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Primo designatur..., 1680's

 Item
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 between Pitcairne and Young (see C187); a 1700 note on scientific Greek, apparently by the Dean of Christchurch (then Henry Aldrich--see item A139); an epigram on or by Gresham; a printed tractate by John Wallis on the proper duties of a Savilian Professor.

C196 contains, out of sequence, C197, bearing our conservator's pencilled number 493, which document has its own entry.

Dates

  • 1680's

Creator

Physical Description

1

Physical Description

genreform: manuscript

Extent

From the Fonds: 0.5 metre

Physical Description

1

Physical Description

genreform: manuscript

Processing Information

Kiki's number=489

Processing Information

Duncan Fisher26 August 2002

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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