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Adams, John (1735-1826, designated as JA in The Adams Papers):

Agricultural and Scientific Interests

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farming, farm improvements, and scientific agriculture30

notes on Winthrop's lectures7

mathematics6

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medical science6

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and Amer. Philosophical Soc.5

and founding of Amer. Academy of Arts and Sciences5

chemistry and physics5

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hemp cultivation5

benefits and pleasures of agriculture4

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agricultural education3

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fresh air and common colds3

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makes weather observations and records3

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records college theses on scientific subjects3

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trees3

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Winthrop's influence on JA's scientific interests and thought3

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“All nature is [worth studying].—But I have too much to do, to Study Men, and their mischievous Designs”2

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lightning and lightning rods2

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natural history2

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natural philosophy2

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notes on Nieuwentijdt's Religious Philosopher 2

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oceanography2

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on Dutch naturalist Lyonnet2

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on the “mechanical Arts” of the Moravians at Bethlehem2

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viniculture2

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“all the Amusement that I ever had in my life ... is my farm”1

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and Société libre d'émulation, Paris1

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assistance for Mass. Medical Soc. sought1

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astronomy1

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balloon ascensions1

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beekeeping1

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considers medicine as a profession1

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crops grown in America1

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European universities examined for possible imitation in America1

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exploration1

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geology1

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hygiene on ships in Continental Navy1

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“I have never turned my Thoughts much to such Speculations”1

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impatience with scientific empiricism1

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Indian antiquities at Fort St. David1

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inquires about land passage from Russia to America, &c.1

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lasting impression made by Arnold's natural history collection in Norwalk, Conn.1

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lightning rods in Philadelphia1

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lists “American Curiosities” in natural history to be sent as gifts to France1

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magnetism in lodestone1

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marine biology1

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naval architecture1

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on farming in Maryland1

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on Franklin's theory of “Thunder Gusts”1

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on ventilation and health1

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paleontology1

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peat in the Netherlands1

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Pennsylvania and New England farming contrasted1

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physicians1

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plan to establish a society to encourage arts, agriculture, manufactures, and commerce1

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proposes establishing a “philosophical society” in Boston1

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reads Buffon's compilations with attention1

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Rittenhouse's orrery1

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role in founding Amer. Academy of Arts and Sciences1

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skeptical of research for its own sake1

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steam engines in English mines1

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study of German as aid to scientific inquiry1

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uses telescope in college1

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Viney's bent-timber wheels1

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visit to French Academy of Sciences1

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visit to the “Cabinet d'Histoire naturell”1

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