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Whiston, William, 1667-1752 (divine and natural philosopher)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Mr Whistons mistakes in his new theory, 3 April 1698

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...
Dates: 3 April 1698

'Praelectiones Astronomicae' (excerpt), 07 June 1706

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [49.5]
Scope and Contents

A critique of the Keplerian ellipse from William Whiston's Praelectiones, (1707), which were also published in English in 1715 and 1728. Gregory's handwritten note at the bottom suggests that he or Sir Edmund Halley helped with corrections.

Dates: 07 June 1706

Quarto A, c1680-c1708

 Series — Box Dk.1.2: Series Coll-33/Quarto A; Series Coll-33/Folio B; Series Coll-33/Folio D; Series Coll-33/Folio E
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,...
Dates: c1680-c1708

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