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American Philosophical Society
Passion of George Sarton: A Modern Marriage and its Discipline (Memoir 260)
George Sarton animated the discipline of history of science (HoS) in America. This vol. traces his youth & educ. in Belgium, & his marriage to Mabel Elwes. It follows the Sarton’s in their path from idealistic refugees fleeing the invasion of Belgium in 1914 to destitute intellectuals at Harvard Univ. For 50 years, HoS as an acad. specialty owed much to Sarton’s visions & anxieties, esp. as they were expressed in his marriage. Mabel Sarton sustained his enterprise & contributed to its form, which included parts of socialism, pacifism, aesthetics, & faith. Themes present in Sarton’s early work include the common endeavor of artists & scientists, the private nature of scientific innovation, & the HoS as a bridge between the humanities & the natural sciences. Illus.
Maecenas and Madrigalists: Patrons, Patronage, and the Origins of the Italian Madrigal (Memoir 253)
Ordinary Mysteries: Common Journal of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne: 1842-1843 (Memoir 256)
“To Do Justice to Him and Myself”: Evert Wendell’s Account Book of the Fur Trade with Indians in Albany, New York, 1695-1726 (includes cd-rom with original, Dutch text)
From Elements to Atoms: A History of Chemical Composition (Transaction 92-4)
Shortest and Most Convenient Route (Transaction 94-5)
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