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                 Robert Peter papers, 1828-1942, bulk 1854-1905
                     47m68 
                 
                 Peter, Robert papers 
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             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