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Graves, John Thomas: letters (1853)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL353
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Graves, John Thomas: letters (1853)
Date(s): 1853
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 3 items (14 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Graves | John Thomas | 1806-1870 | jurist and mathematician


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Thomas Graves was born in Dublin in 1806. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and Oriel College, Oxford. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1831 and practised law for several years until his appointment as Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London in 1839; in the same year he was made a fellow of the Royal Society. He became a poor law commissioner in 1846. Alongside his legal research, Graves was an acclaimed mathematician and a collector of mathematical books, pamphlets and manuscripts. On his death, his library of some 15,000 items was bequeathed to University College London.


Scope and content/abstract:

3 letters from John Thomas Graves of 29 Grosvenor Place, Cheltenham to Augustus De Morgan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb and 4 Jun 1853. Relating to the works of Simon Stevin and other mathematical literature. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

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. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Formerly enclosed in the De Morgan Library copy of Tomus primus mathematicorum hypomnematum de cosmographia, etc. Vol I (1608) [formerly at the Depository, now in the Secondary Strong Room].

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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