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Notebook, 1651-95, 1651-1695

MS. Don. d. 45
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Notebook, including:

  1. (fols. 7-93) notes for lectures on Euclid, 1651-3
  2. (fols. 97v-160v, 292-246 rev.) mathematical calculations, tables and notes, including problems exchanged with various correspondents (much of the material used in Wallis's Opera mathematica (3 vols., Oxford, 1693-9))
  3. (fols. 165-75, 295-293 rev.) observations on comets, 1664 and 1680, including copies of correspondence
  4. (fols. 312v-310 rev.) ciphers received by Henry Savage 'from a frier in France, who affirmed it to be Cardinall Richlieu's way of cifre'.

A note inside the lower cover reads 'This has evidently been in Edw. Burton's library. He was at Oriel in Hearne's time. T. F. F[enwick]'.

(fols. 177-245 are blank)


  • Creation: 1651-1695


315 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Don. d. 45

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sotheby's, 21 March 1895, lot 1228.

Related Materials

Phillipps MS. 2618

Physical Facet


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom