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Handwritten letter by Marsilo Landriani to a naturalist

Identifier: 2016-038-001

Scope and content

This 4 page letter written on May 7, 1787 deals with several topics including the work of Lavoisier, Guyton de Morveau and others in the evolving nomenclature, and the work of Richard Kirwan, a Scottish meteorologist.


  • Creation: 1787

Language of Materials

Text in Italian.

Biographical sketch

Marsilio Landriani (1751-1815) was one of foremost figures in Italian science of his day. He was a chemist, physicist, and meteorologist.


1 Linear Feet (1 folder; 1 letter)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Jordon, Scott. Method of acquisition--gift ;; Date of acquisition--2016..

General Note

This is a manuscript letter covering both sides of a 7.5 x 14.5 sheet of paper which has been folded in the middle to provide four pages of text. It is handwritten in black ink.

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Repository Details

Part of the Science History Institute Archives Repository

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