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Robert Peter papers, 1854

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47m68 Robert Peter papers, 1828-1942, bulk 1854-1905 47m68 Peter, Robert papers Finding aid prepared by Desirae Carron University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2013 June 7 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-09-15T17:29-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Robert Peter papers 47m68 University of Kentucky Special Collections 2.7 Cubic feet 5 boxes Bulk, 1854-1905 1828-1942 The Robert Peter papers (dated 1828-1942, bulk 1854-1905; 2.7 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consist of correspondence, financial material, notes, laboratory notebooks, and catalogs, which document Peter's work with geological surveys in Arkansas, Indiana, and Kentucky. Peter, Robert, 1805-1894 Biographical note Chemist, physician, teacher. Robert Peter was born in England but emigrated to America in 1817. He lived for a time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After attending the Rensselaer School, in Troy, New York and lecturing on chemistry at Western University of Pennsylvania, Peter moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where he became a professor of chemistry at Transylvania University. He also studied medicine at Transylvania, and received his medical degree in 1834. He only practiced medicine for a short while, but served on the medical faculties of Transylvania and of the Kentucky School of Medicine in Louisville. Peter supervised military hospitals in Lexington during the Civil War and later served as a professor of chemistry at what is now the University of Kentucky. He also served as chemist for two geological surveys of Kentucky and one each of Arkansas and Indiana. Scope and Contents note The Robert Peter papers (dated 1828-1942, bulk 1854-1905; 2.7 cubic feet; 5 boxes) consist of correspondence, financial material, notes, laboratory notebooks, and catalogs, which document Peter's work with geological surveys in Arkansas, Indiana, and Kentucky. The bulk of the collection consists of Peter's laboratory notebooks relating to the three geological surveys. The loose notes concern chemical analyses made by Peter. People included in the correspondence and financial material include John B. Bowman, Henry Clay Hart, Laban Johnson Bradford, John Mason Brown, Thomas C. Coleman, George Gibbs, William A. Hickman, John Davies Jackson, David Dale Owen, John Robert Procter, and Nathaniel Southgate Shaler. Additional items of interest include catalogues of plants Peter identified in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1828-1833) and in the Lexington, Kentucky, area (1833-1835). Arrangement note The collection is arranged into four series: Arkansas Geological Survey, Correspondence and financial, Kentucky Geological Survey, and Notes and assorted. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 47M68: [identification of item], Robert Peter papers, 1828-1942, bulk 1854-1905, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Bowman, John Bryan, 1824-1891 Bradford, Laban Johnson, 1816-1891 Brown, John Mason, 1837-1890 Coleman, Thomas C., 1800-1861 Gibbs, George, 1815-1873 Hart, Henry Clay, 1837- Hickman, William A, 1816-1894. Jackson, John Davies, 1834-1895. Owen, David Dale, 1807-1860. Peter, Robert, 1805-1894 Proctor, John Robert, 1844-1903. Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate, 1841-1906. Botany--Kentucky--Lexington. Botany--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia. Catalogs. Chemistry, Analytic. Chemists. Geochemistry. Geological maps. Geology--Arkansas--Surveys. Geology--Indiana--Surveys. Journals (notebooks) Land use surveys. Physicians Plants--Catalogs. Arkansas Geological Survey Series I. 1859-1860 Scope and Contents note The series contains information about the Arkansas Geological Survey. 1 3 1859-1860 Analysis of Soils, laboratory notebook, v.1 1 4 1859-1860 Laboratory notebook, v.2 1 5 1859-1860 Laboratory notebook, v.3 1 6 1859-1860 Laboratory notebook v.4 1 7 1859-1860 Correspondence and financial material Series II. 1854-1905 Scope and Contents note The series contains letters and financial material. 1 1 1854-1884 1 2 1885-1905 Kentucky Geological Survey Series III. 1854-1905 Scope and Contents note The series contains information about the Kentucky Geological Survey. Notes on first and second series 2 2 1884, undated First series, laboratory notebook, v.1 2 3 1854-1860 First series, v.2 2 4 1854-1860 First series, laboratory notebook, v.3 2 5 1854-1860 First series, laboratory notebook, v.4 3 1 1854-1860 First series, laboratory notebook, v.5 3 2 1854-1860 First series, laboratory notebook, v.6 3 3 1854-1860 First series, laboratory notebook, v.7 3 4 1854-1860 First series, laboratory notebook, v.8 3 5 1854-1860 First series, laboratory notebook, v.9 3 6 1854-1860 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.1 4 1 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.2 4 2 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.3 4 3 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.4 4 4 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.5 4 5 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.6 5 1 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.7 5 2 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.8 5 3 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.9 5 4 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.10 6 1 1873-1905 Second series, laboratory notebook, v.11 6 2 1873-1905 Ohio County, Plats, two volumes 6 3 undated Notes and assorted Series IV. 1828-1942 Scope and Contents note The series contains miscellaneous material such as loose notes and papers. Additionally, the series contains Peter's botanical catalogs and his Indiana Geological survey laboratory notebook. Botanical Journal, v.1 - Catalogue of Plants about Pittsburg, PA, 1828 - 1833 - Catalogue of Plants of Kentucky, 1833 - 1835 - Additional unknown information added by A.M. Peter, 1942 July. 1 8 1828-1942 Indiana Geological Survey, laboratory notebook, v.1 2 1 1860-1869 Miscellaneous notes 6 4 1855-1859 Miscellaneous notes 6 5 1860-1870 Miscellaneous pieces 6 6 1839-1891 Transylvania University, miscellaneous notes 6 7 undated Robert Peter papers