• Letter diary of Jan Ingen Housz 1774-1793

    Author(s):
    Mieke Rijkers (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Enlightenment, Letters, Databases, Science
    Item Type:
    Data set
    Tag(s):
    18th Century, enlightenment, historical databases
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/6rym-3122
    Abstract:
    This dataset contains dates, places and receivers of the correspondence of the Dutch doctor and natural philosopher Jan Ingen Housz (1730-1799). He was a Dutch doctor who became a successful inoculator against small pox and the personal physician of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia. He was also very interested in the new sciences (natural philosophy) and discovered photosynthesis. He corresponded with several great names of the Enlightenment. The data set is based on the letter diary he kept during the years 1774-1793. The data of 532 letters have been enriched with biographical information from various (online) sources.
    Notes:
    This dataset was originally composed in the Dutch language. To be able to share the data internationally the set was translated in English except for the comments.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved
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