The correspondence of Dr. Martin Lister (1639-1712) [Volume One 1662-1677]

Roos, Anna Marie (2015) The correspondence of Dr. Martin Lister (1639-1712) [Volume One 1662-1677]. History of Science and Medicine Library . Brill Academic Publishing, Leiden. ISBN 9789004225534

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Abstract

Martin Lister (1639–1712) was a consummate virtuoso, the first arachnologist and conchologist, and a Royal physician. As one of the most prominent corresponding fellows of the Royal Society, many of Lister’s discoveries in natural history, archaeology, medicine, and chemistry were printed in the Philosophical Transactions. Lister corresponded extensively with explorers and other virtuosi such as John Ray, who provided him with specimens, observations, and locality records from Jamaica, America, Barbados, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and his native England. This volume of ca. 400 letters (one of three), consists of Lister’s correspondence dated from 1662 to 1677, including his time as a Cambridge Fellow, his medical training in Montpellier, and his years as a practicing physician in York.

Keywords:Martin Lister, malacology, arachnology, Royal Society, history of science, botany, correspondence, Republic of Letters, John Ray
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V142 Modern History 1600-1699
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V380 History of Science
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V220 European History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:15101
Deposited On:30 Sep 2014 20:23

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