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Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691 (natural philosopher and chemist)


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Adnotata Phys: a D. Boyleo 1691 et ab Fatio, 1691

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [86]
Scope and Contents Notes on conversations with Boyle and Fatio, including the former's notions on the quantity of motion in bodies rotated about their own axis, and the latter's theory of gravity.
Dates: 1691

Dr Oliphants Solution of Mr Boyles Probl: about the specifick Gravity of bodys, s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [94]
Scope and Contents A basic problem in physics. The hand may not be Gregory's. ' Dr Oliphant' may be Charles Oliphant, disputant in a furore over an anonymous tract lampooning Archibald Pitcairne in 1695, or perhaps David Oliphant, librarian to Glasgow University 1691-1671. Item 94 in Quarto A happens to be titled, 'Memoranda pro Arch Pitcarnio et C. Oliphant'. See also unlabelled page between C 100 and C 102 (which is not C 101--that being out of sequence, glued to the back of C 97).
Dates: s.d.

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

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

Mistakes in Dr Benleys (sic) sermons of Mr Boyles lecture, 13 September 1697

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [18]
Scope and Contents Handwritten figures in table with accompanying caption which refers to "mistakes in Mr Bentlys [sic] sermons about the order and contrivance of the universe". Robert Boyle instituted a series of lectures through his will, with the intention of providing a forum for prominent academics to confute atheism. The lectures were inaugurated in 1692 by the scholar Richard Bentley who attempted to use the methods and conclusions of natural science to prove the dictates of Christian faith.
Dates: 13 September 1697

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...
Dates: c1680-c1708