Photocopies of Thomas Harriot Manuscripts

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 Dep. b. 178-183, c. 431
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      7 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Photocopies of manuscripts and other material by and relating to Thomas Harriot.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Harriot (1560-1621) was a mathematician and astronomer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The photocopies were deposited by the Thomas Harriot Editorial Committee, November 1972.


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

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying of the British Library material can only be carried out with the permission of the British Library.

Additional Information

The photocopies are taken mainly from British Library, Manuscript Collections Ref: Harleian MS. 6083; Add. MSS. 6782-89.