Papers of John Wallis

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notes, calculations, and problems by John Wallis. For a description of the mathematical parts of these manuscripts, see C.J. Scriba, Studien zur Mathematik des John Wallis (Boethius. Texte und Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der exakten Wissenschaften vi, Wiesbaden, 1966), 115-16.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Wallis (1616-1703) was a mathematician. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought at Sotheby's in 1935 and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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Custodial History

The papers were owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps.

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