Dibner Library Manuscripts

first page of a handwritten letter from Galileo Galilei letter Nicolas Peiresc in 1635

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.

Cover of "Addenda to Résumé des travaux de physique"

Addenda to Résumé des travaux de physique

Despretz, César Mansuète; Grove, William Robert, Sir Tyndall, John
1829
Cover of "Arithmetic"

Arithmetic

Knight, E.
1750
Cover of "Elementa phisicae"

Elementa phisicae

Speri, Joseph
1757
Cover of "Ernst Mach papers"

Ernst Mach papers

Mach, Ernst; Baege, Max Hermann Einstein, Albert Gomperz, Heinrich Haas, William S. Helm, Georg Ferdinand Höfler, Alois Kulke, Eduard Lampa, Anton Petzoldt, Joseph Popper-Lynkeus, Josef Tausig, Paul
1865
Cover of "Ex Fabri hydrographo spagyrico ; Ex Palladio spagyrico"

Ex Fabri hydrographo spagyrico ; Ex Palladio spagyrico

Newton, Isaac; Fabri, Honoré
1660
Cover of "Fisica gener[a]le e sperim[enta]le"

Fisica gener[a]le e sperim[enta]le

Moreni, Maria[?]no
1775
Cover of "Humphry Davy papers and correspondence"

Humphry Davy papers and correspondence

Davy, Humphry, Sir; Purgstall, Jane Anne Cranstoun, Gräfin von Royal Society (Great Britain) Agnew & Zanetti, Fisher, Son, & Co.,
1803

Cover of "Letter"

Letter

Einstein, Albert; Baker, Richard Philip
1937
Cover of "Letter"

Letter

Carlleyle, A. C. L.; Rivett-Carnac, John Henry
1879
Cover of "Machine et instrumenti de piu celebratissimi autori"

Machine et instrumenti de piu celebratissimi autori

Vitruvius Pollio; Besson, Jacques, Dauphinois Capra, Alessandro Meijer, Cornelis Pesasmeno Hero, of Alexandria Castriotto, Jacomo Fusto Pappus, of Alexandria Fontana, Domenico
1600
Cover of "Memoirs"

Memoirs

Rennie, John; Bossut, Charles Maskelyne, Nevil Perronet, Jean-Rodolphe Smeaton, John
1782
Cover of "Notes of lectures delivered on natural philosophy, to the senior class of 1848 & '49"

Notes of lectures delivered on natural philosophy, to the senior class of 1848 & '49

Loomis, Elias; Clymer, George E. Princeton University
1848
Cover of "Papers"

Papers

Giobert, Giovanni Antonio
1802
Cover of "Physica"

Physica

Marty, Antonio
1787
Cover of "System of shorthand"

System of shorthand

West, Simon
1727
Cover of "The Regimen"

The Regimen

Newton, Isaac
1660
Cover of "Traitté des siéges et de l'attaque des places ; Traitté de la deffense des places"

Traitté des siéges et de l'attaque des places ; Traitté de la deffense des places

Vauban, Sébastien Le Prestre de; Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Dauphin of France
1700

Cover of "Who are you?"

Who are you?

Einstein, Albert
1950
Cover of "[Commonplace book concerning science and mathematics]"

[Commonplace book concerning science and mathematics]

Smith, Mary; Jones, William Robinson, Nicholas Rowning, J. Baxter, Andrew Hodson, Francis Fletcher, Thomas
1769

Cover of "[Doodle or self-caricature]"

[Doodle or self-caricature]

Einstein, Albert
1946