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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1803.5

George Sarton letters to Dorothy Stimson and other letters


Letters from historian of science George Sarton to American writer and historian of science Dorothy Stimson, and a few other letters to Stimson


  • 1901-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.25 linear feet (1 box)
8 letters mostly concerning George Sarton's role as editor of Isis. Sarton also writes of the Sarton medal given in his honor, the appropriate dress expected at a Harvard dinner, and thanks for support after the death of Sarton's father. In addition, collection contains a booklet on the history and purpose of the Isis journal.

Also includes a letter to Dorothy Stimson from John Farquhar Fulton and a letter from May Sarton.

Biographical / Historical

George Sarton (1884-1956) was an historian of science and professor at Harvard University. Dorothy Stimson (1890-1988) was a science writer, historian of science, and Dean and professor of history at Goucher College. Stimson edited a collection of papers by George Sarton. [NOTE: collection was formerly incorrectly attributed as letters to Dorothy Stimson Bullitt].

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-123. Gift of Dorothy Stimson; received: 1968.
Sarton, George, 1884-1956. George Sarton letters to Dorothy Stimson and other letters, 1901-1956: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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