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Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Astronomiae Physicae et Geometricae Elementa, 28 February 1698

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [43]
Scope and Contents Notes from a London meeting with Sir Isaac Newton on a revised plan for the Astronomiae physicae et geometricae elementa, (1702), Gregory's most important work. An erratum lies at the foot of this document, unrelated to it or to any of the other things on the sheet (which have their own entries in Gregory's index): a jotting about refraction, crystals, and cataracts of the eye. This is dated London, 30 May 1708.

Corrigenda to the Astronomiae, 1698-1699

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

De Antlia Pneumatica ..., 1681

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [9]
Scope and Contents Notes from a trip to London in May and early June of 1681. Gregory saw Boyle's pneumatic pump (an 'antlia' is a siphon) and a method of making 'leaves' with molten glass and water. One Mr Lamb discussed copper engraving with him. He saw Newton's reflecting telescope in Gresham College.

Extrait de Manouvre des Vaisseaux ... sequuntur ... de Newtoni cogitatio, 1694

Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [57]
Scope and Contents A jotting, dated 1694, about a book on how vessels turn (for Gregory was interested in how solids behaved in fluids), and diagrams on the catenary curve, annotated annoted by Gregory and by Newton, almost certainly during their five-day meeting in Cambridge in May of the same year.

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.

Jo: Keil Scheda de figura Radij in Medio difformi, 1684-1700

Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [30]
Scope and Contents A logarithmic treatment of light propagating through a uniform medium. John Keill was an Edinburgh native who earned distinction under David Gregory in mathematics and natural philosophy there, and who followed him to Oxford in 1691, where, like Gregory, he made a name for himself as an enthusiastic vindicator of Sir Isaac Newton. At Balliol College he demonstrated by experiments the validity of some of the chief propositions of Newton concerning light and colour, among other things. Oddly,...

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...

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.