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Scope and Contents This collection documents the work of Richard Joseph Lemay (1916-2009), who was a scholar of medieval and Arabic philosophy and science. Lemay’s academic career spanned seven decades in three countries on two continents. His last appointment was as Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York (CUNY). He was a preeminent authority on the twelfth-century transmission of Arabic knowledge to the Western world. His 1962 historical narrative Abu Ma‘Shar and Latin Aristotelianism in the...
Scope and Contents Robert B. Ariail was an insurance agent who was an avid amateur astronomer. This collection contains items related to his interest in astronomy.As an astronomer, one of Ariail’s primary endeavors was to purchase and restore antique telescopes. To this end he collected old telescope catalogs that would allow him to see how the telescopes first appeared. He also corresponded with many other amateur astronomers with whom he swapped photocopies of research material useful for learning...