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American Scientific Association closes its fourteenth annual meeting in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport County, Rhode Island, 1857
08/06/1860
The fourteenth annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science convened in the upper rooms of the Rhode Island State House on August 1, 1860.   Publisher and scientist Isaac Lea chaired the gathering as it heard scores of scientific papers over the six days.  The 1861 meeting was planned for Nashville, Tennessee and F.A.P Barnard of the University of Mississippi named as its organizer but this was later "postponed."  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 413.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Volume 14 (Cambridge, MA: Joseph Lovering, 1861), 229.

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