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Clowes, Samuel, 1674 - 1760 (lawyer)

 Person

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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First notes of mural arc observations, 1694 - 1698

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/6
Scope and Contents

'Diarium Observationum Astronomicarum Coelestium' ('Journal of astronomical observations of the heavens'): first notes of observations with the mural arc, 18 January 1694 - 16 March 1698, mainly in the hands of the assistants Samuel Clowes and James Hodgson, though Flamsteed's also appears, 180 folios. There are entries noting visits by Peter the Great (160r, 164v) and other national and personal events (e.g. 24r, 39r, 176r). Inside the back cover is a signed statement by Isaac Newton.

Dates: 1694 - 1698
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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Mathematical theorems and notes, 1692 - 1693

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/67/L
Scope and Contents

Mathematical theorems; notes on optical principles and problems, navigation, and Jupiter and the Moon; and a list of French officer casualties. The volume is dated 1693, but the contents are probably mainly from 1692-1693. Most of the writing is in Margaret Flamsteed's hand, but Samuel Clowes' handwriting also features. The volume is marked '62'.

Dates: 1692 - 1693
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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