Stolen Descartes letter returns home to Paris

In January of this year, Erik-Jan Bos, a Dutch scholar working on a book of famed French philosopher and mathematician RenĂ© Descartes’ correspondence was surfing the web when he found a reference to Descartes in a manuscript collection at Haverford College. He contacted John Anderies, the Head of Special Collections at Haverford, and after putting …