George Sarton diaries and appointment books
Diaries and appointment books of the Belgium-born, American historian of science, George Sarton.
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.
Extent2 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.
Organized into the following series: I. Diaries, and II. Appointment books.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
*60M-177 and *60M-178. Miss May Sarton, 14 Wright St., Cambridge 38, Mass; received: 1961 May 8.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
- Sarton, George, 1884-1956. George Sarton diaries and appointment books: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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