By Michael Hunter
Manuscript collections created by way of the contributors and associations who have been chargeable for the medical revolution supply worthy facts of the highbrow aspirations and dealing practices of the central protagonists. This quantity is the 1st to discover such information, concentrating on the ways that principles have been formulated, saved and disseminated, and commencing up figuring out of the method of highbrow switch. It analyses the features and historical past of the files of such major intellectuals as Robert Boyle, Galileo Galilei, G.W. Leibniz, Isaac Newton and William Petty; additionally thought of are the recent 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 heritage at Birkbeck university, collage of London. individuals: 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 good
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C. Fabri de Peiresc was the most prolific correspondent of his age. Situated in the south of France in the early decades of the century, Peiresc’s career marks critical transitions in space, time, and intellectual interest. Though the exact size of his network is far from clear, at his death there were as many as 10,000-14,000 letters or register copies. A full reckoning of his extant and lost letters has not been undertaken. ^ For purposes of comparison, I have plotted Peiresc’s published letters, which shows some 3200 letters for the years 15981637 [Fig.
Luillier. 52 See the epigraph and footnote for this section. Like most legends, elements of the story vary and have been creatively supplemented. See Gravit, Peiresc Papers (n. 29), p. 9. 55 As Gravit stated, ‘I strongly suspect that the ten volumes of the fonds frangais o f the Biblioth^ue Nationale (MSS 9535-9544), whose obscure history I shall discuss below (p. ’ Gravit, Peiresc Papers (n. 29), p. 10. The latter study derived from Gravit’s dissertation, ‘Peiresc: Patron o f Scholarship, A study o f the influence exercised upon the scholarship o f his time by Nicolas Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1 5 8 0 -3 7 )’, University of Michigan Ph.
Fr. fr. fr. fr. fr. I suspect ‘80’ to be a misprint for ‘30’, which would about correspond to the Boulliau papers. The most that can be said definitely is that these letters may aligns with 969^ - 997*”* and 1007"*. Early commentators refer to 39 volumes, nos. 969-997; see L. Lalanne and H. Bordier, Dictionnaire de pieces autographs volies aux bibliotheques publiques de la France (Paris, 1851), pp. 75-9, esp. p. 76. The binding o f the Boulliau and Peiresc volumes presents some confusion. Lalanne and Bordier suggest the Boulliau papers had been bound after 1830 (but before 1851) as had the ten volumes of the Peiresc letters (Lalanne and Bordier, Dictionnaire (n.