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Papers of John Colson on Arithmetic, c 1700 - c 1760

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/5/3
Papers of John Colson on Arithmetic
Papers of John Colson on Arithmetic

Scope and Contents

Bound in blue boards: f. 1 - Blank; ff.2-4 - Letter from John Colson to William Jones; f.5 - Blank; ff.6-9 - A Compendious Method for the Multiplication of large Numbers, especially Decimal Fractions and other Incompleat Numbers, and for continuing the Product to any number of places required. ff.10-15 - A Short Accoung of Negative-affirmative Arithmetick. ff.16-23 (different hand) - "Sect 1. The Introduction containing some general Inquirys into the nature of Arithmetick, its Several Species & Operations."


  • Creation: c 1700 - c 1760


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24 folio(s) (ff.24 [folio] paper) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition



Former reference 5.30

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