A Finding Guide to British Science Materials
at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries

2004
Center for British and Irish Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder

Selected Collections of Sources Dealing with
British Science and Medicine in the
Science Library, Norlin Library

Boyle, Robert (c. 1640-1691), Letters and Papers of.
("From the Archives of the Royal Society, London. Letters and Papers of Robert Boyle, 1640-1691.")
Paul L. Kesaris, project ed.
16 microfilm reels, 35 mm., University Publications of America, 1990.
Index: Collections of the Royal Society: Letters and Papers of Robert Boyle. A Guide to the Manuscripts and Microfilm. Norlin
Media Library Z6616 B69 H85 1992 c.2.
Additional copy in Norlin Central Reference. Catalogue also provided on Reel One of the collection.
Norlin Media Library: Microfilm 4429.
The History of Science and Technology. Series One: The Papers of Sir Hans Sloane, 1660-1753.
(From the British Library, London.)
This set results from Sloan's extensive collecting, especially in the areas of early European voyages/travel, navigation, geography, and botany. It contains material on Europe's first contacts with indigenous populations, trade, slavery, settlements, empire-building, and the repercussions caused by the conflict between cultures.
Part 1: Science and Society, 1660-1772.
reels 1-17, microfilm, 35 mm., Adam Matthew, 1994.
Guide: online through publisher at http://www.adam-matthew-publications.co.uk/digital_guides/the_history_of_science/index.aspx
Part 2: Voyages of Discovery, 1492-1750.
reels 18-37, microfilm, 35 mm., Adam Matthew, 1994.
Part 3: Voyages of Discovery
reels 38-57, microfilm, 35 mm., Adam Matthew, 1994.
A printed index for this collection is available at the Science Library.
Norlin Science Library: Microfilm 4956, ser. 1.
The History of Science and Technology. Series Two. The Papers of Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1805.
These papers derive from Banks' role as an international organizer of communication in the worlds of science and politics. In addition to being President of the Royal Society from 1778 to 1820, he was active in the colonization of Australia, cartography, the Royal Horticultural Society and Kew Gardens, and agricultural improvement projects. His correspondence includes leading scientists throughout Europe and North America. He was also interested in long-distance scientific voyages. Includes papers and correspondence of James West (1704-1772).
Guide: each reel contains a reel index, contents synopsis, and brief biographical information on Banks and West. A printed index for this collection is available at the Science Library, call number Z6611.S4 H51
Part 1: Correspondence and Papers relating to Voyages of Discovery, 1740-1805, from the British Library, London.
18 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Adam Matthew, 1993.
Part 2: Papers relating to Voyages of Discovery, 1760-1800, from the British Library, London.
16 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Adam Matthew, 1993-4.
Part 3: Correspondence and Papers relating to Voyages of Discovery, 1743-1853, from the British Library, London.
15 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Adam Matthew, 1994.
Part 4: Correspondence and Papers relating to Voyages of Discovery, 1767-1819, from the State Library of New South Wales
14 microfilm reels, 35 mm, Adam Matthew, 1995.
Norlin Science Library: Microfilm 4956 ser. 2.
The History of Science and Technology. Series Three. The Papers of Charles Babbage, 1791-1871.
Part 1: Correspondence and Scientific Manuscripts from the British Library, London
23 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Adam Matthew, 1997-.
Index: each reel contains reel index and contents synopsis, including biographical references. A printed index for this collection is available at the Science Library, call number Z6611.S4 H52 1997.
Norlin Science Library: Microfilm 4956 ser. 3.
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Landmarks of Science (I).
(From various collections.)
Sources for the History of Science written in the 15th-17th centuries: about 3,900 works by 1,900 authors.
Materials are reproduced on Microprint cards.
29,015 cards. Readex Microprint, 1967-1975?.
The collection is cataloged on the CHINOOK computer system.
Norlin Science Library: Microprint 21.
Landmarks of Science II.
(From various collections.)
A continuation of Landmarks of Science, continuing into the 19th century and including scientific journals as well: about 5,500 works by 2,900 authors, plus about 300 journals between 1500 and 1900.
This series is being issued in segments, with additional units still being received as of spring, 1998.
Materials are reproduced on microprint, microfiche, and microfilm. Ongoing. Readex Microprint, [1976-- ].
The set is not indexed on the CHINOOK catalogue, but a list of book and journal titles is available at the Science Library reference desk.
Norlin Science Library: Microprint 32.
Royal College of Physicians, Annals of the, 1518-1915.
(From the archives of the Royal College of Physicians, London.)
From the RCP, the oldest medical organization in England, come these Minute-books of the central body and its committees, providing information on midwifery, responses to the plague, the "Great Fire", use of tobacco, gin drinking, women's rights to practice medicine, the treatment of tropical diseases, inoculation, the cholera epidemic of 1831-2, and many other topics.
417 microfiche, Adam Matthew, 1991.
The set is not indexed in the CHINOOK catalogue, but a printed index to the set (Annals of the Royal College of Physicians, 1518-1915: A Guide and Listing to the Microfiche Edition) is available in the Science Library, call number Z6661.E5 A5 1991.
Norlin Science Library: Microfiche 1216.
Royal Institute, Proceedings of the Royal Institute of Great Britain,1931-2001
("Speaking Science")
Notices of the proceedings at the meetings of the members of the Royal Institution, with abstracts of the discourses. The library holds vol. 26 (1929-1931) through vol. 71 (Dec 2001). Published biennial, 1931-1969; annual 1970-2001.
Norlin Science Library Stacks: Q41 .R8
The Royal Society, Abstracts of the Papers Communicated to, 1854-1905.
(The Royal Society, London)
This set contains papers in the series, "Philosophical Transactions."
Vols. 7-75, 1854-1905. NCR Microcard Editns.
Norlin Science Library: Microfiche 212.
Royal Society of London (Electronic Resource).
Philosophical transactions, giving some account of the present undertakings, studies, and labours of the ingenious, in many considerable parts of the world 1665-1775. Split into series A: physical science and engineering and Philosophical Transactions and series B: Biological sciences.
Also available in print: Pascal Offsite Q41. L8 (1829-1886) and Special Collections Q41. L8 (1665-1828).
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/ilej. Open Access.
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The Royal Society. See also, in the Media Library Finding Guide:
The Early Letters and Classified Papers, 1660-1740
Journal Books of Scientific Meetings, 1660-1800
Letters and Papers of Robert Boyle, c. 1640-1691
Letters and Papers of Sir John Herschel, 1820-1870
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