Reference numberCLP/2/2
TitlePaper extract, about how to measure land by Captain [Silas] Taylor
Date[c17th Century]
DescriptionA paper by Silas Taylor (1624-1678) showing how to calculate heights and land measurments, and convert them into different measurement units.. Taylor was a parliamentary army officer with an antiquarian interest in the history of Herefordshire and music. He was actively involved in the activities of the early Royal Society but was never elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

Includes a table and figure in text.

Subject: Mathematics
Access statusOpen
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