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Finding Aid for the Martha Teach Gnudi Research and Publication Papers 1540-1977
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Series 1. Tagliacozzi, Gaspare, 1545-1599 1540-1970

Physical Description: 20 folders and scrapbook (disassembled)

Scope and Content Note

Texts, manuscripts drafts, notes, and other materials pertaining to the research and publication of: 1) "The Life and Times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi, Surgeon of Bologna, 1545-1599. With a documented study of the scientific and cultural life of Bologna in the sixteenth century", by Martha Teach Gnudi and Jerome Pierce Webster. New York : H. Reichner, 1950; 2) to the earlier publication in Italian, "Documenti inediti intorno all vita de Gaspare Tagliacozzi...," by Jerome Pierce Webster and Martha Teach Gnudi, in: "Studi e Memorie per la Storia dell'Universita di Bologna", v. XIII, 1935.
 

Subseries 1. Research Materials for "The Life and Times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi" 1540-1972

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 1, Folder 1

Articles on Tagliacozzi. 1952, 1968

Scope and Content Note

two reprints by: Luigi Belloni; A. Gallassi and W. Vallieri
Box 1, Folder 2

16th century anatomy and anatomists, especially in Bologna. 1540-1930

Scope and Content Note

typed translations and transcriptions of published materials
Box 1, Folder 3

Three presentations. 1926-1956

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts of: "The Greek language and the Greek mind," [no author]; "Il 'terzo umanesimo' nalla storia della medicina del Rinascimento," by Tito Ferruccio Barbiari; "The restoration of the anatomical theater at Bologna," by Vincenzo Gabelli
Box 1, Folder 4

History of plastic surgery. 1969-1972

Scope and Content Note

correspondence in the journal "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" concerning the early practice of nose reconstruction in India
 

Subseries 2. Publication Drafts, Proofs for "The Life and Times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi" 1950-1954

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 5

Figure captions for "The Life and Times ...".

Scope and Content Note

a pre-publication version
Box 1, Folder 6

Preface to "The Life and Times ...", by Arturo Castiglioni. 1950

Scope and Content Note

reprint
 

Subseries 3. Publication Reviews, Publicity and Advertising for "The Life and Times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi" 1935-1954

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 1, Folder 7

Book reviews of: "The Life and Times..." 1951-1952

Scope and Content Note

includes some translations of Italian reviews
Box 1, Folder 8

Book reviews of "Documenti inediti intorno..." 1935

Scope and Content Note

includes translation of an Italian review
Box 1, Folder 9

Publisher's advertisements. 1950-1954

Scope and Content Note

includes short biography of Gnudi from dust jacket
Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence concerning publication of "Documenti inediti intorno al vita de Gaspare Tagliacozzi...", and Tagliacozzi's biography in "Enciclopedia Italiana". 1934-1936

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence concerning gift copies of "The Life and Times..." 1950-1951

 

Subseries 4. Honors Bestowed for Publication of the Tagliacozzi Volume 1952-1954

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

In 1952, to celebrate publication of the volume, the University of Bologna conferred an honorary doctorate in medicine and surgery upon Dr. Jerome Webster and a silver medal of merit upon Dr. Gnudi. At the same time, la Societa Italiana di Storia delle Scienze Mediche e Naturali made Dr. Gnudi an honorary member. In 1954, the American Association for the History of Medicine awarded its William H. Welch Medal to Drs. Webster and Gnudi.
Box 1, Folder 12

Medal, University of Bologna. 1952

Scope and Content Note

photocopy and translation of the citation

Note

photographs and ephemera of the presentation and related events are contained in the scrapbook [Box 3, Folder 1]
Box 1, Folder 13

Società Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica. Convention program, reports. 1952

Scope and Content Note

meeting held in conjunction with the University of Bologna's celebration: program of the proceedings; convention and celebration report by Henry E. Sigerist, reprinted from "Bulletin of the History of Medicine", 26(5): 483-486, 1952; news note and photograph from an unindentified newsletter
Box 1, Folder 14

"Tagliacozzi and plastic surgery in Italy". 1952

Scope and Content Note

translation of article by Arturo Castiglioni, from "Annali Ravasini", June 1, 1952, which starts by describing the University of Bologna presentation and the subsequent plastic surgery society meeting
Box 1, Folder 15

American Association of the History of Medicine William H. Welch Medal. 1950, 1954

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of the diploma; award letter and subsequent correspondence with the Association Secretary; report from the Committee on the William H. Welch Medal, transcribed from the "Bulletin of the History of Medicine", 24: 566-567, 1950; newsnote with photographs from "The Stethoscope", 9(6), June, 1954
 

Subseries 5. Photographs, Scrapbook 1952

Physical Description: 2 folders and a scrapbook
Box 1, Folder 16

Illustrations from "The Life and Times...".

