All Items 1 Collection 1 Archives & Special Collections 1 Contributor 1 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 1 Location 3 Amherst 1 Massachusetts 1 North America 1 Topic 4 Natural history 1 Naturalists 1 Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. 1 Study and teaching (Higher) 1 Part Of 1 Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers 1 Genre 1 Lecture notes 1 Subject 3 Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 – Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. 1 Natural history – Study and teaching (Higher) – Massachusetts – Amherst 1 Naturalists – North America – Study and teaching (Higher) – Massachusetts – Amherst 1 Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Natural History" Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 Natural history lecture notes by Edward Hitchcock introducing the subject to his students. Hitchcock discusses what exactly natural history is, the division of the world into organic and inorganic matter, and the division of the science of natural history into zoology, botany, and mineralogy/geology. Several American men who have worked in the field of natural history are mentioned, with Hitchcock giving a brief description of their work, such as [Stephen] Elliott's study of the botany in South Carolina and Georgia. Hitchcock uses the information about these men to illustrate the growth of the study of natural history in the United States and to emphasize the importance of its continued study. Edward Hitchcock classroom lecture notes, "Natural History"