Robert Willis: General catalogue of writers on music and sound
||Robert Willis: General catalogue of writers on music and sound
||Willis, Robert (1800-1875)
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||1 Volume; paper
||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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Robert Willis (1800-1875) was born in London on 27 February 1800. He entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1822 (B.A., 1826), and was ordained deacon and priest in 1827. He was Jacksonsian Professor of Applied Mechanics at Cambridge, 1837-1875, and a Lecturer in Applied Mechanics at the Government School of Mines from 1853. Willis invented the odonotograph (1837) and cymagraph (1841), and in 1841 published his Principles of mechanism. He also published works on architecture in the Middle Ages and on the mechanical construction of English cathedrals. In 1843 he became a member of the Archaeological Institute. He died in Cambridge on 28 February 1875.
A catalogue of writers on music and sound in general, arranged in alphabetical order, with the entries in various languages, 52 folios. The catalogue was compiled by Robert Willis, and based upon earlier lists. The books that were in Willis' possession are marked as such. There are additions by John Willis Clark, including a list of three books on dancing (fo. 51v). There are also additional entries by Willis on the versos.
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Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Robert Willis: General catalogue of writers on music and sound, MS Add.4307
Cambridge University Library also holds other papers of Willis, MSS.Add.5022-5045, 5058-5062, 5064, 5071, 5074, 5075, 5078-5082, 5127-5139 and 5141-5144.
|Willis, Robert (1800-1875) engineer and architectural historian|
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