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Re: Marci, was Re: VMs: Photostat Machines

Hello Jan,

> It looks like Marci parted with the manuscript only
> when he had serious difficulties 
> with his eyesight and we cannot exclude teh
> possibility he tried to work out the solution too.


> We contacted the Jesuit Order in Prague, but were
> told that teh archive from that time period
> is not there. It was removed when they were
> expedited from Prague by  Emperor Joseph II
> ( the Order was abolished for some time by pope
> 1773)  and went either to Rome or Vienna.

> After establishing the contact with Rome, we learned
> that there is no such archive.

Could you tell me whom you contacted? I will need
to delve a bit more in my old stuff for references

> Also, some documents were "relocated"  by Swedish
> army when the war reached
> Prague, but to my knowledge they were on the castle
> side and never crossed the river
> - Clementinum is on the other side. I guess Rafal
> saw some documents in  Uppsala.

Most of the material that the Swedes 'moved' 
was stored in a museum or library which subsequently
burned down (!). The material in Uppsala (e.g.
in the Waller collection) has mostly got there
through more indirect routes.

(More digging and delving in my old notes needed).

Cheers, Rene

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