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Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk 1923-1979

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4.1: By Daniel Varney Thompson - Personal and Professional , 1921-1966

The personal and professional writings of Daniel Varney Thompson are on art-related topics, science and technology. An index to medieval manuscripts on craftsmanship in major European libraries was compiled by Thompson in 1935 (2 card files). His work on the subject remains unpublished and his notes are extremely valuable since some of the materials noted were lost in World War II. In addition, there are notes and research materials relating to Thompson's translation work. His scientific and technical notebooks (10 vols.) and various writings and reports document projects undertaken as a technical consultant and engineer from the late 1930s through 1960s. Also extant are two diaries, poems, and student writings.
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Art Notes, Index to Medieval Manuscripts on Craftsmanship (arranged by library), 1935
(2 card files)
6
12-13
Art Notes, Miscellaneous, undated
6
14
Art Writings, 1935-1937, undated
(2 folders)
6
15-16
Diary, Trip to India (typescript copy), 1924
6
17
Diary and Address Book, 1933-1934
(1 vol. disbound)
6
18
Miscellaneous Notes, undated
6
19
Miscellaneous Writings, undated
6
20
Poems, 1928-1929, undated
6
21
Scientific and Technical Notebooks, 1926-1949
(4 folders)
6
22-25
Scientific and Technical Notebooks, 1950-1957, undated
(6 folders)
7
1-6
Scientific and Technical Notes, 1956-1966, undated
(2 folders)
7
7-8
Scientific and Technical Writings, 1937-1957
7
9
Student Notes (art history graduate courses), 1924-1925
(2 folders)
7
10-11
Student Papers (English courses), 1921-1922
7
12
Translation, Diversarium vilium schedula by Theophilus Presbyter, circa 1956
7
13
Translation, Il libro dell'arte by Cennino Cennini, circa 1932
7
14
Translation, Secretum Philosophorum, 1934
(3 folders)
7
15-17
Translation, Various Writings concerning Red and Purple Dyes from Animal Sources, undated
7
18

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