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Pitcairne, Archibald, 1652-1713 (Scottish physician, amateur mathematician and poet)


Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Book list by Pitcairn, 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [043]
Scope and Contents Recent titles in French and Latin, chiefly concerning maths and geography.
Dates: 1693

Chartae 4. fol: de Nostra 2da Quadrandi Methodo, 1686

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [206]
Scope and Contents A tranche of workpapers in which Gregory continues to labour on adapting Newton's method of quadrature. He continues to have trouble adapting the basic series, an indefinite integral, to the definite integral defined between O and x.

One paper among these was probably intended for the Astronomiae, showing a body moving in an ellipse.
Dates: 1686

Commentarius in D.G. Quadrature: in D.P. Probl: de inventoribus, June 1692

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [198]
Scope and Contents Gregory's further commentary on the problem laid out for him (and John Young) in 1688.
Dates: June 1692

Curva Cragio exhibitur, July 1687

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [205]
Scope and Contents Gregory, probably with Pitcairne at his side, sent these curves to Craige in Cambridge, challenging him to find their quadrature. Thus the writing that is not in Gregory's hand may be Craige's.
Dates: July 1687

Epist: Pitcarnii Pars de motu Musculari, s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [156]
Scope and Contents Three pages of a letter to Gregory on physiology.
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

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

Letter from Georgina Gregory donating these papers, December 1869

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C/p1
Scope and Contents Letter from Georgina Gregory, Canaan Lodge. It states that, "Principal Forbes particularly requested my brother, John Gregory, to give these M.S.S. to the University, which my brother had agreed to do. But circumstances prevented my brother from offering them to the University at the time."
The letter also described the collection as containing items papers of various members of the Gregory/Gregorie family and that a volume of Archibald Pitcairn's papers accompanies them.
Dates: December 1869

Memoranda pro Arch Pitcarnio et C. Oliphant, 1695

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [94]
Scope and Contents A list of collegial favours to ask of Dr Gregory, presumably on his return home from Holland.
Dates: 1695