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Paul Ferguson
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 Posted: Wed Dec 15th, 2010 04:31 pm
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"While most people are accustomed to discussing the latest news, gossip and Twitter trends during their lunch break, Cal State Fullerton’s professor Margaret Garber discusses 17th century alchemy with scholars from Yale University and Princeton University. Garber, a history of science professor, is one of four scholars to be awarded $50,000 from the Dibner Fellowship. While Garber is currently on sabbatical from teaching, the Daily Titan was able to meet up with her for a day at the Huntington Library, where she is conducting research for her next book, The Alchemical Academy: Medicine, Alchemy, and Society of the Holy Roman Empire, thanks to the funding the fellowship has provided."

http://www.dailytitan.com/2010/12/12/q-a-professor-margaret-garber-fellowship-recipient/

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 Posted: Thu Dec 16th, 2010 06:13 am
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Margaret Garber: “I was really interested in optics and theories about light, which I wrote about for my dissertation, and through my research I found that the person I was studying was an alchemist. That lead me to this enormous field of alchemy studies, so when I was doing that work I was tracing out some of the students of the person I’d been studying and I found that they belonged to this organization (the Academy of those Curious of Nature).

 

Could the person she is alluding to be Johann Gottfried Wendelin (1580 -1667) ?

 

The Academia Naturæ Curiosorum being founded in 1652, his students could have very well being members of it. And the fact that he wrote a treatise on metallic medicines (Ferguson, II, 544) seems enough to refer to him as ‘an alchemist’. But also, she wrote a paper on him ten years ago :

 

http://www.meteohistory.org/HSS-Denver.htm

 

 

I’m not sure, though, that the subject of this Académie, its statutes and its publications are really uncharted waters ...

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=link&linkname=pubmed_pubmed&uid=20617617

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 Posted: Thu Dec 16th, 2010 06:39 am
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Carl Lavoie wrote:
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Margaret Garber: “I was really interested in optics and theories about light, which I wrote about for my dissertation, and through my research I found that the person I was studying was an alchemist. That lead me to this enormous field of alchemy studies, so when I was doing that work I was tracing out some of the students of the person I’d been studying and I found that they belonged to this organization (the Academy of those Curious of Nature).

 

Could the person she is alluding to be Johann Gottfried Wendelin (1580 -1667) ?

 

The Academia Naturæ Curiosorum being founded in 1652, his students could have very well being members of it. And the fact that he wrote a treatise on metallic medicines (Ferguson, II, 544) seems enough to refer to him as ‘an alchemist’. But also, she wrote a paper on him ten years ago :

 

http://www.meteohistory.org/HSS-Denver.htm

 

 

I’m not sure, though, that the subject of this Académie, its statutes and its publications are really uncharted waters ...

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=link&linkname=pubmed_pubmed&uid=20617617

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Not sure this is likely as Wendelin was Flemish and I don't think he ventured much outside of Flanders:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godefroy_Wendelin

Could be J. Marcus Marci, see here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=hDkXpAxVFOEC&pg=PA266&lpg=PA266&dq=%22margaret+garber%22+alchemist&source=bl&ots=n6G05N3jgK&sig=dk-EU6KCDrubOLpQAxgsG98Nirk&hl=en&ei=YcIJTYe5OYmZhQf7s9CFDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22margaret%20garber%22%20alchemist&f=false

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“Chymical Wonders of Light: J. Marcus Marci’s Seventeen-Century Bohemian Optics”, published in 2005. Yes, that is more likely it.

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Voynich!!!!!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Marek_Marci

Some references to Marci on Nick Pelling's Voynich site:

http://www.ciphermysteries.com/category/cipher-people/17th-century/johannes-marcus-marci

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Last edited on Thu Dec 16th, 2010 07:05 pm by Paul Ferguson


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