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Transcript by John Wallis of the copies of deciphered royalist letters

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 475

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Transcript by John Wallis of the copies of deciphered royalist letters of 1640-53 which he gave to the Bodleian in 1653 (MS. e Mus. 203, SC 3524), with:
  1. (pp. ii-v) a later copy of Wallis's account of his experience of deciphering letters, 1702
  2. (pp. 256-350) a life of Wallis by his great-grandson William Wallis, 1786
  3. (inside lower cover) a draft letter by Wallis, 1683.

Dates

  • 1640-1786

Extent

350 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. e. 475, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. e. 475

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9316

Overview

Transcript by John Wallis of the copies of deciphered royalist letters

Biographical / Historical

John Wallis (1616-1703) was a mathematician.

Custodial History

Given by Wallis to the 'Savilian mathematical study at Oxford' (p. i); given to the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology by S. J. Rigaud (son of the Savilian Professor of Geometry), c. 1856.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the Institute, 1961.

Physical Facet

Calf, rebacked
Title
Transcript by John Wallis of the copies of deciphered royalist letters
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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