Date of Award
M.A. in History
Arch Dalrymple III Department of History
Abstract: Cadwallader Colden remains one of the least-studied Crown officials. His reasons for remaining loyal to the Crown have not been investigated, nor has the interaction between his scientific interests and his politics. This thesis explores the relationship between Colden's loyalty and his science, primarily through study of Colden's published papers and letters, as well as the letters and papers of various other colonial officials and amateur scientists. Ultimately this thesis concludes that Colden formed his closest friendships with other amateur scientists, and that these relationships significantly affected his politics.
Smith, Katherine, "A Strange Union: Science And Politics In The Loyalty Of Cadwallader Colden" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1050.