A digital calendar of the Correspondence of Dr Martin Lister (1639-1712) [Early Modern Letters Online]

Roos, Anna Marie (2011) A digital calendar of the Correspondence of Dr Martin Lister (1639-1712) [Early Modern Letters Online]. University of Oxford.

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Martin Lister (1639–1712) was a prominent Fellow of the Royal Society who was made an honorary MD in 1684. A benefactor of the Ashmolean, he corresponded regularly on natural history with its keepers, Robert Plot and Edward Lhuyd. Furthermore, Lister was a prolific corresponding Fellow, and he issued a steady stream of letters from his medical practice in York, many of which were printed in the Philosophical Transactions. Later in life he moved to London, where he acted as Vice-President of the Royal Society and also as Censor of the Royal College of Physicians. In 1697–78 he travelled abroad, and finally retired to Epsom, where he continued to transact voluminous correspondence. Lister was one of the most high-profile and well-connected naturalists of the age. His 1,140 letters thus provide a unique window onto early enlightenment cultures of medicine and natural philosophy throughout Britain and continental Europe. They are calendared digitally within the Early Modern Letters Online; abstracts of letters and selected manuscript images are also provided.

Keywords:Martin Lister, Correspondence, Republic of Letters, Cultures of Knowledge, Digital Humanities
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V142 Modern History 1600-1699
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V380 History of Science
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V340 Intellectual History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:8482
Deposited On:28 Mar 2013 11:01

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