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Royal Society

 Organization

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

A Scheme for Establishing the Royal Society, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.2: 1-8
Scope and Contents

Seven drafts.

Dates: c 1665-c 1727
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 Fonds

Adam Sedgwick: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7652
Scope and Contents Section I A-H. Letters to Sedgwick, 1821-1849, relating to English geology, museum accessions, etc. Section II A-Z, AA-II. Letters to Sedgwick, 1850-1872, relating to geology, the work of John William Salter, museum accessions, Lucas Barratt, etc. The correspondents include Harry Govier Seeley, Henry Keeping and Henry Wilkinson Cookson. JJ-OO. Letters to George William Featherstonhaugh and Osmond Fisher, 1827-c.1890s. The correspondents include Sir Richard Owen, Roderick Murchison and his...
Dates: 1818-1916
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Appendix ad N. Mercatoris Logarithmotechniam

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/101
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This category contains the manuscript letters in the Macclesfield collection excluding the Newton holographs and letters to Newton. It also contains a few other items which were bound alongside these letters.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 Series

Copy of a letter from Giovanni Rizzetti to the Royal Society, c 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.67: 796-810
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
 Item

Draft Letter from Sir Isaac Newton to Johann Burchard Mencke, 1724

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/125a
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: 1724
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 Item

"Experiments made by Mr Hook at several times and delivered by him to be enter'd in January 1683/4", January 1683

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/130-156
Scope and Contents From the File:

This is an album consisting primarily of holograph letters to and from 17th and 18th century scientists, including Collins, Oughtred, Cavendish, Briggs, Fermat, Oldenburg, Halley, Boyle, Wallis and others. There are also some copy letters and other scientific papers.

Dates: January 1683
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 Series

Extracts from the journal books of the Royal Society relating to the late Sir Isaac Newton, c 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.4: 11-23
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
 Series

Letter from John Lee to James Hudson, 9 August 1833

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.4: 12-13
Scope and Contents

Concerning a proposed Life of Newton

Dates: 9 August 1833
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 File

Letter from Richardson to Royal Society re: his book 'Weather Prediction by Numerical Process' (copy); 'Barometric recurrences after intervals of from four to 72 hours' (copy and typescript draft), 9 Aug. 1921-June 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9228/B.16
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Notes and Drafts is comprised of notes and designs for meteorological instruments, 1916-20; notes on visits to Bergen, 1920-21, and Danzig, 1939; drafts on psychology, 1940s; lectures on differential equations; notes on experiments on angular motion; and notes on 'The geostrophic wind', 'Dynamical meteorology', and 'Barometric gradient and wind speed'.

Dates: 9 Aug. 1921-June 1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Letter from the Royal Society to Mr Baldroe, Vicechancellor of Christ's College, 1668

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/1
Scope and Contents

Copy by John Collins. The recipient was perhaps a Mr Baldero, who was Master of Jesus College Cambridge from 1663 to 1679 and vice-chancellor of Cambridge in 1668, and the letter concerned the work of Isaac Barrow.

Dates: 1668
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 Series

Out of Philosophicall Transactions, c 1667

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3958.1: 9-24
Scope and Contents

Brief notes on all the items in Philosophical Transactions (1665-1678), Vol. 1 (1665 - 1666), pp.1-408; and Vol. 2 (1666-1667), pp.409-448.

Dates: c 1667
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 File

Pages from Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775), vol. 42, no 462 (November 1742), pp.186-192., October 1742-November 1742

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/3/3
Scope and Contents

Contents page, pp.187-192 and one blank folio of a different size. Contains "VI. A Method of making a Gold-colour'd Glazing for Earthen-Ware; communicated in Latin, in a Letter from M. Godfridus Heinsius, Astron. Prof. at St. Petersburgh, to Mr. Peter Collinson, F.R.S. Read Nov. 11. 1742" and "VII. The mean Motion of the Apogee of the Moon, computed from Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, by G.P. Domcke, F.R.S. Read Nov. 11. 1742."

Dates: October 1742-November 1742
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 File

"Papers read in the R.S. Oct 22 1713 - 10 May 1728", c 1728-c 1730

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/18/14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Macclesfield Collection principally comprises the archives of John Collins (1625-1683) and William Jones (1675-1749). As well as being mathematicians in their own right, both men corresponded with leading scientific figures of their day and so the collection includes autograph material by Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, Henry Briggs, Roger Cotes, Henry Oldenburg and Robert Hooke.

Dates: c 1728-c 1730
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 Series

Petition to the Queen of the President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London, for the Grant of a New Place of Meeting, c 1700-c 1720

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4006.17: 36-37
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1700-c 1720
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
 File

Remarks Upon the Solar and the Lunar Years, The Cycle of 19 Years, commonly called The Golden Number, the Epact, And a Method of finding the Time of Easter, as it is now observed in most Parts of Europe, 1750 (The contents of this pamphlet were, according to the title page, first communicated to the Royal Society by Martin Folkes on 10 May 1750.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/3/1
Scope and Contents

"Being Part of a Letter from The right Honourable George Earl of Macclesfield to Martin Folkes Esq; President of the Royal Society."

Dates: 1750 (The contents of this pamphlet were, according to the title page, first communicated to the Royal Society by Martin Folkes on 10 May 1750.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 File

Remarks Upon the Solar and the Lunar Years, The Cycle of 19 Years, commonly called The Golden Number, the Epact, And a Method of finding the Time of Easter, as it is now observed in most Parts of Europe, 1750 (The contents of this pamphlet were, according to the title page, first communicated to the Royal Society by Martin Folkes on 10 May 1750.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/3/2
Scope and Contents

"Being Part of a Letter from The right Honourable George Earl of Macclesfield to Martin Folkes Esq; President of the Royal Society."

Dates: 1750 (The contents of this pamphlet were, according to the title page, first communicated to the Royal Society by Martin Folkes on 10 May 1750.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Sir Joseph John Thomson: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7654
Scope and Contents Part I. Correspondence A-Z Correspondence. PP Other personal papers. Part II. Research, lectures and speeches BD Drafts of books. PD Drafts of published scientific papers and lectures. ED Drafts of contributions to dictionaries and encyclopaedia. UD Drafts of unidentified or unpublished works. SN Notes for speeches. NC Notes and calculations. PH Photographs and diagrams. UL University lecture notes. EX Draft Examination questions. Part III. Thomson's work outside physics Government...
Dates: 1880-1939 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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The Royal Society, Burlington House, 17 May 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7620/N2/5/4
Scope and Contents

Captioned photograph of the assembled Fellows of the Royal Society sitting in rows.

Dates: 17 May 1933
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Translation of a Letter from Christiaan Hugens to Sir Robert Moray, 18 Aug. 1662

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/162-163
Scope and Contents

"At a meeting of the Royal Society on 20th of August 1662, the amanuensis was ordered to translate into English, from the French, M. Hugens's letter to Sir Rob. Moray, dated from the Hague the 18th of August. The extract in the original is entered in their Letter Book, and this is probably the translation to which reference is made." Rigaud.

Dates: 18 Aug. 1662
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.

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