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Desperiers, Jacques

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.2110-2111
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Desperiers, Jacques
Date(s): 1654-1655
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Desperiers | Jacques
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Scope and content/abstract:

Notes of lectures, written by Gabriel Daubry: Commentarii in Aristotelis Physicam, Philosophiam Moralem, Oeconomicam et Politicam. The 'Physica' is illustrated by pen-drawn diagrams and figures. Text within red rules. Vol. I. Compendium philosophiae moralis (26 pp.), Commentarii in decem libris Aristotelis ad Nicomachum (752 pp.), Commentarii in Aristotelis Oeconomica et Politica (149 pp.). This volume is dated 1654. Vol. II. Compendium Physicae (23 pp.). Commentarii in Physicam (1251 pp.). Included in this are commentaries on 'De coelo et mundo' (pp. 530-600), on 'De elementis (pp. 601-658), on 'De ortu et interitu (pp. 659-757), on 'De meteoris' (pp. 758-924), on 'De anima' (pp. 926-1170), on 'De somno et vigilia' (pp. 1171-1188), 'De anima' [cont.] (pp. 1190-1251). At the end is a 'Tractatus de mundi sphaera (150 pp.) by Desperiers.

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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: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

On the first leaf of both volumes, 'Ex libris Gabrielis Daubry 1655'.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1909.

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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:
Feb 2009

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