University of Oxford. Savilian Library

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The Savilian Library was the library set up by Sir Henry Savile (see the Dictionary of National Biography ) to serve the Savilian Chairs of Astronomy and Geometry at Oxford. They were for the private use of these professors, and were kept in the the gate tower of the Schools Quadrangle, which was used as an observatory. The library was handed over to the Bodleian in 1884.

From the guide to the Savile Collection, 12th-19th century, (Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)

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