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Papers of John Wallis


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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.


  • 1651-1695


3 shelfmarks

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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.

Custodial History

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.
Papers of John Wallis
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom