Front cover image for Torbern Bergman papers, 1779-1806

Torbern Bergman papers, 1779-1806

The collection is comprised of Bergman's translated autobiography, thirteen letters and two notes. All of the correspondence is addressed to Louis Bernard, baron Guyton de Morveau (1737-1816), and the majority were penned by Bergman. Other authors in the collection include Johan Gadolin (1760-1852), Johan Georg Ludvig Manthey (1769-1842), and Guyton de Morveau, who authored both notes in the collection and added comments within the body of several letters. Issues discussed within the correspondence include metallurgy, the phlogistic theory of combustion and the field of scientific nomenclature. Scientists discussed within the correspondence include Lorenz Florenz Friedrich Von Crell; Cit. (Barthelemy) Faujas-De-St.-Fond; Pierre Clement Grignon; Richard Kirwan; Antoine Laurent Lavoisier; Joseph Priestly; Sven Rinman; Jean Baptiste Louis de Rome de L'Isle; Francois Rozier; Carl Wilhelm Scheele; and Christian Ehrenfried Von Weigel
Archival Material, French, 1779