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Sixty-four letters from scientific men, Written in 1770-1820

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Sixty-four letters from scientific men, almost all to Joâo Hyacintho de Magalhaens, 1770-1820, partly in alphabetical order of writers' names: the chief items appear to be:
  1. Johnson, John, glass-worker to dr. Abr. Robertson (3), 1820 (fol. 6).
  2. Kacstncr, Abraham Gotthelf (1), Oct. 29, 1770, in English (fol. 21).
  3. Fonseca, J. F. da (1), June 2, 1786, in Portuguese (fol. 80).
  4. Herschell, sir William (1), May 18, 1784 (fol. 89).
  5. Ivory, James (1), Oct. 5, 1816 (fol. 100).
  6. König, Karl (1), Aug. 21, 1784, in French (fol. 103).
  7. Lalande, Joseph Jérôme de (1), Dec. 14, 1780, in French (fol. 109).
  8. Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent (1), Apr. 30, 1789, in French (fol. 116).
  9. Messier, Charles (3), 1779-86, in French (fol. 119: cf. 164).
  10. Rigand, --, Paris physician (1), Apr. 26, 1781, in French (fol. 146).
  11. La Rochefoucauld, le due de (1), Apr. 8, 1783, in French (fol. 148).
  12. Le Roy, Pierre (2), 1787-9, in French (fol. 155).
  13. Shuckburgh, sir George (1), n.d. (fol. 170).
  14. Volta, Alessandro (1), Oct. 28, 1783, in French (fol. 186).
  15. Magallmens, José de (1), July 23, 1787 (fol. 198); with a draft of the reply, both in Portuguese.
  16. Vulliamy, B., watchmaker (1), Oct. 15, 1781 (fol. 202).

Dates

  • Written in 1770-1820

Extent

208 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • French
  • English
  • Portuguese

Shelfmark

MS. Rigaud 38

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. 26258

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 1/2 × 9 1/8 in.

Repository Details

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