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Acknowledgments and References


The images and works selected for this exhibit are from various collections stewarded by DePaul University Special Collections and Archives. All items and section captions were written by Michelle McCoy, DePaul University Special Collections and Archives Department, Bibliographic Assistant. The physical exhibit was curated by Michelle McCoy and on display in the DePaul University Special Collections and Archives Department from September 2014 through December 2014. 

This digital exhibit was organized by Michelle McCoy with assistance from Morgen MacIntosh Hodgetts, DePaul University Special Collections and Archives Department Archivist/Librarian. The exhibit was revised by Jade Ryerson, DePaul University Special Collections and Archives Department Student Assistant in February 2021 due to upgrades.

The digitization of the books, photographs, and documents was completed by staff members in DePaul Library's Digital Projects Department.


Bibliography of items selected for A Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Atkinson, William P. Dynamic and Mechanic Teaching. A Lecture Read before the American Institute of Instruction, at the Annual Meeting, in New Haven, Conn., August 9th, 1865. Cambridge : Sever & Francis, 1866. SPC. 371.3 A878D1866

Coleraine Almanac and Directory for 1861. Coleraine [Northern Ireland] : published by Mrs. Ward, 1861. SpC. 941.62705 C693w1861  

Dublin Penny Journal. Dublin, J. S. Folds [1832-33], P. D. Hardy [1833-36]. SPC. 052.05 D81

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Representative Men: Seven Lectures. Boston : Phillips, Sampson and Co., 1850, c1849 ([Boston] : Stereotyped by Charles W. Colton). SpCN. 814 E53r1849  

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers… / Encyclopédie méthodique. Chirurgie / par M. de la Roche ... & M. Petit-Radel. Paris : Panckoucke ; Liège : Plomteux, 1784- CM. 034.1 E56 

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers… / Encyclopédie méthodique. Histoire naturelle des animaux / par M. Daubenton. Paris :
Pancoucke ; Liège : Plomteux, 1783-1784. CM. 034.1 E56hn

Fox, W. J.  Lectures, Addressed Chiefly to the Working Classes / published from The Reporter’s Notes. London : C. Fox, 1845. SpC. 824.8 F791L

Franklin, Benjamin. The Works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: consisting of his life, written by himself; together with humourous, moral and literary essays, chiefly in the manner of the Spectator; among which are several not inserted in any American edition. Philadelphia : Edward Parker, 1812. SPC. 973.3092 F831w1812   

Franklin, Benjamin. The Life and Essays of the late Doctor Benjamin Franklin. Written by himself. Philadelphia: Published by Johnson and Warner, no. 147, Market Street, and sold at their book stores in Philadelphia and in Richmond, Virginia. Griggs and Dickinson, printers, 1812. SPC. 973.3 F831YAE

The Gentleman’s Magazine. London : R. Newton [i.e. E. Cave], 1731-1735. Vol. 22, 1752. SPC 072.05 G338a1

Goodrich, Samuel G. Illustrated Natural History of the Animal Kingdom: Being a Systematic and Popular Description of the Habits, Structure, and Classification of Animals from the Highest to the Lowest Forms. New York : Derby & Jackson, 1859. SpC. 590 G655i1859 

The Irish Penny Journal. Dublin : Gunn and Cameron, 1841. SPC. 052868

Knight, Charles. Knight’s Cyclopaedia of the Industry of All Nations.  London: Charles Knight, 1851. SpC. 603 K71d 1851

Knight’s Pictorial Gallery of Arts, Illustrated with Steel Engravings, and Nearly 4000 Woodcuts Volume 1:  the Useful Arts.  London:  The London Printing and Publishing Co., Limited, [1858-]. SpC. 609.0222 K69k

Lardner, Dionysius. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and Towns of the United States. New York : Greeley & McElrath, 1846. SpC. 500 L321p1846  

The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. American ed. London : Charles Knight ; New York : William Jackson, 1832- SpC 051 P416j  

Poor Richard Improved: Being an Almanack and Ephemeris ... for the Year of our Lord 1760 : ... Fitted to the latitude of forty degrees, and a meridian of near five hours west from London; ... / by Richard Saunders, philom. Philadelphia : Printed and sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, [1759]. SpC. 031.02 P823f1759  

Pratt, Anne. Poisonous, Noxious, and Suspected Plants, of our Fields and Woods. London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1866?]. SpC. 581.659 P913p1866  

Reynolds, James. [Diagrams of Natural Philosophy]. London : J. Reynolds, [1850]. SPC. 530.1 R463D1850

Thirty Plates Illustrative of Natural Phenomena, etc.: With a Short Description annexed to each Plate / published under the direction of the Committee of general literature and education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge ... London : The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge ..., 1846. SPC. 500 T447s1846 

Acknowledgments and References