MITCHELL, Samuel Latham.
(1764 – 1831)
Studied medicine in NYC with Samuel Bard. Received MD in 1786, Edinburgh. Served as Congressman, Democratic-Republican, 1801-1804 and 1810-1813. Served as U.S. senator, 1804-1809. He promoted the popularization of scientific inquiry.
Biographical references: ABA: I 1127, 85-163; II 420, 5-14. Adams, Dictionary of American Authors, 1904. American Chemists & Chemical Engineers: 1, 342-3 [by W.D. Miles]. Appleton Cyclopedia of American Biography. Drake, Dictionary of American Biography, 1872. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. National Cyclopedia of American Biography. Poggendorff: 2, col. 159. WBI.
1. English, 1798 [Periodical].
The Medical Repository of American publications on medicine, surgery and the auxiliary branches of philosophy. Conducted by S.L. Mitchell and E. Miller. New-York, T. & J. Swords, 1797-1824.
23 vols. Vol. 1, no. 1 (1797)-v. 23 (1824). Vols. 7-12 also called 2nd hexade, v. 1-6; v. 13-15 also called 3rd hexade, v. 1-3; v. 16-23 also called new ser., v. 1-8.
Very scarce. With E. Miller.
Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 915.
2. English, 1826 [Collection catalog].
Catalogue | Of The | Organic Remains, | Which, With Other | Geological And Some Mineral Articles, | Were Presented To The | New-York | Lyceum Of Natural History, | In August 1826, | By Their Associate, | Samuel L. Mitchill, | [...12 lines of titles and memberships...] | [double rule] | New-York: | Printed At The Request Of The Society, | By J. Seymour, John-Street. | [rule] | 1826.
4°: π4 B-E4; 20l.; -40 p. In printed wrappers, with the title printed on the cover. Page size: 235 x 145 mm.
Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; , "Preface."; , Blank.; -40, Text.
Very scarce. Provides a shelf by shelf description of fossils, rocks and minerals presented to the New York Lyceum in 1826. The preface indicates that Mitchill was the presenter.
Bibliographical references: Partsch, Katalog der Bibliothek, 1851: no. 477..