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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 liable for the clinical revolution provide important facts of the highbrow aspirations and dealing practices of the vital protagonists. This quantity is the 1st to discover such records, targeting the ways that principles have been formulated, kept and disseminated, and starting up figuring out of the method of highbrow swap. It analyses the features and heritage 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 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 position of such holdings; an introductory essay discusses the translation and exploitation of archives.MICHAEL HUNTERis Professor of heritage at Birkbeck collage, college 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 solid

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In any case, no personal ‘billets’ are found in the BN volumes. Differences in binding, format, and content suggest separate acquisition. Internal evidence aside, new findings underscore the importance of exter­ nal evidence. There is now little doubt that the Desnoyers volumes have been separated since the eighteenth century. ^' In sum, the three quarto volumes never entered the BN; internal and external evidence points to the same conclusion. One final discovery may speak volumes. Recently revisiting a familiar folio in the Correspondance Politique-Pologne, tome 25, fol.

Evidence of his activities is abundant. His letters survive in numbers that still stupefy. The trick, of course, is to bring his manuscripts into meaningful order. Several decades ago the Annales historian, Robert Mandrou, suggested a simple strategy for comparing correspondence networks. The ingredients are simple enough. -C. Fabri de Peiresc (1580-37), Marin Mersenne (1588-48), and Henry 01denburg(16117-11). ^ The result is a crude outline in terra firma. Plotted over space and time, the letters situate the epistolary efforts of four generations of intelligencers.

In turn. ’ Here Delisle quotes Le Prince. See Cabinet des manuscrits, ii, 18 n. 3. For a folio by folio inventory o f the Collection Boulliau, see Robert A. Hatch, The Collection Boulliau (FF. 13019-13059): An Inventory (Philadelphia, 1982). The Correspondence Boulliau (forthcoming) is a comprehensive calendar o f Boulliau’s complete correspondence. For a detailed listing o f Boulliau manuscripts see Hatch, Collection Boulliau, pp. 565-76. Major repositories include a melange o f Boulliau letters in Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Briefsammlung Cod.

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