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Letters and Papers A-W, 1606 - c 1747

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.


  • Creation: 1606 - c 1747


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at


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

Language of Materials



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

Other Finding Aids



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'.


Former reference III.3

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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