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THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Series One: The Papers of Sir Hans Sloane, 1660-1753 from the British Library, London

Part 9: Cultural History

An amazing collection of manuscript sources for the study of cultural history, including:

  • Original manuscripts of Lancelot Andrewes and Gabriel Harvey
  • A manuscript copy of Palladio’s Book of Architecture
  • Records of artists such as Antony Van Dyck and Peter Lely
  • Classical recollections and writings of Isaac Casuabon
  • Papers relating to Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes and Rene Descartes
  • Recollections of Venice and European travel
  • William Caxton and Gioachino Greco writing on the game of chess
  • A guide to angling
  • Commonplace books on art and architecture
  • Directions for painting allegorical figures
  • Album Amicorum by George Willingham, Phillibert Vernati, Charles de Bousy, David Krieg and Guillaume de Ruytter


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