Ernest Maindron collection of Académie des Sciences documents and letters
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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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.
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.
Letters to Ernest Maindron are a gift from Edgar Fahs Smith, 1924.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Clémence Scouten
- Finding Aid Date
- 2015 May 7
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
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