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Authorised form of nameWallis; John (1616 - 1703)
Other forms of nameWallys, John
SurnameWallis
ForenamesJohn
Dates1616 - 1703
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Ashford, Kent, England (23 November 1616)
Death:
Oxford (28 October 1703)
Burial:
St Mary's Church, Oxford
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Church of England; Mathematician
Research Field:
Mathematics
Education:
School at Ashford; James Mouat's School at Ley Green, near Tenterden, Kent; Felsted School (for 2 years); Emmanuel College, Cambridge; BA (1637), MA (1640); Incorporated at Oxford (1649); DD (Oxford 1654); Incorporated from Oxford (1656)
Career:
Ordained (1640); Chaplain to Sir Richard Darley (1640-1642) and to Mary, Baroness Vere (1642-1644); employed by Parliament to decipher intercepted dispatches (1642-1645); Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge (1644-1645); Secretary to the Westminster Assembly (1644); he it was who stated that at this period with the meetings of those who later became Fellows of the Royakl Society ' [We] met weekly, (sometimes at Dr Goddard's lodgings, sometimes at the Mitre in Wood Street near-by) at a certain hour, under a certain penalty, and a weekly contribution for the charge of experiments, with certain rules agreed among us. There, to avoid being diverted to other discourses and for some other reasons, we barred all discussion of Divinity, of State Affairs, and of news (other than what concerned our business of philosophy) confining ourselves to philosophical inquiries, and related topics; as medicine, anatomy, geometry, astronomy, navigation, statics, mechanics, and natural experiments. ' Rector of St Gabriel's, Fenchurch Street, London (1645-1647); Minister of St Martin's, Ironmonger Lane, London (1647); Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford (1649-1703); Keeper of the Archives at Oxford (1654-1703); Justice of the Peace; Decipherer to William III; opposed the adoption of the Gregorian calendar (1692)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
20/05/1663
Originally elected 06 March 1661 (JB)
RelationshipsSon of John Wallis, Vicar of Ashford, and his second wife, Joanna, daughter of Henry and Mary Chapman of Godmersham, Kent; Married Susanna, daughter of John and Rachel Glyde of Northiam, Sussex
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn; Foster
References:
Margaret Deacon, 'Founders of Marine Science in Britain: the Work of the Early Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 1965 vol 20 pp 28-50
J F Scott, 'The Reverend John Wallis, FRS (1616-1703)' in NR 1960 vol 15 pp 57-67, plate
J F Scott and Sir Harold Hartley, 'William, Viscount Brouncker, PRS (1620-1684)' in NR 1960 vol 15 pp 147-157
J E McGuire and P M Rattansi, 'Newton and the "Pipes of Pan"' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 108-143
H E Bell, 'The Savilian Professors' Houses and Halley's Observatory at Oxford' in NR 1961 vol 16 pp 179-186
G H Turnbull, 'Samuel Hartlib's Influence on the Early History of the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 101-130
Douglas McKie, 'The Origins and Foundation of the Royal Society of London' in NR 1960 vol 15 pp 1-37
Derek T Whiteside, 'Wren the Mathematician' in NR 1960 vol 15 pp 107-111
Christoph J Scriba, 'A Tentative Index of the Correspondence of John Wallis, FRS' in NR 1967 vol 22 pp 58-93
C S S, 'The Society's Library' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 21-27
A C S, 'Notes on the Foundation and History of the Royal Society' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 32-36
Jacqueline A Stedall, 'Catching Proteus: the collaborations of Wallis and Brouncker. I. Squaring the circle' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 293-316
Jacqueline A Stedall, 'Catching Proteus: the collaborations of Wallis and Brouncker. II. Number problems' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 317-331
Katherine Hill, 'Neither Ancient nor Modern: Wallis and Barrow on the Composition of Continua. Part One: Mathematical Styles and the Composition of Continua' in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 165-178, plate
Katherine Hill, 'Neither Ancient nor Modern: Wallis and Barrow on the Composition of Continua. Part Two: The Seventeenth-Century Context: The Struggle Between Ancient and Modern' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 13-22
Brebis Bleaney, 'The Physical Sciences in Oxford, 1918-1939 and Earlier' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 247-261
G J Whitrow, 'Newton's Role in the History of Mathematics' in NR 1989 vol 43 pp 71-92
J R Philip, 'An Innumerate President of the Royal Society?' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 1-10
A Rupert Hall and Marie Boas Hall, 'The Intellectual Origins of the Royal Society - London and Oxford' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 157-168
Christoph J Scriba, 'The Autobiography of John Wallis, FRS' in NR 1970 vol 25 pp 17-46
Christopher Hill, 'The Intellectual Origins of the Royal Society - London or Oxford?' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 144-156
G L'E Turner, 'Henry Baker, FRS: Founder of the Bakerian Lecture' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 53-79
A Cook, '1703 and other anniversaries' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 1-2
J Gray, 'Harriot Restored. <i>The greate invention of algebra: Thomas Harriot's treatise on equations</i>, by Jacqueline A Stedall' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 101-102
Virtual international authority filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/100212546
Royal Society codeNA7472
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/W2/40John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley2 July 1686
EL/W2/83John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane22 August 1699
EL/W2/1John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg5 October 1672
EL/W1/12John Wallis to Robert MorayDecember
P/0138Portrait of Wallis, John
EL/W2/10John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg15 July 1673
EL/W2/72John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane3 February 1700
EL/H1/79Christian Huygens, dated at Paris, to John Wallis10 July 1673
EL/W2/61John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane17 May 1697
EL/W1/109John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg9 April 1670
EL/W1/90John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 7 June 1669
EL/W1/110Letter from John Wallisnd
EL/W1/91John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 15 June 1669
