The French Academy of Sciences was founded by Louis XIV in 1666. After only a few years of existence the Academy began to preserve some of its papers. This article describes the development and history of the archives of the French Academy of Sciences. It also discusses in general terms its most significant papers and holdings.


Archives, France, Paris, Academy of Sciences

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French Historical Studies 10(Fall 1978): 696-702.

Date of this Version

January 1978