Henry Guerlac papers, 1922-1981.

ArchivalResource

Guerlac, Henry. Henry Guerlac papers, 1922-1981.

Henry Guerlac papers, 1922-1981.

The majority of the papers in this collection pertain to Guerlac's teaching career and to the writing and publication of his book on Isaac Newton. Included are correspondence; notebooks; photographs and negatives; photograph albums; scrapbooks; drawings; radio transcripts; journals; his thesis and dissertation; drafts and galley proofs, articles, reports, bokk revies, and other materials pertaining to Guerlac's published works; lecture notes and syllabi for courses Guerlac taught at Cornell; research materials, including notes, bibliographies, and photocopies of manuscripts; and miscellaneous papers relating to Guerlac's personal and professional activities. Subjects include Guerlac's work at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Wisconsin, and Cornell; students; the history of science and the history of ideas; a variety of scientific topics, including astronomy (comets), biology, botany, chemistry, geology, radar, optics and color; math; publications, including HISTORY OF SCIENCE, JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS, ISIS, and others; editing and publishing; the Sarton Award; the History of Science Society; 17th and 18th century figures, including Newton (and THE OPTICKS), Boscovich, Lavoisier, La Brosse (Ange de Saint-Joseph), and Galileo; and personal papers concerning music (especially violin), his boyhood and education, Vicious Circle Club, the Ithaca Festival, travel, and other topics. Research files, drafts, and correspondence relating to an edition of Newton's Opticks, never published. Reprints of Guerlac's articles. Subject files of notes and research materials relating to eighteenth century history, particularly the French Revolution; and to eighteenth century science, particularly chemistry and biology. Correspondents include Marie Boas (Hall), Denis I. Duveen, Roger Hahn, Rio Howard, Robert Kargon, David Kubrin, William Langer, Harry Woolf, L. Pearce Williams, Betty Jo Dobbs, Margaret Candee Jacob, George Sarton, Bernard Cohen, W.J. King, James B. Sumner, and others.

34.3 cubic ft.

Related Constellations

There are 27 Constellations related to this resource.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sv8d0k (corporateBody)

The Department of General Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did not officially exist until 1882. Courses in general studies were offered as early as 1865, when the MIT Catalog offered a curriculum option called the Course in Science and Literature. At that time, all regular MIT students were required to take “general studies” classes from the Course in Science and Literature, in addition to English, history, and modern languages. In 1882 the Course in Scienc...

Guerlac, Henry.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q2414r (person)

Author. Born 1912; died 1985. From the description of Papers of Henry Guerlac, 1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77575497 Professor of History of Science, Cornell University. Henry Edward Guerlac (1910-1982) graduated from Cornell University in 1932, received a master's degree in biochemistry from Cornell in 1933, and a doctorate in European history from Harvard University in 1941. Before joining the Cornell faculty in 1946, he taught at Harvard, ...

Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6833x7s (person)

Astronomer and physicist. From the description of Letter signed (the concluding page only) : Florence, to an unidentified correspondent, 1612 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269597521 ...

Harvard University

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vt5fhv (corporateBody)

The Committee on the Choice of Electives recommended in 1910 that in order to guarantee students' reading knowledge of French or German, every student must pass a special oral examination in either one of the two languages before admission to the junior class. The rule was revised in 1920. From the description of Oral examination papers in French and German, 1912-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228513467 During World War II, Harvard University trained militar...

Sumner, James B. (James Batcheller), 1887-1955

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d222zc (person)

Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Laboratory of Enzyme Chemistry at Cornell University. Sumner won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1946 for the crystallizations of the enzyme urease. From the description of James B. Sumner reprint collection, 1910-1952. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64034451 Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Laboratory of Enzyme Chemistry at Cornell University. Sumn...

Boscovich, Ruggero Giuseppe, 1711-1787

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6mg7r57 (person)

Rudjer Josip Boskovic was a mathematian and natural philosopher. Croation by birth, he spent most of his life in Rome and Milan, but also lived briefly in Paris and London. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1730-1786]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466252 Italian mathematician and natural philosopher. From the description of Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich papers, 1711-1787. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 84912805 ...

