Academic notebooks and papers

Scope and Content

These boxes contain notebooks and loose notes written by Tom Taylor during his studies as a young man. Subjects covered include history, philosophy, mathematics, economics, Latin and Ancient Greek. Some feature pen and ink sketches. Most are undated. A selection are listed below to illustrate the range of materials contained within these folders:

  • Notebook titled Hecuba filled with written work. Dated May-Jul 1835.
  • Notebook with illegible title on cover. Contains written work in Greek, Latin and English. Dated 1835.
  • Handwritten essay titled Exegesis. Dated 1836.
  • Notebook labelled on cover: Tom Taylor Oct - June 1836 - 37 Miscellaneous - Algebra, Trigonometry Nature of equations, containing mathematical notation and workings. Dated 1836.
  • Collection of six paper-bound books containing writings on Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales. Dated 1849.
  • Small notebook labelled Italy containing pencil, ink and watercolour sketches, portions of musical notation and diary entries. Inscribed to Tom from Laura on inside front cover. Dated Sep - Nov 1855.
  • Notebook containing mathematical workings and diagrams and philosophical lecture notes, interspersed with sketches and doodles. Inscribed on inside front page. Undated.
  • Coverless notebook containing notes on a lecture on Chaucer.
  • Hardback notebook titled Miscell[aneous] College, containing written work in Greek and English. Undated.
  • Notebook containing written work, titled Anglo Saxons on cover. Undated.
  • Notebook labelled on inside first page: Hydrostatics, containing mathematical notation and workings. Undated.
  • Notebook entitled Newton's Lectures containing mathematical workings and lessons, written by Taylor. Undated.
  • Notebook entitled Proof of the Binomial containing mathematical workings and lessons, written by Taylor. Undated.
  • Notebook labelled on inside first page: Statics Continued, containing mathematical notation and workings, and including some loose sheets, undated.
  • Loose pages entitled The works of Ben Jonson, undated.