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Alchemical laboratory notebooks and correspondence [electronic resource] / George Starkey ; edited by William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe.

By: Starkey, George, 1627-1665.
Contributor(s): Newman, William Royall | Principe, Lawrence.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 352 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226577104 (electronic bk.); 0226577104 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Starkey, George, 1627-1665 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc | Starkey, George, 1627-1665 -- Correspondence | Alchemists -- United States -- Biography | Starkey, George, 1627-1665 | Alchemy -- United States -- Collected Correspondence | Chemistry | Science | SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- General | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology | AlchemieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Alchemical laboratory notebooks and correspondence.DDC classification: 540/.1/12092 LOC classification: QD24.S73 | A3 2004ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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.

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