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Notebooks of prof. Rigaud, Written in 1806-1839, chiefly by S. P. Rigaud

MS. Rigaud 35
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Notebooks of, and chiefly written by, prof. S. P. Rigaud on scientific and literary subjects, especially Astronomy, Mathematics, and Natural Science, usually consisting of stitched sections, each dated and signed and containing varying numbers of leaves: every volume has a (later) list of contents. Prof. Rigaud was fond of noting down criticisms as he read through a book, and everything he did was distinguished by neatness and precision.

The chief contents are as follows, the papers and essays to which no name is attached being by Rigaud:
  1. Fol. ii. 'Collections respecting Hadley', i.e. dr. Edmund Halley, his family, his quadrant, etc., dated at end 1835
  2. Fol. 100. Collections for an account of Thomas Harriot, consisting of copies of papers by Harriot, letters to and from him, extracts about him, and the like, including much about sir William Lower, especially at fol. 314
  3. Parts are dated 1832-36


  • Written in 1806-1839, chiefly by S. P. Rigaud


346 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rigaud 35

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 26237

Physical Facet

On paper


11 5/8 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom