Archives of the Scientific Revolution: The Formation and by Michael Hunter

By Michael Hunter

Manuscript collections created through the members and associations who have been chargeable for the clinical revolution supply worthy proof of the highbrow aspirations and dealing practices of the vital protagonists. This quantity is the 1st to discover such data, targeting the ways that principles have been formulated, kept and disseminated, and establishing up realizing of the method of highbrow swap. It analyses the features and historical past of the files of such best intellectuals as Robert Boyle, Galileo Galilei, G.W. Leibniz, Isaac Newton and William Petty; additionally thought of are the hot medical associations based on the time, the Royal Society and the Académie des Sciences. In each one case, major broader findings emerge in regards to the nature and function of such holdings; an introductory essay discusses the translation and exploitation of archives.MICHAEL HUNTERis Professor of historical past at Birkbeck collage, collage of London. participants: MICHAEL HUNTER, MASSIMO BUCCIANTINI, MARK GREENGRASS, ROBERT A. HATCH, FRANCES HARRIS, JOELLA YODER, DOMENICO BERTOLONI MELI, ROB ILIFFE, JAMES G. O'HARA, MORDECHAI FEINGOLD, CHRISTIANE DEMEULENAERE-DOUYRE, DAVID strong

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There were all sorts of reasons why individuals should want to keep a letter from Comenius; it is not so clear why they might choose to keep one from Hartlib. The information which flowed across his network they absorbed and utilised; they did not need to keep the evidence. His papers remain for us as historians of seventeenth-century science like bright things found by a jackdaw, worth rifling through for hidden gems. The CD-ROM edition of his papers enables us to do more than rifle through them still more efficiently.

13051, fol. 59v. fr. 13051, fol. 59, ‘Paquets de Lettres. Nota. ]’ 38 The du Theil catalogue offers much more. Fol. 139 goes on to mention vol. ’ La Porte du Theil then writes: ‘[dans ce volume, j ’ai trouv6 la note suivante: Recueils de M'. Bouillaud, achetes chez M‘. ] A critical clue, ignored by Gravit, concerns ‘Mr de St Port’, whose name is associated with more curious aspects o f the Gassendi conespondence. f. 5497, ‘Catalogue du supplement frangais’ but provides no folio reference. Gravit, Peiresc Papers (n.

Exposed by Delisle, Libri was fond o f the manuscripts o f Boulliau, Dupuy, the family Godefroy, Racine, Rubens, Peiresc, and particularly Hevelius. Here alone, 78 o f 110 letters exchanged between Hevelius and Boulliau were stolen. From the Archive Boulliau, Libri stole items involving dozens o f correspondents, including Hevelius, Gassendi, Blaeu, Fermat, Heinsius, Marucelli, and Seth Ward. See Leopold Delisle, Catalogue des rrmnuscrits des fonds Libri et Barrois (Paris, 1888), and Ludovic Lalanne and Henri Bordier, Dictionnaire depiices autographs voices aux bibliothiquespubliques de la France (Paris, 1851).

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