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

MS. Rigaud 50
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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. List of John Machin's MSS. belonging to the Royal Astronomical Society (fol. 1)
  2. Papers about the longitude and latitude of Oxford (fol. 18), memoranda about Harriot's papers (fol. 49)
  3. About llalley's instruments (fol. 94)
  4. The latter being copies of notes by dr. Bradley: notes about the 'sealed packet' of Flamsteed's catalogue of stars (fol. 150: cf. 355)
  5. Memoranda about dr. Bradley's instruments at Wanstead (fol. 195) and Oxford (fol. 210)
  6. Notes on mrs. Catharine Barton (fol. 355)


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


400 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rigaud 50

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. 26251

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/4 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom