Pell, John, 1611-1685

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referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. XXIV (ff. 558). A miscellaneous collection of treatises, of Pell's notes on them, problems, tables of logarithms, etc., including the following;-(a) 'Labyrinthus ingenii'; 1629. ff. 1-7;-(b) 'The ground of all the recreations in N..., 1629 British Library
referencedIn PELL SERMONSCollection of sermons, fragments and notes of sermons, prayers, etc., mainly by Dr. John Pell (d. 1685).The volume contains a sermon on 14 Prov. 32 in another hand (ff. 1-8). For other Pell Papers see Add. MSS. 4278-4280, 4394-4404, 4407-..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. XIV (ff. i + 219). Trigonometrical and algebraical problems and calculations; Pell's 'Logistica, or the Art of reckoning', 1635 (f. 47); and extracts from the works of Isaac Barrow, W. Oughtred, Franciscus Vieta, and especially from... British Library
referencedIn Vol. II. (ff. 231). (1) 'Ere You Read this now You'll Suppose'; song (8 x 5 lines). f. 1. (2) Epitaph on Mrs. Mary Wynn, beg. 'Stay, reader, and with deep concern'. Two versions. ff. 2-3. (3) The Epilogue to Don Carlos, by T. Otway; 1676. f. 4. (4) '... British Library
referencedIn PELL-PAPERS (lst Series)Correspondence and papers of Dr. John Pell, mathematician, political agent of Cromwell to the protestant cantons of Switzerland and Resident at Zurich (1654-1658); 1631-1683. Latin, French, English, German, Italian and Dutch...., 1631-1683 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II (ff. 324). D-Z; circ. 1624-1683. Included are letters of Samuel Hartlib, Marin Mersenne, Sir Samuel Morland, Johann Jacob Stockar, etc.includes:ff. 1, 3, 6, 7 John Davis, of Horndon-on-the-Hill: Correspondence with J. Pell: 1662.f. 5 Eliz..., approximately 1624-1683 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS FRAGMENTS described by Birch as 'A Parcel of decayed Papers'. The principal contents are:-(1) 'Of some Improvements in Algebra made in [England]'; after 1663. ff. 1b-4. (2) Letter of Louis Henry, Count of Nassau, to Breda University, o..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. II (ff. 399). (1) Johann Heinrich Rahn to J. Pell; Kyburg, near Zurich, 3 March 1658. Latin. ff. 5-6b. (2) John Pell to Theodore Hank, on scientific subjects; 1663, 1664. ff. 13-17b. (3) Ezerel Tonge, D.D., to J. Pell; 8 Oct. 1662. ff. 23-24. (4..., 1654-1714 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVII (ff. 405).includes:ff. 1-4 Thomas Hobbes, philosopher: Geometrical papers by, with refutations of them: 1671.: Printed.f. 50 Johann Heinrich Rahn, the elder; Swiss mathematician: Letters to J. Pell: 1654-1675.: Lat.f. 50 John Pell, d ... British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS (2nd Series)Mathematical and philosophical collections of Dr. John Pell, mathematician (d. 1685) chiefly in the hand of Walter Warner, mathematician (d. 1643). For other series of Pell Papers see Add. MSS. 4278-4280, 4397-4404 and 4407-44..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. VIII (ff. 255). The contents include:-(a) papers relating to An Introduction to Algebra translated ... by Thomas Brancker, M.A., much altered ... by D.P. (i.e. Dr. Pell), the letter 'To the Readers' being in Brancker's autograph. 1..., 1650-1675 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIX (ff. 413).includes:f. 8 Giovanni Battista Calvenzano, merchant, of Milan: Bookplate: 17th cent.ff. 48, 82 William Oughtred, d 1660 mathematician: Extracts from his mathematical works: 17th cent.f. 57 (copy), 60 John Collins, d 1683 FRS... British Library
referencedIn Flora Virginia Milner Livingston research papers, 1927-1931 and undated. Houghton Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION of letters and papers, of a commercial and diplomatic character, mostly referring to foreign affairs.Included are some original letters, imperfect or unsigned drafts, etc. The names of the writers, etc. are to be found in the..., 16th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 65). Included are:-(1) 'Tabulae Directoriae ad praxin Mathematicam nonnichil conferentes. Cum earundem constructione et usu' by John Pell; 16 July 1628. ff. 1-5b. (2) 'Eclipticus Prognosta, or The Eclips Prognosticator', by ..., 1628-1658 British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. XVIII (ff. i + 458). The contents include tables, etc., of sines, and other trigonometrical problems and notes on (a) the publication of his Tabula numerorum quadratorum decies millium, 1672. ff. 80-102;-(b) Dr. John Twysden's probl... British Library
