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Box Dk.1.2



Contains 4 Results:

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,...
Dates: c1680-c1708

Folio B, c1669-c1708

 Series — Box: Dk.1.2
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio B
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: Most of the scientific content of Folio B comes from early in Gregory's career. It includes an index of later letters of John Collins (1625-1683) to James Gregorie (1638-1675), a number of Edinburgh lectures in geometry, mechanics, and optics, and some tables and manuscript pieces of 'Elementa Catoptricae et Dioptricae', the 'Institutes of Astronomy', and the...
Dates: c1669-c1708

Folio D, c1670-c1705

 Series — Box: Dk.1.2
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio D
Scope and Contents

The papers of David Gregory in Folio D consist of:

  1. An index, in David Gregory's hand, to the original collection, and part of a manuscript on Euclid, in James Gregorie's hand.
Dates: c1670-c1705

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...
Dates: c1692-c1708