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Notebooks of prof. Rigaud: Extracts and critical notes on astronomical subjects, chiefly from or on printed books, 1818-1836

MS. Rigaud 43

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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. Copy of a Latin letter from Copernicus to Bernard Vaponski, June 3, 1524 (fol. 59)
  2. Notes on the relative quantities of land and sea on the terrestrial globe (fol. 142, cf. 103)
  3. Notes on John Russel, R.A. (d. 1806) and his drawings, etc., of the moon (fol. 444)


  • 1818-1836


504 Leaves

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MS. Rigaud 43

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. 26244

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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