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Hutton, Charles, 1737 - 1823 (mathematician)

 Person

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Account with Charles Hutton, 1779 - 1782

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/17: 337-339
Scope and Contents From the File:

Papers regarding payments for work done on behalf of the Board.

Dates: 1779 - 1782
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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Confirmed minutes, 1780 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/6
Scope and Contents Minutes of Board of Longitude meetings regarding, among other matters, the rates of various chronometers; Charles Hutton's tables of products, powers and roots of natural numbers; the voyages of HMS 'Resolution' and HMS 'Discovery' and the examination of their log books; John Arnold's improvements to his watches; a suitable site for the Board of Longitude's instruments after the burning of the cupola of the Greenwich Hospital where they had been kept; improvements to reflecting telescopes;...
Dates: 1780 - 1801
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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Copies of letters from Charles Hutton, Andrew Mackay and George Gilpin, 1806-05-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 120
Scope and Contents

Concerning Major General Grant's instrument to determine the ship's rate of sailing.

Dates: 1806-05-06
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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Hutton's mathematical tables, 1783

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/326
Scope and Contents

Charles Hutton's manuscript calculations for 'New Divisions of the Circle', consisting entirely of various mathematical tables.

Dates: 1783
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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Letter from Charles Hutton, Woolwich, 1785-06-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/11: 1-2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1785-06-27
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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Letter from Charles Hutton, Woolwich, 1793-12-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/18: 1
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1793-12-19
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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Letter from Charles Hutton, Woolwich, 1796-02-27

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/187/26: 1
Scope and Contents

The letter is concerned with Simpson's method for computing series.

Dates: 1796-02-27
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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Letter from David Kinnebrook, 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/108
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1985
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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Letter from David Kinnebrook, 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/115
Scope and Contents

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'.

Dates: 1985
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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Letter to Charles Hutton

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/92
Scope and Contents

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.

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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Letter to Sir Joseph Banks

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/43
Scope and Contents

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.

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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