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John Patten Emmet—Scientist and Professor

Insect Parts

This section of a page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed drawings of insects. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: John Patten Emmet

Created: 1823

Medium: Zoological drawings

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Anatomical Drawings

This page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed anatomical drawings. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology. Emmet's scientific interests, however, also extended to anatomy.

Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: John Patten Emmet

Created: 1823

Medium: Anatomical Drawings

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Geological Sketches

A page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet depicts the various geological strata found in coal and chalk basins in England. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: John Patten Emmet

Created: 1823

Medium: Geological sketches

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Bird Notes and Sketches

This page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed drawings of two types of vultures. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: John Patten Emmet

Created: 1823

Medium: Pen-and-ink drawings

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Drawings of Flowers

This page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed drawings of flowers. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

 

 

Original Author: John Patten Emmet

Created: 1823

Medium: Botanical drawings

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

John Patten Emmet's Appointment as a Professor at the University of Virginia

This is a copy of the April 8, 1825, letter appointing John Patten Emmet as a professor of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, the founder and then-rector of the university, signed the letter. The university seal is appended at bottom right.

Citation: The Emmet Family, With Some Incidents Relating to Irish History and a Biographical Sketch of Prof. John Patten Emmet, M.D., And Other Members. CS71 .E54 1898.  Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Thomas Jefferson

Created: April 8, 1825

Medium: Manuscript copy

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

Ground Plan of a Chemical Lecture-room & Laboratory

University of Virginia professor John Patten Emmet drew this architectural plan for a chemistry lecture hall to accommodate about 210 students and an adjoining laboratory measuring twenty by forty feet. A note on the reverse side of the sketch says that the lecture hall and laboratory would be "situated near the anatomical Hall" and would cost $3,000. Emmet served as a chemistry professor at the university from 1825 until 1842.

Citation: Papers relating to the University of Virginia, 1827–1840. Accession #8553, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: John Patten Emmet

Created: Between 1825 and 1842

Medium: Architectural drawing

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Insect Parts

    This section of a page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed drawings of insects. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

    Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: John Patten Emmet

    Created: 1823

    Medium: Zoological drawings

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Anatomical Drawings

    This page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed anatomical drawings. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology. Emmet's scientific interests, however, also extended to anatomy.

    Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: John Patten Emmet

    Created: 1823

    Medium: Anatomical Drawings

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Geological Sketches

    A page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet depicts the various geological strata found in coal and chalk basins in England. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

    Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: John Patten Emmet

    Created: 1823

    Medium: Geological sketches

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Bird Notes and Sketches

    This page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed drawings of two types of vultures. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

    Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: John Patten Emmet

    Created: 1823

    Medium: Pen-and-ink drawings

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Drawings of Flowers

    This page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed drawings of flowers. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.

    Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

     

     

    Original Author: John Patten Emmet

    Created: 1823

    Medium: Botanical drawings

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • John Patten Emmet's Appointment as a Professor at the University of Virginia

    This is a copy of the April 8, 1825, letter appointing John Patten Emmet as a professor of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, the founder and then-rector of the university, signed the letter. The university seal is appended at bottom right.

    Citation: The Emmet Family, With Some Incidents Relating to Irish History and a Biographical Sketch of Prof. John Patten Emmet, M.D., And Other Members. CS71 .E54 1898.  Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Thomas Jefferson

    Created: April 8, 1825

    Medium: Manuscript copy

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

  • Ground Plan of a Chemical Lecture-room & Laboratory

    University of Virginia professor John Patten Emmet drew this architectural plan for a chemistry lecture hall to accommodate about 210 students and an adjoining laboratory measuring twenty by forty feet. A note on the reverse side of the sketch says that the lecture hall and laboratory would be "situated near the anatomical Hall" and would cost $3,000. Emmet served as a chemistry professor at the university from 1825 until 1842.

    Citation: Papers relating to the University of Virginia, 1827–1840. Accession #8553, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: John Patten Emmet

    Created: Between 1825 and 1842

    Medium: Architectural drawing

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections