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18th century manuscript mineral specimen labels at Teylers Museum



In their depot, Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands, has then-thousands of mineral specimens that, in combination with thousands of handwritten mineral specimen labels, shed light on 18th century mineral collecting.
Teylers Museum granted us permission to reproduce their photographs of some of those labels that were determined by Bert Sliggers.

More information on these labels and on the provenance of the mineralogical and paleontological collections of the Teylers Museum may be found in the doctors thesis of Bert Sliggers "De verzamelwoede van Martinus van Marum (1750-1837) en de ouderdom van de aarde", Leiden, 2017 (in Dutch language only).




Wouter van Doeveren (1730-1783); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem





Hieronymus David Gaubius (1705-1780); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




Arnout Vosmaer (1720-1799); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




David Bernhard Rätzer; photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




Barthelemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741 - 1819); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem


Johannes Conrad Escher von der Linth (1767-1823); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




Horace Benedict de Saussure (1740 - 1799); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




manuscript label by Martinus van Marum, accompanying the specimen of the top of the Mont Blanc as collected by de Saussure on August 3, 1787 and displayed in the central cupboard in the oval room at Teyler's Museum; photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




collection Johannes le Francq Berkhey (1729-1812); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




Adolarius Jacob Forster (1739-1806); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




Guillaume Antoine de Luc (1729-1812); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem


Niels Hoffman Bang (1776-1855); photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




Heinrich Emanuel Benisch; photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem




Johannes Albertus Schlosser (1733-1769) collection Forster; photograph © Teylers Museum Haarlem