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

MS. Rigaud 56
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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. Remarks on Harriot's astronomical observations (fol. 1)
  2. Copies of some of Bradley's observations at Wanstead (fol. 25)
  3. Remarks on the publication of Bradley's papers (fol. 36)
  4. An essay on the various astronomical systems (fol. 156)
  5. On the negative sign in algebra (fol. 212) and on dioptrics (fol. 241)


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


340 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rigaud 56

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. 26256

Physical Facet

On paper


13 1/2 × 9 1/8 in.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom