John Leonard Riddell papers

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The collection consists of diaries, notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other printed material of John Leonard Riddell. John Leonard Riddell, a physician, biologist, and inventor, was born in Leyden, Massachusetts, February 20, 1807. In 1835 he was appointed professor of chemistry and botany at Cincinnati Medical College and published his "Synopsis of the Flora of the Western States." He received his medical degree in 1836 from Cincinnati Medical College. He then went to New Orleans as professor of chemistry at the Medical College of Louisiana, where he invented the binocular microscope. He continued to work at the Medical College throughout the rest of his life. In New Orleans, he also became smelter and refiner at the U.S. Mint, a member of the River Control Commission, Postmaster of New Orleans, and a member of the Board of Inquiry into causes of yellow fever.

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Poetry, essays, surgery, pharmaceutical formulas. This journal spans from 1831-1833., Illustrations located on p. 46, p. 102, p. 103, larc@tulane.edu
Journal
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Minutes of Lectures
Lectures given in The Medical College of Ohio at Cincinnati and newspaper clippings, larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. I
Autobiographical excerpts from Riddell's stay in Ogdensburgh, his love affiars, work, family lineage, etc. This journal spans from 1831-05-17 to 1831-06-14., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. II
Notes on trips, religion, affairs of his neighbors, clipping from the "Patriot" and tellings of his learnings, larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. III
This journal spans from 1831-07-21 to 1832-03-24., Illustrations located on p. 102, p. 293, p. 300, p. 317, p. 322, p. 323, p. 329, p. 339, p. 340, p. 341, p. 343, p. 351., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. IV
Descriptions of his affair with a Miss Kitty Ellen; notes on animal and vegtable physiology and chemical studies. Clippings on vegetable relationship and medical formulas This journal spans from 1832-03-25 to 1832-08., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. IX
Letters, botany, studies, medical studies. This journal spans from 1833-07-25 to 1833-12-17., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. V
Notes on friends, clippings from "Western Republic" and an essay on Flying. This journal spans from 1832-08-10 to 1832-08-30., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. VII
Botany, letters, and medicine. This journal spans from 1832-12-20 to 1833-04-28., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. VIII
Newspaper clippings. This journal spans from 1833-04-29 to 1833-07-25., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. X
Personal notes, lecture summaries, scientific theories about blood flow in arterial and venous lights, chemical apparatus. This journal spans from 1833-12-20 to 1834-03-23., Illustrations located on p. 9, p. 43, p. 50, p. 55, p. 73, p. 74, p. 75, p. 102, p. 133, p. 134, p. 136, p. 146, p. 148, p. 152, larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. XI
Letters, friends, steam boat trips, and loneliness, etc. This journal spans from 1834-03-24 to 1834-07-17., Illustrations located on p. 20, p. 47, larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. XII
This journal starts on 1834-07-17., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. XIII
Notes on Riddell's travels through Ohio and New York. His river trips and his personal habits. This journal spans from 1835-06-01 to 1835-11-01., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. XIV
Scientific endeavors and personal relationships. This journal spans from. 1835-11-01 to 1836-06-10., Illustrations located on p. 7, p. 9, p. 10, p. 45, p. 45a, p. 46, p. 47, p. 48, p. 108, larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. XIX
Commenced at the Branch Mint. Trip along the East Coast and details concerning the Mint. This journal spans from 1840-07-20 to 1840-12-21., larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. XV
Copies of letters to and from Riddell. Notes on New Orleans, theories about sun's radiation, geological survey of Ohio. A piece of his wife's wedding dress is included. This journal spans from 1836-06-09 to 1836-12-15., Illustrations located on p. 100, p. 134, p. 136, p. 190, larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. XVII
Botany studies, specimen pictures, clippings of letters by Riddell to newspapers on scientific matters. This journal spans from 1838-02-04 to 1838-12-01., Illustrations located on p. 23, p. 25, p. 29, p. 31, p. 32, p. 33, p. 34, p. 49, p. 54, p. p. 56, p. 146, larc@tulane.edu
Personal Journal, Vol. XVIII
Documentation of experiments, birth dates of brothers and sisters, two trips to Texas. This journal spans from 1838-12-01 to 1838-07-20., larc@tulane.edu

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