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

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MS. Bradley 45

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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. Accetta, Giulio (two, 1750), fols. 23*, 25*.
  2. Bates, Richard (two, 1746, etc.), fols. 19*, 66*.
  3. Bevis, J. (seven, 1738-48), fol. 10*.
  4. Bradley, G. (one, 2 Feb. 1742/3), fol. 8*.
  5. Bradley, John (three, 1743-52), fols. 13*, 15*.
  6. 'Cantianus Liber' (one, 10 March 1759), fol. 48*.
  7. Cooke, Thomas (two, 1754), fols. 36*, 39*.
  8. Corbett, Thomas (one, 18 Feb. 1743/4), fol. 12*.
  9. Fletcher, John, carpenter, of Halling (one, 10 Jan. 1760), fol. 53*.
  10. Hales, Stephen (one, 25 Nov. 1760), fol. 56*.
  11. Heaton, Richard (two, 1752), fols. 29*, 31*.
  12. Irwin, Christopher (one, 6 Feb. 1760), fol. 54*.
  13. Kennedy, John (one, 19 Nov. 1755), fol. 40*.
  14. Lewis, Dr. -- (one, n.d.), fol. 68*.
  15. Mackenzie, James Stewart (one, 5 Oct. 1757), fol. 44*.
  16. Mason, C. (one, 1 May 1758), fol. 46*.
  17. Mendes Da Costa, Emanuel (one, 3 Aug. 1753), fol. 33*.
  18. Morris, Gael (five, 1740-59), fols. 4*, 7*, 35*.
  19. Periam, --, of Wooton (one, 1743-44?), fol. 17*.
  20. Pollack, Joseph (one, 16 June 1749), fol. 21*.
  21. Raper, Matthew (three, 1749-55), fol. 42*.
  22. Rogers, J. (one, 15 May 1752), fol. 27*.
  23. Smethurst, Samuel (one, 9 Jan. 1762), fol. 58*.
  24. Stevenson, John, of Barbados (one, 30 June 1759), fol. 49*.
  25. Wymondesold, Matthew (two, 1729-41), fols. 2*, 6*.

Dates

  • Written in 1732-1761

Extent

71 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • Latin
  • French

Shelfmark

MS. Bradley 45

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. 16450-16451

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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