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Mathematics: various writings

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 263
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Mathematics: various writings
Date(s): [1668]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 123 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume containing writings on mathematics, [1668], and entitled 'The use of the rule and compass in drawings of lines, angles, parallels and geometrical superficial figures comprehended in eight practices, together with notes on decimal arithmetic, logarithms, mensuration, fortification, dialling and other branches of mathematics. The handwriting and watermarks are of the seventeenth century, and the date 1688 appears on the verso of leaf 68, where adjoining a 'Table for the declination of the sunne', is written 'Example for the 22th May 1668'. On leaf 112 appears 'A particular of all my mathematical instruments and the severall prices I paid for them'.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Provenance unknown.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2001

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