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Wallis, John, 1616-1703 (professor of geometry, University of Oxford)


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Correctio numerorum...Algebrae D. Wallisii, 17 July 1697

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [90]
Scope and Contents Correctgions for chapter 109, page 470, in a forthcoming edition of Wallis's Algebra, which was meant to contain material of Gregory's.
Dates: 17 July 1697

De problematibus arithmeticis et geometricis in generali consideratis et horum Historia, s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [91]
Scope and Contents A short treatise on some of the recent evolution in maths.
Dates: s.d.

De ratione studii mathematici consilium, 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [53]
Scope and Contents Draft, not in Gregory's usual hand, of a paper written for the direction of students. Another copy, under this same title, is in Francis Pringle's notebook, Dc.6.12. Two others, under different titles, are in Folio C (see below), as number 112, and in fol. 85 of the Royal Society of London's MS 247.
Dates: 1693

Epistola de quadraturis Dav: Gre: ad Wallisium missa et vol: alt: impressa, 1 July 1692

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [73]
Scope and Contents Draft of a letter (final version dated 21 July) to John Wallis, who wished to include Gregory's 'second method' of quadrature in the 1693 revision of his 'Algebra'.
Dates: 1 July 1692

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 E, c1692-c1708

 Series — Box: Dk.1.2
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E
Scope and Contents The constitution of the Folio E papers of David Gregory follows: The documents' order is random, but the collection has several foci. One is David Gregory the academic's need for books. Numerous shopping lists for titles abroad reflect this, (one of which also includes a requirement for tea), as do inventories of other people's libraries nearer to home. Another focus in the collection is Gregory's public role...
Dates: c1692-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

Lectio habita in Schola Geometriae Oxoniae ... loco D. Jo: Wallisii, 10 July 1703

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [039]
Scope and Contents A geometry lecture delivered by Gregory in place of John Wallis.
Dates: 10 July 1703

Primo designatur..., 1680's

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [196]
Scope and Contents This enormous and varied tranche of material begins as preliminary work, 'Ordo Faciendorum' for the Exercitatio Geometrica, mentioning in particular the work of Canon Sluse, and broadens into a running record of Gregory's thoughts on quadrature, mostly, beginning with a page of 'Desiderata'. Curiosities intervene: a writeup, possibly in the hand of one Robert Morrison, of everything known about the plant substance Nicotine; two more broadsheet cuttings of the mathematical showdown...
Dates: 1680's

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