blythe:  folders 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30
  • Rogers, John:  folders 7, 10
  • Rogers, Patrick Kerr:  folders 1, 4
  • Rogers, Rachel Smith:  folder 9
  • Rogers, Robert Empie:  folders 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 31, 66, 109, 124
  • Rogers, Robert M.:  folder 83
  • Rogers, William Barton II:  folders 22, 24
  • Rollins, Frank West:  folder 97
  • Rollins, John R.:  folder 38
  • Rood, Ogden Nicholas:  folders 33, 35, 46, 131, 136
  • Ropes, John Codman:  folder 136
  • Rosenbusch, H.:  folder 133
  • Rosengarten, J. G.:  folder 134
  • Ross, Henry F.:  folder 135
  • Ross, Mathias Denman:  folders 33, 35, 38, 41, 43, 48, 52, 64, 77, 78, 82, 87, 89, 106, 122, 148
  • Ross, Waldo Ogden:  folder 37
  • Ross, Waldo Ogden:  folder 37
  • Rotch, Benjamin Smith:  folder 35
  • Rotch, Benjamin Smith:  folder 35
  • Ruggles, S. P.:  folders 70, 77, 88
  • Ruggles, S. P.:  folders 70, 77, 88
  • Runkle, John Daniel:  folders 33, 39, 43, 50, 54, 57, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 70, 72, 73, 75, 77, 78, 106, 116, 117, 1191, 130, 136
  • Runkle, John Daniel:  folders 33, 39, 43, 50, 54, 57, 59, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 70, 72, 73, 75, 77, 78, 106, 116, 117, 119, 130, 136
  • Russell, Andrew Howland:  folders 60, 70, 72, 97, 115, 126, 129
  • Russell, Elliott:  folder 38
  • Russell, Israel Cook:  folder 137
  • Russell, James S.:  folder 56
  • Russell, LeBaron:  folder 59
  • Russell, William G.:  folder 94
  • Rutgers, Henry:  folder 2
  • Rutherfurd, Lewis Morris:  folder 145
  • Sabine, Edward (Sir):  folder 32
  • Salisbury, Stephen:  folder 45
  • Sanborn, F. B.:  folders 58, 68
  • Sargent, Charles Sprague:  folder 111
  • Saumair, G. R.:  folder 85
  • Savage, Emme:  See: Rogers, Emma Savage
  • Sayres, Edw. S.:  folders 6, 9
  • Schele De Vere, Maximilian:  folder 31
  • Schott, Charles Anthony:  folder 134
  • Schurz, C.:  folder 112
  • Scott, P. N.:  folder 21
  • Scudder, Horace Elisha:  folder 136
  • Scudder, Samuel Hubbard:  folders 69, 74, 96, 97, 104, 105
  • Sears, David (Jr.):  folder 37
  • Sears, Walter Herbert:  folder 61
  • Seaver, Edwin Pliny:  folder 136
  • Seavey, William:  folder 37
  • Sedgwick, Henry Dwight:  folder 2
  • Sedgwick, William Thompson:  folders 137, 139, 145
  • Sewall, Benjamin:  folder 37
  • Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate:  folder 133
  • Shandelle, Henry J.:  folder 137
  • Sharswood, William:  folder 60
  • Shaw, G. Howland:  folder 37
  • Shaw, Lemuel:  folder 30
  • Shedd, Joel Herbert:  folder 37, 52
  • Shepard, Rebecca K.:  folder 56
  • Sherman, William Tecumseh:  folder 145
  • Sherwin, Thomas:  folders 36, 54
  • Shimer, Hervey Woodburn:  folder 141
  • Shimmin, Charles F.:  folder 37
  • Shimmin, Thomas D.:  folder 37
  • Shortlidge, Joseph:  folder 110
  • Shumard, Benjamin Franklin:  folder 33
  • Shurtleff, Nathaniel Bradstreet:  folders 37, 39
  • Silliman, Benjamin (1779-1864):  folder 11
  • Silliman, Benjamin (1816-1885):  folders 20, 124, 145
  • Slack, Charles W.:  folder 111
  • Slade, James:  folder 39
  • Smith, Charles Augustus:  folders 117, 118
  • Smith, Charles Card:  folder 61
  • Smith, Francis Henry:  folders 92, 93, 127, 138
  • Smith, John Lawrence:  folders 15, 104, 109
  • Smith, W. H.:  folder 28
  • Smyth, William:  folder 145
  • Snell, Ebenezer Strong:  folder 33
  • Snell, George:  folder 37
  • Somerby, H. G.:  folder 31
  • Southworth, Harry C.:  folder 88
  • Sparks, Jared:  folders 19, 35
  • Sparrow, William E., Jr.:  folders 56, 59
  • Spooner, G. W.:  folder 22
  • Stearns, Harold E.:  folder 97
  • Steffen, William:  folder 48
  • Stetson, Joshua:  folder 50
  • Stevens, Benjamin F.:  folder 56
  • Stevens, George H.:  folder 145
  • Stevens, John:  folder 37
  • Stevens, Walter LeConte:  folders 122, 123
  • Stevenson, John James:  folders 73, 77
  • Stewart, William:  folder 137
  • Stillman, John M.:  folder 103
  • Stimpson, Herbert H.:  folders 127, 129
  • Stone, James E.:  folder 99
  • Stone, James M.:  folder 54
  • Stone, Joseph:  folder 61
  • Storer, Eliot O.:  folder 60
  • Storer, Francis Humphreys:  folder 54, 62, 63, 64
  • Storer, Horatio Robinson:  folder 90
  • Stower, W. B.:  folder 115
  • Strong, Lewis:  folder 1
  • Struve, Otto:  folder 93
  • Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes:  folders 116, 117
  • Sturgis, John Hubbard:  folder 117
  • Sumner, John Osborne:  folder 139
  • Swain, George Fillmore:  folders 118, 119, 120, 121, 134
  • Swallow, Ellen Henrietta:  See: Richards, Ellen Henrietta Swallow
  • Sylvester, James Joseph:  folder 19
  • Talbot, Henry Paul:  folder 137
  • Talbot, James J.:  folder 90
  • Tappan, Lewis William:  folders 94, 95, 103, 106, 107, 116, 117, 124, 132, 133
  • Taylor, William B.:  folder 99
  • Teel, L.:  folder 22
  • Thacher, Thomas Anthony:  folder 128
  • Thayer, Nathaniel:  folders 43, 59, 78, 81
  • Thompson, Robert:  folder 1
  • Thompson, S. R.:  folder 87
  • Thorndike, John H.:  folder 70
  • Thornton, Edward (Sir):  folder 114
  • Thurston, Robert Henry:  folder 122
  • Tilden, Bryant Parrott:  folder 61
  • Tillman, Samuel D.:  folder 60
  • Timberlake, John H.:  folder 22
