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Lewis Evans (1700–56): A Scientist in Colonial America

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  1. Biographical information will be found in Stevens, H. N., “Lewis Evans, his Map of the Middle British Colonies…” (H. Stevens, Son and Stiles, London, 1905, 1920, 1924). Wroth, L. C., “An American Bookshelf 1755” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1934). Gipson, L. H., “Lewis Evans” (Historical Society of Philadelphia, 1939).

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WHITE, G. Lewis Evans (1700–56): A Scientist in Colonial America. Nature 177, 1055–1056 (1956).

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