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Mathematical Tables

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MS. Bodl. 949
Held at the Weston Library

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Mathematical Tables, consisting of logarithms of 1-10000 to 30 places of decimals:

  1. With a preface and methods of carrying the tables on to numbers of 30 figures (fol. 1)
  2. A table of natural and logarithmic sines to every degree and minute of the quadrant, with an account of 'Mr. Sharp's' construction of the former kind (fol. 65v)
  3. Calculations for the quadrature of the circle by Halley's method, resulting in a value of π to 154 decimal places (fol. 114v)
  4. A table relating to arches (fol. 123v)
  5. Fols. 130-end are blank
  6. Passages on fols. 114 and 122v show that some of these calculations were begun at Philadelphia, U. S. A., about 1721, and all written out in 1759


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1759


280 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 949, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Bodl. 949

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20358


Mathematical Tables

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. V, no. 30439

Immediate Source of Acquisition

First referenced about A.D. 1800. It is stated that baron F. X. von Zach (d. 1832) saw this MS. in the Radcliffe Library at Oxford.

Physical Facet

On paper


18 7/8 × 12 1/4 in.

Mathematical Tables
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom