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Robert Hooke: the archival tragedy of dying intestate

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December
082006

14:00 - 15:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

 

Professor Lisa Jardine and Dr Robyn Adams, AHRC Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, QMUL
 


When Robert Hooke died in March 1703 his will was incomplete and unsigned. In spite of the best efforts of friends like Richard Waller his enormous archive was rapidly dispersed, and much of it lost. This event will explore some of the consequences of leaving a legacy of disorganised documents.

 

Robert Hooke: the archival tragedy of dying intestate The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK