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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms fr-01777
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  212 x 151mm
Extent:  2 foll.
Material:  paper
Attachment:  seal
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a-2b
Language:  French
Place:  Stockholm
Date:  1648-03-21
Short summary:  Different matters, among which a polemic between Descartes and Roberval on the vacuum question and on geometry, an affair where Pascal and the Père Noël are involved, the Remarques sur la langue françoise by Vaugelas and the beneficial effects for the Swedish state of having a Queen [Kristina], who is interested in books and sciences, because "this warlike nation had not accepted that a king likes sciences"
Person:  Chanut, Pierre, 1601 (Riom)-1662, Treasurer, Diplomat, author
Person:  Mersenne, Marin, 1588-1648 (Paris), Mathematician, Philosopher, Clergyman, Man of letters, addressee
Person:  Descartes, René, 1596-1650 (Stockholm), Philosopher, person referred to
Person:  Musnier, fl. 1648, person referred to
Person:  Noël, Etienne, 1581-1659, Clergyman, Man of letters, person referred to
Person:  Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662, Mathematician, Physicist, Man of letters, person referred to
Person:  Roberval, Gilles-Personne de, 1602-1675 (Paris), Mathematician, Physicist, person referred to
Person:  Vaugelas, Claude Favre de, 1585-1650, Grammarian, Man of letters, person referred to
Person:  Kristina, queen of Sweden, 1626-1689, person referred to
Subject:  Belles-lettres
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  Vaugelas, Claude Favre de: Remarques sur la langue françoise, utiles à ceux qui veulent bien parler et bien escrire, Paris, 1647 (Book)
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