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MS Am 1803.7

Sarton, George, 1884-1956. George Sarton miscellaneous correspondence, 1915-1954: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1803.7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sarton, George, 1884-1956.
Title: George Sarton miscellaneous correspondence,
Date(s): 1915-1954.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of historian of science George Sarton with scientists, inventors, and others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Sarton Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1915-1954 (MS Am 1803.7). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sarton was a historian of science and professor at Harvard University. He was the founder (1912) and editor (1912-1952) of Isis, an international review devoted to the history and philosophy of science; studied Arabic and Islam in the Middle East; and lectured at many universities in the U.S. and Europe. Sarton was born in Belgium and emigrated to the U.S. in 1915.


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Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Sarton from scientists and inventors including Alexander Graham Bell, Emile Berliner, and Thomas Edison.

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