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Notebooks of prof. Rigaud: Literary and scientific notebooks, Written in 1806-1839, chiefly by S. P. Rigaud

MS. Rigaud 53
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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. 'Extracts from the Minutes of Council and Journal Books of the Royal Society', 1700-41, made in 1837 (fol. 1)
  2. Memoranda of the dip of the needle in Oxford, 1838 (fol. 90)
  3. A list of books, prints, etc., presented to prof. Rigaud, 1785-1837 (fol. 113)
  4. Papers about Newton and Hooke (fol. 181)
  5. About the ψαμμίτης of Archimedes (fol. 229) and Pappus (fol. 253)


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


323 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rigaud 53

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. 26253

Physical Facet

On paper


9 3/4 × 8 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom