The Letters Of Dominique Chaix, Botanist-cure by R.L. WilliamsThe Letters Of Dominique Chaix, Botanist-cure by R.L. Williams

The Letters Of Dominique Chaix, Botanist-cure

byR.L. Williams

Paperback | October 16, 2012

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etween 1772 and 1799, Dominique Chaix wrote 170 letters to Dominique Villars. B None of the letters that Vtllars wrote in response have survived, and there is evidence to indicate that Chaix simply did not retain incoming letters once they had served their informative purpose. Villars, blessed with more ample facilities, kept incoming letters; and those from Chaix are now preserved in the Bibliotheque Municipale de Grenoble in three volumes under the number RI0073. A transcription of them for public use was made earlier in this century under the supervision of Georges de Manteyer [Georges-Barthelemy-Marie Pinet de Manteyer] when he was archivist of the Department of Hautes-Alpes. I am gready indebted to Mme Marie-Fran<_ise20_bois-delatte2c_20_conservateur20_des20_fonds20_dauphinoise20_at20_the20_bibliotheque20_municipale20_d27_27_etude20_et20_d27_27_lnformation20_in20_grenoble2c_20_not20_merely20_for20_making20_these20_letters20_available20_to20_me2c_20_but20_for20_her20_eagerness20_to20_see20_someone20_take20_an20_interest20_in20_dauphinois20_botanists.20_i20_met20_a20_similar20_friendly20_interest20_at20_the20_archives20_du20_departement20_des20_hautes-alpes20_in20_gap.20_i20_thank20_m.20_pierre-yves20_playoust2c_20_directeur20_des20_services2c_20_and20_members20_of20_his20_archival20_staff20_for20_the20_cordial20_assistance20_in20_my20_search20_for20_materials20_documenting20_the20_career20_of20_the20_abbe20_chaix.20_i20_am20_also20_obligated20_to20_the20_hunt20_institute20_for20_botanical20_documentation20_at20_carnegie20_mellon20_university20_in20_pittsburgh20_for20_providing20_me20_photocopies20_of20_villars27_27_20_letters20_in20_their20_allioni20_collection.20_they20_relate20_to20_the20_composition20_of20_a20_flora20_for20_dauphine20_and20_are20_revealing20_of20_villars27_27_20_character. _bois-delatte2c_="" conservateur="" des="" fonds="" dauphinoise="" at="" the="" bibliotheque="" municipale="" _d27_27_etude="" et="" _d27_27_lnformation="" in="" _grenoble2c_="" not="" merely="" for="" making="" these="" letters="" available="" to="" _me2c_="" but="" her="" eagerness="" see="" someone="" take="" an="" interest="" dauphinois="" botanists.="" i="" met="" a="" similar="" friendly="" archives="" du="" departement="" hautes-alpes="" gap.="" thank="" m.="" pierre-yves="" _playoust2c_="" directeur="" _services2c_="" and="" members="" of="" his="" archival="" staff="" cordial="" assistance="" my="" search="" materials="" documenting="" career="" abbe="" chaix.="" am="" also="" obligated="" hunt="" institute="" botanical="" documentation="" carnegie="" mellon="" university="" pittsburgh="" providing="" me="" photocopies="" _villars27_27_="" their="" allioni="" collection.="" they="" relate="" composition="" flora="" dauphine="" are="" revealing="">
Title:The Letters Of Dominique Chaix, Botanist-cureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 24 × 16 × 0.17 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401063109

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Table of Contents

Preface. The Setting. Letters 1-10 (1772-1774). Letters 11-30 (1774-1779). Letters 31-48 (1779-1781). Letters 49-88 (1781- 1785). Letters 89-125 (1785-1788). Letters 126-170 (1788-1799). Postscript. The Chaix Eponymy. Catalogue of Botany Books. Index of Plant Genera. Index of Names.