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Cadwallader Colden 1688 1776

Author : Philip Ranlet
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In this book, Philip Ranlet examines the prolific political career of Cadwallader Colden. Colden was the long lasting lieutenant governor of royal New York. A determined foe of entrenched interests in New York such as the manor lords, the lawyers, and the fur smugglers, he remained a vigorous supporter of the royal prerogative. He handled Indian relations for many years and was the first true historian of the Iroquois. Also one of the preeminent scientists of the colonial period and the Enlightenment itself, he established botany in America and also tried to revise the work of Sir Isaac Newton. Lieutenant Governor Cadwallader Colden continued to battle the enemies ofBritish rule until his death during the American Revolution in 1776 at 88 years old.

The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden

Author : John M. Dixon
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Was there a conservative Enlightenment? Could a self-proclaimed man of learning and progressive science also have been an agent of monarchy and reaction? Cadwallader Colden (1688–1776), an educated Scottish emigrant and powerful colonial politician, was at the forefront of American intellectual culture in the mid-eighteenth century. While living in rural New York, he recruited family, friends, servants, and slaves into multiple scientific ventures and built a transatlantic network of contacts and correspondents that included Benjamin Franklin and Carl Linnaeus. Over several decades, Colden pioneered colonial botany, produced new theories of animal and human physiology, authored an influential history of the Iroquois, and developed bold new principles of physics and an engaging explanation of the cause of gravity. The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden traces the life and ideas of this fascinating and controversial "gentleman-scholar." John M. Dixon’s lively and accessible account explores the overlapping ideological, social, and political worlds of this earliest of New York intellectuals. Colden and other learned colonials used intellectual practices to assert their gentility and establish their social and political superiority, but their elitist claims to cultural authority remained flimsy and open to widespread local derision. Although Colden, who governed New York as an unpopular Crown loyalist during the imperial crises of the 1760s and 1770s, was brutally lampooned by the New York press, his scientific work, which was published in Europe, raised the international profile of American intellectualism.

Selections from the Scientific Correspondence of Cadwallader Colden with Gronovius Linnaeus Collinson and Other Naturalists

Author : Cadwallader Colden
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Cadwallader Colden

Author : Alfred R. Hoermann
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More commonly known as the Tory Lieutenant Governor of colonial New York, Cadwallader Colden also made extensive scientific, philosophical, and literary contributions to the American colonies in the 18th Century.

Jack Tar vs John Bull

Author : Jesse Lemisch
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Letters and Papers of Cadwallader Colden 1730 1742

Author : Cadwallader Colden
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Forget Not Mee and My Garden

Author : Peter Collinson
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This selection of letters sent by Peter Collinson between 1725 and 1768 includes letters sent to Albrecht von Haller, Alexander Colden, Arthur Dobbs, Benjamin Cook, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Gale, Benjamin Smithurst, Cadwallader Colden, Carl Linnaeus, Carlo Allioni, Caspar Wettstein, Charles Lennox (3rd Duke of Richmond), Charles Lyttelton (Bishop of Carlisle), Charles Wager, Christopher Jacob Trew, Edward Cave, Edward Wright, Emmanuel Mendes Da Costa, George Parker (2nd Earl Macclesfield), Gregory Demidoff, Henrietta Maria Goldsborough, Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau, Henry Baker, Henry Clinton (9th Earl of Lincoln), Henry Fox (1st Baron Holland), Henry Hollyday, Jacob Theodore Klein, James Alexander, Jared Eliot, John Ambrose Beurer, John Bartram, John Blackburne, John Canton, John Custis, John Ellis, John Frederick Gronovius, John Hawkesworth, John Jacob Dillenius, John Kearsley, John Penn, John Player, John Russell (4th Duke of Bedford), John Stuart (3rd Earl of Bute), Joseph Breintnall, Joseph Hobson, Martin Folkes, Mary Collinson, Mary Lennox (Duchess of Richmond), Michael and Mary Russell, Mr. Leigh at Totridge, Peter Simon Pallas, Peter Templeman, Peter Thompson, Philip Southcote, Pieter Camper, Richard Richardson, Richard Walker, Samuel Brewer, Samuel Eveleigh, Hans Sloane, Thomas Birch, Thomas Clayton, Thomas Hay (8th Earl of Kinnoull), Thomas Pelham-Holles (1st Duke of Newcastle), Thomas Story, William Byrd II, William Pitt, William Villiers (3rd Earl of Jersey), and William Watson.

The Letters and Papers of Cadwallader Colden 1711 1775

Author : Cadwallader Colden
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Patriot improvers 1743 1768

Author : Whitfield J. Bell (Jr.)
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When Benjamin Franklin adopted John Bartram's 1739 idea of bringing together the "virtuosi" of the colonies to promote inquiries into "natural secrets, arts & syances," the result was, in 1743, the founding of the American Philosophical Society. Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. records the early years of the Society through sketches of its first members, those elected between 1743 & 1769. Volume 1 includes biographies of some of the Society's best known members such as Franklin, David Rittenhouse, John Bartram, Benjamin Rush, John Dickinson, Thomas Hopkinson & many lesser known merchants, artisans, farmers, physicians, lawyers & clergymen with familiar surnames such as Biddle, Colden, & Morris. A history of this earliest society & its offshoots before 1769, the Young Junto & the American Society for Promoting & Propagating Useful Knowledge, are also included. These sketches, written over several decades, represent in Whitfield J. Bell's words, "the first systematic attempt to collect & preserve data on the lives of [the Society's first] members" & add much to our knowledge of the history & culture of eighteenth-century America.

The Letters and Papers of Cadwallader Colden 1748 1754

Author : Cadwallader Colden
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