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Autographed letters of famous chemists

Identifier: 2006-517

Scope and Content

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Collection consists of 54 loose letters in mylar sleeves. They are autographed letters by famous chemists on various subjects. The letters are a mix of personal and scientific correspondence. One letter from Joseph Fourier to John Dalton is in French and one from Justus Liebig to his nephew is in German. The remaining letters are in English.


  • Creation: 1717-1969
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1791-1964


Language of Materials

Text in English, French and German.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Ownership and Custodial History

Formerly in the Library of the Chemists Club, New York City.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Raymond Szymanowitz. Method of acquisition--gift;; Date of acquisition--2006..

Digitized Materials

A portion of this collection has been digitized and is available online in our Digital Collections:

Description rules
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Revision Statements

  • 2023: Digitized Materials note added.

Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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