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A collection of letters illustrative of the progress of science in England, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth to that of Charles the Second/Front Matter

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LETTERS

ON

SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS.

 

 

"I am fully perswaded that our countrie is not inferiour to any for men of rare knowledge, singular explication, and exquisite execution of the artes mathematicke, for what strangers may be compared with M. Thomas Digges, Esquire, our countryman, the great master of archmastrie? and for theoretical speculations and most cunning calculation, M. Dee and M. Thomas Heriotts are hardly to be matched."—The Seaman's Secrets, by John Davis, 1594.

 

Historical Society of Science.


A

COLLECTION OF LETTERS

ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE PROGRESS

OF

SCIENCE IN ENGLAND

FROM THE REIGN OF

QUEEN ELIZABETH TO THAT OF CHARLES THE SECOND.


EDITED BY

JAMES ORCHARD HALLIWELL, Esq., F.R.S.,

F.S.A., F.R.A.S., &c. &c. &c.


LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY,

BY R. AND J. E. TAYLOR, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET.

M.DCCC.XLI.

THE

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SCIENCE.

1840–41.



PRESIDENT.

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF SUSSEX,

K.G., K.T., G.C.H., D.C.L., F.R.S., &c., &c., &c., &c.

CHARLES PURTON COOPER, ESQ. Q.C., D.C.L., F.R.S., F.S.A.

THOMAS STEPHENS DAVIES, ESQ. F.R.S. L. & E., F.S.A. Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

AUGUSTUS DE MORGAN, ESQ. V.P.R.A.S. Professor of Mathematics at University College, London.

JAMES ORCHARD HALLIWELL, ESQ. F.R.S., F.S.A. Sec. & Treas.

REV. JOSEPH HUNTER. F.S.A., F.R.A.S.

SIR FRANCIS PALGRAVE, K.H., F.R.S.

THOMAS JOSEPH PETTIGREW, ESQ. F.R.S., F.S.A., F.L.S.

REV. BADEN POWELL, M.A., F.R.S. Savilian Professor of Geometry, Oxford.

SIR J. GARDNER WILKINSON, F.R.S., M.R.S.L., F.G.S.

REV. ROBERT WILLIS, M.A., F.R.S. Jacksonian Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Cambridge.

THOMAS WRIGHT, ESQ. M.A., F.S.A.

JAMES YATES, ESQ. M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.