Archival afterlives : life, death, and knowledge-making in early modern British scientific and medical archives / volume 23

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Description:1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : color illustrations.
Language:English
Series:Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions ; volume 23
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; v. 23.
Subject:Scientific archives -- Great Britain -- History.
Medical archives -- Great Britain -- History.
Medical archives.
Scientific archives.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / Archives & Special Libraries
Medical archives.
Scientific archives.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / Archives & Special Libraries.
Great Britain.
History.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12484304
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Other authors / contributors:Keller, Vera, 1978- editor.
Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor, editor.
Yale, Elizabeth, editor.
ISBN:9789004324305
9004324305
9789004324299
9004324291
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary:"Archival Afterlives explores the posthumous fortunes of scientific and medical archives in early modern Britain. If early modern natural philosophers claimed all knowledge as their province, theirs was a paper empire. But how and why did naturalists engage with archives, and in particular, with the papers of their dead predecessors? This volume makes a firm case for expanding what counts as scientific labour, integrating scribes, archivist, library keepers, editors, and friends and family of deceased naturalists into the history of science. It shows how early modern natural philosophers pursued new natural knowledge in dialogue with their recent material past. Finally, it demonstrates the sustaining importance of archival institutions in the growth and development of the 'New Sciences.'"--
Other form:Print version: Archival afterlives. Leiden ; Boston : Koninklijke Brill NV, [2018] 9004324291 9789004324299
Description
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : color illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789004324305
9004324305
9789004324299
9004324291