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Ernest Maindron collection of Académie des Sciences documents and letters

Ms. Coll. 159

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Maindron, Ernest, 1838-1908
Title:
Ernest Maindron collection of Académie des Sciences documents and letters
Date [inclusive]:
1838-1891
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 159
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (1 box)
Language:
French
Abstract:
Documents relating to the Académie des sciences (Paris) in the mid- to late-1800s, including letters to Ernest Maindron from members of the Académie.
Cite as:
Ernest Maindron collection of Académie des Sciences documents and letters, 1838-1891, Ms. Coll. 159, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Charles Ernest Maindron (1838-1907) was a French historian and archivist. In addition to his thorough studies of the Académie des Sciences, Maindron was a student of graphic and pop art. He is credited as the first to elevate printed advertisements ("affiches illustrées") to the level of art.

Scope and Contents

First item is one large folded leaf, "Etat des indemnités de MM. les membres de l'Académie royale des sciences, pendant le mois d'Avril 1838," containing 67 signatures of members of l'Académie, including Lacroix, Biot, Poinsot, Gay-Lussac, Pelouze, Arago, etc. Second item is one large folded leaf (torn), "Etat de distribution de droits de présence à MM. les membres de l'Académie des sciences...Décembre 1853," containing 64 signatures including Biot, Poinsot, Dupin, Dumas, Becquerel, Payen, etc. Letters to Ernest Maindron from members of l'Académie des sciences are dated 1871-1891, each item is numbered, 1-76.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2015 May 7

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Clémence Scouten

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Letters to Ernest Maindron are a gift from Edgar Fahs Smith, 1924.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Académie des sciences (France).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
Subject(s)
  • Astronomy--history
  • Chemistry--history

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

État des Indemnités de MM. les Membres de l'Académie royale des Sciences, Paris, 1838.

1 1

État de Distribution de droits de Présence à MM. les Membres de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 1853.

1 2

Académie des Sciences, Letters to Ernest Maindrow, 1873-1889.

1 3

Académie des Sciences, Letters to Ernest Maindrow, 1880-1891.

1 4

Académie des Sciences, Letters to Ernest Maindrow, 1876-1889.

1 5

Académie des Sciences, Letters to Ernest Maindrow, 1871-1889.

1 6