Handwritten letter by Marsilo Landriani to a naturalist
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Marsilio Landriani (1751-1815) was one of foremost figures in Italian science of his day. He was a chemist, physicist, and meteorologist.
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.
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.
Source of acquisition--Jordon, Scott. Method of acquisition--gift ;; Date of acquisition--2016..
- Landriani, Marsilio, 1751-1815
- Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827
- Fourcroy, Antoine-François de, comte, 1755-1809
- Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794
- Guyton de Morveau, Louis-Bernard, 1737-1816
- Kirwan, Richard, 1733-1812
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