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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Catalogue of book[s] now in Holland, May 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [23]
Scope and Contents List of 17 titles (partial cites only) in Latin and French, in an unnamed repository, concerning history, classical literature, and philosophical commentary, such as the "Dictionaire Critique de M. Bail".

Folio C, c1680-c1708

 Series — Volume Dc.1.61: Series Coll-33/Folio C
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...

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.

Memoranda et observata in Batavia 1693 Maio, 17 May 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [31]
Scope and Contents Batavia is a seventeenth-century cognomen for the Netherlands, to which David Gregory went in the spring of 1693, mostly to talk science with Christiaan Huygens. This document is a list of some books he wished to buy for himself and for friends back home, if he could find them. They covered Palladius, Thucydides, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Erasmus, "all I can find of the Roman Authors at Amst[erdam]", and others. On the reverse is a list of topics he wished to discuss when he finally sat down...

Observata et dicta apud D. Hugenium, 06 June 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [4]
Scope and Contents Notes of a conversation in Holland with Christian Huygens, concerning an 'horologium' to show hours, months, years, and planetary positions. More general mention of the work of numerous other scientists: Notably, Huygens disputes the notion of John Bernoulli (James Bernoulli's younger brother) that the curve of an inflated sail is part-catenary and part-circle, and warns that Newton ought not to be 'deflected' into theology or chemistry.

Scheda D.G. de rotatione globi de percussione orta, 12 February 1695

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [25]
Scope and Contents David Gregory's solution to Sir Edmund Halley's problem, proposed during Gregory's composition of the "Tract on Fluxions", of finding the rotary motion in a sphere struck by another sphere. (Halley's solution is in Coll-33/Quarto A [7].) It is built on some basic lemmas and includes a reference (possibly after the date given) to proposition 40 of the "Tract on Fluxions".