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Shepard Papers, 1826-1881
5 archives boxes + 1 bound volume (3.3 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Botanist, mineralogist, natural historian. Collection consists primarily of letters regarding Shepard's mineral collection, and also includes a few notebooks, a bound volume of pamphlets and miscellaneous other materials.

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Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Charles Upham Shepard Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

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Biographical Note

Charles Upham Shepard was born on June 29, 1804, and died on May 1, 1886. He spent one year at Brown University before entering Amherst in 1821. After graduation in 1824 he spent almost a year studying under Professor L. Nuttall and, after giving private lessons in Botany and Mineralogy for a few months in Boston, entered the laboratory of Professor Benjamin Silliman at Yale College where he remained for another two years. From 1830 to 1847 he was Lecturer on Natural History at Yale. While at Yale, in 1832-33, under a commission from the U.S. Government, Shepard investigated plans adopted in the culture of sugarcane and the manufacture of sugar in the southern United States, and incorporated the results of his observations in Professor Silliman's report to the Secretary of the Treasury in 1833. In 1835 he was the associate of Dr. Percival in the State Geological Survey of Connecticut. He was also Professor of Chemistry and Natural History in the Charleston (S.C.) Medical College from 1834 to 1861, and from 1865 to 1869. In 1845 he became Professor of Chemistry and Natural History at Amherst College and retained that position until 1852. From 1852 to 1877 he was Professor of Natural History, and was Emeritus Professor from 1877 until his death in 1886 at Charleston, South Carolina.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection of Shepard's papers consists primarily of letters to him during the period 1830-1833 concerning his mineral collecting. There are some papers that he saved concerning the sugar industry as well as a few notebooks he used for Chemistry notes under Professor Silliman, and a bound volume of pamphlets by Shepard. At the end of the collection is a miscellaneous group of various materials such as old newspapers. The collection was the gift of the Pratt Geology Museum, November 1968.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Charles Upham Shepard Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Charles Upham Shepard Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Charles Upham Shepard Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
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Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: Letters,
ca. 1830-1833


Sub-Series A: Incoming Correspondence



A-B


Box 1: folder 1
C-D


Box 1: folder 2
E-F


Box 1: folder 3
G-H


Box 1: folder 4
I-M


Box 1: folder 5
N-P


Box 2: folder 1
Q-S


Box 2: folder 2
T-Z


Box 2: folder 3
Unidentified correspondence


Box 2: folder 4
Sub-Series B: Outgoing Correspondence



Letters from Charles Upham Shepard


Box 2: folder 5
Sub-Series C: Other Correspondence



Miscellaneous letters to Benjamin Silliman, some referring to Charles Upham Shepard


Box 2: folder 6
Bills and Receipts


Box 3: folder 1
Bills and Receipts


Box 3: folder 2
Series 2: Papers,
ca. 1826-1833


Notes and extracts connected with chemistry
1826

Box 3: folder 3
Plan of Professor Silliman's lectures on chemistry
1826-1827

Box 3: folder 4
Papers relating to the Sugar Inquiry
ca. 1833

Box 3: folder 5
Notes on chemicals


Box 3: folder 6
Notes on Botany


Box 3: folder 7
Pages from a scientific journal concerning Shepard's discovery of Danburite


Box 4: folder 1
Treatise on Mineral Water; Treatise on Geology; miscellaneous articles taken from journals


Box 4: folder 2
Newspaper, National Gazette, Philadelphia, May 23 -- review of book by Shepard (p. 2, col. 2)


Box 4: folder 3
Series 3: Miscellaneous Materials,
ca. 1831-1840


Miscellaneous printed handbills and letters


Box 4: folder 4
Statement of Sugar Made in Louisiana in 1831
ca. 1831

Box 4: folder 5
Garden calendar
1833

Box 4: folder 6
Miscellaneous -- Almanac 1832, drawings of shells, notes on sugarcane, calling cards, questions on coal mines
1832, n.d.

Box 4: folder 7
Old newspapers: London Sun, June 22, 1840; New York Observer, June 29, 1839; London Journal of Commerce, August 29, 1840; London Sun, June 25, 1840
1839-1840

Box 4: folder 8
Series 4: Bound Manuscripts and Pamphlets,
ca. 1833-1881


Sub-Series A: Manuscripts



Volume I: Lectures by Professor Shepard
1843

Box 4: folder 8
Volume II: On the supposed tadpole nests, or imprints made by the Patrachoides nidificans (Hitchcock) in the red shale of the New Red Sandstone at South Hadley, Massachusetts


Box 4: folder 8
Lectures by Professor Shepard
1844

Box 4: folder 9
Volume III: Catalogue of shells


Box 5: folder 9
Volume IV: Laboratory Memo Book
1836

Box 5: folder 9
Loose pages from a scientific journal: Article XXI "Description of the Skull of the Guadaloupe Fossil Human Skeleton" by James Moultrie, M.D. ... with introductory remarks by C.U. Shepard, M.D.


Box 5: folder 1
Meteoric Collection of Charles Upham Shepard, Jr.
1881 Jan 22

Box 5: folder 2
Contribution to Mineralogy (2 copies)


Box 5: folder 3
Sub-Series B: Bound Pamphlets (These pamphlets are bound together in one volume.)



Manual on the Cultivation of the Sugar Cane and the Fabrication and Refinement of Sugar. Washington, Francis Preston Blair, 1833. With diagrams.
1833

Box Vol: folder 1
Address delivered before the New Haven Horticultural Society. New Haven, Babcock and Galpin, 1838.
1838

Box Vol: folder 2
Report of the Managed of the Horticultural Fair. New Haven, Babcock and Galpin, 1838.
1838

Box Vol: folder 3
Pages 133-162 from a journal - p. 134, Article XII: "Geology of Upper Illinois" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 4
Pages 161-168 from a journal - p. 161., Article XIII: "Calstronbarite, a New Mineral Species" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 5
An Address before the Agricultural Societies of Hampshire, Franklin, and Hamden Counties at their Anniversary Fairs. Northampton, John Metcalf, 1847.
1847

Box Vol: folder 6
Pages 245-260 from a journal - p. 249, Article XXVI: "On New Minerals from Texas, Lancaster County, Penn." by C.U. Shepard. p. 251, Article XXVII: "An Account of the Meteorite of Castine, Maine, May 20, 1848" by C.U. Shepard.
1848

Box Vol: folder 7
Report on American Meteorites. New Haven, B.L. Hamlen, 1848.
1848

Box Vol: folder 8
Pages 325-328 of a scientific journal-, article by Henry Wurtz.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 9
Pages 38-44 of a journal - p. 38, Article III: "Reply to Dr. F.A. Genth's Remarks on the Minerals of the Canton Mine" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 10
Account of Three New American Meteorites with Observations Upon the Geographical Distribution of Such Bodies Generally. Charleston, S.C.: Steam power press of Walker and James, 1850.
1850

Box Vol: folder 11
Pages 321-336 of a journal - p. 329: "A Notice of Foreign Meteorites" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 12
Pages 305-320 of a journal - p. 311: "An Account of Several New Mineral Species" by C.U. Shepard. p. 319: "On New Localities of American Minerals" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 13
Meteorites in the Cabinet of Charles Upham Shepard (1851).
1851

Box Vol: folder 14
On Meteorites.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 15
Notice of Lion River, South Africa Meteoric Iron. New Haven, B.L. Hamlen, 1853.
1853

Box Vol: folder 16
Catalogue of C.U. Shepard1s Meteoric Collection.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 17
Professor Shepard on the Canton (Georgia) Copper and SilverLead Mine. New Haven, Hayes, 1856.
1856

Box Vol: folder 18
On a New Locality of Meteoric Iron in the Orange River Country, South Africa.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 19
Pages 96-100 of a journal - p. 96, Article X: "Five New Mineral Species" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 20
On a New Locality of Meteoric Iron in the Orange River Country, South Africa (duplicate).
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 21
On the Rutherfordton, N.C. Meteoric Iron [sic] and the Charleston, S.C. Shooting Star.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 22
Notice of Collections in Natural History preserved in the Shepard Cabinet at Amherst College.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 23
Pages 203-208 of a journal - p. 204, Article XIX: "Notices of Several American Meteorites" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 24
Catalogue of the Meteoric Collection of Charles Upham Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 25
Meteoric Collection of Charles Upham Shepard, Massachusetts Professor of Natural History in Amherst College, U.S.A.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 26
Report of Prof. Charles Upham Shepard's Analysis of the East Whately Ochre and Sienna Mine.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 27
A Description of the Emery Mine of Chester, Hamden County, Massachusetts, USA. London, Taylor and Francis, 1865.
1865

Box Vol: folder 28
New Classification of Meteorites with an Enumeration of Meteoric Species.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 29
Pages 249-252 of a journal - p. 249, Article XXXIX: "Brief Notices of Several Localities of Meteoric Iron" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 30
Pages 245-248 of a journal - p. 246, Article XXXVIII: "Mineral Notices" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 31
New Classification of Meteorites with an Enumeration of Meteoric Species (duplicate).
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 32
Pages 230-248 of a journal - p. 230: "Notice of New Meteoric Irons in the United States" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 33
Pages 1-8 of a journal - p. 1, Article XII: "Mineralogical Contributions" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 34
Pages 129-144 of a journal - p. 133, Article XX: "Notice of the Meteoric Stone of Searsmont, Maine" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 35
On the Corundum Region of North Carolina and Georgia.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 36
Catalogue of the Meteoric Collection of Charles Upham Shepard deposited in the Wood's Building of Amherst College, Mass.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 37
Catalogue of Minerals Found within about 75 miles of Amherst College, Ms.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 38
Additional Notice of the Estherville Meteorite of May 10, 1879.
1879

Box Vol: folder 39
On Aerolites. Read before the Connecticut Academy of Science, June 18, 1879.
1879 Jun 18

Box Vol: folder 40
The Rural Carolinian, January 1870, p. 217 "The Agricultural School of Moscow" by C.U. Shepard.
1870 Jan

Box Vol: folder 41
The Rural Carolinian, March 1870, p. 332 "Sources of Plant Food by C.U. Shepard.
1870 Mar

Box Vol: folder 42
The Rural Carolinian, May 1870, p. 469 "Guanape Island Guano" by C.U. Shepard.
1870 May

Box Vol: folder 43
The Rural Carolinian, June 1872, p. 477 "On the So-called 'Reduced' Phosphate" by C.U. Shepard.
1872 Jun

Box Vol: folder 44
The Rural Carolinian May 1871, p. 438 "On the Phosphate Sands of South Carolina" by C.U. Shepard.
1871 May

Box Vol: folder 45
Mineralogical Notes.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 46
Pages 347-350 from The American Journal of Science-Second Series. Vol.XLII, No. 126, Nov. 1866.- p.347, Article XLVII: "New Locality of Meteoric Iron in Cohauila, Northern Mexico" by C.U. Shepard.
1866 Nov

Box Vol: folder 47
Pages 311-320 from a journal - p. 311: "An Account of Several New Mineral Species" by C.U. Shepard. P. 319: "On New Localities of American Minerals" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 48
Pages 113-128 of a journal - p. 116, Article X: "On the Want of Identity between Microlite and Pyrochlore" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 49
Pages 35-40 of a journal - p. 36, Article VII: "On Lazulite, Pyrophyllite, and Tetradymite in Georgia" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 50
Pages 35-40 of a journal - p. 36, Article VII: "On Lazulite, Pyrophyllite, and Tetradymite in Georgia" by C.U. Shepard, (duplicate).
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 51
Pages 38-44 of a journal - p. 38, Article III: "Reply to Dr. F.A. Genth's Remarks on the Minerals of the Canton Mine" by C.U. Shepard (duplicate).
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 52
Pages 245-246 of a journal - p. 246, Article XXXVIII: "Mineralogical Notices" by C.U. Shepard (duplicate).
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 53
Pages 277-280 of a journal - p. 278: "Mineralogical Notices" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 54
Pages 369-372 of a journal - p. 369, Article XXXVIII: "Notice of Three Ponderous Masses of Meteoric Iron at Tucson, Sonora" by C.U. Shepard.
n.d.

Box Vol: folder 55

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The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Amherst College--Faculty.
  • Amherst College--Students.
  • Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher)--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Medical College of the State of South Carolina--Faculty.
  • Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher)--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Shepard, Charles Upham, 1804-1886.
  • Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864.
  • Yale University--Faculty.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1824. Shepard.
  • Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864.

Genre terms
  • Lecture notes--Amherst College.


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