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Letters to Dr. James Bradley or his assistants, Written in 1732-1761

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MS. Bradley 44

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Letters to Dr. James Bradley or his assistants, chiefly from men of science, 1732-61: all those in MS. Bradley 44 are printed in Bradley's Miscellaneous Works (Oxf. 1832), pp. xcvi, 391-506. Those in MS. Bradley 45 were not printed, as being of inferior literary or scientific interest. The order in each volume is chronological, and there are drafts of several letters by Bradley himself. The writers are:
  1. 'Academicus' (one, n.d.), fol. 64.
  2. Barker, Thomas, of Lyndon (two, 1755--61), fols. 121, 146.
  3. Bevis, J. (seven, 1738-48), fols. 25, 27, 33, 43, 52, 82.
  4. Bliss, N. (two, 1742-43/44), fols. 39, 45.
  5. Bradley, Dr. James (chiefly drafts, twenty-one, 1732-57), fols. 7, 8, 16, etc.
  6. Bradley, John (three, 1743-52), fols. 96
  7. Campbell, John (one, 30 March 1757), fol. 128.
  8. Clairaut, Alexis Claude (one, 19 Aug. 1748), fol. 77.
  9. Cleveland, J. (one, 1 Apr. 1757), fol. 129.
  10. Delisle, Joseph Nicolas (six, 1747-52), fols. 55, 60v, 63v, 87, 99, 108.
  11. Euler, Leonard (one, 24 Jan. 1746/7 to G. Morris), fol. 2.
  12. Ferguson, James (one, 1 Aug. 1748), fol. 70.
  13. Ferner, Benedict (one, 18 Nov. 1760), fol. 142.
  14. Frisius, Paullus (one, 20 Feb. 1754), fol. 134.
  15. Gesner, Johannes Matthias (one, 1 Nov. 1755), fol. 118.
  16. Graham, George (three, 1732), fols. 6, 9, 10.
  17. Grischow, A. N. (two, 1748-51), fols. 73, 93.
  18. Harris, Joseph (one, 31 July 1732), fol. 12.
  19. Howe, J. (one, 5 Jan. 1753), fol. 110.
  20. Irvine, Alexander (one, 14 July 1748), fol. 72.
  21. Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de (three, 1744-48), fols. 50, 58, 79.
  22. Le Monnier, Pierre (two, 1744-52), fols. 47, 100.
  23. Macclesfield, earl of (two, 1743, etc.), fols. 37, 41.
  24. Maupertuis, Pierre Louis Moreau de (one, n.d.), fol. 20.
  25. Melvill, T. (one, 2 June 1753), fol. 112.
  26. Milnes, J. (one, 27 Apr. 1757), fol. 131.
  27. Molyneux, Samuel (one, 1 Dec. 1722), fol. 4.
  28. Morris, Gael (five, 1740-59), fols. 125.
  29. Pingré, Alexandre Gui (one, 13 Dec. 1754), fol. 114.
  30. Raper, Matthew (three, 1749-55), fols. 83, 84.
  31. Schumacher, -- (one, 20 July 1750), fol. 90.
  32. Stirling, J. (one, 24 Nov. 1733), fol. 14.
  33. Suarez, Bonaventura (two, 1748), fols. 64, 67.
  34. Walmesley, Charles (five, 1755-61), fols. 120, 127, 136, 140, 144.
  35. Wetstein, C. (one, 11 May 1746), fol. 53.
  36. Winthrop, John (one, 21 Sept. 1761), fol. 147.

Dates

  • Written in 1732-1761

Extent

150 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin
  • French

Shelfmark

MS. Bradley 44

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. III, no. 16450

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 1/2 Ă— 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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