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Mathematical commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7879

Scope and Contents

A manuscript commonplace book of mathematical notes and diagrams, of nautical interest. The name 'Sr Charles' is written on the flyleaf. There is an accompanying typescript note describing the volume.


  • 1650-1699 (Circa)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The book was formerly part of Bassingbourn Parish Library, founded by Edward Nightingale in 1717. The library was purchased by the Universities of Cambridge and Essex in 1969, and the contents divided between the two institutions. Purchased by the Library with the Bassingbourn Parish Library, 1969.

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