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    ‘Gentleman-Scientist’: Elie van Rijckevorsel and the Dutch Overseas Effort in Exact Sciences at the End of the Nineteenth Century.Joanneke de Bruin & Lewis Pyenson - 1986 - Annals of Science 43 (5):447-473.
    Drawing on archival material in Utrecht and Rotterdam, we examine the geophysical surveys of Indonesia and Brazil carried out by Elie van Rijckevorsel during the period 1870 to 1890. We pay special attention to the complex interactions among university academics, government administrators and ministers of state, and private, ‘gentlemanly’ specialists. Making an appearance, in addition to Van Rijckevorsel, are the Utrecht polymath Christophorus Hendricus Diedericus Buys Ballot , the colonial and metropolitan astronomer Jean Abraham Chrétien Oudemans , colonial geophysicist (...)
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