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Notes of lectures on 'Pneumaticks' and 'Opticks'

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 50
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Notes of lectures on 'Pneumaticks' (A) and 'Opticks' (B), no doubt taken down by 'E. Bentham, Oriel Coll.', afterwards Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford (d. 1776): there are some additions in another hand.

(36 (A) + 88 (B) leaves)


  • Creation: Written about A.D. 1730-1740 by E. Bentham


124 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. e. 50, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. misc. e. 50

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19625


Notes of lectures on 'Pneumaticks' and 'Opticks'

Biographical / Historical

Edward Bentham (1707-1776) was an Anglican clergyman and a natural philosopher.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 34065

Custodial History

Bought by sir Thomas Phillipps from Thomas Thorpe the bookseller in 1836 (no. 72 in Thorpe's Catalogue): in the Phillipps library no. 9276.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by mr. F. B. W. Phillips, M.D., of Bedford, through mr. T. W. Jackson, M.A., on Oct. 28, 1908: the latter's accompanying letter is at fol. ii.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/2 × 6 5/8 in.

Notes of lectures on 'Pneumaticks' and 'Opticks'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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