Samuel Dickinson Barton, Lecture Notes 1827 and undated.
Samuel Dickinson Barton was a student in the class of 1831 at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. These two volumes contain notes written by Barton while attending lectures at Amherst. One is dated 1827, the other is undated. The lectures he attended cover a variety of topics including theology, geology, mineralogy, natural philosophy, English, French, and chemistry. These volumes are particularly interesting because they include lectures delivered by Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864), who is considered one of the founders of the American science of geology.