Conservation Treatment Job # 0904-P90
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Lavoisier manuscript collection,
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent, 1743-1794.
Kroch Library Rare & Manuscripts (Non-Circulating) Lavoisier 4712
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Summary: Letters, notes, legal documents, maps, and plates dating mostly from 1770-1794, relating to Lavoisier’s involvement in Old Regime taxation in France’s Ferme Générale, his scientific work, the Académie des Sciences (of which he was a member), and the Régie des Poudres et Salpêtres (which he administered). Also included are notes and correspondence by Marie-Anne-Pierrette Lavoisier, his wife, who translated English scientific works into French and created the plates for his Traité Elémentaire de Chemie. Letters include correspondence with the Académie des Sciences, Jean Sylvain Bailly, François Baudon, Anne-Margueritte-Charlotte Baudon, Antoine Baumé, Claude-Louis Berthollet, Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal, Joseph Black, Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau, Auguste Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy, Antoine-François de Fourcroy, Benjamin Franklin (photocopy of one letter), Jean-Antoine Lavoisier, Joseph Louis Lagrange, Marie-Anne-Pierrette Lavoisier, Gaspard Monge, Jacques Paulze, and the Régie des Poudres et Salpêtres. Other documents relate to Benoist LaForte, the Ferme Générale, the Académie des Sciences, Mathurin-Jacques Brisson, Joseph Priestley, the Régie des Poudres et Salpêtres, and other aspects of Lavoisier’s life and work.- A total of 83 items, processed there were 7 folders and tubes, and 76 pieces. Per Tatyana Petukhova, Conservator.- All photos were taken after treatment.