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The Resource Cadwallader Colden : a biography, by Seymour I. Schwartz

Cadwallader Colden : a biography, by Seymour I. Schwartz

Label
Cadwallader Colden : a biography
Title
Cadwallader Colden
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
by Seymour I. Schwartz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first complete biography of Cadwallader Colden (1688-1776), the longest-serving Lieutenant Governor of New York and a brilliant intellectual, multifaceted colonial Renaissance man, and consummate royalist ... [and] one of the most accomplished intellectual and political figures in the American colonies before the Revolution. As the longest-serving Lieutenant Governor of New York he was intimately involved in the tumultuous political life of the times. His History of the Five Indian Nations (1727) was the first English history of the Iroquois and a popular book both in the colonies and in Europe. Colden was also a trained physician. Though he never practiced, he significantly improved the public health of the colony. Furthermore, he was an internationally recognized botanist, the author of the first scientific paper published in the colonies, and an accomplished cartographer who published the first map in the colony of New York. A prolific letter writer, Colden corresponded with many of the major intellectuals of his day, including Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Johnson. In addition, he wrote extensively on a wide range of topics, including philosophy, history, the natural sciences, and mathematics. Why has this distinguished individual fallen into obscurity? As an ardent royalist he was the most vilified of the colonial leaders and was even burned in effigy. This well-researched and long-overdue biography tells the fascinating story of this multifaceted colonial Renaissance man"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F122
LC item number
.C6872 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cadwallader Colden : a biography, by Seymour I. Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before Taking Root, 1688-1718 -- A New New Yorker, 1718-1728 -- A Country Gentleman Remains Focused on Colonial Concerns, 1729-1738 -- Concentrated Correspondence and Evolving Enlightenment, 1739-1748 -- Continuity and Change, 1749-1758 -- Political Peak and Reputational Nadir, 1759-1768 -- An Octogenarian, 1769-1776 -- Epilogue and Legacy
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781616148539
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013028690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn833046972
  • (OCoLC)833046972
  • 1386866
Label
Cadwallader Colden : a biography, by Seymour I. Schwartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before Taking Root, 1688-1718 -- A New New Yorker, 1718-1728 -- A Country Gentleman Remains Focused on Colonial Concerns, 1729-1738 -- Concentrated Correspondence and Evolving Enlightenment, 1739-1748 -- Continuity and Change, 1749-1758 -- Political Peak and Reputational Nadir, 1759-1768 -- An Octogenarian, 1769-1776 -- Epilogue and Legacy
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781616148539
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013028690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn833046972
  • (OCoLC)833046972
  • 1386866

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