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
[between 1829 and 1863]
Cover of "Arithmetic"

Arithmetic

Knight, E.
[1750-1850]
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
Cover of "Ex Fabri hydrographo spagyrico ; Ex Palladio spagyrico"

Ex Fabri hydrographo spagyrico ; Ex Palladio spagyrico

Newton, Isaac; Fabri, Honoré
[between 1660 and 1727]
Cover of "Fisica gener[a]le e sperim[enta]le"

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

Moreni, Maria[?]no
1775-1776
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.,

Cover of "Letter"

Letter

Einstein, Albert; Baker, Richard Philip
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
[17th century]
Cover of "Memoirs"

Memoirs

Rennie, John; Bossut, Charles Maskelyne, Nevil Perronet, Jean-Rodolphe Smeaton, John
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
Cover of "Papers"

Papers

Giobert, Giovanni Antonio
1802-1807
Cover of "Physica"

Physica

Marty, Antonio
1787-1788
Cover of "System of shorthand"

System of shorthand

West, Simon
1727
Cover of "The Regimen"

The Regimen

Newton, Isaac
[between 1660 and 1727]
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

Cover of "Who are you?"

Who are you?

Einstein, Albert
[195-?]
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
[between 1769 and 1780?]

Cover of "[Doodle or self-caricature]"

[Doodle or self-caricature]

Einstein, Albert