Reference numberCLP/1/20/1
TitleManuscripts, regarding a rule of gunnery by [Edmond Halley and George Tollet?]
DescriptionEdmond Halley's diagram for illustrating a rule of gunnery, shown to William Molyneux when they met in London. This was given to George Tollet (d. 1719) by Molyneux's father, Captain Samuel Molyneux. Tollet was a self-taught teacher of mathematics in Dublin and one of the earliest members of the Dublin Philosophical Society.

Tollet wrote to Charles Willoughby on 4 July 1685 and mentioned that he had worked out a general rule using a different construction. This was read to the Dublin Philosophical Society on 6 July 1685, and then sent by St George Ashe to Francis Aston in a letter dated 4 July 1685. It was read to the Royal Society at its meeting on 22 July 1685. (See Papers of the Dublin Philosophical Society, ed. by K. Theodore Hoppen, 2 vols (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2008), I, 458n).

Subject: Geometry / Physics
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialLBC/10/221
Related records in the catalogueCLP/1/20
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8423Halley; Edmond (1656 - 1742); astronomer1656 - 1742
NA517Tollet; George (c 1684 - 1714)c 1684 - 1714
NA5638Molyneux; William (1656 - 1698); natural philosopher and writer1656 - 1698
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