All Items 18 Collection 2 Archives & Special Collections 18 Emily Dickinson Collection 1 Contributor 20 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 11 Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 2 Boston Society of Natural History 1 Brooks, Sidney, 1813-1887 1 Butler, Joseph, 1692-1752 1 Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895 1 Deane, James, 1801-1858 1 Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 1 Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 1 Fowler, O S., (Orson Squire), 1809-1887 1 Fowler, O. S., (Orson Squire), 1809-1887 1 Herbert, George, 1593-1633 1 Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863 1 LeConte, John L., (John Lawrence), 1825-1883 1 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1 Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 1 Moore, Zephaniah Swift, 1770-1823 1 Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1897 1 Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869 1 Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) 1 show more 15 show fewer Location 4 Massachusetts 2 Amherst 1 United States 1 Vermont 1 Topic 20 Archives 9 Correspondence 4 Geology 2 Adversaries 1 Analogy (Religion) 1 Apologetics 1 Books and reading 1 Career in Church work 1 Causes and theories of causation 1 Classification 1 Criticism, interpretation, etc. 1 Death and burial 1 Diseases 1 Footprints, Fossil 1 Funeral sermons 1 History 1 Insects 1 Juvenile poetry 1 Knowledge 1 Learning 1 show more 15 show fewer Part Of 6 Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers 12 William Wordsworth Manuscript Collection 2 Amherst College Early History Manuscripts and Pamphlets Collection 1 Emily Dickinson Collection 1 Justin Perkins (AC 1829) Papers 1 Sidney Brooks (AC 1841) Papers 1 show more 1 show fewer Genre 9 Excerpts 18 Poems 7 Copies (derivative objects) 5 Correspondence 3 Transcripts 3 Notebooks 1 Pamphlets 1 Sermons 1 Transcriptions (documents) 1 show more 4 show fewer Transcription of an excerpt from the June 24, 1838 London and Paris Observer Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869 An unattributed handwritten transcription of an excerpt from the London and Paris Observer in which the missionary expedition to travel to Kurdistan to make acquaintance with the Nestorian Christians and explore several districts is discussed. Mr. Ainsworth, Mr. Russell, and Mr. Rassam are all mentioned. The excerpt also discusses funding for the expedition by the Geographical Society and the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. The article was originally published in the June 16, 1838 issue of the Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, &c. The transcription is addressed to Justin Perkins. Transcription of an excerpt from the June 24, 1838 London and Paris Observer Sidney Brooks excerpt of a letter to an unknown recipient, 1864 Brooks, Sidney, 1813-1887 Portion of a letter from Sidney Brooks to an unknown recipient with an unattributed noted stating "extract from a letter from Mr. Brooks before leaving Washington." Brooks writes while working as a delegate of the United States Christian Commission in the American Civil War. He writes of going to the White House and then towards the War Department with another delegate from Massachusetts in an attempt to shake hands with President Abraham Lincoln before leaving Washington (D.C.). He goes on to describe talking with Lincoln and shaking his hand on the steps of Lincoln's mansion and notes that "President Lincoln has one of the most honest, amiable looking faces when talking that I ever saw." Sidney Brooks excerpt of a letter to an unknown recipient, 1864 Dr. Moore: extract from Rev. T. Snell's sermon, delivered at the interment of Rev. Dr. Moore, president of the Collegiate Institution in Amherst, Mass. Snell, Thomas, 1774-1862 A pamphlet of an extract from the sermon delivered by Thomas Snell at the funeral service of Zephaniah Swift Moore. The extract discusses the life, death, and work of Moore. Dr. Moore: extract from Rev. T. Snell's sermon, delivered at the interment of Rev. Dr. Moore, president of the Collegiate Institution in Amherst, Mass. Excerpt from Paris correspondent, 1851 November 4 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 An excerpt from an unidentified source regarding Edward Hitchcock's "The Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences" headed "From the Paris Correspondent" and written in Hitchcock's hand. The excerpt expresses gladness at the reception the work has received in British literary journals and says positive things about the book. The "Paris correspondent" referred to may be Francois Joseph Jerome Nickles. Excerpt from Paris correspondent, 1851 November 4 Edward Hitchcock transcriptions of geological poems Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 Three poems about geology transcribed by Edward Hitchcock. The original authorship of all three poems is unclear. The first two poems, "A Poetical Geognosy" and "Geological Cookery" may be by Robert Bakewell or John Scafe. The third is an excerpt from a longer poem published in the Christian Observer in 1834, which Hitchcock attributes to a Rev. Mr. Wilks in his "The Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences". Edward Hitchcock transcriptions of geological poems Edward Hitchcock copy and extracts of three letters to James Deane, 1835 March 15, 1835 September 21, and 1835 September 15 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 A document containing copies of three letters or letter extracts to James Deane from Edward Hitchcock which appear to have been sent to Benjamin Silliman. In the first, dated March 15, 1835, Hitchcock comments on a suggestion Deane made about an impression on a slab of sandstone being a bird footprint. In the second, dated September 21, 1835, Hitchcock agrees with Deane's views but states decided evidence will be needed to convince geologists. In the third, dated