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Lardner, Dionysius (1793-1859)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.5490-5491
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Lardner, Dionysius (1793-1859)
Date(s): 1827-1856
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Lardner | Dionysius | 1793-1859 | scientific writer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Dionysius Lardner was a scientific writer who popularised science and technology, and edited the, 133-volume, Cabinet Cyclopedia. He was chair of natural philosophy at the London University, 1827-1831.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Dionysius Lardner including letters to Lardner from various correspondents and miscellaneous papers, mainly relating to his chair of natural philosophy at London University, and to the publication of the Cabinet cyclopaedia, 1827-29. Correspondents include John Brinkley, Bishop of Cloyne and astronomer, John Fleming, naturalist, Leonard Horner, Warden of the University, John Taylor, publisher, and contributors to the Cabinet cyclopaedia and an autobiographical memoir.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, some French

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from Degrange, Paris, 1932.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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