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   Lynn Thorndike Papers, 1902-1963

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lynn Thorndike Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079401 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Thorndike, Lynn, 1882-1965.
Title:Lynn Thorndike Papers, 1902-1963
Physical description:60 linear ft. ( ca. 30,000 items in 124 boxes and 1 Flatbox; some in Mapcase).
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Papers of Thorndike, consisting of correspondence, mansucripts, diaries, notes, photocopies of medieval scientific manuscripts, glass slides, books, pamphlets, and reprints. The correspondence relates to his scholarly research and publication in the field of the history of medieval science. Also, some family and personal correspondence. One half of the collection consists of photostatic copies of manuscripts Thorndike indexed in his major work, A CATALOGUE OF INCIPITS OF MEDIAEVAL SCIENTIFIC WRITINGS IN LATIN (1963), the first draft, final copy, galley proofs, related correspondence, and extensive card files of notes used in compiling the work. There is also a typescript of the 1937 edition. Thorndike's 76 volumes of personal diaries, 1902-1963, detail his daily activities, appointments, trips abroad, and lists of reading. In addition there are his other manuscripts for journal articles and book reviews.

Series I: Texts in the History of Natural and Occult Sciences

The numbers below refer to descriptions published in Medievallia Humanistica . Volume 13, 1960 and Progress of Medieval and Renaissance Studies in the United States and Canada . Bulletin No. 20, 1949.

Series II: Books

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lynn Thorndike Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-03-30 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slides.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Historians.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuscripts, Latin.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Science, Medieval--Research.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Science--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Professor of history at Columbia University. Columbia University A.M., 1903; Ph.D., 1905.

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