  • Tobey, Edward Silas:  folders 35, 45, 59
  • Tobin, John A.:  folders 87, 95, 97
  • Todd, Mabel Loomis:  folder 137
  • Tolman, James Pike:  folders 61, 141
  • Torassian, T.:  folder 134
  • Torell, Otto:  folder 73
  • Townsend, Edward Davis:  folders 95, 102
  • Trackerman, L. W.:  folder 101
  • Trist, Nicholas Philip:  folder 24
  • Trowbridge, John:  folder 64
  • Trowbridge, William Pettit:  folder 112
  • Trumbull, J. H.:  folder 70
  • Tryon, William:  folder 59
  • Tudor, Henry J.:  foder 37
  • Turner, Edward:  folder 11
  • Turner, Edward M.:  folder 97
  • Turner, J.:  folder 37
  • Turner, T. J.:  folders 97, 102
  • Turner, W. Sharon:  folder 6
  • Tutwiler, Henry:  folder 116
  • Tuxbury, George William:  folder 39
  • Twining, U. J.:  folder 74
  • Tyler, Harry Walter:  folder 137
  • Tyler, John:  folder 30
  • Tyler, Lyon Gardiner:  folders 136, 137
  • Tylor, Alfred:  folder 28
  • Tyndale, Hector:  folder 95
  • Tyng, Anita E.:  folder 56
  • Uhler, Philip Reese:  folder 75
  • Upham, Charles Wentworth:  folder 8
  • Upham, Charles Wentworth:  folder 8
  • Upham, J. Baxter:  folder 37
  • Upton, George Bruce:  folder 37
  • Usher, J. M.:  folder 59
  • Van Brunt, Henry:  folders 116, 118
  • Van Slyke, N. B.:  folder 117
  • Vaughan, Benjamin:  folder 2
  • Vaughan, Petty:  folder 3
  • Venable, Charles Scott:  folders 52, 74, 94, 109, 110, 112, 121, 128
  • Verrill, Addison Emery:  folder 62
  • Vignoles, Charles Blacker:  folder 58
  • Vinton, Alexander Hamilton:  folder 137
  • Vose, George L.:  folder 119
  • Vroom, Peter Dumont:  folder 12
  • Waddington, John:  folder 30
  • Wadsworth, Henry:  folders 89, 90
  • Waldo, Leonard:  folder 94
  • Wales, George W.:  folder 50
  • Walker, A. M.:  folder 13
  • Walker, Francis:  folder 145
  • Walker, Francis Amasa:  folders 104, 110, 112, 115, 117, 121, 122, 130, 132
  • Walker, J. Hanson:  folder 145
  • Walker, James:  folders 43, 53
  • Walker, William J.:  folder 45
  • Walley, Samuel Hurd:  folder 37
  • Ward, Andrew H.:  folder 37
  • Ward, Samuel T.:  folder 38
  • Ware, Charles Eliot:  folder 39
  • Ware, Henry:  folder 13
  • Ware, L. G.:  folder 53
  • Ware, William Robert:  folders 54, 56, 58, 60, 61, 64, 71, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 93, 94, 100, 103, 106, 114, 120, 123, 126, 140, 145
  • Warner, Harrington C.:  folder 88
  • Warner, Oliver:  folders 45, 54, 55
  • Warren, Charles:  folder 108
  • Warren, Cyrus Moors:  folders 37, 59, 61
  • Warren, George W.:  folder 36
  • Warren, Gouverneur Kemble:  folder 86
  • Warren, John Collins:  folder 31
  • Warren, Samuel D.:  folder 78
  • Warren, William Fairfield:  folders 91, 93, 108
  • Washington, Booker Tallaferro:  folder 141
  • Wason, Rigby:  folder 138
  • Waters, C. H.:  folder 37
  • Waterston, R. C.:  folders 35, 50
  • Watson, William:  folders 64, 93, 139
  • Watts, William:  folder 70
  • Wayland, Francis:  folder 145
  • Wayland, H. L.:  folder 54
  • Webb, Thomas H.:  folders 45, 47, 52
  • Webster, John G.:  folder 37
  • Weeks, J.:  folder 118
  • Welling, James Clarke:  folder 123
  • Wells, David Ames:  folders 35, 46
  • Wells, Henry P.:  folder 53
  • Wells, Webster:  folders 88, 92, 100
  • Wertenbaker, William:  folder 17
  • Wheatland, Henry:  folder 37
  • Wheatstone, Charles (Sir):  folder 32
  • Wheeler, A. S.:  folders 52, 65
  • Whitaker, Channing:  folders 60, 73, 80, 81, 83, 84, 97, 101, 116
  • White, Andrew Dickson:  folder 56
  • White, D. A.:  folder 31
  • White, James C.:  folder 36
  • White, John Williams:  folders 126, 128
  • Whitney, William Dwight:  folders 56, 128
  • Whitworth, W.:  folder 37
  • Wickham, William C.:  folder 133
  • Wilbur, Joshua G.:  folders 37, 38
  • Wilder, Burt Green:  folder 72
  • Wilder, Marshall Pinckney:  folders 33, 35, 97
  • Wilkes, Charles:  folder 33
  • Willcutt, Levi Lincoln:  folder 39
  • William Barton Rogers Memorial:  folder 132
  • Williams, Francis Henry:  folders 99, 145
  • Williams, H. C.:  folders 18, 33
  • Williams, Henry:  folder 39
  • Wilson, Charles Heath:  folder 47
  • Wilson, Henry:  folder 45
  • Wilson, John:  folder 145
  • Winchell, Alexander:  folder 143
  • Wing, Charles H.:  folders 117, 126, 132
  • Winlock, Joseph:  folder 53
  • Winslow, Arthur:  folder 109
  • Winslow, C. F. (?):  folder 35
  • Winslow, Charles-Edward Amory:  folders 139, 145
  • Winslow, Erving:  folder 145
  • Winston, William A.:  folder 133
  • Winter, Rice H.:  folder 88
  • Winthrop, Robert Charles:  folders 31, 37
  • Wise, Matilda:  folder 7
  • Wise, R. Stanton:  folder 28
  • Wise, William G.:  folders 38, 53
  • Wood, Henry:  folder 48
  • Woodbury, Charles Jeptha Hill:  folders 77, 102, 104, 110, 122
  • Worcester, J. S.:  folder 11
  • Wormeley, Ralph Randolph:  folder 19
  • Wright, Albert J.:  folder 53
  • Wright, Chauncey:  folders 54, 62
  • Wyckoff, William C.:  folder 91
  • Wyman, Jeffries:  folder 45
  • Yarnell, M.:  folder 77
  • Youmans, Edward Livingston:  folders 57, 101, 145
  • Youmans, William Jay:  folder 95
  • Young, Alexander:  folder 19
  • Young, Charles Augustus:  folder 114
  • Zalinski, Edmund Louis Gray:  folders 69, 71, 73, 96, 137, 138, 139, 145
  • Zirkel, F.:  folder 138