Williams, L. Pearce (Leslie Pearce), 1927-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6k95rjc (person)

History of science professor, Cornell University. Cornell Class of 1949, Ph.D. 1952. From the description of Williams Ampère collection, circa 1988-2005. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 646410904 History of science professor, Cornell University. Cornell Class of 1949, Ph.D. 1952. From the description of L. Pearce Williams papers, 1887-1970, 1963-1967 (bulk). (Cornell University Library). WorldCa...

Woolf, Harry.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q33jvb (person)

Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent, 1743-1794

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6862jq5 (person)

French chemist and government administrator, considered the founder of modern chemistry. From the description of Géographie minéralogique de la France / [par] Lavoisier et Guettard, 177-? (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123487897 From the description of Géographie minéralogique de la France / [par] Lavoisier et Guettard, 177-? (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63938887 En 1775, Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier (1743-1794) fut nommé régisseur des poudr...

Sarton, George, 1884-1956

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gf0rjx (person)

Historian of science, George Alfred Leon Sarton was born on August 31, 1884, in Ghent, Belgium. He studied the natural sciences at the University of Ghent, and received his D.Sc. in 1911. Escaping to England before World War I, Sarton then came to the United States in 1915. After spending some time in lecturing positions, Sarton came to Harvard University in 1920, was made a full professor there in 1940 and retired in 1951 when he was made professor emeritus. He was founder of th...

Yale University.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6r8240t (corporateBody)

Dobbs, Betty Jo Teeter, 1930-1994

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ns2k1w (person)

Professor of History, University of California, Davis; author of Alchemical death and resurrection (1990) and The Janus faces of genius: the role of alchemy in Newton's thought (1991). From the description of Papers, 1965-1994. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 32173859 ...

Kargon, Robert

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pd0d8q (person)

Ithaca Festival (Ithaca, N.Y.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pk7qqn (corporateBody)

Kubrin, David.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6481nv8 (person)

History of science society

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w68950sm (corporateBody)

Cornell university

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hj08mc (corporateBody)

The Cornell Campaign was a successful $1.507 billion campaign that concluded in 1996. From the description of Cornell Campaign records, 1992-1996. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64045821 Solomon Cady Hollister was dean of the Cornell University College of Engineering from 1937-1959. Dale R. Corson was dean of the engineering college from 1959-1963, University provost from 1963 to 1969, and served as University president until his retirement in 1977. ...

Langer, William L. (William Leonard), 1896-1977

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vx1294 (person)

William L. Langer was born in Boston in March 1896. His early education concentrated on foreign languages, but he studied history, in which he ultimately obtained his MA and Ph. D. from Harvard. He joined the faculty there in 1927, obtaining a reputation in the field of diplomatic history. In a leave status from Harvard, he served as Deputy Chief, then Chief, of the Research and Analysis Branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II, and was appointed an assistant to the S...

Cohen, I. Bernard, 1914-2003.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6766g95 (person)

Biographical NoteI. Bernard Cohen (1914-2003) was a historian of science, best known for his translation of Sir Isaac Newton&'s Principia Mathematica, published in 1972, the first English translation of the work since 1729. His interest in the history of computing manifested itself primarily in his work as an historical consultant to IBM.Cohen earned a BS in mathematics at Harvard University in 1937 and a PhD in the History of Science at Harvard in 1947. He was the first American to receive ...

Hall, Marie Boas, 1919-2009

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wt6kn0 (person)

King, W. J. (William Joseph), 1881-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69m23ps (person)

Duveen, Denis I.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kp85dg (person)

Vicious Circle Club (Ithaca, N.Y.)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wh9zdf (corporateBody)

Howard, Rio.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6812v33 (person)

Ange de Saint-Joseph, 1636-1697

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kx2t3f (person)

Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xd14mf (person)

English natural philosopher and mathematician. From the description of Receipt signed : London?, 1718 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612606 From the description of Autograph notes : [n.p.], ca. 1706?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611631 From the description of Document signed : London?, 1704 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612422 Sir Isaac Newton was a mathematician. From the description of Notes on ancient history and ...

Hahn, Roger, 1932-2011

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6k654fj (person)

Roger Hahn was born in Paris, France on January 5, 1932. He became a U.S. citizen in 1953. He received a B.A. (1953) and an M.A.T. (1954) from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1962. He joined the UC Berkeley history faculty in 1961. He died in New York City on May 30, 2011. From the description of Roger Hahn papers, 1954-2011. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 761399591 ...