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Darmstaedter, Ernst (1877-1938)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.2038-2042
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Darmstaedter, Ernst (1877-1938)
Date(s): 1931
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 volumes
Name of creator(s): Darmstaedter | Ernst | 1877-1938 | historian of science
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Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of alchemical, chemical, medical and scientific works entitled 'Bibliothek Ernst Darmstaeder; Aeltere Wissenschaften', in typescript, with numerous holograph notes and additions. Inserted are three typescript lists with pencilled valuations, etc. by the Librarian. List A. Books at first missing from the main Collection (5 ff.). B. Books offered in replacement: with pencilled valuations by the Librarian (11 ff.). C. Books from the original Collection found later (1 f.). Checked copy of the original typescript Catalogue, with notes etc. by the Librarian (MS. 2039). Another copy with valuations by the Librarian (MS. 2040). Copy checked against the books received (MS. 2041). Second copy (MS. 2042). Produced in Munich.

Access & Use

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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:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased for the Wellcome Library in September 1931.

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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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