Mathematical commonplace book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 12 MS.Add.7879
  • Dates of Creation
      Late 17th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

A manuscript commonplace book of mathematical notes and diagrams, of nautical interest. The name 'Sr Charles' is written on the flyleaf. There is an accompanying typescript note describing the volume.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased with the Bassingbourn Parish Library, 1969.

Other Finding Aids


Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Custodial History

The book was formerly part of Bassingbourn Parish Library, founded by Edward Nightingale in 1717. The library was purchased by the Universities of Cambridge and Essex in 1969, and the contents divided between the two institutions.