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MS Typ 432.1

Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de, 1683-1757. René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur manuscripts and illustrations for Descriptions des Arts et Métiers, 1721-1787: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Typ 432.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de, 1683-1757.
Title: René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur manuscripts and illustrations for Descriptions des Arts et Métiers,
Date(s): 1721-1787.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 volumes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Material for Descriptions des Arts et Métiers, an engineering text by French physicist Rene-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57M-15. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1957 July.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur Manuscripts and Illustrations for Descriptions des Arts et Métiers, 1721-1787 (MS Typ 432.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Item (60) below was removed from this collection in December 2009 and recataloged as part of: TypR-75 (1-17) See HOLLIS for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Réaumur was a French physicist and naturalist.

Scope and Contents

Consists of material for Descriptions des Arts et Métiers, a text on technical skills of 18th century engineering including autograph manuscripts by Réaumur, Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau, Auguste Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy, and other unidentified hands; some correspondence; and drawings, proofs and other strikes of engravings.

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