Selected Manuscripts from the Cole Collection

Letters of Antoine François Fourcroy

To suggest the riches of the Cole Collection of Chemistry, and to honor the memory of its donors, William and Nora Cole, we have digitized selected manuscript materials collected by William Cole. In particular, we make available here a digital facsimile of five autograph letters in Cole Coll MS 34 in the hand of Fourcroy discussing the preparation of the “Table alphabétique et analytique” for his Systême des connaissances chimiques. Dates range from “5 [novembre] 1800” to “8 vendémiaire an 10.” This set of letters also includes one (dated “17 germinal an 9”) to Dupiery from Baudouin at the Imprimerie Nationale, publisher of the Systême des connaissances chimiques. If you wish to quote from or reproduce these images, please see Permission to Quote or Publish and use the credit line specified there; we also ask that you provide the Department with a copy.