Item 1 - College Audit Book

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GB 1859 SJCR/SJAR/4/2/3/1


College Audit Book


  • 1558-1614 (Creation)

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1 item, paper and parchment

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College audit book signed by the the Master and Fellows. Included loose in the volume are rough charge lists and accounts.

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The items are stored separately; the loose items are stored in 33/COLLEGE

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  • English
  • Latin

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A fragment of an illuminated manuscript is bound into the volume.

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A 'modern' note inside the volume suggests that some of the writing is in the hand of William Gilbert [author of De Magnete]. It has been suggested that it is his signature and entries in 1569-1570.


"De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus et de Magno Magnete Tellure" [On the Magnet and Magnetic Bodies, and on That Great Magnet the Earth] is a scientific work published in 1600 by the English physician and scientist William Gilbert and his partner Aaron Dowling.
see for more information on William Gilbert.

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  • Shelf: SJAR/4/2/3/1
  • Box: 33/COLLEGE