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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:

Quarto A, c1680-c1708

 Series — Box Dk.1.2: Series Coll-33/Quarto A; Series Coll-33/Folio B; Series Coll-33/Folio D; Series Coll-33/Folio E
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, tides, and...
Dates: c1680-c1708

Records of the Newtonian Society, Edinburgh

Identifier: Coll-175
Scope and Contents The records consist of a minute book covering 30 April 1760 to 27 November 1763, and also January 1764, and with the petition of A. Copland for membership, 17 December 1763. There is also a book of laws and the signatures of members of the Society, as well as a roll of miscellaneous questions to be debated.
Dates: 1760-1764

Rotation, Philosphy, c1780-c1803

Identifier: Coll-204/12
Scope and Contents Volume contains lecture notes, with only one or two diagrams, of the physics of rotating bodies, and of the nature of physics itself.
Dates: c1780-c1803

Serenissimo Principo ac Domino Georgio ... Daniae, 1702

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio E [056]
Scope and Contents A draft dedication of Elementa Physicae et Geometricae to its patron, George, Prince of Denmark.
Dates: 1702

Sounds, c1780-c1803

Identifier: Coll-204/15
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on the science of acoustics. Special topics include ear trumpets and the tuning of instruments. Two or three diagrams attend.
Dates: c1780-c1803

Space, Time, Motion, Stability, c1780-c1803

Identifier: Coll-204/16
Scope and Contents Volume contains manuscript notes on the geometry of motion and stasis; numerous diagrams attend.
Dates: c1780-c1803

Student notes on natural philosophy taken by George Dalgliesh

 Collection — Box CLX-A-1677
Identifier: Coll-2012
Content Description This notebook contains lectures on the works of Aristotle, dictated by Thomas Craufurd, Regent of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and taken down by student George Dalgliesh. The lectures cover the third and fourth years of Dalgliesh’s degree, and, besides logic and metaphysics, deal with scientific subjects such as physics, astronomy, and anatomy. The notes are embellished with humorous doodles.
Dates: 1660-1662

Summarium nostra Astronomiae Phys: et Geom:, c1690

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [56(2)]
Scope and Contents One-page summary of Gregory's major textbook.
Dates: c1690

Table des Refractions, 1688

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [89]
Scope and Contents A refraction table for a 90-degree sweep of the heavens, at constant temperature.

Also a note of a meeting arrangement in Paris with colleagues.
Dates: 1688

The proportions of weight of several bodys compared together..., s.d.

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [75]
Scope and Contents A specific gravity table.
Dates: s.d.