Margaret Osler (1942-2010) was a historian of science and philosophy who published widely on the scientific revolution and on the connection between religion and early science. In her two books and more than 125 articles, Osler focused in particular on the work of Pierre Gassendi, Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton. Osler was a member of the faculty at the University of Calgary for thirty-five years.
Scope and Content Notes
The Margaret Osler Papers include correspondence, manuscripts, research notes and photographs documenting Osler's scholarly activities and personal affairs. One highlight of the collection is Osler's extensive though not complete translation of Pierre Gassendi's Syntagma Philosophicum, a translation that was never published. The papers also include a large volume of correspondence between Osler and her parents, as well as a wide array of manuscripts and subject files related to Osler's scholarly interests. An extensive photograph collection rounds out the collection.
Statement on Access:
Permission to examine the Margaret Osler Papers will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an "Application for Use" form, and contingent upon the researcher's agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing collection use. See the Use of Collections
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Forty linear feet of assorted archival materials were accessioned from the estate of Margaret Osler by the OSU Libraries Special Collections on November 29, 2010.
One folder of correspondence was accessioned from Paul Farber by the OSU Libraries Special Collections on January 5, 2011.
Four linear feet of photographs and correspondence were accessioned from Francine Michaud, University of Calgary, by the OSU Libraries Special Collections on May 25, 2011.