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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2117

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George Sarton diaries and appointment books

Diaries and appointment books of the Belgium-born, American historian of science, George Sarton.

Dates

  • 1903-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Materials were formerly restricted until May Sarton's death (1995).

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

2 linear feet (5 boxes)

Includes Sarton's diaries, 1903-1955 (*60M-177) and appointment books, 1904-1956 (*60M-178). Text contains comments about aspects of George Sarton's personal life and professional career, including notations on his family, especially his daughter May Sarton.

Loose sheets found in the bound volumes have been removed and arranged in a folder.

Biographical / Historical

Sarton was a historian of science and professor at Harvard University. He was the founder (1912) and editor (1912-1952) of Isis, an international review devoted to the history and philosophy of science; studied Arabic and Islam in the Middle East; and lectured at many universities in the U.S. and Europe. Sarton was born in Belgium and emigrated to the U.S. in 1915. His daughter was the author, May Sarton.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series: I. Diaries, and II. Appointment books.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

*60M-177 and *60M-178. Miss May Sarton, 14 Wright St., Cambridge 38, Mass; received: 1961 May 8.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Sarton, George, 1884-1956. George Sarton diaries and appointment books: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00142

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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