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Papers of John Couch Adams

  • Adams
  • Fonds
  • 1701-1996

The papers comprise Adams's correspondence, notes and diaries, correspondence after his death, transcripts of correspondence and papers made for Donald MacAlister, biographical and miscellaneous material.

Adams, John Couch (1819-1892) astronomer

Papers of Sir John Herschel

  • Herschel
  • Fonds
  • 1812–1979 (Mostly from 1812-71. Also includes papers relating to modern research into Herschel's work.)

Letters and picture (dated 1812-1955), documents relating to Herschel's 1839 paper, 'The Art of Photography', given to the Royal Society, (dated 1833-1979), Herschel's notebooks.

Herschel, Sir John Frederick William (1792-1871) Knight, astronomer

Papers of John Lee

  • Lee
  • Fonds
  • 1793–1865

Letters (dated 1793-1865); correspondence between Thomas Smart Hughes and John Lee and other documents relating to Payssio Tipaldo, Archimandrite of Cephalonia (dated 1824-5); diaries and sketchbooks

Lee, John (1783-1866) antiquary and astronomer

Papers of William Blair Morton

  • Morton
  • Fonds
  • 1889–1892

14 notebooks containing notes taken by Morton at lectures he attended 1889-1892, mostly given by R.R. Webb, others by J. Larmor, H.F. Baker, G.H. Darwin and R. Pendlebury. They include notes on the following subjects: Statics (Webb), Newton (Webb), Particle Dynamics (Webb), Rigid Dynamics (Webb), Hydrostatics (Webb), Planetary Theory (Darwin), Physical Optics, Geometrical Optics (Larmor, Webb), Mathematical Physics (Larmor), Astronomy (Webb).

Morton, William Blair (1868-1949) physicist

Papers of Stephen Parkinson

  • Parkinson
  • Fonds
  • 1845–1889 (Circa)

19 notebooks containing mathematical notes and examples, possibly used by Parkinson for coaching students. Topics covered include: Newton, dynamics, hydrostatics, tides, statics, instruments, undulatory theory, mechanics, and planetary theory.

Parkinson, Stephen (1823-1889) mathematician

Papers of Robert Peirson

  • Peirson
  • Fonds
  • 1854–1890 (Circa)

Manuscript papers and a few notebooks consisting of notes and calculations. The majority of the material relates to astronomy and optics and dates from 1854-90.

Peirson, Robert (1821-1891) astronomer

Papers of James Wood

  • Wood
  • Fonds
  • 1754–1817 (Circa, mostly undated)

Manuscript notebooks in various hands on mathematics, astronomy, moral and natural philosophy, theology and classics, with some printed items.

Wood, James (1760-1839) mathematician and Dean of Ely