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Author(s): Papp, G.
Title: A sample of 18th century networking: an unpublished letter of Ignaz von Born to Johann Beckmann from 1775
Year: 2013
Volume: 105
Pages: 379-393.

Abstract: A hitherto unpublished letter of Ignaz von Born (1742–1791), dated November 26, 1775, is found in the Collection of Letters of the Manuscript Collection of the National Széchényi Library, Budapest. Th e recipient of the letter was undoubtedly Johann Beckmann (1739–1811), professor of the Göttingen University. This valuable document gives an insight into the relatively less known period of life of Born that he spent in retirement at Altzedlitsch / Staré Sedliště, his estate in Bohemia. The letter discloses some details about his everyday life, correspondence, visitors, publication and research activity, travels, etc. With 1 figure.
Keywords: biography, enlightenment, Göttingen University, Ignaz von Born, Johann Beckmann, scientific correspondence
Subject: museology

Journal: Annales historico-naturales Musei nationalis hungarici
Journal abbreviation: Annls hist.-nat. Mus. nat. hung.
ISSN: 0521-4726
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Merkl, O., Matskási, I. & Fuisz, T. I.