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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Cover of Notanda chymica

Notanda chymica

Newton, Isaac; Maier, Michael
[between 1660 and 1727]

Though Sir Isaac Newton’s work in chemistry is often overshadowed by his more celebrated discoveries in physics, his enduring interest in early chemistry (chymistry) is well recorded by the extensi

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 Notes on Natural Philosophy

Notes on Natural Philosophy

Playfair, John; Rennie, George
1807-1808
Cover of Notes on the habits of British stalk eyed crustacean animals

Notes on the habits of British stalk eyed crustacean animals

Couch, Jonathan
[between 1809 and 1870]
Cover of Of the mensuration of solids

Of the mensuration of solids

Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Papers

Papers

Einstein, Albert; Wattenberg, Judah; Weinek, H.; Cardozo, Benjamin N.; Flexner, Abraham; Frank, S. L.; Veblen, Oswald; White, Lazarus; Sommerfeld, Arnold
1909-1948
title page for papers of Giovanni Anotonio Giobert

Papers

Giobert, Giovanni Antonio
1802-1807
Cover of Papers on astronomy

Papers on astronomy

Orbegozo, J. de; Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Petit traitté de la fortification moderne

Petit traitté de la fortification moderne

Chauvet, Jacques; Lathrop C. Harper, Inc.,
Cover of Philosofiae scripta mei Joannis Ancini Regiensis lectore

Philosofiae scripta mei Joannis Ancini Regiensis lectore

Giardino, Alphunsius; Ancini, Johannes
1735
Cover of Physica

Physica

Marty, Antonio
1787-1788
Cover of Physica

Physica

Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Physica specialis

Physica specialis

Lalande, Joseph Jérôme Le Français de; Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Physica v. 1

Physica v. 1

Kok, H.; Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Poetry and prose

Poetry and prose

Wynkoop, Mary Jane

Cover of Private receipts, 1878

Private receipts, 1878

Merrill, W. S., Druggist
1878
Cover of R. W. Bunsen's Vortrage über anorganische Experimentalchemie

R. W. Bunsen's Vortrage über anorganische Experimentalchemie

Bunsen, R.; Meder, Ferdinand; Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.). Library,
den 6/1 1876
Cover of Scientific papers Box 1

Scientific papers Box 1

Aldini, Giovanni
1793-1834
Cover of Separatio elementorum ; Reductio et sublimatio

Separatio elementorum ; Reductio et sublimatio

Newton, Isaac; Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Soie naturelle

Soie naturelle

Liénard-Fiévet, Ch; R. V. B.
Cover of Spiegazione della meridiana

Spiegazione della meridiana

Palazzo Mattei di Giove (Rome, Italy),
Cover of Surveying field notes

Surveying field notes

Macdougall, D. Th
1899
Cover of T. Lucrezio Caro Della natura delle cose libri VI

T. Lucrezio Caro Della natura delle cose libri VI

Lucretius Carus, Titus; Marchetti, Alessandro
[between 1700 and 1714]
Cover of The Regimen

The Regimen

Newton, Isaac
[between 1660 and 1727]
Cover of The Student's journal

The Student's journal

Printed for Taylor and Hessey
[1820?]
Cover of Tractatus in quo de vero partiu[m] universi situ et motu, seu de vero mundi systemate inquiritur

Tractatus in quo de vero partiu[m] universi situ et motu, seu de vero mundi systemate inquiritur

Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries); Université de Louvain (1425-1797),
Cover of Traité de mechanique

Traité de mechanique

Guinée, M.
[ca. 1735]
Cover of Traité de méchanique

Traité de méchanique

Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Tratado quinto dela artilleria

Tratado quinto dela artilleria

Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Trattato d'aritmetica

Trattato d'aritmetica

Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of Trattato d'ottica

Trattato d'ottica

Veneziani, Giuseppe
[19th century]
Cover of Vegetation of metals

Vegetation of metals

Newton, Isaac
[between 1660 and 1727]
Cover of Vorlesungen über anorganische Chemie

Vorlesungen über anorganische Chemie v. 2

Bunsen, R.; Wahl, William H.; Universität Heidelberg
Cover of Who are you?

Who are you?

Einstein, Albert
[195-?]
Cover of [Applicazione della fotografia alla microscopia]

[Applicazione della fotografia alla microscopia]

Tedeschi, V.; Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Page from 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 [Discorso della philosofia naturale e morale]

[Discorso della philosofia naturale e morale]

Porfidus, Marcus Antonius
[17th century?]
Cover of Doodle or self-caricature,

[Doodle or self-caricature]

Einstein, Albert
Cover of [Lecture notes on the natural history of man]

[Lecture notes on the natural history of man]

Rhind, William; Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of [Measuring the earth]

[Measuring the earth]

William, Thomas, (mathematician); Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)
Cover of [Navigation]

[Navigation]

Barker, Joseph
1759-1761
Cover of [Practical notebook]

[Practical notebook]

Sheldrake, Thomas B.; Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries)

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