Correspondence and notes, 1650 - 1695
Scope and Contents
Seven notebooks, now bound together into one volume, written in various hands. The contents include sermon notes (299r-308v); clock notes in the hands of Flamsteed and Edmond Halley, 1675-1676 (310r-331v); 'Mr Flamsteed's New Table of Refractions', with mathematical notes by Margaret Flamsteed (332r-353v); Flamsteed's notes on a transit of Mercury, 1677, and other observations by Richard Towneley (354r-361v); Jonas Moore's summaries of correspondence between William Crabtree and William Gascoigne (1640-1642), c. 1650; and part of an 'epistle' on the equation of time, in Flamsteed's hand, 1677.
- 1650 - 1695
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Finding aid date
- Crabtree, William, 1610 - 1644 (astronomer)
- Flamsteed, Margaret, c1669 - 1730 (wife of John Flamsteed, Astronomer Royal)
- Gascoigne, William, c1612 - 1644 (inventor of optical instruments)
- Halley, Edmond, 1656 - 1742 (astronomer)
- Moore, Jonas, Sir, 1617 - 1679 (Knight, mathematician and patron of astronomy)
- Towneley, Richard, 1629 - 1707 (astronomer and natural philosopher)