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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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Leslie, Charles Robert

Robert Wilson Torchia.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 742 words.

Leslie, Charles Robert (19 October 1794–05 May 1859), artist and author, was born in London, England, the son of Robert Leslie, a Philadelphia clock and watch store owner, and Lydia Baker;...

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