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Notebooks of prof. Rigaud: Similar collections, almost entirely astronomical, Written in 1806-1839, chiefly by S. P. Rigaud

MS. Rigaud 47

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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. Notes for Rigaud's astronomical lectures, 1828, 1830 (fol. 1)
  2. Papers about the latitude of Oxford, 1829 (fol. 218)
  3. A paper on the sun-dial at Christ Church in the S.W. corner of Peckwater, 1828 (fol. 278)
  4. A note about the Transit instrument at the Radcliffe Observatory, 1827 (fol. 353, cf. 427)


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


441 Leaves

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MS. Rigaud 47

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. 26248

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.

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