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1. Correspondence and Notebooks 1804-1909 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1804-1818 

1 1

Correspondence 1819-1821 

1 2

Correspondence 1822 

1 3

Correspondence 1823-1826 

1 4

Correspondence 1827-1828 

1 5
Box Folder

Reflections by William Barton Rogers on his father 1828 

15 5

Correspondence 1829 

1 6

Correspondence 1830 

1 7

Correspondence 1831 

1 8

Correspondence 1832 

1 9

Correspondence 1833 

1 10

Correspondence 1834 

1 11

Correspondence 1835 

1 12

Correspondence 1836 

1 13

Correspondence 1837 

1 14a

Notes for the Establishment of a School of Arts on behalf of the Franklin Institute of Philadelpha 1837 

1 14b

Correspondence 1838 

1 15

Correspondence 1839 

1 16

Correspondence 1840 

1 17

Correspondence 1841 

1 18

Correspondence 1842 

1 19

Correspondence 1843 

1 20

Correspondence 1844 

2 21

Correspondence 1845 

2 22

W.B. Rogers notebook, "Register of Chemical Research" 1845-1859 

2 23

Items removed notebook 1845-1859 

2 23a

Correspondence 1846 

2 24
Box Folder

Letter, draft of a "Plan for a Polytechnic School in Boston"  1846 March 13 

Letter, page one of draft of a "Plan for a Polytechnic School in Boston", 1846 March 13

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/timeline/letter1846.html]
2 24

W.B. Rogers notebook, "Miscellaneous Science from the Journals" circa 1846 

2 25

Letter fragments from notebook circa 1846 

2 25b

Correspondence 1847 

2 26

Correspondence 1848 

2 27

Correspondence 1849 

2 28

William Barton Rogers wedding trip diary, "Fragments of Notes of Travel" 1849, June to October 

William Barton Rogers wedding trip diary, "Fragments of Notes of Travel", two pages, August 9., 1849

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/wbr-honeymoon/index1.html]
2 29
Box Folder

William Barton Rogers passport 1849 

15 29a

Correspondence 1850-1851 

2 30

Correspondence 1852-1855 

2 31

Correspondence 1856-1857 

2 32
Box Folder

Letter from Alexander Humboldt to William Barton Rogers 1856 

15 32

Correspondence and circulars 1858-1859 

3 33
Box Folder

Conservatory of Art and Science circular 1859 February 

3 33

Memorial to the Legislature of Massachusetts in Relation to a Conservatory of Art and Science 1859 March 9 

Memorial to the Legislature of Massachusetts in appendix on pages 15 to 22 of the Account of the Proceedings..., 1859 March 9

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/account.pdf]
3 33

MIT accounts 1859-1871 

15 34

Correspondence 1860 January to October 

3 35
Box Folder

Petitions to the Massachusetts Senate and House in Aid of Memorial 1860 

Petitions to the Massachusetts Senate and House in Aid of Memorial, in An Account of the Proceeding, pages 17-22, 1860

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/account.pdf]
3 35

Correspondence 1860 November to December 

3 36
Box Folder

Printed circular letter about Object and Plans of an Institute of Technology 1860 November 10 

3 36

Drafts of Objects and Plan of an Institute of Technology 1860 

3 36a

Objects and Plan of an Institute of Technology including a Society of Arts, a Museum of Arts, and a School of Industrial Science. second edition. Boston: printed by John Wilson and Son. 1861 

Objects and Plan of an Institute of Technology including a Society of Arts, a Museum of Arts, and a School of Industrial Science. second edition. , 1861

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/objects-plan.pdf]
Box Folder

Printed circular letter and signed responses to Object and Plan for an Institute of Technology 1861 January  

3 37

Correspondence and resolution 1861 January to May 

3 38
Box Folder

Objects and Claims of the Boston Society of Natural History  1861 January 1 

3 38

Resolution of the Original Committee of Twenty 1860    2 pages

3 38

Draft of House no. 171, Report of the Joint Standing Committee on Education re charter of MIT and grant of land, prepared by William B. Rogers 1861 March   13 pages

