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Author Starkey, George, 1627-1665.

Title Alchemical laboratory notebooks and correspondence / George Starkey ; edited by William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Editorial Practices; Abbreviations; Brief Chronology of Starkey's Life; Documents; 1. Letter to John Winthrop Jr.; 2. Laboratory Notebook Fragment; 3. Letter to Robert Boyle; 4. Letter to Johann Moriaen; 5. Laboratory Notebook Fragment; 6. Letters to Robert Boyle; 7. Laboratory Notebook Fragment; 8. Letter to Samuel Hartlib; 9. Letter to Frederick Clodius; 10. Laboratory Notebook; 10a. "A Perfect Day Booke"; 11. Laboratory Notebook; 12. Laboratory Notebook; 13. Prefaces to the Epistle to King Edward Unfolded; 14. Laboratory Notebook Fragment
Summary George Starkey--chymistry tutor to Robert Boyle, author of immensely popular alchemical treatises, and probably early America's most important scientist--reveals in these pages the daily laboratory experimentation of a seventeenth-century alchemist. The editors present in this volume transcriptions of Starkey's texts, their translations, and valuable commentary for the modern reader. Dispelling the myth that alchemy was an irrational enterprise, this remarkable collection of laboratory notebooks and correspondence reveals the otherwise hidden methodologies of one of the seventeenth century's mos
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Starkey, George, 1627-1665 -- Correspondence.
Starkey, George, 1627-1665 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Alchemists -- United States -- Biography.
United States.
Genre/Form Collected Correspondence.
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Newman, William R., 1955-
Principe, Lawrence.
LC no. 2003017587
ISBN 0226577104 (electronic bk.)
9780226577104 (electronic bk.)