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Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:

Observ: Eclipsos Lunaris Oxon 19 Octr 1697 et [Mercury] in [the Sun] 24 Oct 1697, October 1697, with 2 apparently attached documents from 17041693

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [28]
Scope and Contents Two straightforward records of planetary eclipses, but meant, on palaeographic evidence, to be kept with a draft and a fair copy of a subsequent Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society article [Vol. XXIV, No. 293, for September-October 1704, p1704] about the Cassini curve, a model of how a periodic comet probably orbits. Folding and fading of these documents suggest that they were inserted not long after David Gregory generated his index of Quarto A (which he drew up around 1700)....
Dates: October 1697, with 2 apparently attached documents from 17041693

Observatio Eclipsis lunaris Oxonii, May 1696

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [1]
Scope and Contents Tabulated observational data of the 1696 lunar eclipse which Gregory watched from Oxford.
Dates: May 1696

On Cassini's orbit, 10 September 1704

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [050]
Scope and Contents A draft, on the eve of the publication of the Astronomiae, of a discussion in proposition 8 of Cassini's orbit, an apparent compromise between the true and approximate systems.
Dates: 10 September 1704

Or Ms 729: Pocket Ruzname (almanac) of Şeyh Vefa, c. 1091 A.H., c. 1680 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 729
Scope and Contents This manuscript is a copy of the perpetual calendar traditionally known as the Ruzname ("almanac") of Şeyh Vefa. It is comprised mainly of tables for calendar conversion with instructions in Ottoman Turkish (in Arabic script). The volume contains eight coloured discs, one of which marks the qibla, or the direction towards the Kaaba in the Sacred Mosque in Mecca (pictured at the centre of the disc). Two of the other discs are volvelles, i.e., rotating...
Dates: c. 1091 A.H.; c. 1680 C.E.

Oratio de transitu lucis a [Jupiter] ad [Saturn], 1690

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [193]
Scope and Contents Edinburgh graduation speech, in Gregory's hand, of one William Cooper, concerning light rays passing close by Jupiter and Saturn.
Dates: 1690

Orbita Planetaria Cassiniana ab Auctore missa 1699, 1699

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [116]
Scope and Contents Jacque Cassini met Gregory in Oxford in March 1699, and gave him this writeup of his father Jean Dominique's famous 1693 planetary orbit. This was the first Gregory had seen of it, and his excited notes append the foot of the document.
Dates: 1699

Papers in geography, science, and letters, 1743-1783

Identifier: Coll-205/2/3 (Dc.1.59)
Scope and Contents Extracts: some classes of herbs; Fundamenta Agroslographia (1781); Shell marle (1783); Plants growing on Inch Colm; Observable stars, with map of certain constellations (on reverse of disused accounts work); alchemy (for one Mr Mackenzie); balloon trips in France; Fortification (with drawing), from Gentleman's Magazine, 1743; Forsler's round-the-world trip, transcribed ca. 1780; Phlogisticated air, by Mr Scheele, transcribed 1782; What became of various academics by 1784; The downfall of...
Dates: 1743-1783

Papers of David Gregory

Identifier: Coll-33
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: bound manuscripts of mathematical and personal papers by both David Gregory and James Gregory bound manuscripts Lectiones Mechanicae Sive Geometria de Motu parts 1-4 (1689-1690) bound manuscripts of treatises on mathematics and astronomy (1683-1694) bound manuscripts Notae in...
Dates: 1652-1706

Physical Astronomy, c1804

Identifier: Coll-204/30
Scope and Contents Volume consists of lecture notes in astronomy.
Dates: c1804

Physical Astronomy, c1780-c1803

Identifier: Coll-204/34
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on physical astronomy, which is to say, the governing laws of planetary motion, with numerous diagrams and tables.
Dates: c1780-c1803