3 38

House bill no. 171 1861 

House bill no. 171, 1861

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/account.pdf]
15 38

Letter from Governor John A. Andrew to William Barton Rogers 1861 March 9 

Letter from Governor John A. Andrew to William Barton Rogers, 1861 March 9

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/andrew/index1.html#transcription]

Act of Association of an Institute of Technology 1861 January 11   oversize

Act of Association of an Institute of Technology, 1861 January 11

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/MIT-birthday/act-of-association.html]
16 39

Act to incorporate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, facsimile 1861 April 10 

Act to incorporate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, facsimile, 1861 April 10

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/MIT-birthday/charter.html#page1]
15 40

Act to revise Acts 1861, chapter 183 1861 

15 40a

Correspondence 1861 June to December 

3 41

Draft of An Account of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1861 

15 41a

An Account of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology With a List of the Members Thus Far Associated. Boston. 1861 

An Account of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Boston., 1861

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/account.pdf]
Box Folder

W.B. Rogers notebook, "Mechanics, Mech. Arts, Astronomy" circa 1861 

3 42

Natural History Society building circa 1861 

3 42

Correspondence 1862 

3 43

W.B. Rogers notebook, "Physiology, Microscopy Miscellaneous" circa 1862 

3 44

Correspondence and committee documents 1863 January to April 

4 45

Correspondence and commitee documents 1863 May to December 

4 46

Letter "Wants of the Institute" by Mr. Ross and W.B. Rogers circa 1863   2 pages

4 46a

Correspondence 1864 January to July 

4 47

Circular, Land script for sale (land grant) 1864 June 23 

4 47

Correspondence 1864 August to December 

4 48

Drafts of "Scope and Plan of the School of Industrial Sciences" 1864 

15 49

Drafts of "Scope and Plan of the School of Industrial Science" 1864 

4 49a

Drafts of "Scope and Plan of the School of Industrial Science" 1864 

4 49b

Scope and Plan of the School of Industrial Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Reported by the Committee on Instruction of the Institute, and Adopted by the Government, May 30, 1864. Boston: printed by John Wilson and Son. 1864 

Scope and Plan of the School of Industrial Science of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Reported by the Committee on Instruction of the Institute, and Adopted by the Government, May 30, 1864. Boston: printed by John Wilson and Son., 1864

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/scope-plan.pdf]
Box Folder

Correspondence 1865 January to June 

4 50

Circular letter, manuscript and printed 1865 January 24 

15 51

Correspondence 1865 July to September 

4 52

Correspondence 1865 October to December 

4 53

Correspondence 1866 

4 54

Certificate of appointment of W.B. Rogers as Commissioner to the Universal Exposition at Paris 1866 June 29 

15 55

Correspondence 1867 January to March  

4 56

Correspondence 1867 April to July 

4 57

Correspondence 1867 July to December 

4 58

Correspondence 1868 January to June  

4 59

Correspondence 1868 July to September 

4 60

Correspondence 1868 October to December 

4 61

Correspondence 1869 January to August 

4 62

Correspondence 1869 September to December 

4 63

Correspondence 1870 January to June 

5 64

Correspondece 1870 January to June 

5 65
Box Folder

Draft memorandum of an agreement between Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tech Memo 1 circa 1870 November   3 pages

5 65

"Memorandum of a Basis of Union" Tech Memo 2 circa 1870 November   3 pages

5 65

Correspondence 1871 

5 66
Box Folder

Letters about Harvard proposal of November 1870, Tech rejects proposal 1871 January to February   10 pages

5 66

Correspondence 1872 

5 67

Correspondence 1873 

5 68

Correspondence 1874 

5 69

Correspondence 1875 January to July 

5 70

Correspondence 1875 August to December 

5 71

Correspondence 1876 

5 72

Correspondence 1876 September to December 

5 73

Correspondence 1877 January to July 

5 74
Box Folder

Letter from Ellen H. Richards to Emma Rogers about laboratory for women 1877 February 22 

5 74

Correspondence 1877 August to December 

5 75

Memoranda of MIT Corporation meetings, 1877-1878 1877-1878 

5 76

Correspondence 1878 January to May 

5 77

Correspondence 1878 June 

5 78
Box Folder

Letter to graduates from Committee on Subscription fundraising 1878 June 17   4 pages

5 78

MIT subscription record 1878 June 

5 79

Corrrespondence 1878 July 

5 80

Correspondence 1878 August 

5 81

Correspondence 1878 September 

5 82

Correspondence 1878 October 

6 83

Correspondence 1878 October 

6 84

Correspondence 1878 November 

6 85

Correspondence 1878 November 

6 86

Correspondence 1878 December 

6 87

Correspondence 1879 January to February 

6 88

Correspondence 1879 March 

6 89

Correspondence 1879 April 

6 90

Correspondence 1879 May 

6 91

Correspondence 1879 June to July 

6 92

Correspondence 1879 August to September 

6 93

Correspondence 1879 October 

6 94

Correspondence 1879 November 

6 95

Correspondence 1879 December 

6 96

Correspondence 1879 December  

6 97

Correspondence 1880 January 

6 98

Report of the Alumni Committe on the School 1880 January 

6 99

Correspondence 1880 March 

6 100

Correspondence 1880 April 

7 101

Correspondence 1880 May 

7 102

Correspondence 1880 June 

7 103

Correspondence 1880 July 

7 104

Correspondence 1880 August 

7 105

Correspondence 1880 September 

7 106

Correspondence 1880 October to November 

7 107

Correspondence 1880 December 

7 108

Correspondence 1881 January 

7 109

Correspondence 1881 February 

7 110

Correspondence 1881 March 

7 111

Correspondence 1881 April 

7 112

National Academy of Sciences, notes on meeting 1881 April 19 

7 113

Correspondence 1881 May 

7 114

Correspondence 1881 May 

7 115

Correspondence 1881 June 

7 116

Correspondence 1881 July 

7 117

Correspondence 1881 August 

7 118

Correspondence 1881 August 

7 119

Correspondence 1881 September 

8 120

Correspondence 1881 September 

7 121

Correspondence 1881 October 

8 122

Correspondence 1881 November 

8 123

Correspondence 1881 December 

8 124

Drafts, National Academy of Science Proceedings 1880 November 16 to December 1881 

