The Resource Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts

Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts

Label
Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts, 1500-1825
Title
Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts
Inclusive dates
1500-1825
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Summary
Bound in 68 vols., 243 manuscripts on the subjects of alchemy, hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, and related arts.
Action
  • Photographed, preconservation (color slides);
  • Made from pre-conservation color slides;
  • Photographed in full for surrogate copies (prints and color transparencies);
  • transferred to library
Additional physical form
Photographic surrogates available for the Ripley Scroll (box 33) and the two triangular masonic mss. (Ms. 209, Ms. 210).
Cataloging source
CMalG
Citation source
Hogart, Ron Charles. Alchemy, a comprehensive bibliography of the Manly P. Hall Collection of books and manuscripts
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1901-1990
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Hall, Manly P.
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  • 1575-1624
  • 1743-1795
  • 1568?-1622
  • d. 1490?
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  • Böhme, Jakob
  • Bacstrom, Sigismond
  • Cagliostro, Alessandro
  • Maier, Michael
  • Ripley, George
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cagliostro, Alessandro
  • Alchemy
  • Hermetism
  • Freemasonry
  • Freemasons
  • Occultism
  • Rosicrucians
Summary expansion
The collection includes most notably: a 16th century Ripley scroll combining painted illustration with an alchemical poem by Ripley; a 17th century French manuscript copy of Michael Maier's "Atalanta fugiens"; a collection of emblematic and mystical drawings and illuminations after Jacob Böhme; an 18th century Pennsylvania Dutch manuscript of Rosicrucian cosmological charts and symbolical images; an 18 volume collection of manuscripts, most translated into English and named after 18th century Dutch Rosicrucian Dr. Sigismond Bacstrom; a collection of 30 manuscripts bound in one volume, reputed to have come from the library of Count Cagliostro; two triangular masonic manuscripts; an early 17th century illuminated Neapolitan manuscript charting the search for the philosopher's stone
Label
Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Cumulative index finding aids
Unpublished finding aid
Extent
1 online resource ((7.5
Governing access note
Open for use by qualified researchers; original Ripley scroll, and Ms. 209, and Ms. 210 are restricted; surrogate photographic copies available
Specific material designation
remote
Type of unit
linear ft.))
Label
Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts
Link
Publication
Cumulative index finding aids
Unpublished finding aid
Extent
1 online resource ((7.5
Governing access note
Open for use by qualified researchers; original Ripley scroll, and Ms. 209, and Ms. 210 are restricted; surrogate photographic copies available
Specific material designation
remote
Type of unit
linear ft.))

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