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Joseph Halle Schaffner collection in the history of science, 1642-1961.

Author: Joseph Halle Schaffner
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Consists of the Marie Curie Correspondence with Charlotte Kellogg (ca. 1921-1929) and Curie Memorabilia, the Charles Darwin and Darwin Family Correspondence, the Albert Einstein-Walther Mayer Correspondence (1930-1933) and Einstein Photographs, the Isaac Newton Collection (1642-1727), and Miscellaneous Scientific Manuscripts (1744, 1777, 1820). The Curie manuscripts contain material relating to MC's visits to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Collections
Named Person: Joseph Halle Schaffner; Giambatista Beccaria; Marie Curie; Charles Darwin; Albert Einstein; Charlotte Kellogg; W Mayer; Isaac Newton; Samuel Pepys; Alessandro Volta
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Halle Schaffner
OCLC Number: 56101861
Description: 3 containers.
Other Titles: Schaffner, Joseph H., scientific manuscripts collection

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Consists of the Marie Curie Correspondence with Charlotte Kellogg (ca. 1921-1929) and Curie Memorabilia, the Charles Darwin and Darwin Family Correspondence, the Albert Einstein-Walther Mayer Correspondence (1930-1933) and Einstein Photographs, the Isaac Newton Collection (1642-1727), and Miscellaneous Scientific Manuscripts (1744, 1777, 1820). The Curie manuscripts contain material relating to MC's visits to the United States to receive donations of radium, her acceptance speech for the donations (1929), copies of Einstein's eulogy of MC, Charlotte Kellogg's memoir of MC, and memorabilia. The Darwin corespondence contains material from 1869 to1904. The Einstein-Mayer correspondence documents the development of the unified field theory and events both men experienced during the rise of Nazi power. The material pertaining to Newton includes manuscripts, notes, letters, and diagrams by and about Newton. The Miscellaneous Manuscripts include notes, a translation, and a letter. The Joseph Halle Schaffner Papers (1943-1961) are also included and contain material relating to Schaffner's activities as a collector and how the collections were used by scholars and in exhibits.

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