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MS Add.9591 Paul Claudel: Letters to Audrey Parr
MS Add.9592 Hugh Plommer: letters to Michael Mennim, with Mennim's biographical papers on Plommer.
MS Add.9593 T. C. Lethbridge, autobiographical account, 'The ivory tower', typescript
MS Add.9595 Alexander Macalister: A text-book of human anatomy
MS Add.9596 F. J. W. Roughton: correspondence and papers
MS Add.9597 The Macclesfield Collection
MS Add.96 Joannes Wilmet: Adversaria
MS Add.9608 Letters to Haro Hodson
MS Add.9625 Thomas Fiott de Havilland: Journal, Ceylon campaign
MS Add.9633 Papers relating to the 'Cambridge Quarterly' F. R. Leavis special issue
MS Add.9639 Samuel Coverly: Trading memoranda, Canton, China; Journal of voyage, Boston-England
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The Macclesfield Collection

Title The Macclesfield Collection
Reference GBR/0012/MS Add.9597
Creator Parker, George (1697-1764), 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, astronomer
Covering Dates 1600–1800
Extent and Medium c 40 boxes; paper
Repository Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Content and context

The Macclesfield Collection principally comprises the archives of John Collins (1625-1683) and William Jones (1675-1749). As well as being mathematicians in their own right, both men corresponded with leading scientific figures of their day and so the collection includes autograph material by Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, Henry Briggs, Roger Cotes, Henry Oldenburg and Robert Hooke.

William Jones was tutor to the Parker family, the Earls of Macclesfield, and both his own papers and those he had inherited from John Collins remained in library at Shirburn Castle until 1999 when they were bought through Sotheby's by Cambridge University Library.

Access and Use

Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.

Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, The Macclesfield Collection, MS Add.9597

Further information

Other Newton manuscripts are in the Portsmouth Collection (Add.3958-4007).

For queries about this collection, please contact the Curator of Scientific Manuscripts at Cambridge University Library on mss@lib.cam.ac.uk.

Index Terms
Jones, William (1675-1749) mathematician
Collins, John (1626-1683) mathematician and scientific administrator
Parker, Thomas (1666-1732) 1st Earl of Macclesfield, Lord Chancellor
Parker, George (1697-1764) 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, astronomer
Manuscripts/MS Add.9597 contains:
1 Items pertaining to the collection itself. 1735–1950
2 Papers of Sir Isaac Newton.
3 Printed Matter.
c 1650-c 1750
4 Algebra. c 1710-c 1749
5 Arithmetic. c 1650-c 1750
6 Astronomy. c 1650-cc 1800
7 Chronology. c 1650-c 1750
8 Finance. c 1650-c 1750
9 Fluxions. c 1650-c 1750
10 Geography. c 1650-c 1777
11 Geometry. 1635–1750
12 Humanities. c 1600-c 1750
13 Letters. 1606–1747
14 Navigation. c 1710-c 1750
15 Optics. c 1610-c 1750
16 Physics. c 1650-c 1750
17 Miscellaneous Mathematics. c 1600-c 1800
18 Miscellaneous. c 1650-c 1800

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