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David Rittenhouse

Astronomer, Mathematician, Government (8-Apr-1732 — 26-Jun-1796)


William Barton. Memoirs of the Life of David Rittenhouse. Philadelphia: E. Parker. 1813. 614pp.

Edward Ford. David Rittenhouse, Astronomer-Patriot, 1723-1796. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1946. 226pp.

Brooke Hindle. David Rittenhouse. Princeton University Press. 1964. 394pp.

Brooke Hindle. The Scientific Writings of David Rittenhouse. New York City: Arno Press. 1980. 342pp.

James Renwick; Jared Sparks. David Rittenhouse & Robert Fulton. New York City: Harper and Brothers. 1902. 193pp.


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