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

 Person

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

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...
Dates: c1683

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

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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

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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

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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
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...
Dates: c1680-c1708

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.
Dates: c1670-c1705

Geometriae Propositiones Quaedam Generales, 1663-1675

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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

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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

Jac: Gregorii Methodus Depomendi aequationem. Cont: 4. fol., s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [146]
Scope and Contents Gregory's writeup of two of his uncle's notions in algebra.
Dates: s.d.

Jac: Gregorius De Maximis et Minimis, c1660-1675

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [150]
Scope and Contents Thoughts on graphing certain functions, proceeding from earlier notes on Hudde. These are in the form of a letter (without address or name).
Dates: c1660-1675