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List B: Lost And Extant Manuscripts

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As in the case of the printed books, it is not possible to give a complete overview of the manuscripts Gessner possessed. He had in his own words myriads of slips of paper and sheets. A collection of such notes by himself and others for medical purposes was composed by Caspar Wolf and is preserved in four volumes in the Zentralbibliothek Zürich. This section presents the list that contains no autographs by Gessner, but only the manuscripts owned by him, which were written by others. Manuscripts, which he received for editing a text and which he gave back after finishing his work, are not mentioned. Similarly here, it was not possible to read all his works and letters, so there are still some manuscripts waiting to be discovered.

Keywords: Caspar Wolf; Conrad Gessner; manuscripts; Zentralbibliothek Zürich



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