Record

Reference numberAP/60/15/4
LevelItem
TitleUnpublished letter, regarding 'Extension of the value of E to 735 places of decimals; and of log 2, log 3 and log 5 to 310 decimals' from W [William] Shanks to George Gabriel Stokes
CreatorShanks; William (1812-1882); English mathematician
Date25 September 1878
DescriptionShanks presents the revised version of his paper, and asks that Stokes present it to the Royal Society. He thanks [John Couch] Adams for his assistance.

Written by Shanks at Houghton-le-Spring, Durham [England].
Extent1p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusClosed
Access conditionsNot available to view, off site for conservation. Please refer to digital surrogate on Science in the Making.
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA7558Adams; John Couch (1819 - 1892); astronomer1819 - 1892
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView