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Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695 (mathematician and physicist)

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  • Existence: 1629 - 1695

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

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Copy letter from Christiaan Hugens to Sir Robert Moray, 10 October 1664

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/168-169
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"This letter was read to the Royal Society on the 12th of October 1664. The present translation is in the handwriting of Oldenburg, who sent a copy of the original to Boyle, as may be seen in the collection of his works, vol. V. p.312." Rigaud

Dates: 10 October 1664
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Huygens's table, c 1700-c 1750

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/6/53
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Letter from Henry Oldenburg to Sir Isaac Newton, 18 January 1672

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3976.1
Scope and Contents Contains a transcription of a letter from Christiaan Huygens to Henry Oldenburg dated 14 January 1672/3, from Paris. The original is published in Huygens's 'Oeuvres Completes' (The Hague, 1888-1950), vol. VII, no.1919, p.242. An English translation by Oldenburg appeared in Philosophical Transactions (1665-1678), Vol. 8. (1673), pp. 6086-6087, as 'An Extract of a Letter Lately Written by an Ingenious Person from Paris, Containing Some Considerations upon Mr. Newtons Doctrine of Colors, as...
Dates: 18 January 1672
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Translation of a Letter from Christiaan Hugens to Sir Robert Moray, 14 July 1662

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/161
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"At the meeting of the Royal Society on the 23rd of July, 1662, "The amanuensis was ordered to translate from the French Mons. Huygens's letter to Sir Rob. Moray," of the 14th of July, 1662. An extract from the original was entered in their Letter Book, and this is probably the translation which was made from it." Rigaud.

Dates: 14 July 1662
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Translation of a Letter from Christiaan Hugens to Sir Robert Moray, 18 Aug. 1662

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/13/5/162-163
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"At a meeting of the Royal Society on 20th of August 1662, the amanuensis was ordered to translate into English, from the French, M. Hugens's letter to Sir Rob. Moray, dated from the Hague the 18th of August. The extract in the original is entered in their Letter Book, and this is probably the translation to which reference is made." Rigaud.

Dates: 18 Aug. 1662