Dibner Library Manuscripts
This collection includes correspondence, study and laboratory books, notes, diaries, and hand-lettered texts by notable scientists from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Authors like Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Tycho Brahe, Nicola Tesla, Albert Einstein and many other significant scientific figures are represented. The manuscripts were carefully selected and originally collected by Bern Dibner (1897-1988) and complement his invaluable collection of rare books on the history of science that are now held by the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology.
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[between 1769 and 1780?]
Mary Smith’s Commonplace Book Concerning Science and Mathematics is a two volume hand-written manuscript, which dates from around 1769-1780. The manuscript is a remarkable collection of personal...more
Sébastien Vauban (1633-1707) was the premier military engineer of his age and revolutionized siege warfare. Vauban's manuscript dates towards later in his life and his work to better fortify a...more