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Memoir of Benjamin Banneker
by John H. B. Latrobe
[Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1845]
A Sketch of the Life of Benjamin Banneker from Notes Taken
by a lady who has chosen to withhold her name
[Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1854]
The Negro, Benjamin Banneker ; Astronomer
and Mathematician, Plea for Universal Peace
by P. Lee Phillips
[Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 114 (1917)]
About Banneker's support for a U.S. Department of Peace.
Benjamin Rush's essay proposing this was first published
by Banneker, and has sometimes been ascribed to him.
- The Life of Benjamin Banneker: The First African-American
Man of Science
by Silvio A. Bedini
[New York: Scribner, 1971]
- Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer,
by Charles A. Cerami
[New York: John Wiley, 2002]
Letter to the Marquis de Condorcet, 1791 August 30
by Thomas Jefferson
[Library of Congress] Bragging about America's having a
"Negro ... who is a very respectable mathematician,"
(and providing no hint of the tension in Jefferson's
dealings with Banneker).
Holograph copy of original.
- WORKS: Hard to find online in 2013; strangely, Maryland
almanacs before and after Banneker's time seem to
have been scanned, but not those which he edited (1792-97).
Banneker's correspondence with Jefferson and others
can be found in the biographies above.
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