Drinker was a Quaker who refused to take an oath of loyalty during the Revolutionary War and was exiled to Virginia. Most of this correspondence revolves around land in Southport, PA. Also see 995R for a plan of his land made after his death.
By Louis Aggasiz, who was a geologist famous for being one of the first to propose an ice age in geologic history and for controversy surrounding his theory of polygenism and rejection of evolution. This work is in part a travelogue of Agassiz’s visit to Lake Superior and part his observations on the geology of the area. It contains numerous illustrations.
By Matthew Maury, who was an American oceanographer and navy officer. This book is notable for being one of the first surveys of oceanography and includes discussion of the gulf stream, the atmosphere, and the geography of the floor of the Atlantic.
Managers Of The Garden: Minute Book for the summer and winter terms of 1850 and 1849-59
(HCV R5 OJ)
Loganian Society Meteorological Register, 1839-1855 and Barometrical Readings, 1858-1870
(HCV R7 OB)
Account of Stock Purchased for Haverford Farm, 1836-1838 and Farm Books (2), 1836-1838