Scope and Content Note

Figs. 11-14, 16, 41, 49, 51-54; photographs of various sizes
Box 1, Folder 17

Miscellaneous photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Jerome Webster and Martha Gnudi with copies of "The Life and Times...", two poses (5 x 7", color); leather and gold-stamped binding of "The Life and Times..." (4 x 6", black and white); unused map of Bologna similar to Fig. 1 in "The Life and Times..."
Box 3, Folder 1

Scrapbook. April 26th, 1952.

Physical Description: 28 11 x 14" leaves, disassembled.

Scope and Content Note

photographs, programs and invitations, speeches, and ephemera documenting the bestowing of an honorary doctorate on Dr. Jerome Webster and a silver medal on Dr. Martha Teach Gnudi for the publication of The Life and Times of Gaspare Tagliacozzi..." at the Archiginnasio of the University of Bologna, and other related gatherings
 

Subseries 6. Miscellaneous Materials 1951-1963

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 1, Folder 18

Newspaper clippings, etc. 1952

Box 1, Folder 19

Webster Library of Plastic Surgery, Columbia University. 1951, 1963

Scope and Content Note

two reprints and booklet
Box 1, Folder 20

Reprints of Gnudi publications. 1954

Scope and Content Note

includes a recollection and a book review
 

Series 2. Ramelli, Agostino, 1531-ca. 1600 1572-1977

Physical Description: 29 folders

Scope and Content Note

Original and secondary texts, manuscripts drafts, notes, and other materials pertaining mainly to research and publication of "The Various and Ingenious Machines of Agostino Ramelli (1588), translated from the Italian and French with a biographical study of the author by Martha Teach Gnudi; technical annotations and a pictorial glossary by Eugene S. Ferguson. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976".
 

Subseries 1. Copies and Translations of Ramelli Texts and Early Commentaries. 1572-1620

Physical Description: 9 folders
Box 2, Folder 1-2

Ramelli, Agostino. "Le diverse et artificiose machine del capitano Agostino Ramelli... A Parigi : in casa del'autore ..., 1588".

Scope and Content Note

photocopy; text alternately in Italian (italic letters) and French (roman letters); 338 leaves
Box 1, Folder 21

German edition of "Le diverse et artificiose machine...": "Schatzkammer mechanischer Künste des...Augustini de Ramellis.... Leipig: Henning Gross, 1620". 1620

Scope and Content Note

8x10" photographs of title page and plates I - LXXIX

Note

missing plates XVI and XLIII
Box 1, Folder 22

German edition: "Schatzkammer mechanischer Künste des...Augustini de Ramellis.... Leipig: Henning Gross, 1620". 1620

Scope and Content Note

8x10" photographs of plates LXXX - CXLIX
Box 1, Folder 23

German edition: "Schatzkammer mechanischer Künste des...Augustini de Ramellis.... Leipig: Henning Gross, 1620". 1620

Scope and Content Note

8x10" photographs of plates CL - CXCV
Box 2, Folder 3

Ramelli, Agostino. "La fabrica, et l'uso del triangolo del capitan...che faccia professione del arte militare...".

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of printed title page and 100 pages of manuscript text and drawings

Note

undated manuscript in the library of the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth; see Gnudi chapter notes #34 and #35, from p. 18
Box 2, Folder 4

Unknown commentary on Ramelli's "Le Diverse et artificiose machine...". Late 16th or early 17th century

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of English annotations in two distinct hands; bears stamp of Kenney Collection

Note

see Gnudi chapter note #46, from p. 37
Box 1, Folder 24

Unpublished journal of M. de Nevers. 1572?

Scope and Content Note

manuscript pages 119-128, recto and verso; "Sr. Augustin" is mentioned on p. 122v.

Note

Manuscript #3950, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; see Gnudi chapter notes #6 and #11, from pp. 13 and 14
Box 1, Folder 25

Three documents concerning Ramelli property. 1608

Scope and Content Note

photocopies of ca. 30 French manuscript pages, from the Archives Nationales, Paris; some of the pages bear Ramelli's signature and that of his wife, Philiberte Prevost

Note

see Gnudi chapter note #16 from p. 14
 

Subseries 2. Other 15th and 16th Century Texts and Commentaries 1540-1584

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes Bannoccio Biringucci, Giuseppe Ceredi, Jean Errard, and Petrus Ramus.
Box 1, Folder 26

Biringucci, Vannoccio. "De la pirotechnia: libri X: dove ampiamente si tratta non solo di ogni sorte..." Veneto: V. Rossinello, 1540. 1540