15 125

Correspondence 1882 January 

8 126

Correspondence 1882 February 

8 127

Correspondence 1882 March 

8 128

Correspondence 1882 April 

8 129

Correspondence 1882 May to December 

6 130

Letter, John L. Hayes to Mathias Ross, in memory of William Barton Rogers 1882 

8 130a

Correspondence 1883 

8 131

Correspondence 1884 

8 132

Correspondence 1885-1887 

8 133

Correspondence 1888-1893 

8 134

Passport of Emma Savage Rogers 1891 April 23 

15 135

Correspondence 1894-1897 

8 136

Correspondence 1898-1903 

8 137

Correspondence 1904 

8 138

Correspondence 1905 

8 139

Correspondence 1906-1908 

8 140

Letter from Booker T. Washington to Emma Savage Rogers 1909 October 21 

8 140a

Correspondence 1909-1911 

8 141

Incoming correspondence undated 

9 142

Incoming correspondence undated 

9 143

Incoming correspondence undated 

9 144

Incoming correspondence undated 

9 145

Outgoing correspondence, drafts undated 

9 146

"Rogers Library", catalog of books circa 1880-1890 

9 147

"Catalogue of President Rogers Library, Inst of Technology" before 1893 

9 148

Manuscript draft, American Textbook of Geology undated 

9 149

Notes undated 

9 150

Notes undated 

9 151

Notes undated 

9 152

Notes undated 

9 153

Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers, edited by his wife with the assistance of William T. Sedgwick, in two volumes. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, and Company. 1896 

Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers, 1896

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/wbr-honeymoon/index1.html]

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 Series 2. Writings and Publications 

 Subseries A. Publications on geology and related sciences by William Barton Rogers and publications co-authored with Henry Darwin Rogers or Robert Empie Rogers 

Box Folder

Rogers, William B., and Henry D. Rogers. "Experimental Enquiry into some of the Laws of the Elementary Voltaic Battery", Silliman's Journal 27:39-61. 1835 

9 153a

Rogers, William Barton. "Report on the progress of the geological survey of the state of Virginia for the years 1836 and 1837" (2 reports issued together). Philadelphia: C. Sherwood & Co., Printers. 1838 

9 154

Rogers, William Barton. "An elementary treatise on the strength of materials, being the substance of the lectures on that subject, delivered in the School of Engineering of the University of Virginia." Charlottesville: Tomkins & Noel. 1838 

9 155

Rogers, William Barton. "Report of the progress of the geological survey of the state of Virginia for the year 1840." Richmond: Samuel Shepherd, printer. 1841 

9 156

Rogers, William Barton. "Report of the progress of the geological survey of the state of Virginia for the year 1841." Richmond: Samuel Shepherd, printer. 1842 

9 157

Rogers, William Barton, and Robert Empie Rogers. "An account of some new instruments and processes for the analysis of the carbonates." American Journal of Science 46: 346-359. 1844 

10 158

Rogers, William Barton, and Henry Darwin Rogers. "On the geological age of the White Mountains." American Journal of Science (2) 1: 411-421. 1846 

10 159

Rogers, William Barton, and Robert Empie Rogers. "On a New Process for Obtaining Chlorine Gas. " Silliman's Journal:2(1): 428. 1846 

10 159a

Rogers, William Barton, and Robert Empie Rogers. "On a new process for obtaining formic acid, and on the preparation of aldehyde and acetic acid by the use of bichromate of potassa." American Journal of Science (2) 2: 18-24. 1846 

10 160

Rogers, William Barton, and Henry Darwin Rogers. "An account of two remarkable trains of angular erratic blocks in Berkshire, Massachusetts, with an attempt at an explanation of the phenomena." Boston: Journal of Natural History 5: 310-330. 1846 

10 161

Rogers, William Barton, and Robert Empie Rogers. "New method of determining the carbon in native and artificial graphites, etc." American Journal of Science (2) 5: 352-359. 1848 

10 162

Rogers, William Barton, and Robert Empie Rogers. "On the decomposition and partial solution of minerals, rocks, etc., by pure water, and water charged with carbonic acid." American Journal of Science (2) 5: 401-405. 1848 

10 163

Rogers, William Barton, and Robert Empie Rogers. "On the absorption of carbonic acid gas by liquids." American Journal of Science (2) 5: 96-110. 1848 

10 164

Rogers, William Barton, and Henry Darwin Rogers. [Coal reports]. A bound volume of nine papers. before 1851 

10 165
Box Folder

1. Rogers, William Barton. "On the age of the coal rocks of eastern Virginia." Pages 298-316. 1843 

10 165

2. Rogers, William Barton. "On the connection of thermal springs in Virginia with anticlinal axes and faults." Pages 317-347. 1843 

10 165

3. Rogers, Henry Darwin. "An inquiry into the origin of the Appalachian coal strata, bituminous and anthracitic." Pages, 433-474. circa 1843 

10 165

4. Rogers, William Barton, and Henry Darwin Rogers. "On the physical structure of the Appalachian chain...." Pages 474-531. 1843 

10 165

5. Rogers, William Barton. "Observations of subterranean termperature in the coal mines of eastern Virginia." Pages 532-538. [On pages 539-544 is "Explanation of the Plates I-XVII," the plates refering to fossils and other geological items not included in the bound "Coal Reports"; these are followed on page 544 by "Explanations for Plates XVIII-XXI, inclusive," which shows Sections of the Applachian Chain, which are bound between page 544 and the next item, number 6]. circa 1843 or 1844 

Box Folder

6. Rogers, Henry Darwin. "Address delivered at the meeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, held in Washington, May 1844." 1844 

10 165

7. Rogers, Henry Darwin, and William Barton Rogers. "An account of two remarkable trains of angular erratic blocks..." from Boston Journal of Natural History. 1846 

