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

MS. Rigaud 36
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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. 4. 'Tychonis Brahe Stellarum inerrantium ... numero millenarum ... canonica expositio ad annum ... mdc ... accommodata', copied from the MS. signed by Brahe himself in the Bodleian (Arch. Bodl. D. 32), 1833; with a prefatory note
  2. Fol. 23. 'Sir Isaac Newton, Mrs. Catharine Barton & Lord Halifax', an essay, 1836
  3. Fol. 36. A paper read before the Oxford Literary and Scientific Institution, April 6, 1836, on mechanics
  4. Fol. 50. Collations of the Arenarius of Archimedes, in Greek
  5. Fol. 66. Astronomical papers and tables, original or copied
  6. Fol. 171. 'On physical causes to which the Mosaic Deluge may be attributed', 1834
  7. Fol. 200. An essay on Well's Theory of Dew


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


214 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rigaud 36

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. 26238

Physical Facet

On paper


11 3/4 × 12 3/4 in.

Repository Details

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