Papers of John Wallis
Notes, calculations, and problems by John Wallis. For a description of the mathematical parts of these manuscripts, see C.J. Scriba, Studien zur Mathematik des John Wallis (Boethius. Texte und Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der exakten Wissenschaften vi, Wiesbaden, 1966), 115-116.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. c. 49].
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MSS. Don. c. 49, d. 45, e. 12
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13450
Biographical / Historical
John Wallis (1616-1703) was a mathematician. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 38827-9.
The papers were owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought at Sotheby's in 1935 and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.
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