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 "Memoirs"

Memoirs

Rennie, John
1782
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Cover of "Correspondence"

Correspondence

Clerke, Gilbert
1687

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Cover of "Arithmeti"

Arithmetic

Knight, E.
1750
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Cover of "Lette"

Letter

Carlleyle, A.C.L
1879
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Cover of "Physica"

Physica

Marty, Antonio
1787
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Cover of "Who are you?"

Who are you?

Einstein, Albert
1950
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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
1600
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Cover of "The Regimen"

The Regimen

Newton, Isaac
1660
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