10 165

8. Rogers, Henry Darwin. "Report on the coal lands of the Zerbe's Run and Shamokin Improvement Company...with the Charter." Boston: Thurston, Torry, and Company, printers. 1850 

10 165

9. Rogers, Henry Darwin. "Report on the coal lands of yhe Mahanoy and Shamokin Improvement Company...with the Charter." Boston: Thurston, Torry, and Company, printers. 1850 

10 165

Rogers, William Barton. "Elements of the mechanical philosophy, for the use of the junior students of the University of Virginia." Boston: Thurston, Torry and Emerson, printers. 1852 

10 166

Rogers, William Barton. "Observations on binocular vision." American Journal of Science (2) 20: 86-98, 204-220, 318-335. 1855 

10 167

Rogers, William Barton. "Address before the Lyceum of Natural History of Williams College, August 14, 1855." 1855 

10 168

Rogers, William Barton. "On the origin and accumulation of the protocarbonate of iron in coal measures (and on the color of rocks)." American Journal of Science (2) 21: 339-343. 1856 

10 169

Rogers, William Barton."Proofs of the Protozoic Age of Some of the Altered Rocks of Eastern Massachusetts from Fossils recently discovered." American Academy of Arts and Sci, vol.iii, 315-318. 1856 

10 169

Rogers, William Barton. "On ozone observations." Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal 6: 35-42. 1858 

11 170

Rogers, William Barton. "Some experiments on sonorous flames, with remarks on the primary source of their vibration." American Journal of Science (2) 26: 1-15. 1858 

11 171

Rogers, William Barton. "On the formation of rotating rings by air and liquids under certain conditions of discharge." American Journal of Science (2) 26: 246-258. 1858 

11 172

Rogers, William Barton. "Notes on the Aurora of the 28th August [1859], and Several Subsequent Nights, as observed at Lunenburg, Massachusetts" Edinburgh New Phil. Jour., vol. xi, 90-99. 1860 

11 172a

Rogers, William Barton. "Some experiments and inferences in regard to binocular vision." American Journal of Science (2) 30: 387-390, (1860). "On our inability from the retinal impression alone to determine which retina is impressed."  American Journal of Science (2) 30: 404-409, (1860). Reprinted together, Boston. 1875 

11 173

Rogers, William Barton. "On the Newport conglomerate." Boston Society of Natural History, Proceedings 18: 97-101, (1875). "On the gravel and cobblestone deposits of Virginia and the Middle States."  Boston Society of Natural History, Proceedings 18: 101-106, (1875). Reprinted together. 1875 

11 174

Macfarlane, James. "Geologists' travelling hand-book, or American geological railway guide." New York: D. Appleton and Co. 1879 

11 175

Rogers, William Barton. "Address on the scientific work and character of Joseph Henry, delivered in the Hall of Representatives, Washington, D. C." printed by order of Congress. 1880 

11 176

Rogers, William Barton. "A reprint of annual reports and other papers on the geology of the Virginias." New York: D. Appleton and Co. 1884 

11 177

Macfarlane, James. "An American geological railway guide, giving the geological formation at every railway station, with altitudes above mean tide-water, notes on interesting places on the routes, and places on the routes, and a description of each of the formations." Second edition, revised and enlarged, edited by James R. Macfarlane. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1890 

General Note

In the first edition of this book, William Barton Rogers wrote the section on Virginia and West Virginia. In the second edition, the section on West Virginia has been revised, but William Barton Rogers' article on Virginia has been retained.

11 178

 Subseries B. Geology publications by Henry Darwin Rogers 

Box Folder

Rogers, Henry Darwin. "Description of the geology of the state of New Jersey, being a final report, by Henry Darwin Rogers, State Geologist." Philadelphia: C. Sherman and Co., printers, 1840. 301 pages. "Report on the coal lands of the Mahanoy and Shamokin Improvement Company." Boston: Thurston, Torry and Co., printers. 1840-1850 

12 179

Rogers, Henry Darwin. "An address on the recent progress of geological research in the United States, delivered at the fifth annual meeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, held at Washington City, May 1844." Philadelphia: C. Sherman. 1844 

12 180

Rogers, Henry Darwin. "Reports of Professor H. D. Rogers on Wheatley, Brookdale, and Charlestown Mines, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania." Philadelphia: T. K. and P. G. Collins, printers. 1853 

12 181

Rogers, Henry Darwin. "A few facts regarding the geological survey of Pennsylvannia, exposing the erroneous statements and claims of J.P. Lesley". 1859 

12 181a

 Subseries C. Documents of the founding of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Historical note

Note is excerpted from Geology at M.I.T., 1865-1965, by Robert R. Shrock. MIT Press, 1977, pages 205-207.

The earliest of the documents pertaining explicitly to the precursor of MIT was a memorial drawn up by Dr. Samuel Kneeland petitioning the 1859 Massachusetts legislature for a grant of state land in Back Bay for a Conservatory of Art and Science. It was presented to the legislature on March 30, 1859 as House Document No. 260 but was not approved.

William B. Rogers's name appears in the list of petitioners but he seems to have taken little part in the effort, probably because he was away from Boston. However, when the decision was made to submit another petition, this time to the 1860 legislature, William was asked to prepare a new memorial. This he did during the summer of 1859 and it was presented to the legislature as House Document No. 13. As before, this was not approved.

A subcommittee of the Association of Institutions was charged with another effort and Rogers was asked to prepare the requested plan which he did in the summer of 1860. The resulting document was his Objects and Plan of an Institute of Technology. This document is commonly referred to in discussions of the beginning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the founding document.

Objects and Plan was accepted by the Committee of Associated Institutions, read at a public meeting at the Boston Board of Trade on October 5, 1860, and submitted soon after to the Massachusetts legislature.

Action came swiftly from the legislature in the form of a joint standing committee, and again Rogers was asked to prepare a report, which appeared in March 1861 as Report of the Joint Standing Committee of the Massachusetts legislature of 1861 on the Memorial of the Associated Institutions of Science and Art. House Document 171, March 19, 1861.

