Hutton, Charles, 1737 - 1823 (mathematician)
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board.
Concerning Major General Grant's instrument to determine the ship's rate of sailing.
Charles Hutton's manuscript calculations for 'New Divisions of the Circle', consisting entirely of various mathematical tables.
Covering letter sent with two enclosed papers (non-extant) requesting Maskelyne to return the papers with any remarks he may be pleased to make. The letter is covered with Maskelyne's calculations and sketches.
The letter is primarily concerned with the progress of 'A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary' upon which Charles Hutton was working. Various calculations and equations cover the reverse page of the letter.
The letter is concerned with Simpson's method for computing series.
A photocopy of a letter from David Kinnebrook to his father, 26 March 1795, describing a conversation with Dr Hutton. Kinnebrook also discusses his salary and outlines the working of the Greenwich Observatory's transit instruments, including 'Rule 1' for a fixed star and 'Rule 2' for the Sun.
A photocopy of a letter from David Kinnebrook to his father, 29 October 1795, describing a conversation he had with Dr Hutton, and including transcriptions of questions from 'the mathematical part of the Diary for 1796'.
An undated photocopy of part of a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Charles Hutton, 20 June 179[ ], commenting on the contribution to a debate on mathematics by Joseph de Lalande, and stating that he is a far better astronomer than mathematician.
An undated photostat a letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks, 16 April 1781, sending him a specimen of paper that C. Hutton has suggested for the printing of C. Mason's new lunar tables. He also informs Banks that J. Ramsden has promised the new equatorial instrument will be delivered in a week's time, and comments on W. Herschel's discovery of a comet.
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