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Extent2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
There are extensive typescripts of a planned book, The humanity of an historian. Informal essays by George Sarton, and correspondence and an autograph manuscript draft of a biography of his wife, Eleanor Mabel Elwes. Also includes notes for his History of Science, a commonplace book primarily composed of various lists, an address book, biographical miscellany, materials concerning the Dirk Struik Defense Committee, and a few financial papers for OSIRIS and ISIS.
Biographical / Historical
- I. George Sarton compositions, notes, and correspondence
- II. Biographical materials concerning George Sarton
- III. May Sarton correspondence and other papers concerning George Sarton
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.
- Sarton, George, 1884-1956. George Sarton additional papers, 1899-1988: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- Description rules
- EAD ID
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