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Gregory, James, 1638-1675 (professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh)


Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

17th century notebook (Heylin / Van Helmont / Gregory)

 Fonds — Folder Coll-1968 (Dk.3.32)
Identifier: Coll-1968
Scope and Contents

Notebook in multiple hands , including "Observations out off Heylin's Cosmographie", "Religio Medici Van Helmont", "Catlogus Lib. Math consulente Gregario". Also, list of seeds, 1690.

Dates: 17th century

Catalogue of the Mathematical Works of the Learned Mr. Thomas Baker, c1683

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [11]
Scope and Contents 7 page printed catalogue of the mathematical works of Thomas Baker. According to David Gregory's own index this was "Printed by Mr Collins". John Collins was a well known register of scientific accomplishments and zealous correspondent with Gregory and his uncle James Gregory (the source of David's core maths collection). This catalogue was printed, with a proposal for producing all of Baker's works in full, under the aegis of the Royal Society, whose council approved the measure and agreed...
Dates: c1683

Colin Campbell Collection

Identifier: Coll-38
Scope and Contents The Colin Campbell Collection contains Gaelic verse, mainly songs; sermon notes and scripture expositions, the earliest being 1703; manuscript treatises; Colin Campbell correspondence, the earliest being 1664; miscellaneous manuscripts including domestic accounts, medical papers, minutes etc; notebooks, accounts, letters and scraps of Patrick Campbell of Achnaba; letters from mathematicians to Colin Campbell, and mathematical papers; a body of accounts, the earliest being 1553; a body of...
Dates: 1553-1836

D. Tchurnhausi meth: Quadraturarum de Act: Erud: M.S., c1688

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [88]
Scope and Contents

An article on quadrature, perhaps in the hand of its author, 'Tchurnhaus', for the Acta, c1688.

Dates: c1688

De Parallaxi Magni Orbis. Jac. Gregorius, before 1675

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [142]
Scope and Contents

A draft of the parallax method of proving the earth's motion, i.e., by measuring the angular distance between two stars from diametrically opposite points in the earth's orbit. This was consulted by David in the course of preparing his Astronomiae.

Dates: before 1675

Euclid MS, c1670

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio D [Euclid]
Scope and Contents

This is a fragmentary treatment of Euclid. Its place on the index to Folio D is not clear.

Dates: c1670

Folio C, c1680-c1708

 Series — Volume Dc.1.61: Series Coll-33/Folio C
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: These are mostly handwritten items, bound together as a volume, though with some loose insertions of manuscripts which had strayed, some of them with modern annotations concerning their provenance. Their scope and content is as David Gregory indexed them, save for the missing items, which consist of two dozen papers and letters on general physics and maths, and...
Dates: c1680-c1708

Folio D, c1670-c1705

 Series — Box Dk.1.2: Series Coll-33/Quarto A; Series Coll-33/Folio B; Series Coll-33/Folio D; Series Coll-33/Folio E
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio D
Scope and Contents

The papers of David Gregory in Folio D consist of:

  1. An index, in David Gregory's hand, to the original collection, and part of a manuscript on Euclid, in James Gregorie's hand.
Dates: c1670-c1705

Geometriae Propositiones Quaedam Generales, 1663-1675

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [16]
Scope and Contents

Some general theorems in geometry, with numerous diagrams.

Dates: 1663-1675

Index Chartarum in M.S. C. in folio, 1700

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [index]
Scope and Contents

An index, in Gregory's hand, to the material he designated as Folio C.

Dates: 1700