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.

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Page from "[Commonplace book concerning science and mathematics]"
[Commonplace book concerning science and mathematics]
Smith, Mary
[between 1769 and 1780?]
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...

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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
1707

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...

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Cover of "The Regimen"
The Regimen
Newton, Isaac
[between 1660 and 1727]
1727
Cover of "Ernst Mach papers,"
Ernst Mach papers,
Mach, Ernst
1918
Cover of "Humphry Davy papers and correspondence,"
Humphry Davy papers and correspondence,
Davy, Humphry, Sir
1837

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) is best known for his work in chemistry including the discovery of several new elements and the chemical basis of electrical interactions, as well as the invention...

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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]
1699
Cover of "Who are you?"
Who are you?
Einstein, Albert
[195-?]
1955
Cover of "Physica"
Physica
Marty, Antonio
1787-1788
1788
title page for papers of Giovanni Anotonio Giobert
Giobert, Giovanni Antonio
1802-1807
1807
Cover of "Lette"
Letter
Carlleyle, A.C.L
1879
Cover of "Arithmeti"
Arithmeti
Knight, E.
[1750-1850]
1850
Cover of "Fisica gener[a]le e sperim[enta]l"
Fisica gener[a]le e sperim[enta]le
Moreni, Maria[?]no
1775-1776
1776
Cover of "Correspondence"
Correspondence
Clerke, Gilbert
1687
1687

Four letters (dated 1687 Sept. 26-Nov. 21, St. Martins) from Gilbert Clerke to Sir Isaac Newton on difficult passages in Newton's Principia. On the first, Newton wrote an A.L.S. to Clerke in...

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