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...Syng, Philip, Jr. Silversmith, civic leader, and amateur scientist, Syng was an original member of Benjamin Franklin's enlightened “Junto.”Philip Syng, Jr., was born in the diocese of Cloyne in County Cork, in the south of Ireland...
... 2006). Spencer Mark G. David Hume and Eighteenth-Century America ( Rochester, NY , 2005). Spencer Mark G. “Hume's reception in eighteenth-century Philadelphia ,” in New Essays on David Hume , ed. Emilio Mazza and Emanuele Ronchetti ( Milan...
... no. 4 (1971): 602–26. Wilson Leonard G. , ed. Benjamin Silliman and his Circle: Studies on the Influence of Benjamin Silliman on Science in America ( New York , 1979). See also: Chemistry; Dwight, Timothy; Hare, Robert; Maclean, John...
...Astronomer, mathematician, navigator, and entrepreneur, Nathaniel Bowditch is representative of some of the possibilities open Bowditch, Nathaniel to self-trained men of amateur science during the Era of the American Enlightenment.Born...
...A cousin of the much more famous naturalists John Bartram, Humphry Marshall was one of eighteenth-century America's most prolific exporters of plants and seeds to Europe and the first American-born author of a descriptive catalog...
...Farmer, Bordley, John Beale agricultural writer, and lawyer, John Beale Bordley epitomizes much about the American Enlightenment in his commitment to the rule of law and political liberty and in his rational approach to agricultural...
...Born Aitken, Robert in Dalkeith, Scotland, Aitken pursued various jobs in the book trades in Edinburgh and Paisley before migrating, in 1771, with his wife and their children to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he became a publisher...
...A surgeon and medical educator, Physick is commonly, although unjustly, known as the “Father of American Surgery.” More accurately, his life is somewhat representative of a late-Enlightenment medical practitioner in Philadelphia.Philip Syng...
... Dublin , 1987). Reid James Seaton , History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland … Continued to the Present Time by W.D. Killen (2nd edn, 3 vols, 1853). Steers A.D.G. , ‘Kirkpatrick, James’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ( Oxford , 2004). Witherow T. , Historical and Literary Memorials of Presbyterianism in Ireland ( London and Belfast , 1879)....
... and Character of the War ( Washington , 1815). Further Reading Callaway H. G. “Introduction ,” to Alexander James Dallas, An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War ( Edinburgh, UK , 2011). Dallas George Mifflin . Life and Writings...