In his lifetime, Sir George Cayley (1773-1857) published just a few papers on the subject of aeronautics and many of his ideas are explored in five illustrated manuscript notebooks which were presented on permanent loan to the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1946 by Cayley's grandson Sir Kenelm Cayley.

The Society's Journal recorded at that time: "These notebooks and papers are unique in the history of aviation" and we are delighted to now be able to make them available though this site.

Please note: This notebook has been split into two parts. Sir George Cayley turned over the notebook and started writing this section 'from the back'.


Volume three, part two of Sir George Cayley's notebooks contains a Bible commentary on Matthew, Chapter 1 plus some additional notes and calculations in various subjects.


 1848-1855 (approx.)

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