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Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742 (astronomer)

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Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

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7: Copy of Letter from William Starrat to Edmund Halley, suggesting solutions to Kepler's problem, c 1724 (Original letter dated 5 April 1724.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/6/29
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 1724 (Original letter dated 5 April 1724.)
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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A copy of Edmund Halley's account of the Principia given to King James II, c July 1687

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.20: 759-764
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

Early drafts of the Principia and related notes; additions, corrections and revisions to the Principia. This is the 'general' category: papers relating specifically to lunar theory or containing mathematical problems are classified separately.

Dates: c July 1687
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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An account of Mr Dodwells book de Cyclis, in a Letter to Robert Nelson Esqr. From Dr Halley, c 1714

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/9
Scope and Contents

A critique of Henry Dodwell's 1701 treatise on biblical chronology entitled "De Veteribus Graecorum Romanorum Cyclis."

Dates: c 1714
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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Calculations in the hand of Edmund Halley, 'For the Honourable Sir Isaac Newton', c 1695-c 1795

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3982.13
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1695-c 1795
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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"Compendium Logicae" and "Systema Ethicae", c 1650 - c 1750

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/12/9
Scope and Contents

Title on spine is "Halley's Compendium Logicae & Ethicae."

Dates: c 1650 - 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.
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Condamine's Observations at Quito, 20 November 1737 - May 1738

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/6/42
Scope and Contents

Possibly autograph. Includes a letter from Bouguer and Condamine to Edmund Halley.

Dates: 20 November 1737 - May 1738
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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Copies of Correspondence between Isaac Newton and Edmund Halley, c 1880 (Original Letter dated 16 February 1724/5.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.55: 664-668
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1880 (Original Letter dated 16 February 1724/5.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copies of Letters by Newton, Halley and Flamsteed, c 1710 (Dates of original letters range from 1680 to 1798.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/2
Scope and Contents

Unknown hand, later annotated by Jones

Dates: c 1710 (Dates of original letters range from 1680 to 1798.)
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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Copies of Letters from Edmund Halley to Isaac Newton and Thomas Molyneux, and from John Flamsteed to Isaac Newton, c 1880 (Original letter dated 28 November 1696.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.31: 417-433
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1880 (Original letter dated 28 November 1696.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copies of letters from Halley to Newton, c 1880 (Original letter dated 28 September 1695.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.29: 394-412
Scope and Contents

Five letters

Dates: c 1880 (Original letter dated 28 September 1695.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copies of undated draft letters from Newton to Halley and from Newton to Varignon, c 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.65: 767-771
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1880
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copy of a letter from Edmund Halley to Isaac Newton, c 1880 (Original letter dated 30 December 1697.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.33: 436
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1880 (Original letter dated 30 December 1697.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Copy of a letter from Halley to Newton, c 1880 (Original letter dated 7 September 1695.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.27: 390-392
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1880 (Original letter dated 7 September 1695.)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unlike the rest of the collection, Add. 4007 has not been microfilmed, and is therefore available on request to those eligible to view manuscripts in the manuscripts reading room.
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Dr Halley's account of the Principia given to King James II, 1687

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965:20
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

Early drafts of the Principia and related notes; additions, corrections and revisions to the Principia. This is the 'general' category: papers relating specifically to lunar theory or containing mathematical problems are classified separately.

Dates: 1687
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Draft letter from Isaac Newton to Edmond Halley, c 1685

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3982.5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: c 1685
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Draft of a Letter from Edmund Halley to Abraham Sharp, 1705-23 April 1705 (Draft undated - this is the date of the final version of the letter.)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/90
Scope and Contents

In Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp, William Cudworth (London, 1889), p.33, there is a facsimile of variant version of this letter.

Dates: 1705-23 April 1705 (Draft undated - this is the date of the final version of the letter.)
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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Draft of part of the preface to the first edition of the Principia. Not quite as printed, in part fuller. Together with the printed prefatory poem by Edmund Halley, slightly amended by hand., Spring 1687

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3965.15: 619-620
Scope and Contents

Much interlineated and corrected. There is a fair copy by an amanuensis at Add. 3963.15: 183, which differs slightly from this.

Dates: Spring 1687
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Eclipse Tables for a Period of 18 Years, c 1695-c 1720

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3969.4: 23-26
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Astronomical notes, communications, observations and tables received from Flamsteed, Halley, de Louville, Pound and others, in various hands, including some notes in Newton's hand.

Dates: c 1695-c 1720
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Elements of the Comets of 1472, 1580, 1585, 1652, 1661, 1665, 1672, 1677 and 1686, as calculated by Halley, c 1695-c 1720

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3969.3: 19-22
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Astronomical notes, communications, observations and tables received from Flamsteed, Halley, de Louville, Pound and others, in various hands, including some notes in Newton's hand.

Dates: c 1695-c 1720
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Equations of the Moon's Apogee (table by Newton for Flamsteed), c 1695-c 1720

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3969.3: 18
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Astronomical notes, communications, observations and tables received from Flamsteed, Halley, de Louville, Pound and others, in various hands, including some notes in Newton's hand.

Dates: c 1695-c 1720
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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Halley on Logarithms

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/89
Scope and Contents

Pages 3-4. Pages 1-2 and any subsequent ones are lost.

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 Edmond Halley to Henry Oldenburg, c July 1676 (Received on 10 July)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/111-114
Scope and Contents "This letter is made up, as it is now printed, from two copies; the one written on four sides of foolscap complete [ff.111-112], and the other, containing the last two pages enlarged, by additional matter, into three [ff.113-114 - by "pages", Rigaud means sides]. This last is a part of what was actually sent to Oldenburg: it has on the back of it a memorandum in his handwriting, "Rec. July 10, 76;" and the identical two first pages, which are wanting in Lord Macclesfield's collection, are...
Dates: c July 1676 (Received on 10 July)
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 Edmond Halley to Henry Oldenburg, 11 July 1676

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/115
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: 11 July 1676
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 Edmond Halley to Henry Sherwin, 18 February 1704 (1704/5)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/88
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This category contains the manuscript letters in the Macclesfield collection excluding the Newton holographs and letters to Newton. It also contains a few other items which were bound alongside these letters.

Dates: 18 February 1704 (1704/5)
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 Edmond Halley to Isaac Newton, 7 September 1695

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3982.1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The Portsmouth Collection is the principal collection of Isaac Newton's scientific and mathematical papers, including early drafts of the Principia, and his correspondence with Oldenburg, Halley Flamsteed and many of the other most prominent scientists of his day.

Dates: 7 September 1695
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Due to the fragile nature of the material access to the collection is restricted. It is available to view in the Cambridge University Digital Library at https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton/1 with the exception of MS.Add.4007, which is open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
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