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Letters and Papers A-W, 1606 - c 1747

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5
Letters and Papers A-W
Letters and Papers A-W

Scope and Contents

This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.

Dates

  • 1606 - c 1747

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.

Extent

1 collection (ff.283 (and ff.3 preliminary) Manuscript paper) : paper

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The letters remain in the loose alphabetical order of the original letterbook.

Other Finding Aids

Indexed

Bibliography

Most of the contents reproduced in: "Correspondence of Scientific Men of the Seventeenth Century: Including Letters of Barrow, Flamstead, Wallis, and Newton, Printed from the Originals in the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Macclesfield," S.P. Rigaud, 2 vols (Oxford, 1841.) At lower levels this is abbreviated to 'Rigaud'.

General

Former reference III.3

Repository Details

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