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Reference numberEL/W1/77
LevelItem
TitleJohn Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorWallis; John (1616-1703); mathematician; cryptographer; Savilian Professor of Geometry, University of Oxford
Date7 December 1668
DescriptionSent with EL/W1/78

Concerning Hevelius's books some of which he has had bound in two gilt volumes, whilst others have been sent to the Bodleian; states that he will send transcriptions of any Persian catalogue of stars; that Hyde, Keeper of the Bodleian, is writing a catalogue of the Bodleian Library; suggesting that Hevelius might publish the remainder of Jeremiah Horrox's observations; states that there are many typographical errors in 'Historia coelestis' which need to be corrected

Note by Henry Oldenburg states that a copy of the letter was sent to Johannes Hevelius on 25 January 1669
LanguageLatin
Extent3 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originOxford, Oxfordshire, England
Origin coordinates51.75222, -1.25596
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscription and translation in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 5, p 232
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/5a5cc600-44a0-4e05-8ca0-9ea41be593a4
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7472Wallis; John (1616 - 1703); mathematician and cryptographer1616 - 1703
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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