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Henry Lewis
[19TH CENTURY NATURAL PHILOSOPHY] Bound volume of manuscript Natural Philosophy (i.e. Physical Science) lecture notes and drawings probably kept by a student at Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University)
Manhattan, Kansas, circa 1870. This half-leather volume with marbled boards measures 8" x 10.5" and is titled "Lectures on Natural Philosophy." It contains approximately 140 manuscript text pages and an additional 80 pages with about 150 meticulous hand-drawn illustrations of apparatus and experiments, some in color. The pages are in nice shape. Hinges have cracked and the free endpapers are missing. The cover shows wear; the gilt spine title is legible.The last page of the notebook is signed, "Henry Lewis / Manhattan / Riley Co. / Kansas", and a pencil drawing on its first page is titled "Cottage by the Sea" by "H. Lewis." About midway through the notebook, there is a later pencil inscription that reads "Henry Lewis / A.T.&S.F.R.R. (Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad) / Emporia". A newspaper clipping announcing Lewis's 1877 marriage to Jane M. Davis of Big Rock, Illinois is laid in. Online records reflect that Lewis was born between 1852 and 1854 in Arvonia, Kansas.The text begins with a short introduction to science and the way it was traditionally "separated" into "divisions" and "parts." The lecture notes then focus on Natural Philosophy and include sections on Somatology (not anthropology but rather the study of material bodies and substances), Comparisons, Impenetrability, Figure, Divisibility, Porosity and Compressibility, Dilatability, Mobility, Inertia, Gravitational Attraction, Electro-magnetical Attraction, Molecular Constitution of Matter, Atomic Theory of Boscovich, Capillary Attraction, Chemical Attraction, Elasticity, Laws of Boyle and Mariotte, Mechanics, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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