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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Lat 306.1

Gabriel Naudé additional papers


Notes by French scholar and librarian Gabriel Naudé and letters by him to various correspondents.


  • 1647-circa 1650 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes an autograph manuscript of notes on the allegorical novel Eudemia by Italian scholar Gian Vittorio Rossi; letters by Naudé to Giovanni Battista Doni, Pierre Gassendi, Athanasius Kircher, Marin Marsenne, and Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, among other correspondents. Also includes manuscript in an unidentified hand of the epitaph of Joao IV, king of Portugal, erroneously attributed to Naudé.

Biographical / Historical

Gabriel Naudé was a French scholar and librarian of the Mazarin Library in Paris. His correspondents included the Italian composer Giovanni Battista Doni, the German mathematician Athanasius Kircher, the French philosopher and scientist Pierre Gassendi, the French philosopher Marin Marsenne, and the English author and poet Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-94. Purchased with Duplicate money; received: 1951 December 3.

Naudé, Gabriel, 1600-1653. Gabriel Naudé additional papers, 1647-circa 1650: Guide.
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