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Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.292-299 and 2460-2462
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642)
Date(s): 1629-[1930]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 11 volumes
Name of creator(s): Various
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was a Tuscan (Italian) physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher.


Scope and content/abstract:

Official documents and letters relating to Galileo, some in transcription, 1629-[1930].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Italian and Latin

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections.

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:

Much of this material comes from the collection of Count Paolo Galletti [ -1914], where it formed part of his Galileo Museum at his villa at Arcetri, called the 'Torre del Gallo'.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1929, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2008

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