Correspondence and papers of Thomas Beverley

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      GB 206 MS 1554
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      1 vol., folio, held in 1 box, manuscript and printed material. Bound in quite fine dark brown full leather with blind tooling and the title embossed in gilt lettering on a red background as follows: MATHEMATICAL&ASTRONOMICAL PAPERS&CORRESPONDENCE.

Scope and Content

Comprises a manuscript book of correspondence and papers etc. belonging to the late Thomas Beverley; selected and arranged by John Bravender, Oct. 1836. It includes many excerpts from technical printed works pasted on to the leaves and many manuscript letters transcribed or inserted into the volume, besides some editorial comments.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Beverley (1795-1834), mathematician and astronomer, of Brampton, near Scarborough, died at Cirencester in 1834, aged 39. He was sometime mathematics editor of the Yorkshire Courant and for some years he was also Master of the Nautical and Mathematical Academy at Brampton. He married Mary Allanson, who died in 1830. None of their three children survived infancy. His papers were collected by his nephew, John Bravender, who published Beverley's The mariner's latitude and longitude ready-computer ... at Cirencester in 1836.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from McDowell & Stern, York, in May 1982.


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