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

 Person

Found in 15 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

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...
Dates: 1553-1836

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.
Dates: c1688

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

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

Lectures by David Gregory

 Fonds — Volume: Dc.6.12
Identifier: Coll-1608
Scope and Contents Volume consists of teaching material originally produced by David Gregory, here transcribed with numerous drawings by Francis Pringle in Oxford in 1694-1695 and George Wood in St Andrews 1705. The volume's index is in Gregory's hand. The lectures, all by Gregory, are the Institutiones Astronomiae, the Oxford address on professional education he called De Ratione Studii Mathematici Consilium, the Lectiones Opticae, Trigonometria Planorum Angulorum, Geometria Practica, Geometriae de Motu, and the...
Dates: c1694-c1705

Mr Whistons mistakes in his new theory, 3 April 1698

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [45]
Scope and Contents A short critique of William Whiston's A New Theory of the Earth, from its Original to the Consummation of all Things, (1696) , intended to damn Cartesian astronomy and advance corollaries to Newtonian thought instead. He affirmed the truth of the flood narrative in Genesis, ascribing the deluge to the impact of a comet. Whiston had been converted to Newtonianism by a paper of David Gregory. At the foot of this document is an unrelated note, dated 6 Sept. 1708, to the...
Dates: 3 April 1698

Notes on priority, 1707

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [038]
Scope and Contents This small slip bears what appears to be ammunition in Gregory's defence of his uncle James Gregorie against old charges of plagiarism. The confusing reference to "Actis Phil. Septemb. & Decemb. 1797" is a slip of the pen. The material appeared in the Acta of 1707.
Dates: 1707