First two days at the archive of the academy.
(I'm going to write an article about my visit some time, on this blog.)
I looked into the registers of the meetings from 1744 to 1746.
So far I've not found new interesting materials,
or rather, the hand is often too cool to read...!
(This was not the case for the academy in Paris,
where the minutes were fair copies.)
Nevertheless, I was able to confirm some points stated in historical studies.
They are certainly important for me.
Unfortunately the archive is open only from Monday to Thursday.
Tomorrow (Friday) I'll go to the Staatsbibliothek (State Library),
which possesses some relevant manuscripts.
Actually, perhaps I've got a cold....
This is without doubt due to the dry air, especially in rooms.
I've tried to keep the air wet, but the degree of dryness is surprising.
I hope I can get up tomorrow in a good condition.