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MS Lat 306.1

Naudé, Gabriel, 1600-1653. Gabriel Naudé additional papers, 1647-ca. 1650: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Lat 306.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Naudé, Gabriel, 1600-1653.
Title: Gabriel Naudé additional papers,
Date(s): 1647- 1650 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Latin.
Abstract: Notes by French scholar and librarian Gabriel Naudé and letters by him to various correspondents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-94. Purchased with Duplicate money; received: 1951 December 3.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Gabriel Naudé Additional Papers, 1647-ca. 1650 (MS Lat 306.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Gabriel Naudé was a French scholar and librarian of the Mazarin Library in Paris. His correspondents included the Italian composer Giovanni Battista Doni [Janus Nicius Erythraeus], the German mathematician Athanasius Kircher, the French philosopher and scientist Pierre Gassendi, the French philosopher Marin Marsenne, and the English author and poet Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury.

Scope and Contents

Includes an autograph manuscript of notes on the allegorical novel Eudemia by Italian scholar Gian Vittorio Rossi; letters by Naudé to Giovanni Battista Doni, Pierre Gassendi, Athanasius Kircher, Marin Marsenne, and Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, among other correspondents. Also includes manuscript in an unidentified hand of the epitaph of Joao IV, king of Portugal, erroneously attributed to Naudé.

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