September 15, 1835, Hitchcock says he is preparing a paper for the American Journal of Science in which he plans to acknowledge Deane's contributions to the discovery that the tracks discussed appear to be made by birds, but he wishes to examine them more thoroughly first. Edward Hitchcock copy and extracts of three letters to James Deane, 1835 March 15, 1835 September 21, and 1835 September 15 Excerpt of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison letter to Hon. Edward Everett of June 25th, 1854 Murchison, Roderick Impey, Sir, 1792-1897 A hand-written copy of a portion of a letter sent by Sir Roderick Impey Murchison to Edward Everett. The original letter was dated June 25th, 1854. In this excerpt Murchison defends his position on an issue that has been met with skepticism. Excerpt of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison letter to Hon. Edward Everett of June 25th, 1854 Emily Dickinson partial transcription of George Herbert's "Mattens" Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 A transcription by Emily Dickinson of the second and third stanzas of George Herbert's poem "Mattens," beginning with, "My God, what is a heart?" Emily Dickinson partial transcription of George Herbert's "Mattens" Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, vol. 7, page 353 Boston Society of Natural History A typescript transcript of pages 353 and part of 354 of volume 7 of "Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History" published in 1861. The proceedings summarize Edward Hitchcock's presentation at the conference about distorted pebbles found in Newport, Wallingford, and Plymouth, Vermont. The identity of the transcriber is unknown. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, vol. 7, page 353 Exegesis of I Corinthians 15:35-44, as illustrated by natural history and chemistry Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 A typescript transcript of Hitchcock's "Exegesis of I Corinthians" that was published in the journal Bibliotheca Sacra in April 1860. Hitchcock's piece involves a close reading of verses 35 through 44 in I Corinthians, especially focusing on it from the view of natural history and chemistry. The identity of the transcriber is unknown. Exegesis of I Corinthians 15:35-44, as illustrated by natural history and chemistry Should fate do her worst, there are relics of joy Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 An excerpt from a Thomas Moore poem, "Farewell -- but whenever," handwritten on a sheet with an embossed boarder. The transcriber is not identified. Should fate do her worst, there are relics of joy John L. LeConte excerpt of letter to James Dana, 1862 April 15 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 An excerpt of a letter from the entomologist John Lawrence LeConte to Professor James Dwight Dana, transcribed by Edward Hitchcock. In the excerpt, LeConte refers to an illustration on page 8 of Hitchcock's "Ichnology of New England" and suggests that it is likely an insect in the family Ephemeridae. John L. LeConte excerpt of letter to James Dana, 1862 April 15 Notae theologicae Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 A notebook in which Edward Hitchcock has written slightly re-worded excerpts from Joseph Butler's "The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and the Course of Nature," as well as excerpts from volume one of Richard Watson's "A Collection of Theological Tracts," which contains tracts by John Taylor and Pierre Allix. Hitchcock's notes on the tracts include brief notes about the contents of specific chapters in addition to excerpts. Notae theologicae William Wordsworth excerpt of "Descriptive Sketches" Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 Lines 173 through 178 of the poem "Descriptive Sketches" by William Wordsworth. The undated excerpt of poetry has been torn from its original document, affixed to a new page, which includes annotations. One annotation indicates "Autograph of William Wordsworth," although that is doubtful. William Wordsworth excerpt of "Descriptive Sketches" William Wordsworth autographed lines from "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 Two lines from William Wordsworth's poem "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood," written and autographed by Wordsworth. The original poem was published in 1807. The object includes annotations about Wordsworth misquoting his own poem ("humblest" should be "meanest") and about how this was likely one of the last things Wordsworth put his name to since he died a few weeks later. William Wordsworth autographed lines from "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" Poem for Eddie Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 A transcription of a portion of the poem "Little by little" by an anonymous author. This transcription appears to be in a hand other than Hitchcock's. The identity of Eddie could not be determined. Several pencil scribbles are on the verso. Poem for Eddie Edward Hitchcock excerpts and poem Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 Several excerpts of texts written down by Edward Hitchcock including quotes from Hafiz, Sadi, Jean Etienne Montucla, Sir Isaac Newton, and an Arya couplet. A few of the quotes discuss various ethnic groups and their relationships with the zodiac. The verso of the sheet contains a poem about the brevity of life. Edward Hitchcock excerpts and poem Edward Hitchcock transcription of excerpts from O.S. Fowler's "Religion, Natural and Revealed" Fowler, O. S., (Orson Squire), 1809-1887 Two excerpts of O. S. Fowler's "Religion, Natural and Revealed" copied down by Hitchcock, which discuss the subject of the cause of illness. Fowler's work claims that afflictions are all punishment and are man's own fault. Hitchcock has noted the pages from which these excerpts have been drawn. Edward Hitchcock transcription of excerpts from O.S. Fowler's "Religion, Natural and Revealed"