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Title Archival afterlives : life, death, and knowledge-making in early modern British scientific and medical archives / edited by Vera Keller, Anna Marie Roos, and Elizabeth Yale.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : color illustrations.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The division of a paper kingdom : the tragic afterlives of Francis Bacon's manuscripts / Richard Serjeantson -- Scarlet letters : Sir Theodore de Mayerne and the early Stuart color world in the Royal Society / Vera Keller -- Accidental archive : Samuel Hartlib and the afterlife of female scholars / Carol Pal -- Fossilized remains : the Martin Lister and Edward Lhuyd ephemera / Anna Marie Roos -- Playing archival politics with Hans Sloane, Edward Lhuyd, and John Woodward / Elizabeth Yale -- Under Sloane's shadow : the archive of James Petiver / Arnold Hunt -- Collecting knowledge : annotated material in the library of Sir Hans Sloane / Alison Walker -- Collecting genomics : documenting modern, collaborative science / Victoria Sloyan.
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.'"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Scientific archives -- Great Britain -- History.
Medical archives -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Added Author Keller, Vera, 1978- editor.
Roos, Anna Marie Eleanor, editor.
Yale, Elizabeth, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Archival afterlives. Leiden ; Boston : Koninklijke Brill NV, [2018] 9004324291 9789004324299 (OCoLC)1035749807
ISBN 9789004324305 (electronic bk.)
9004324305 (electronic bk.)