Aldini, Giovanni, Italian physicist (1762-1834). Autograph letter signed.

Bologna, 2. VIII. 1805.

4to. 2 pp.


In French, to a fellow member of a learned society, probably the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, announcing that he will finally send tables of the population of Bologna and its surroundings. Aldini points to the recent appointment of his elder brother, Count Antonio Aldini, as first minister of the newly formed Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy as the right occasion "to accomplish my duty".

In an interesting "political note" that Aldini adds in Italian for "more clarity", he draws a connection between the Catholic jubilee years in Italy and a rise in birth rates, arguing that the forced closure of theatres and the lack of public spectacles "invite immorality".

Well preserved.

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