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Travel notes made by John Greaves, Four manuscripts written by John Greaves, 1637-1639, in Italy, Turkey, and Egypt

MS. Savile 49
Held at the Weston Library

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Travel notes made by John Greaves (or Graves) the mathematician (d. 1652) in Italy, Turkey, and Egypt, in four volumes:

1. Jottings made in 1637-9 in Richard Allestree's printed almanack for 1637, including notes on weights and measures, inscriptions, and scientific experiments at Florence, Rome, and Siena, 30 leaves, 5 1/2 × 4 in.

2. Memoranda and church notes at Constantinople, without arrangement, 28 leaves, 6 1/2 × 4 1/10 in.

3. An astronomical journal in English kept in Egypt, 1637-8, with further memoranda in Italian and Arabic on the Pyramids, 80 leaves, 4 4/5 × 3 1/5 in.

4. Colloquial phrases in Latin, Greek, and Arabic scattered throughout a volume devoted to memoranda and copies of inscriptions made at Cairo and Alexandria, 1638, 67 leaves, 6 2/5 × 1 2/5 in.


  • Creation: Four manuscripts written by John Greaves, 1637-1639, in Italy, Turkey, and Egypt


4 items

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Italian
  • Arabic


MS. Savile 49

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. 6595

Custodial History

Labelled '49'

Physical Facet

On paper, kept in a box

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom