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Kastrel

Joined 12 March 2014
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November 2015

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November 2016

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You can see my full user page over at Wikipedia.

Currently working on: Personal recollections, from early life to old age, of Mary Somerville by mathematician Mary Somerville and her daughter Martha Somerville.

On hold: A collection of letters illustrative of the progress of science in England, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth to that of Charles the Second, an 1841 text of transcriptions of various Tudor and Stuart proto-scientists, like John Dee and Thomas Harriot.

I've just finished Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, Charles Babbage's florid, catty and often hilarious autobiography.

I'm mostly interested in the history of mathematics and science, but am willing to have a crack at most things. If I remember, I tend to do a few pages for each Proofread of the Month.

I uploaded page scans for A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe and Isaac Barrow's edition of Euclid's Elements, and I've been messing around with MS Paint to improve the text of Oliver Byrne's edition of Euclid which has less mathematical notation and more diagrams.

I also added some links so that Ada Lovelace's article which features the so-called "first computer programme" is more discoverable: Sketch of the Analytical Engine invented by Charles Babbage, Esq. and her Notes by the Translator.

I added lots of pages to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, and added more to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Classified List of Articles, mostly for science, and adding Categories corresponding to that.

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