George Noble: Elements of Navigation

Scope and Content

Elements of navigation, 1694, containing solutions to the main navigational problems, many illustrated with geometric diagrams. It was apparently compiled by George Noble (wrongly called Sir George Noble), and has annotations showing its descent in the Heath family to 1900. There is an annotation 'Mr Geo Heath Stella Brewery' (Stella, Blaydon, Co. Durham), and a page of verse and a health in honour of 'Milbank' (Sir Ralph Milbanke, M.P. for County Durham 1790-1812).

Administrative / Biographical History

George Noble, possibly a naval officer.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.


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

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