By Michael Hunter
Manuscript collections created by means of the members and associations who have been chargeable for the clinical revolution provide worthy facts of the highbrow aspirations and dealing practices of the imperative protagonists. This quantity is the 1st to discover such information, concentrating on the ways that principles have been formulated, kept and disseminated, and beginning up figuring out of the method of highbrow switch. It analyses the features and heritage of the information of such prime intellectuals as Robert Boyle, Galileo Galilei, G.W. Leibniz, Isaac Newton and William Petty; additionally thought of are the recent clinical 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 background at Birkbeck collage, college 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 solid
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In many ways it was a model study of the provenance of a manuscript collection. ^^ Ten volumes of autograph letters sent to Peiresc - never mentioned in early catalogues - had in fact been safely stored in the Bibliotheque Nationale since the eighteenth century. fr. 9535-9544 - their provenance had been lost. Lacking a list that declared their first tme identity - with no trace of their journey, no map of the existing epistolary landscape - their existence had been lost in legend. Granting it was ‘obscure’, Gravit gave the volumes a history.
13), p. 223 (Nouvelle ^ itio n , Paris, 1856, p. 192). The orthography is unchanged in subsequent editions. 65 ^ ^ 13019 (1655-57), 13020 (1657-59), 13021 (1680-83), 13022 (1684-88), 13023 (1689-92), 320 folios; 335 folios; 352 folios; 385 folios; ending with folio 116; Gravit, Peiresc Papers (n. 29), p. 15. French by birth, Desnoyers was situated in the Polish court for over forty years. He was a major correspondent o f Roberval, intermediary for Hevelius, and was in regular contact with Paolo del Buono, Burattini, and other Italians who populated the Polish court.
2‘* In addition to the autographs to Peiresc, Boulliau became custodian for various manuscripts o f Gassendi and, little known, Francois Guyet (1575-1655), the prominent philologist; the ‘Long Inventory’ announced: ‘23 caiers contenant divers receuils de feu m' guiet touchant les origines de la langue latine quil devine de la greque donne par son heritier a m' iaque depuis Ian 1655’. 60 Robert A. Hatch Between Erudition and Science produces enough of these each day, but such a man as M. Peiresc the world may never again see.
Archives of the Scientific Revolution: The Formation and Exchange of Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Europe by Michael Hunter