Geometrical miscellanea and other papers by John Greaves, Written about 1640-1650
MS. Savile 47
Geometrical miscellanea and other papers by John Greaves, including letters of:
- Fol. 28. Copernicus to Dr Bernard (fol. 28), Greaves to mr. Claud Hardy (fol. 33), John Bainbridge to Willibrord Snell, professor at Leyden (fol. 34)
- Fol. 35. Francis Junius, Andrew Moretti (fol. 38), John Hales (fol. 39), John Ridley (fol. 41), and Claud Hardy (fol. 43) to Greaves
- Fol. 45. the well-known letter of Greaves written from Constantinople, his letters to Dr Scarborough (fol. 46), Dr Bernard (fol. 46), and a few others, most of which are printed in the Life and Works of John Greaves, ed. Thomas Birch, ii. 434 et sqq.
- Fol. 61. Greaves's report to the Privy Council on the reform of the calendar, and his note on 'the Bacon at Dunmowe Priory' (fol. 63)
- Fol. 66. an account by Antonius Maria de Rheita (the German astronomer, (d. 1660) of his discovery in 1643 of five new stars
- Fol. 69. 'Some directions to be observed in comparing of coins', a short tract on the art of navigation (fol. 75), and further geometrical notes, all by John Greaves
- Fol. 87. Latin verses by Greaves on the Swiss republic, and his epitaphs on Andrew Moretti (fol. 88), John Bainbridge (fol. 89), James Ussher (fol. 92), and further geometrical notes
- Fol. 99. Italian verses excerpted from Machiavelli's 'capitolo sull'ingratitudine' and beginning 'Era di pace priva e di quiete' and from the same author's 'Decennale Primo' and 'Secondo' (fol. 101) and a summary of his tale 'Belfagor arcidiavolo' (fol. 102v)
- Fol. 107. Latin notes apparently by Savile on mathematical propositions in Greek
- Fol. 124. a copy of 'Jacobi Falconis quadraturae paralogismus'
- Written about 1640-1650
Language of Materials
- Multiple languages
MS. Savile 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. II, no. 6593
14 3/5 × 8 9/10 in.