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    • Flying boat
    • 1670 (Date attributed to boat design)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying boat. The illustration is based on the design proposed by Italian mathematician, naturalist, and aeronautics pioneer Francesco Lana de Terzi (1631-1687)…

    • Première Montgolfière, sans passagers
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1783-Jun-04 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a globe-shaped flying balloon. The illustration depicts the first successful public hot air balloon demonstration on June 4, 1783 by French brothers Joseph-Michel…

    • First hydrogen gas balloon
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1783-Dec-01 (Date attributed to balloon flight)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying air balloon with a French flag. The illustration depicts the first flight of a gas air balloon on December 1, 1783 by French brothers Anne-Jean Robert…

    • Dirigeable du Blanchard
    • 1784 (Date attributed to balloon flight)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying airship with oars. The illustration depicts a type of airship with oar-like propulsion mechanisms designed and flown by French balloonist Jean-Pierre…

    • Guyot's balloon
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1784 (Date attributed to balloon design)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a hot air balloon in the style of an airship with a sail and oars for steering. The design of the balloon is credited to "Guyot," likely referring to the author…

    • Dirigeable de Guyton de Morveau et de Vitry
    • 1784 (Date attributed to balloon flight)
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of a flying airship with assorted propulsion mechanisms and a French flag. The illustration depicts a type of airship flown by French chemist and politician…

    • 1787-May-07

    Manuscript letter from Marsilio Landriani (1751-1815), chemist, physicist and meteorologist, to a naturalist. Written on May 7, 1787, the letter deals with several topics including the work of Lavoisier, Guyton de…

    • Parachute of André-Jacques Garnerin
    • 1909 (Date attributed to postcard)
    • 1797-Oct-22 (Date attributed to parachute demonstration)

    Postcard featuring a hand-drawn illustrated depiction of the descent of French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin (1769-1823) in a frameless parachute of his own design. The Official Aeronaut of France, Garnerin staged…

    • 1812-Aug-16

    Letter in French from Giovanni Antonio Giobert (1761-1834), an Italian chemist and mineralogist after whom the mineral giobertite has been named, to Count Chanteloup. Dated August 16, 1812, the letter concerns a sample…

    • 1827-Oct-08

    Acknowledges receipt of Dalton's "A New System of Chemical Philosophy" and the bill for the publication. the book was placed in the library of the Royal Academy of Beaux Arts.

    • 1831-Nov-14

    Thank-you note for Blakely's birthday gift of "a most elegant reticule" for Hatchett's wife.

    • 1834

    Lecture notes recorded by Jean-Baptiste-Alexandre Stroehlin in Paris when he attended lectures given by Matthieu Orfila. The lectures are organized around specific chemicals, thus there are headings such as "Carbonates"…

    • 1836-Feb-14

    Concerns articles that Faraday has to give to Collen.

    • circa 1842 – circa 1882 (Letter written on May 12. Year unknown.)

    Christison requesting Playfair's opinion of a thesis which he describes as "an incomplete investigation of a difficult subject."

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Third page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Fourth page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    First page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Second page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the field of…

    • after 1849 – before 1887

    Tabulation of data on the fineness of copper (i.e. weight of copper in proportion to the total weight of the metal including impurities and alloy base metals.)