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Collins, John, 1626-1683 (mathematician and scientific administrator)

 Person

Found in 257 Collections and/or Records:

 File

"A Treatise of Coins" and "Of the Standards of Metals", c 1650-c 1683

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/18/18
Scope and Contents

Hand of John Collins. ff.61-63 (unbound quarto) are in the hand of William Jones.

Dates: c 1650-c 1683
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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About an Annuity Problem, 2 April 1674

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/144
Scope and Contents

Extract from Add. 9597/13/6/144 in the hand of Collins

Dates: 2 April 1674
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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About Slusius's Method of Tangents

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/102
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.

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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About Streightening the Logarithmic Curves, 17 May 1671

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/128
Scope and Contents

Extracts from Add. 9597/13/6/126-7 in the hand of Collins. See also Add. 9597/13/6/121.

Dates: 17 May 1671
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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About the Areas of a Zone of a Circle; About Streightening the Logarithmic Curve, 19 December 1670

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/120-121
Scope and Contents

Extracts from a letter from James Gregory to John Collins

Dates: 19 December 1670
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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About the Rumbe Spirall, 20 April 1670

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/103
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: 20 April 1670
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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Aequatio Cartesiana

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/267
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.

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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An Abstract of the 3rd Volume of the Letters of Des Cartes, c 1650-1683

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/4
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: c 1650-1683
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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An Answer to Mr Strode's Paper

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/182-183
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.

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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Animadversiones Geometricae, c 1650 - c 1683

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/11/36
Scope and Contents

Copy by John Collins of work by Henry Briggs.

Dates: c 1650 - c 1683
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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Animadversiones Geometricae, c 1650-c 1683

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/11/41
Scope and Contents

Copy by John Collins of work by Henry Briggs.

Dates: c 1650-c 1683
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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Barrow's Pieces, c1650-c1700

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/11/50
Scope and Contents

Includes autograph material by Barrow, and copies of works by both Barrow and Gregory in the hand of Collins.

Dates: c1650-c1700
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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Catalogue of Correspondence Between David Gregory and John Collins

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/91*
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.

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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Construction of Equations, c1670 - c1683

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/9/16
Scope and Contents

Note on inside front cover by William Jones reads: "A Copy of a piece of Sir Isaac Newton in John Collins' handwriting."

Dates: c1670 - c1683
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.
 Item

Copies of James Gregory's Papers in the Hand of John Collins

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/95-98
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.

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.
 Series

Copies of Letters from Leibnitz, Slusius etc. to Oldenburg, c 1722

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3971.1: 1-38
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Transcripts of mathematical and astronomical letters and papers, apparently made for the use of Isaac Newton, in various hands. Included are copies of works by R.F. Slusius, Antonio Monforte, Jacques Ozanam, G.W. Leibnitz, E.W. von Tschirnhaus, Henry Oldenburg, T.F. de Lagny, G.D. Cassini, John Craig and S. Morland.

Dates: c 1722
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.
 Series

Copies of Mathematical Papers by Tshirnhausen, Leibnitz, Slusius etc., c 1722

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3971.2: 39-66
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Transcripts of mathematical and astronomical letters and papers, apparently made for the use of Isaac Newton, in various hands. Included are copies of works by R.F. Slusius, Antonio Monforte, Jacques Ozanam, G.W. Leibnitz, E.W. von Tschirnhaus, Henry Oldenburg, T.F. de Lagny, G.D. Cassini, John Craig and S. Morland.

Dates: c 1722
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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Copies of Three Letters from John Wallis to John Collins, 29 March 1673-12 April 1673

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/236-241
Scope and Contents

Inaccurate copies of Add. 9597/13/6/233-4; Add. 9597/13/6/235 and another letter, the original of which is lost.

Dates: 29 March 1673-12 April 1673
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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Copy by John Collins of a letter by Isaac Newton 'to a friend of his', together with Collins's description of a telescope mentioned in the Newton letter., 23 February 1668 (1668/9)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/3
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: 23 February 1668 (1668/9)
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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Copy by John Collins of a Letter from John Wallis to Giovanni Alphonso Borelli, 13 June 1669 (1669/70)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/212
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: 13 June 1669 (1669/70)
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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Copy, in the hand of Collins, of a letter from James Gregory to Henry Oldenburg, 8 June 1675

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/148
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: 8 June 1675
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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Copy letter from Isaac Newton [to John Smith?], 24 July 1675

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/2/18/43
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Primarily Newton autographs and letters to Newton.

Dates: 24 July 1675
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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Copy Letter from John Collins to James Gregory, 5 May 1671

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/6/125
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: 5 May 1671
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.
 Series

Copy of a letter from John Collins to Giovanni Alphonso Borelli, c 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.7: 61-66
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.
 Series

Copy of a Letter originally in the hand of John Collins, c 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4007.62: 745-749
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.

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 256
Collection 1
 
Subject
Mathematics 3
Astronomy 1
 

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