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Parker, George, 1697-1764 (2nd Earl of Macclesfield and astronomer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1697-1764

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Exercise book of one of William Jones's pupils, c 1710-c 1749

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/17/19
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 1710-c 1749
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

Letter from the Earl of Macclesfield to William Jones, 28 October 1742

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/190-191
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: 28 October 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

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

The Macclesfield Collection

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597
Scope and Contents 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: 1600-1800
Conditions Governing Access: Please enquire at the Manuscripts Reading Room desk if you would like to view items from the Macclesfield Collection.

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