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of title pages of first edition, 1540, and of Smith and Gnudi's translation, "The Pirotechnica...", 1943
Box 1, Folder 27

Ceredi, Giuseppe. "Tre discorsi sopra il modo d'alzar acque da' luoghi bassi." Parma: Appresso Seth Viotti., 1567. 1567

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of dedication and of second discourse, pp. 40-68, 72, 78
Box 1, Folder 28

Errard, J. (Jean). "Le Premier livre des instruments mathématiques méchaniques." Nancy: J. Janson, 1584. 1584

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of text and 36 plates
Box 1, Folder 29

Ramus, Petrus, 1515-1572. "P. Rami Scholarvm mathematicarvm, libri vnvs et triginta." Basileae: per Evsebivm Episcopivm, and Nicolai fratris haeredes, 1569. 1569

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of title page, introductory matter, last text page and index; also handwritten transcription from Lib. I, p. 8-9
Box 2, Folder 5

"Disegni a descrizioni di mulini, machine da alzar l'aqua, ponti...".

Note

Manuscript #1077, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Box 2, Folder 6

"Disegni militari e macchine a penna". Manuscript #3202 from Biblioteca Riccardiana Firenze.

Scope and Content Note

photocopy of ca. 150 leaves of drawings of siege machinery, cannons, other machinery
 

Subseries 3. Secondary Materials, Notes. 1900-1971

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 1, Folder 30

History of technology and engineering: reprints and photocopies. 1900-1971

Scope and Content Note

article authors include: Alfred Chapuis; David G. Jones; A. G. Keller; Joseph Needham; Salvatore Raineri; Ladislao Reti; Francois Russo; Charles Singer, et al.
Box 1, Folder 31

Eugene S. Ferguson: two speeches on the history of technology. 1968, 1971?

Scope and Content Note

1) "On the Origins of Modern Machines," Management Conference, IBM Rochester, May 1, 1968 (with 4 x 5" photos of the slides); 2) "Little Answers to Big Questions: the History of Technology in the Twentiesth Century"
Box 1, Folder 32

Miscellaneous notes, etc.

 

Subseries 4. Publication Drafts. 1970-1973?

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 1, Folder 33

Partial manuscript typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Preface (incomplete); Introduction; Chapter Notes; Pictorial Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Captions for illustrations

Note

this version is close, but not identical, to the printed version
Box 1, Folder 34

Illustrations for the "Pictorial Glossary".

Scope and Content Note

list of various machine elements for inclusion and their illustration sources
Box 1, Folder 35

Corrections and changes for "Pictorial Glossary", by E.S. Ferguson.

Box 1, Folder 36

Corrections and changes, notes to publisher, by M.T. Gnudi.

 

Subseries 5. Galley and Page Proofs. 1973?

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 1, Folder 37

Translated text.

Scope and Content Note

galley proofs
Box 1, Folder 38

Editorial texts.

Scope and Content Note

galley proofs
Box 1, Folder 39

Editorial texts.

Scope and Content Note

page proofs
 

Subseries 6. Publication Marketing, Reviews. 1974?-1977

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 40

Published reviews of "The Various Ingenious Machines of Agostino Ramelli". 1975-1977

Box 1, Folder 41

Publishers' announcements from Scolar Press, London, and The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Scope and Content Note

contain specimen pages and illustration
 

Subseries 7. Miscellaneous Materials.

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 42

Miscellaneous illustrations, reprints.

Box 1, Folder 43

Unidentified manuscript. 1478-1483?

Scope and Content Note

photocopy in bad condition, and a very partial transcription
 

Series 3. Bachot, Ambroise, 16th cent. 1587, 1598, 1974

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Original and secondary texts, manuscripts drafts, notes, and other materials pertaining mainly to research and publication of "Agostino Ramelli and Ambroise Bachot", in: "Technology and Culture" vol. 15(#4): 614-625, 1974. Bachot was Ramelli's student.
 

Subseries 1. Copies and Translations of Original Texts 1587-1598

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 44

Bachot, Ambroise. "Le Timon du Capitaine AB Bashot le quel conduira le lecteur parmi les guerrieres mathematiques...". Paris: [1587]. 1587

Scope and Content Note

photocopy, with some transcription and translation of text
Box 1, Folder 45

Bachot, Ambroise. "Le Gouvernail d'Ambroise Bachot, Capitaine ingénieur du Roy...". Paris: 1598. 1598

Scope and Content Note

photocopy
 

Subseries 2. Gnudi Article 1974

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 1, Folder 46

Gnudi, Martha Teach. "Agostino Ramelli and Ambroise Bachot" in: "Technology and Culture", 15(4): 614-625, 1974. 1974

Scope and Content Note

drafts of the article, reviewer's comments, and reprints