On April 10, 1861 (two days before the start of the Civil War) the legislature passed and Govenor John Andrew signed An Act to incorporate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Acts 1861, chapter 183) which provided for a square of Back Bay land between Newbury and Boylston streets. The many activities centering around the memorials and reports to the Massachusetts legislature regarding the Back Bay land and the chartering of MIT are related by Rogers in an 1861 account titled An Account of Proceedings Preliminary to the Organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston,1861).

Box Folder

"Memorial of the Associated Institutions of Art and Science to the Massachusetts Legislature, 1860, asking for a reservation of lands on the Back Bay." House document number 13. 1860 January 

"Memorial of the Associated Institutions of Art and Science to the Massachusetts Legislature, 1860, asking for a reservation of lands on the Back Bay." House document number 13., 1860 January

[http://libraries.mit.edu]
12 182

"Objects and plan of an institute of technology, including a society of arts, a museum of arts, and a school of industrial science, proposed to be established in Boston." Prepared by William Barton Rogers by direction of the Committee of Associated Institutions of Science and Arts. Boston: printed by John Wilson and Son. 1860 

"Objects and plan of an institute of technology, including a society of arts, a museum of arts, and a school of industrial science, proposed to be established in Boston." Prepared by William Barton Rogers by direction of the Committee of Associated Institutions of Science and Arts. Boston: John Wilson and Son, printers, 1860., 1860

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/objects-plan.pdf]
12 183

"Report of the Joint Standing Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature of 1861 on the memorial of the Associated Institutions of Science and Art." House document number 171." 1861 March 19 

12 184

"An account of proceedings preliminary to the organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." Boston: printed by John Wilson and Son. 1861 

"An account of proceedings preliminary to the organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." Boston: John Wilson and Son, printers, 1861, 1861

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/account.pdf]
12 185

"Addition to the act to incorporate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." Massachusetts Legislature: Senate document number 226. 1865 May 1 

12 186

 Subseries D. Publications of organizations 

Box Folder

American Association for the Advancement of Science. "Resolutions concerning the degree of Doctor of Philosophy." Proceedings 30. 1881 

12 187

American Social Science Association. "Announcement of general meeting." Includes list of officers and members, May 1880; amended constitution; list of publications. Boston: Tolman and White, printers. 1880 

12 188

Boston. Inspector of Gas. "Report of the Inspector of Gas for the month of February, 1864." City document number 29. Boston. 1864 

12 189

Hall, James. "Memorial of James Hall, State Geologist, to the legislature of the state of New York." State of New York number 80. New York, 1882. 5 pages; Committee on Printing. "Report of the Committee...relative to continuing the publication of the work on the palaentology of the state." State of New York number 88. New York. Bound together. 1882 

12 190

Hewitt, Abram Stevens. "Our national heritage and how to enjoy it. Speech of Honorable Abram S. Hewitt, of New York, delivered in the House of Representatives, February 11, 1879." Washington: [Government Prints Office] 1879 

12 191

"Memorial addressed to the honorable William Windom in relation to the regulations for the Coast and Geodetic Survey of the United States, lately issued by the Treasury Department." Signed by Wharton Baker and others. 1881 

12 192

Minor, Franklin. "An oration delivered before the Society of Alumni of the University of Virginia." Printed by order of the Society. Charlottesville. 1844 

12 193

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Address delivered before the National Academy of Sciences, April 15, 1879, by Professor O. C. March, acting president." 1879 

12 194

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Constitution and membership." 1879 

12 195

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Constitution and membership." 1882 

12 196

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Constitution and membership." 1884 

12 197

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Constitution and rules of the National Academy of Sciences, as amended and adopted, April 17, 1872." 1872 

12 198

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. Proceedings, incomplete 1859-1860 

12 199

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. Proceedings, incomplete. 1876-1879 

12 200

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. Proceedings. Volume 1, part 3, [1884-1894]. Washington: Judd and Detweiler, printers. 0184-1895 

12 201

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Report for 1866." U.S. 40th Congress, first session, Senate. Miscellaneous document number 44. Washington. 1867 

12 202

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Report for 1878." U.S. 46th Congress, first session, House. Miscellaneous document number 7. Washington. 1879 

12 203

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Report for 1879." U.S. 46th Congress, second session, House. Miscellaneous document number 43. Washington. 1879-1880 

12 204

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Report for November 16, 1880 to the close of the year 1881." U.S. 47th Congress, first session, Senate. Miscellaneous document number 54. Washington. 1882 

12 205

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Survey of the territories." Letter from the acting president of the National Academy of Sciences transmitting a report on the surveys of the territories. U.S. 45th Congress, third session, House. Miscellaneous document number 5. Washington. 1878 

12 206

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Survey of the territories." Report of the special committee on the scientific surveys of the territories. Submitted to the Academy November 6. 1878 

13 207

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C. "Rules." circa 1865 

13 208

U.S. Department of the Interior. "Cost of geographical surveys." Letter from the Secretary of the Interior relating to the cost of geographical surveys. U.S. 45th Congress, third session, House. Executive document number 72. 1879 

13 209

U.S. 45th Congress. "A bill to authorize the National Academy of Sciences to receive and hold trust funds for the promotion of science, and for other purposes." U.S. 45th Congress, second session, Senate. Bill 1336. Introduced by Mr. Howe, read twice, and referred to the Committee on the Library, 29 May 1878. U.S. 45th Congress, third session, Senate. Bill 1336. Reported with an amendment, February 29. 1879 

13 210

U.S. National Board of Health. "Reports and papers." Number 1, April 7. 1879 

13 211

U.S. Naval Observatory. "Reports on the removal of the United States Naval Observatory." Rear-admiral John Rodgers, superintendent. Washington: Government Prints Office. 1877 

13 212

U.S. Treasury Department. Committee on Expenditures. "The printing of the securities of the United States: supplemental queries of the Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department." U.S. 45th Congress, first session, House. Miscellaneous document number 163, part 2. 1876 

13 213

Virginia. "A bill authorizing the secretary of the commonwealth to subscribe for copies of the report of William Barton Rogers, on the geology of the state..." Virginia Senate. Bill number 98. 1875 