referencedIn Vol. II (ff. 212). (1) Sermon preached by an Aberdeen M.A. in 1666, 'When the Whiggamores, alias Covenanters, were in Arms'; apparently in Birch's early hand. ff. 1-2b. (2) Extract from Domesday-book, relating to the lands of Ilbert de Lacy in the We... British Library
referencedIn Vol. V (ff. 128). Miscellaneous papers of Thomas Birch, including literary memoranda, summonses to meetings, lists of books, receipts for literary work, printing estimates, binding bills, etc.; 1637-1765. Latin, French, English and German.includes:f...., 1637-1765 British Library
referencedIn TREATISES, notes, tables, etc., relating to the Art of Dialling. Artt. 1 and 2 are in the hand of Dr. John Pell. They include:-(1) 'Horologiographia. The Art of Dialling', being a MS. copy of the first few chapters of Thomas Fale's work first printe..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 316). (1) Form of assignment of livings, etc., in the patronage of Lord Brereton; 1668. f. 1. (2) Three receipts for money paid by William Polden of Wakefield, as executor for Mrs. Mary Leake of York; 1633. ff. 2, 132, 277. (3) Acknowledg..., 1625-1770 British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS (4th Series)Mathematical collections of John Pell, consisting of treatises, geometrical and other problems and their solutions, tables and calculations of logarithms, etc., chiefly autograph. For other collections made by Pell see Add. MS..., 1609-1678 British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 198). The contents include:-(1) 'Christiani Hugenii, De Saturni luna observatio nova'; The Hague, 5 Mar. 1656. f. 1. (2) Treatise on geometry, perhaps by George Hastines; n.d. ff. 2-30. (3) Treatise on geometry, perhaps by -... British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. i + 392).includes:f. 18 Johann Heinrich Rahn, the elder; Swiss mathematician: Letter to: 1654: Lat.f. 20 Jacobus a Wassanaer: Mathematical problems: 17th cent.: Dutch.f. 21 Sir Samuel Morland, 1st Baronet; diplomatist and mathemat... British Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 170). (1) Instructions to George Downing, Extraordinary Ambassador to Geneva, Basle, etc., John Pell, Resident with the Evangelical Cantons of Switzerland, and Samuel Morland, Envoy to the Duke of Savoy; 28 July 1655. Draft, partly in Sec..., 1653-1661 British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. V (ff. 123). Included are:-(a) 'The Description and use of the Quadrant, Written for the use of a freind, by Jo[hn] P[ell] ... 1628'. ff. 3-14b;-(b) Treatise on 'Canonicall numbers'. ff. 15-20;-(c) 'Resolutions of Problems', 1666..., 1431-1666 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XX (ff. 266).John Pell, d 1685 DD; mathematician and diplomatist: Household bills, family notes, etc.: 1661-1663.includes:f. 220 John Pell, d 1685 DD; mathematician and diplomatist: Letters to C.S. Longomontanus: n.d.: Lat.: Drafts.f. 220 Ch... British Library
referencedIn SPECIMENS of handwriting, notes and tables of mnemonics, etc., as follows:-(1) 'A Coppie booke of the vsuall hands written: sett foorth by Richard Gething, Master in Writinge: ... Anno 1616'. Engraved. It formed the foundation of his Calligraphotechn..., 17th century British Library
creatorOf John Pell: notes on logic, geometry and music., 17th century British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS (3rd Series)Mathematical collections of John Pell, consisting of treatises, calculations, and extracts from printed works, with other miscellaneous matter, chiefly in Pell's autograph. For the 1st, 2nd and 4th Series of these collections ..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn TREATISES, etc., relating to methods of finding the longitude, as follows:-(1) 'Demonstratio longitudinum maris et terrae' by H. E. Knoodt, 'Satrapa ... Electoris Trevirensis', etc; 18th cent. ff. 1-6. (2) 'The Use of the Inclynatorie Magneticall Ne..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. XXII (ff. 339).includes:f. 24 Rudolph van Ommeren, Dutch Commissioner to the Evangelical Cantons of Switzerland: Letter to J. Pell: circ. 1656.: Fr.f. 24 John Pell, d 1685 DD; mathematician and diplomatist: Letter to, from R. van Ommeren: ci... British Library
