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Mechanics

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

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Booklet on mechanics, 1767

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/237
Scope and Contents A booklet on mechanics, with diagrams and equations of falling bodies and projectiles, autographed 'I L' (Israel Lyons).
Dates: 1767
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Booklet on mechanics and falling bodies

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/236
Scope and Contents An undated booklet by Israel Lyons on mechanics and mechanical problems and on the mathematics of falling bodies.
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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George Frederick Charles Searle: Notebooks and Class Experiments

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8324
Dates: 1892-1944 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Whiteside: Philosophical Lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6301
Scope and Contents 'A Course of Philosophical Lectures by Tho. Whiteside A.M', 183 folios. The lectures are on mechanics. No Thomas Whiteside appears among the published lists of graduates of any university in the British Isles. This is evidently a mistake for John Whiteside (i.e. Tho. for Jho), who was giving such lectures in the early 18th century (see R.T. Gunther, Early science in Oxford, Vol. I). On fo. 1: 'Jno. Browne'. On the front cover are the words 'Mr. Browne', and on the back cover what appears to be...
Dates: c.1710
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nicholas Saunderson: Lectures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2977
Scope and Contents Notes on Sanderson's lectures in the hand of William Haswell. Includes: lectures on hydrostatics, sounds, optics (with others), mechanics, astronomy, tides, technical chronology, and the doctrine of heat and cold. With (fo. 128) copy of letter from James Bate to Hans Deveille, 3 Jan. 1726
Dates: 1725 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering, 1865 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/458
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous works and calculations regarding engineering, including J. Fowler's calculations on a road-bridge; strains on bridges; Airy's views on suspension bridges; a proposed safety railway; C. Fay on a continuous railway brake; an article from 'The Chester Chronicle' on the Great Channel Tunnel; a report, with drawings, on a safety steam boiler; a rainfall chart; a sketch of a rotary valve, with a paper model; R. John's surveying stand; the preservation of ship's timber; the notices,...
Dates: 1865 - 1869
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1837 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/451
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include W. Cubitt, F. Bashforth, J.T. Chance, E. Sabine, M. Faraday, E. Hodgkinson, G. Peacock, W. Denison and W.H. Smyth. Many of the papers are printed, and some are pamphlets or circulars. The subjects include lights, logs, slide values, paddle wheels, cement and elliptographs. There are also calculations on the motion of a pendulum, the friction of ropes and a ship passing through waves.
Dates: 1837 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1848 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/452
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. There are pieces on the Britannia Tubular Bridge, including the lifting of the bridge by R. Stephenson; stress in iron bridges; I.K. Brunel on his Chepstow bridge; notices and awards of the Institution of Civil Engineers; the Smeafonian Society for Civil Engineers; 'Caldwell's self-fleeting windlass'; advertisements for gutta percha; a report on vulcanised India-rubber joints by T. Wicksteed; a rapid water filter;...
Dates: 1848 - 1852
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/453
Scope and Contents A miscellaneous set of works on engineering and inventions, including papers on the Woodbridge Railway and its passage through Playford, Suffolk (Airy performed some levelling of the railway near Playford and gave a speech on the decimal scale); S.H. Blackwell on steam governors; the notices, proceedings and awards of the Institution of Civil Engineers; arguments with W. Coude on the origin of Chesil Beach, Dorset; the Smith Testimonial Fund; scaffolding for the Crystal Palace; G.B. Fennessey's...
Dates: 1853 - 1854
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/454
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding new inventions and engineering works, including a paper by W.B. Burden on propellers and experiments to discover resistance to propellers; George Rennie's work on the heat of water in contact with a propeller; the 'Journal of the Society of Arts', including pieces on the (i) feasibility of carriage by steam vessel, (ii) tonnage registration, and (iii) mercantile steam transport economy; a report of the committee on shipping statistics; the sea trials of...
Dates: 1855 - 1858
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1859 - 1862

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/456
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include W.H. Smith, C. Manby, W. Farr, E. Dunkin, A. de Morgan and C.V. Walker. Many of the papers are printed, and they include notices of meetings, pamphlets and circulars. The subjects include ship telegraphs, anchors, saccharometers, water meters, gas burners, water filters, hay-making machines, the presidential address of the Institute of Civil Engineers, and the Report of the Harbours of...
Dates: 1859 - 1862
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1862 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/457
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence concerning new inventions and engineering works, including proposals for a bridge at Limehouse, London, in conjunction with the Metropolitan District Railway, depicted on a map, with comments by Airy; calculations relating to curves in railway tracks; Airy's theory of the link motion for the sliding value of steam engines'; various inventions for propellers, steering apparatus and paddles, with Airy's views; T. Walker's plan for recycling sewage, including a plan of...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1869 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/459
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include C.B. Vignoles, W.H. Barlow, B.A. Gould, F. Bashforth, E.J. Routh, W.H. Miller and W.B. Adams. Many of the papers are printed, and they include notices of meetings, pamphlets and circulars. The subjects covered include railways, with a diagram of the Playford Level Crossing; the Canterbury gas and water supply, with a sketch of a rotary valve for sewage pumps; gas meters; nickel plating;...
Dates: 1869 - 1872
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/460
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include W.H. Barlow, R.S. Newell, C. Manby, H. Elphinstone, F. Bashforth, E. Gardwell, J. Napier and G.G. Stokes. Many of the papers are printed, and are in the form of notices of meetings, pamphlets and circulars. The subjects covered include a proposed Forth Bridge; a suspension bridge, with a scale plan; a proposed railway tunnel under the Mersey; a ship designed to eliminate sea sickness; a...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1867 - 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/461
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include E.J. Routh, M. Bouch, W. De La Rue and L.C.W. Merrifield. Many of the papers are printed, and are in the form of notices of meetings, pamphlets and circulars. There are also several papers relating to the Institution of Civil Engineers. The subjects covered include HMS 'Inflexible'; the utilisation of sewage and purification of rivers; Hooper's Indian-rubber core for telegraph cables;...
Dates: 1867 - 1877
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Scheme of Observations Recommended to a Traveller, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.10: 51-52
Scope and Contents Under the subject headings: astronomy, geography, navigation, mechanics and minerology.
Dates: c 1665-c 1727
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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The Elements of Mechanicks, c 1665-c 1727

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4005.5: 23-24
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers either in Newton's hand or concerning his life and work. Subjects covered include the Royal Society, education, cosmography, mechanics, mathematics, astronomy and shipbuilding.
Dates: c 1665-c 1727
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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Treatises and other papers, 1604 - 1772

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/67
Scope and Contents Copies and some original treatises on astronomy, longitude, optics and other subjects, dated 1607-1704, with additional notes, letters, drafts of letters and a catalogue of manuscripts, 325 folios (foliated continuously). The writing is in the hands of Flamsteed and others.
Dates: 1604 - 1772
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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