American Philosophical Society
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Documents from the American Philosophical Society
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About the American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society (APS), the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purposes of "promoting useful knowledge." In the 21st century, it serves to advance knowledge and promote scholarship in the humanities and social, mathematical, life, and physical sciences. The APS Library and Museum's collections make it among the premier institutions for documenting and exhibiting the history of the American Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, Native American languages and culture, and the development of American anthropology. The Library houses over 13 million manuscripts, 275,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 250,000 images, fine art and other objects.
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The documents on OPenn
Mss 494.9 T841:
Tercüman-nâme. / Tajumān nāmah. / ترجمان نامه
([Turkey], Between 1775 and 1825)
Misc. Ms. Collection Temple Bowdon:
Short account about the status of Dhimmīs
(Acquired in Paris, Item is undated and place of copy is unknown; a note on the back says "given me at Paris 1822 by Sir Sidney Smith"; 1822)
Ms. Coll. 200 Firman:
Firman issued in the name of Abdülhamid I regarding the Imam of a mosque in Izmir
([Turkey], 1193 A.H. (1779))