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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

Minute Book No III, 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850

 Item — Volume MS 2917.3: Series Coll-43/1
Identifier: Coll-43/1/3
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members, those who attended each meeting and deaths. Newspaper obituaries for George Sanderson and Hugh Smith are pasted into the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and a newspaper clipping with the annual report for 1847 included. Details of the development of the society library are minuted. Abstracts of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant...
Dates: 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850

Minute Book No IV, 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857

 Item — Volume MS 2917.4: Series Coll-43/1
Identifier: Coll-43/1/4
Scope and Contents 2 notebooks pasted together containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members and those who attended each meeting. A list of names and address for members in 1858 is pasted into the back of the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and the annual report for 1850 is pasted into the front of the book. The reading of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant discussions, although many abstracts have been...
Dates: 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857

Motuum cometarum omnium hactenus observatorum, c1700

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Identifier: GB 0237 David Gregory Dc.1.75 Folio B [14(2)]
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Tabulation of all known cometary appearances to 1698, for use in the Elementa Astronomica, book five.

Dates: c1700

Mr Whistons mistakes in his new theory, 3 April 1698

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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

Mutanda in Nostra Astronomia, 1700

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [015]
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Late changes in Gregory's 'Astronomiae physicae et geometricae elementa'. Some comments are from Dr Arbuthnot and some from 'Mr Kyle', probably John Keill.

Dates: 1700

Notata Math. Nov: 1702, November 1702

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [62(2)]
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This small page appears to go with item 61(2), Newton's refraction table. 1702 was the year that the Astronomiae came out, by which time Gregory was also well under way with his ancient geometers project.

Dates: November 1702

Notata Phys: et Math:, 1697

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [90]
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Notes about things that include refraction, comets, and time.

Dates: 1697

Note about Calum Paton/Beaton, 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/214
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Note about Calum Paton/Beaton Calum mac Dhonill ic Iain, Skye, who could 'tell the hour to a minute by the moon stars and the sun - could also tell the state of the tides without seeing the shore'. Text has been scored through as if copied elsewhere.

Dates: 1884

Notes about the fir-chlis [aurora borealis or northern lights], February 1874

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/54
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Notes about the fir-chlis [aurora borealis or northern lights] describing them as 'ard an[na] an speur & luasgainach is a cosla storm & cosal socair ciuine'; noting that they are not seen 'but in light moon light' and, in a marginal note, relating the ominous nature of blood red aurora.

Dates: February 1874

Notes and sayings connected to decision-making, c1868

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/2
Scope and Contents Notes and sayings connected to decision-making possibly collected from a Mrs MacDonald [identity and location unspecified] or inspired by a conversation with her recorded as, 'Mrs MacDon[ald] said the caus[es] were mom[ents] of folly. I doubt if were not re[a]s[on] as g[rea]t mo[ments] of folly every day.' He refers to the remark made by Captain Thomas about [the lazine[ss] of people to invest[ing] in his work of the Outer Hebri[de]s'. The quotes which follow relate to the farmer's...
Dates: c1868