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Guide to the Petrus Camper Letter, 1786, Oct. 9, Lem Lankum, [the Netherlands], to Johann Heinrich Merck, Darmstadt, Germany

Summary

Letter (ALS). Typescript of French original and typed English translation are available. Discusses the petrified fossils of Montmartre, Maestricht, and Euhstedt and the cetaceans at M. de Buffon's in Paris. Expresses disappointment at being unable to see Goethe, touching on the troubled internal political affairs of the Netherlands. Announces intention to make a short trip to Germany in the spring in order to visit Merck and Soemmerring.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10327
Title
Petrus Camper letter, Lem Lankum, [the Netherlands], to Johann Heinrich Merck, Darmstadt, Germany
Date
1786, Oct. 9
Creator
Camper, Petrus, 1722-1789
Extent
6 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in French

Collection Overview

Letter (ALS). Typescript of French original and typed English translation are available. Discusses the petrified fossils of Montmartre, Maestricht, and Euhstedt and the cetaceans at M. de Buffon's in Paris. Expresses disappointment at being unable to see Goethe, touching on the troubled internal political affairs of the Netherlands. Announces intention to make a short trip to Germany in the spring in order to visit Merck and Soemmerring.

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Petrus Camper Letter, 1786, Oct. 9, Lem Lankum, [the Netherlands], to Johann Heinrich Merck, Darmstadt, Germany, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Historical Note

Dutch physician, anatomist and naturalist.


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Provenance

Source unknown

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Staff

Finding aid derived from MARC record using DukeMARC2EAD-HOMproject.xsl, December 2014

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General note

Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection.