The Macclesfield Collection
Scope and Contents
The Macclesfield Collection principally comprises the archives of John Collins (1625-1683) and William Jones (1675-1749). As well as being mathematicians in their own right, both men corresponded with leading scientific figures of their day and so the collection includes autograph material by Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, Henry Briggs, Roger Cotes, Henry Oldenburg and Robert Hooke.
Conditions Governing Access
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 https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/macclesfield/1
49 archive box(es) (49 boxes paper) : paper
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
William Jones was tutor to the Parker family, the Earls of Macclesfield, and both his own papers and those he had inherited from John Collins remained in library at Shirburn Castle until 1999 when they were bought through Sotheby's by Cambridge University Library.
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