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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

Commentary on 'De Sphaera'

 Fonds — Volume Dk.7.29
Identifier: Coll-1947
Scope and Contents Volume entitled Buchananus De Sphaera: George Buchanan, with commentary by Adam King, covering key aspects of mathematical, natural philosophical, and astronomical knowledge from antiquity to the early modern period, from the Christian West and the Islamicate and pre-Islamic East, and from Copernicus to Galileo and Kepler. Bound with this is a second manuscript containing poetry by King.
Dates: c1616

Correspondence between an astronomer, David Little of Granton, Edinburgh, and the instrument maker William Horn, of Allan Park, Stirling, and correspondence between Horn and instrument makers Thomas Morton of Kilmarnock, and T. Cooke & Sons, York

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1555, Folder: SC-Acc-2016-0164
Identifier: Coll-1784
Scope and Contents The collection of letters is divided into a group dating from 1850 which includes receipts, costs and correspondence between William Horn and David Little, Granton, Edinburgh.
Another group of in the collection is correspondence between William Horn and Morton and Cooke.
There is also a sketch of a comet drawn in 1838 (Encke's Comet).
Dates: Majority of material found within 1850-1870

Corrigenda to the Astronomiae, 1698-1699

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [56(3)]
Scope and Contents Editorial issues in Gregory's major textbook.
Dates: 1698-1699

Cum in astronomicis..., s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [013]
Scope and Contents A short musing, in an unfamiliar hand, on the nomenclature of physics, (natural) philosophy, and astronomy.
Dates: s.d.

De affirmanda parallaxi magni orbis, cogitatum Hugenii, June 1693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [15]
Scope and Contents A transcription of Christiaan Huygen's argument that because stars' observed radii are so insensibly small, the diameter of the earth's orbit relative to the stars' position is also insensible, and thus the parallax measurement, which ought to prove or disprove the Copernican layout of the heavens, is useless.
Dates: June 1693

De Heliaco orta Sirii anno ante Christum 2783, a.D. Wills..., 1696

Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [8]
Scope and Contents This paper, says Gregory himself, is for a Doctor Wills at Oxford, who undertakes to give a solstice long before that adduced by Hyparchus.
Dates: 1696

De natura rerum by Isidore of Seville, 12th-13th century

Identifier: MS 123/ff. 144v-154v
Contents This section contains De natura rerum (About the Nature of Things) by Isidore of Seville, a scholar that lived from around 560 to around 636. This is a work about nature and astronomy. The text is accompanied by diagrams and figures.The Prologue starts on f. 144v. It is titled Incipit prefatio Sancti Ysidori hispalensis episcopi de responsione mundi et astrorum ordinatione ad...
Dates: 12th-13th century

De Parallaxi Magni Orbis. Jac. Gregorius, before 1675

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [142]
Scope and Contents A draft of the parallax method of proving the earth's motion, i.e., by measuring the angular distance between two stars from diametrically opposite points in the earth's orbit. This was consulted by David in the course of preparing his Astronomiae.
Dates: before 1675

Descriptio Christalli Heddintomani, c17 May 1697

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [2]
Scope and Contents A note describing the structure and optical properties of a particular form of crystal, possibly that for which Haddington (Scotland) is known. This is dated from Oxford 17 May 1697. It is crowded to the right of the page by a large capital A, over which reads the citation, "La Theorie de la Manoeuvre des Vaisseaux. L'Example de la Manoeuvre des Vaisseaux de Monsr le Chevalier de Tourville". Beneath this is a note of an apparent eclipse of Mercury by the Sun (using Zodiac symbols) on 24 October...
Dates: c17 May 1697

Eclipses and latitude, c1700

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [067]
Scope and Contents Calculation of London's latitude, given the times that certain eclipses happened around the globe.
Dates: c1700