13 214

Virginia. University. "An address to the public: unanimously adopted by the students of the University of Virginia." Charlottesville. circa 1840 

13 215

Virginia. University. "Catalogue of the officers and students..." Session of 1844-1845. Philadelphia: C. Sherman. 1845 

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 Subseries E. Sources for biography of William Barton Rogers 

Shrock, Robert R. Geology at MIT, 1865-1965. Appendix B. Biographies, Biographical References, and Other Sources of Information William Barton Rogers (1804-1882) 1977 

Shrock, Robert R. Geology at MIT, 1865-1965. Appendix B. Biographies, Biographical References, and Other Sources of Information reWilliam Barton Rogers (1804-1882), 1977

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/wbr/bibliography.html]
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"Tribute to Professor William Barton Rogers on his resignation as President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." Boston Daily Advertiser. 1870 June 2 

13 217

Tribute in the Boston Daily Transcript 1870 June 1 

13 217

Walker, Francis A. "Sketch of Professor William B. Rogers." Popular Science Monthly 9: 606-611. 1876 September 

13 218

MIT Society of Arts. "In memory of William Barton Rogers, LL.D., late President of the Society." Eulogies by Francis Amasa Walker, W.P. Atkinson, James P. Tolman, John D. Runkle, C.R. Cross, Jedediah Hotchkiss, W. L. Brown, Francis H. Smith 1882 

13 219

Rives, W. C. "William Barton Rogers, LL.D.: an address delivered before the Society of the Alumni of the University of Virginia on Commencement Day, June 27, 1883." Cambridge, Mass.: John Wilson and Son. 1883 

13 220

Ruschenberger, W. S. W. "A sketch of the life of Robert E. Rogers, M.D., LL.D., with biographical notices of his father and brothers" (with cover title "The Brothers Rogers"). Philadelphia: McCalla and Stavely, printers. 1885 

13 221

Cooke, J. P. "Notice of William Barton Rogers, founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Proceedings 14: 426-438, 1883. Reprinted Cambridge: John Wilson and Son. 1883 

13 222

Walker, Francis A. "Memoir of William Barton Rogers. Read before the National Academy [of Science], April 1887." Washington, D. C. National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs 3:1-13, 1895. 1887 

13 223

Ritchie, John Jr. "The American Association for the Advancement of Science." New England Magazine 18: 638-661. 1898 

13 224

Munroe, J. P. "William Barton Rogers, founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." Technology Review 6/4: 501-550, 1904. Reprinted Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Co. 1904 

13 225

"Centennial commemoration of William Barton Rogers, 1804-1904, held in Huntington Hall, Rogers Building (MIT) on December 7, 1904." Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Co., printers, 1905. also includes program of commemoration. 1904 

13 226

Roberts, J. K. "William Barton Rogers and his contributions to the geology of Virginia, read before the National Academy of Sciences at the University of Virginia Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 1935." American Philosophical Society. Miscellanea, photocopy. 1/2: 65-68. 1936 

13 227

Roberts, J. K. "William Barton Rogers (1804-1882) and his contributions to the geology of Virginia." Geological Society of America, Proceedings. 1935: 305-310. 1935 

13 228

Ewing, G. W. "Early teaching of science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia." College of William and Mary, B. 32/4. 1938 

13 229

Bevan, Arthur. "William Barton Rogers, a pioneer American scientist." Science Monthly 50/2: 110-124. 1940 

13 230

"The William Barton Rogers Memorial Science Hall, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia" program notice. circa 1950 

13 231

 Subseries F. Clippings 

Box Folder

Partial list of clippings and envelope, annotated in Emma Savage Rogers' hand. before 1912 

13 232

Clippings, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

13 233

Clippings, American Association for the Advancement of Science 

13 234

Clippings, Boston Society of Natural History 

13 235

Clippings, Education 

13 236

Clippings, "Life and Letters" 

13 237

Clippings, MIT 

13 238-240

Clippings, MIT 

13 241-244

Clippings, MIT alumni 

14 245

Clippings, MIT/Harvard merger 1904 

14 246

Clippings, MIT Society of Arts 

14 247

Clippings, National Academy of Sciences 

14 248

Clippings, William Barton Rogers obituaries 1882 

14 249-253

Clippings, William Barton Rogers obituaries 1882   oversize

15 254

Clippings, Science and Technology 

14 155

Clippings, F. A. Walker Memorial 

14 256

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Oversize Materials in Box 15 and Box 16 

Box Folder

Reflections by William Barton Rogers on his father 1828 

15 5

William Barton Rogers passport 1849 

15 29a

Letter from Alexander Humboldt to William Barton Rogers 1856 

15 32

MIT accounts 1859-1871 

15 34

House bill no. 171 1861 

House bill no. 171, 1861

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/mithistory/pdf/account.pdf]
15 38

Act to incorporate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, facsimile 1861 April 10 

Act to incorporate the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, facsimile, 1861 April 10

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/MIT-birthday/charter.html#page1]
15 40

Act to revise Acts 1861, chapter 183 1861 

15 40

Draft of An Account of the Proceedings Preliminary to the Organization of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1861 

15 41a

Drafts of Scope and Plan of the School of Industrial Science 1864 

Box Folder

Circular letter, manuscript and printed 1865 January 24 

15 51

Certificate of appointment of William B. Rogers as Commissioner to the Unversal Exposition at Paris 1866 June 29 

15 55

Drafts, National Academy of Sciences Proceedings 1880 November 16 to 1881 December 

15 125

Passport of Emma Savage Rogers 1891 April 23 

15 135

Obituary for William B. Rogers, Boston Sunday Herald 1882 June 4 

15 254

Obituary for William B. Rogers from "The Virginias" 1882 June 

15 254

Act of Association of an Institute of Technologoy 1861 January 11 

Act of Association of an Institute of Technologoy, 1861 January 11

[http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/exhibits/MIT-birthday/act-of-association.html]
16 39

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