Lot n° 262
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François MOIGNO (1804-1884) abbot and mathematician,... - Lot 262 - Ader
François MOIGNO (1804-1884) abbot and mathematician, popularizer of science. 42 L.A.S. and 1 L.S., Paris 1842-1866 and s.d., to various correspondents, and a signed autograph manuscript; 55 pages various formats, qqs addresses, and 3 pages and a half small in-4.
Interesting collection of this pioneer of the popularization of science. Having left his teaching at the Jesuits, Moigno collaborated with various journals as scientific editor, and in 1852 became the editor of Cosmos, the great encyclopedic journal of the 19th century.
Correspondence, where letters are often filled with his small handwriting, mainly concerns his participation in various newspapers or periodicals : writing encyclopaedic articles, translations, proofreading and requests for works; but also the making of a statue of Saint Francis Xavier, a request for plants for the garden of the Jesuit college in the rue des Postes (1842), his Treatise on Electrical Telegraphy (1847), a visit to Arago, who was ill, about proofs to be reread; as well as his difficulties with certain publishers, his financial problems, a request to obtain a place in the chapter of Saint-Denis (1866), etc.
The letters are addressed to different personalities: Eugène Arnoult, editor-in-chief of L'Institut, Journal général des sociétés et travaux scientifiques de la France et de l'étranger (5 letters); Théodore Bailleul, director of the Mallet-Bachelier printing works; Achille Comte, doctor and zoologist (4) ; Théophile Delacroix, agent of the Société d'Encouragement (3); Honoré Husson, sculptor; Le Pecq de La Clôture, contributor to the Encyclopédie du XIXe siècle (5); Charles de Mirbel, professor of culture at the Museum; the Comte Ange de Saint-Priest, director of the Encyclopédie du XIXe siècle (14), etc.
The manuscript, "Académie des Sciences - séance du lundi 26 août 1861" reports on several communications by Urbain de Tessan (on the observations of Rear Admiral de Chabannes concerning the wind regime along the eastern coasts of South America), General Morin (on the heating and ventilation of Parisian theatres), Adolphe d'Archiac (on a memoir by Albert Gaudry devoted to the geology of Attica), Claude Bernard (on poisons that act directly on the heart), etc.
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