Halley, Edmond, 1656 - 1742 (astronomer)
Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:
Letter concerning corrections to the 'Nautical Almanac' for 1813 and a method for computing the geocentric places of the planets, 1809-09-22
The letters are primarily from Nevil Maskelyne but include three sent to Andrews by Margaret Maskelyne, following the death of her father.
A list of manuscript books and papers of the late Dr Halley which were sent to the Earl of Morton by his daughter Mrs Price; annotated with a note from Nevil Maskelyne stating that he had received them on 25th July.
'Resolution of Equations by approximations', 'Transformation of Series - Logs', 'Construction of Biquadratic Equations' (by Edmond Halley's method) and 'Of finding the Time of the Solstices'. The volume is undated.
The collection comprises observations, calculations, computations, tables and letters. The text is mainly in English, but also includes Latin and some French.
Various papers on the history the Royal Observatory, probably written by John Pond.
1. Resumé of the careers of Nevil Maskelyne and Sir Jonas Moore, with a note on the death of James Bradley.
2. Summary of the history of the Observatory, John Flamsteed and Edmond Halley. This was originally the first part of no. 1.
3. Important dates in the history of the Observatory.
Stamped ‘Edmond Halley Memorial Service Westminster Abbey’ and marked ‘Star Card no. M’ [sic.].
'A problem proposed by Dr Halley' on finding longitude, and the course steered, with its attached solution. The author and date of the piece are not known.