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The Michael A. Morgan Philatelic Chemistry Collection includes a business card for Michael A. Morgan that lists his occupation as a Chemistry teacher for the Francisco Bravo Medical School in Los Angeles, California. Also included in the collection is a postal cover for the Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition On Analytical and Applied Chemistry from March 12-17, 2000, with a color stamp featuring an illustration of chemistry equipment and a stamp featuring a color illustration of English chemist Joseph Priestley adhered to the cover.
Also included in the collection is a letter of correspondence dated February 15, 1994 from American chemist Foil A. Miller to Morgan detailing various resources that Morgan may refer to as an emerging philatelist. Attached to the letter is a first-class mail envelope addressed to Morgan from Miller with four stamps predominantly related to the field of chemistry adhered to the cover. The following stamps are included on the cover of the envelope: a stamp featuring a black and white illustration of American showman William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody; a stamp featuring a color illustration of English chemist Joseph Priestley; a stamp featuring a color illustration of Hungarian-American mathematician Theodore von Kármán; a stamp featuring a color illustration of African-American research chemist Percy Lavon Julian; and a stamp featuring a color photograph of the mineral azurite.
The Michael A. Morgan Philatelic Chemistry Collection was donated to the Science History Institute by Michael A. Morgan in 2022.
- Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917
- Julian, Percy Lavon, 1899-1975
- Miller, Foil A.
- Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804
- Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963
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- Finding aid created and encoded into EAD by Sean Cureton.
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There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes and the collection is open to the public.
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