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Collections News

Chemical Heritage Foundation acquires 15th-century Alchemical Manuscripts

The Chemical Heritage Foundation made several highly significant new acquisitions in the past year. Among these are a collection of rare alchemy manuscripts, many from the 15th century; rare texts and experimental notebooks of 18th and 19th century chemists; correspondence and personal papers of noteworthy 20th century physicists, engineers, chemists, and industrialists; and several significant material artifacts. 

New Collections at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania recently made several new acquisitions, including the papers of the late 19th and early 20th century psychologist Dr. Robert Howland Chase, John Price Wetherill’s engineering notebook from 1881-1891, and a circa 1795 printed advertisement for gold tincture. 

Shared Strength of Consortium Collections

An example of the shared strength of consortium institutions is the ability to see several copies of a single rare book on one research trip.

New Collection on Veterinary Science at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

In 2012, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania purchased the papers of veterinarian George F. Parry and his family. George F. Parry (1838-1886) of Bucks County, PA, was one of the first veterinarians to receive professional veterinary training in the United States. 

Drexel University acquires faculty papers from the dawn of the Macintosh

Drexel University Archives and Special Collections acquires faculty papers from the dawn of the Macintosh.  Hewett collection now open for research.

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