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

 Person

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.

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

 Item
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 to...

Colin Campbell Collection

 Fonds
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...

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

 Item
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.

De Parallaxi Magni Orbis. Jac. Gregorius, before 1675

 Item
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.

Euclid MS, c1670

 Item
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.

Folio C, c1680-c1708

 Series — Volume: Dc.1.61
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 several...

Folio D, c1670-c1705

 Series — Box: Dk.1.2
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.

Geometriae Propositiones Quaedam Generales, 1663-1675

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [16]
Scope and Contents Some general theorems in geometry, with numerous diagrams.

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

 Item
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [index]
Scope and Contents An index, in Gregory's hand, to the material he designated as Folio C.