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Mathematical notebook of James Lockhart, c.1815-24

MS. Eng. b. 2055
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Worn and mainly illegible inscriptions on the back cover, some in French, and a gap at the back of the volume where pages have been removed, indicate a (probably) earlier use of the volume. Comprises:

  1. (fol. 1v) brief diary entries, 18 Oct.-17 Dec. 1817
  2. (fols. 2-12, 130-121 rev.) notes and mathematical workings relating mainly to roots and quadratic equations, with (fol. 124v rev.) extract of a letter from Charles Hutton to Baron Maseres, 1791
  3. (fols. 22, 25v-26) copies of a petition and letters to the British ambassador to The Netherlands, concerning the conscription of Lockhart's son into the Dutch army, Mar. 1824
  4. (fols. 13-21, 24-25r, 27-120) a translation, 'The Geometry of the Compasses', of Lorenzo Mascheroni, La Geometria del Compasso (Pavia, 1797)


  • Creation: c.1815-24


130 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. b. 2055

Separated Materials

Loose items removed from the volume are MS. Eng. c. 5739, fols. 136-146.

Physical Facet

Binding: blind-ruled green vellum, marbled endpapers

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom