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    • 1887-Jun-20

    The community of Éply in France raised 20 francs "to found an establishment for the treatment of hydrophobia." In this context, hydrophobia is an irrational fear of water brought on as a symptom of rabies. Receipt…

    • circa 1887

    Louis Pasteur's personal calling card with a handwritten note on card.

    • 1886-May-20 – 1886-May-24

    Louis Pasteur requests that the petition for academic palms made by the Mayor of Arbois on behalf of Chapeau and Rouget be supported. The Rector's reply is written at the bottom of the page stating he is happy to comply.

    • 1882-Sep-02
    • 1884-Jun-07

    In the first letter Louis Pasteur turns down Dr. Becar's offer to allow Pasteur to perform experiments on him rather then on animals. In the second letter Pasteur endeavors to find work for a young assistant named…

    • 1883

    Small hardbound menu for a dinner held at the Hotel Brunswick on October 16, 1883 honoring Professor A. W. Hofmann.

    August Wilhelm von Hofmann was born on April 8, 1818. He studied under Justus von Liebig, and was…

    • 1866-Sep-05

    In this letter Louis Pasteur indicates his displeasure with the winemakers of France for opposing pasteurization. He goes on to praise the California winemakers for embracing the process fully. In the letter, Pasteur…

    • Of Colors and of their Applications in the Industrial Arts with the Help of Chromatic Circles
    • 1864

    Michel Eugène Chevreul’s Des couleurs presents the French chemist’s color classification system distinguishing 14,400 hues and tones. The book’s plates, illustrating various tonal scales and color wheels, were produced…

    • 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"…

    • 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.

    Widely known for introducing the atomic…

    • 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…

    • Elements of Pyrotechnics
    • 1811

    Written originally as a technical manual, this volume provides an historical account of the art and science of fireworks, with sections on materials, the manufacture of unit fireworks and display pieces, aquatic and…

    • 1789

    This work by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is widely considered the first of its kind in modern chemical literature. Select digitized content includes front cover, frontismatter, woodcut vignettes, as well as thirteen…

    • Description of the aerostatic machine experiments of Mr. & Mr. Montgolfier
    • 1783

    Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond’s Description des expériences assembles first-hand observations, research, technical descriptions, letters, tables, diagrams, and illustrations related to the groundbreaking experiments…

    • The explanation of the chemical characters
    • 1669

    A key to alchemical and chemical symbols.

    The second edition of Nicaise Le Fèvre's (1610-1669) seminal work was augmented shortly before the death of the author. Popularizing the science of chemistry, select plates…

    • A Compendious Body of Chymistry
    • 1669

    The second edition of Nicaise Le Fèvre's (1610-1669) seminal work was augmented shortly before the death of the author. Popularizing the science of chemistry, select plates have been digitized from both volumes of this…

    • A Compendious Body of Chymistry
    • 1669

    The second edition of Nicaise Le Fèvre's (1610-1669) seminal work was augmented shortly before the death of the author. Popularizing the science of chemistry, select plates have been digitized from both volumes of this…

    • Solar calcination of antimony
    • 1669

    Plate depicts a man standing at a table where sunlight is projected past a mirror, causing the heating of antimony, as illustrated by the plume of smoke emanating from the antimony specimen located on the table. A…

    • The Various and Ingenious Machines of Captain Agostino Ramelli
    • 1588

    Le diverse et artificiose machine belongs to a new genre that emerged in the late 16th century, the "theatre of machines," which offered original mechanical solutions to the problems of everyday life. Ramelli's book…

    • Fashion Shades
    • Couleurs Mode
    • Undated

    Sample book with dyeing instructions and 32 mounted fabric samples.

    • Shades on Feathers
    • Teintures sur Plumes

    Sample book with dyeing instructions and an 18-section foldout containing 143 dyed feathers.