referencedIn TREATISES on law or logic. Viz.:-(1) 'Joh. Fred. Gronovii Oratio de Lege Regia', delivered to the Academy at Leyden, 8 Feb. 1671. It agrees with, and is probably copied from the printed edition of 1678, but the dedication is here omitted 'brevitatis..., 17th century British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. Xl (ff. 459). Problems, exercises and extracts from the works of Diophantus Alexandrinus, Franciscus Vieta, Alexander Anderson of Aberdeen, etc. Among them are:-(a) Definitions, etc. of astronomical anomalies. ff. 26-37;-(b) Canon... British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. XII (ff. i+359). Geometrical, arithmetical and chronological tables and problems. Among them are:-(a) Note on the Tabulae motuum coelestium perpetua of Philippus van Lansbergen. f. 4;-(b) Extract from Pell's Oratio Inauguralis Bre..., 1609-1640 British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 283). M-S.includes:ff.1-5 Thomas Madox, d 1727 Historiographer Royal: Biographical notice: 18th cent.ff. 6-12 Sir John Marsham, 1st Baronet d 1685: Biographical notice: 18th cent.: Fr.ff. 13,16 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlboro... British Library
referencedIn OLDENBURG CORRESPONDENCE Miscellaneous original letters, etc., addressed chiefly to Henry Oldenburg, Secretary to the Royal Society, by scientific men; 1665-1676. 'Re writers include:-(1) Sir Isaac Newton to Henry Oldenburg; 24-26 Oct. 1676. Latin a..., 1665-1676 British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 479). The chief contents are:-(a) Animadversions of John Wallis, Savilian Professor of Geometry, on Thomas Hobbes's De Principiis et Ratiocinatione Geometrarum, 1666, in form of a letter; circa 1666. Autograph. Imperfect. ff..., 1657-1684 British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. IV (ff. 226). Papers relating to the finding of Easter in connection with his pamphlet printed in 1664, Easter not mistimed, A Letter ... to a Friend (i.e. Theodore Haak), a copy of which is inserted at the beginning of the volume (... British Library
referencedIn Pell, Howland, b. 1856. [Pell family genealogical documents / compiled by Howland Pell (?)]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. VII (ff. 169). Included are:-(1) Logarithmo-Technia, by Nicolaus Mercator, 1668, to which is joined Exercitatio Geometrica de Maximis et Minimis by Michele Angelo Ricci, 1668. Printed, with a few MS. additions and notes by Pell. ff... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XII (ff. 253). 1663-1765.Francis Hauksbee, the younger; scientific writer: Letters to T. Birch: 1736-1761.includes:ff. 1-3 Theodore Haak, d 1690 FRS; translator: Correspondence with J. Pell: 1643-1664.: Germ. and Engl.ff. 1-3 John Pell, d 16..., 1663-1765 British Library
referencedIn GRAMMATICAL MISCELLANEACollection of notes and treatises on grammatical subjects, the more important being: (1) Extracts, etc., from works on Arabic and Hebrew Grammar, by John Pell. ff. 1-24. (2) Fragment of the Koran. Arabic. f. 27. (3) Guide to th... British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. XIII (ff. i + 341). Miscellaneous geometrical and trigonometrical problems, calculations, and extracts from the works of William Oughtred, Henry Briggs, Diophantus Alexandrinus, etc.Diophantus, of Alexandria; Greek mathematician: Ar... British Library
referencedIn MAPS, ETC.Maps, Plans, Diagrams, etc. Artt. 2, 4-7, 9-11, 13-17 are printed or engraved.(1) 'An Everlasting Almanacke wherein ... to finde out the daies of Regard according to the ... church of England ... 1629'. In Pell's autograph. f. 1. (2) 'A New..., 17th century-18th century British Library
referencedIn STATE PAPERS RELATING TO EUROPEAN AFFAIRS as affected in many cases by the Quadruple Alliance in 1718, with a few earlier documents; 1653-1730. The principal contents are as follows:-(1) Drafts, etc., of a treaty between George I as 'Electeur de Brun..., 1653-1730 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II, (ff. i + 390)includes:f. 55 Jan Janszoon Stampioen, Dutch mathematician and inventor: Notes on his 'Nieuwe Tafelen der polus-hooghte' (1618),: 17th cent.f. 88 John Pell, d 1685 DD; mathematician and diplomatist: Correspondence with Sir C... British Library
creatorOf Severino, Marco Aurelio, 1580-1656. Letters, 1638-1646 or 1647. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Vol. XXIII (ff. 471).includes:f. 8 Henry Oldenburg, Secretary of the Royal Society: Letter to, from G. W. von Leibnitz: 1676.: Lat.f. 8 Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz, d 1716, German philosopher and mathematician: Correspondence with H. Old... British Library
referencedIn PELL PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 196). Included are:-(1) An Introduction to Algebra, translated ... by Thomas Brancker, M.A., much altered and augmented by D.P. (i.e. Dr. Pell); 1668. Printed with MS. corrections in Pell's autograph. ff. 1-32.(2) Letters t..., 1628-1676 British Library
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Vallengin, Switzerland
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Birth 1611-03-01

Death 1685-12-12





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