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Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, First Series

:: Reading through the December issue of Choice, I stumbled upon a rare gem of early American scientific publishing. Using an IMLS grant, the Ewell Sale Stewart Library of the Academy of Natural Sciences has digitized the entire first series of Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Fulltext First Series v1-8 (1817-1842)
ISSN: 0885-3479

The website provides details on the techniques used in the digitization in addition to the historical and scientific bounty of the journal proper. Whether one's research interests run to ornithology, entomology, ichthyology, or botany, American scientific luminaries of the first half of the 19th century wrote major pieces in this early giant of American scholarly communication. The article which caught my eye initially is John James Audubon's prospectus for his monumental Birds of North America. - George Porter

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