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Flamsteed, John (first Astronomer Royal)


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

A Prognostication concerning the Frost by Monsieur Cassini the French King's Astrologer, 1697

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio B [30]
Scope and Contents A scurrilous pamphlet probably directed, according to Gregory's marginalia, at Flamsteed, by one "Charles Bernard Chirurgein".

Flamsteed's Tide Table, 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [129]
Scope and Contents A printed tide table for London in 1693.

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...

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.

Memoranda et observata in Batavia 1693 Maio, 17 May 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [31]
Scope and Contents Batavia is a seventeenth-century cognomen for the Netherlands, to which David Gregory went in the spring of 1693, mostly to talk science with Christiaan Huygens. This document is a list of some books he wished to buy for himself and for friends back home, if he could find them. They covered Palladius, Thucydides, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Erasmus, "all I can find of the Roman Authors at Amst[erdam]", and others. On the reverse is a list of topics he wished to discuss when he finally sat down...

Observata et Dicta ... cum Huygeno Junio 1693, 30 June 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [14]
Scope and Contents Remarks en passant about library volumes in history and physics seen in Leiden. A longer passage follows: notes to a conversation with Christiaan Huygens, critiquing Sir Isaac Newton's notions of absolute motion and the propagation of light. Huygens also says that John Flamsteed ought to declare for the absolute speed of light, and that this should persuade Jean Dominique Cassini.

Papers of David Gregory

Identifier: Coll-33
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: bound manuscripts of mathematical and personal papers by both David Gregory and James Gregory bound manuscripts Lectiones Mechanicae Sive Geometria de Motu parts 1-4 (1689-1690) bound manuscripts of treatises on mathematics and astronomy (1683-1694) bound manuscripts Notae in...

Quarto A, c1680-c1708

 Series — Box: Dk.1.2
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory in Quarto A consist of: 107 manuscript papers and an index, relating to: theoretical physics, including optics, especially treatises on refraction and colour, on mechanics, specifically on velocity, gravitation, centrifugal and centripetal force, and the movement of solids through fluid, and an occasional thought on magnetic attraction. Applied physics, considering ships, tides, and...