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Machin, John, 1680-1751 (astronomer)

 Person

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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Draft letter from William Jones to John Machin, c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/198
Scope and Contents

Draft reply to f.197.

Dates: c 1727
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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Letter from John Machin, 25 January 1715

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/193
Scope and Contents

"Machin's letter was most probably addressed to Jones, and was certainly communicated to Halley." Rigaud

Dates: 25 January 1715
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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Letter from John Machin to Edmond Halley, 23 July 1706

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/192
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: 23 July 1706
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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Letter from John Machin to Edmond Halley, 2 February 1715

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/194
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: 2 February 1715
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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Letter from John Machin to Edmond Halley, 16 July 1716

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/195
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: 16 July 1716
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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Letter from John Machin to Edmond Halley, c 1716

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/196
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: c 1716
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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Letter from John Machin to Gael Morris, 3 May 1739

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/201
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: 3 May 1739
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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Letter from John Machin to Unknown Recipient, 30 September 1733

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/199-200
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: 30 September 1733
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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Letter from John Machin to William Jones, 4 August 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/197
Scope and Contents

The reason why Rigaud doesn't print this is apparently that it is very critical of Sir Isaac Newton.

Dates: 4 August 1727
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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Letter from John Machin to William Jones, 30 July 1736

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/202
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: 30 July 1736
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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Letter from John Machin to William Jones, 5 August 1736

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/203
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: 5 August 1736
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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Mathematical papers of John Machin, c 1719

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/204-206
Scope and Contents

Including an English version of parts of "Inventio Curvae Quam Corpus Descendens Brevissimo Tempore Describeret; Urgente Vi Centripeta ad Datum Punctum Tendente, Quae Crescat Vel Decrescat Juxta Quamvis Potentiam Distantiae a Centro; dato Nempe Imo Curvae Puncto & Altitudine in Principio Casus. Per Joh. Machin, Aftron. Profess. Gresh. & Reg. Soc. Secret," which appeared in Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775), Vol. 30. (1717 - 1719), pp. 860-862.

Dates: c 1719
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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Mr John Machin's Solar Tables, c 1700-c 1750

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/6/5
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 1700-c 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.