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Anthony Askew: Notes on optics, hydrostatics and astronomy

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9316

Scope and Contents

Thomas Rutherforth, Ordo institutionum physicarum in privatis lectionibus, Cambridge, 1743, followed by 241 pages of notes on optics, mechanics, hydrostatics, and astronomy, in the hands of several writers, which probably include Anthony Askew. At the end are printed diagrams from Rutherforth's book.


  • Creation: 1743 (Circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volume, bound with Thomas Rutherforth's Ordo institutionum physicarum (1743), was given to Askew by Thomas Wrangham (1723-77) of Emmanuel College in 1745. Wrangham possibly received it from John Fortune (1710-77) of St. John's College, Cambridge. Askew gave the volume to his younger brother Henry Askew (1730-96) in 1750, when Henry matriculated at Emmanuel. Transferred to the Manuscripts department from the Rare Books Department, 1995.

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