EL/B1/9Letter, from William Brouncker to John Wallis, dated at London15 February 1670
EL/W1/31John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg12 February 1667
EL/W1/70John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg19 November 1668
EL/W2/57John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley3 December 1695
EL/W1/97John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 17 October 1669
EL/W1/87John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 10 May 1669
EL/W2/13John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg25 September 1673
EL/W1/79John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 21 December 1668
RBO/4/1'Of Mr Mercator's Logarithmotechnia' by John Wallis1668
EL/B2/14Copy of a letter from Jean Berdet, dated at Paris, to John Wallis1 December 1671
EL/W2/84John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane2 September 1699
EL/W2/45John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Richard Waller20 February 1694
EL/W1/59Demonstration of logarithms by John Wallis5 August 1668
EL/W1/30John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg31 January 1667
EL/W1/86John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 24 April 1669
EL/W2/30John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg27 May 1676
EL/W1/37Account of how an analyst would solve a geometrical problem by John Wallisnd
EL/W2/14John Wallis to Henry Oldenburg4 October 1673
EL/W2/36John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg14 March 1677
EL/W1/127Letter from John Wallis concerning Thomas Hobbes's errors in the quadrature of the circlend
EL/W1/46John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg2 July 1668
EL/W1/78John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 9 December 1668
EL/W2/58John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Richard Waller19 February 1696
EL/W1/111John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg22 July 1670
EL/W1/48John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg4 July 1668
EL/W1/102Copy of John Wallis's answer to Henry Hyrne's letter dated 28 February 16691670
EL/W1/57Continuation of the second letter from John Wallis vindicating himself following the publication of Francis Dulaurens' work 'Specimina Mathematica'1668
EL/W1/81John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 2 January 1669
EL/W2/51John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Richard Waller25 June 1695
EL/W1/22John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg24 May 1666
EL/W2/38John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg8 May 1677
EL/W2/39John Wallis to the Royal Society30 May 1685
EL/W2/26Extract of a letter from John Wallis to Johannes Hevelius31 December 1673
EL/W1/89John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 29 May 1669
EL/W1/34John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg30 November 1667
EL/W1/39Concerns the mathematical problem from France with solution in rationals by John Wallis8 Feburary 1668
EL/W1/3Account of a new way of hatching eggs laid by pigeons by John Wallis1663
EL/H1/107Henry Hyrne to John Wallis20 February 1670
EL/W1/60John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to William Brouncker6 August 1668
EL/W1/32John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg21 March 1667
EL/W1/11John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg1665
EL/W1/98John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 9 December 1669
EL/W1/73John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg27 November 1668
EL/W1/6John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg30 April 1664
EL/W1/83John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 19 January 1669
EL/W1/40John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg7 March 1668
EL/W1/13John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg24 December 1664
EL/W1/53John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg16 July 1668
EL/W1/106John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Renatus Franciscus Slusius29 March 1670
EL/W1/44John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg30 March 1668
EL/W2/37John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg29 March 1677
EL/W1/80John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 31 December 1668
EL/W1/51John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg11 July 1668
EL/W1/55A second letter from John Wallis vindicating himself following the publication of Francis Dulaurens' work 'Specimina Mathematica'1668
EL/W2/33John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg24 October 1676
EL/W1/92John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 16 July 1669
EL/W1/45John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg30 March 1668
EL/W1/71John Wallis to Henry Oldenburg26 November 1668
EL/W1/131John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg6 November 1671
EL/W2/35John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg30 January 1677
EL/W1/67John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to M Huygens13 November 1668
EL/W1/72John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg27 November 1668
EL/W1/82John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 12 January 1669
EL/W2/47John Wallis to Richard Waller6 December 1694
EL/W2/16John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Johannes Hevelius31 December 1673
EL/W1/134John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to John Bertet19 December 1671
EL/W2/71John Wallis to G Leibnitz29 March 1700
EL/W2/20John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg24 March 1674
EL/W2/38aJohn Wallis to Henry Oldenburg1677
EL/W1/69John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg15 November 1668
EL/W1/121John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg2 June 1671
EL/W1/112John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg4 August 1670
EL/W1/94John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 15 August 1669
EL/W1/118John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg23 March 1671
EL/W2/8John Wallis, dated at London, to Christian Huygens30 May 1673
EL/W1/107John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 29 March 1670
EL/W2/55John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley11 November 1695
EL/W1/135John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg14 January 1672
EL/W2/62John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane9 August 1697
EL/W2/32John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg22 August 1676
EL/W2/5John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg17 February 1673
EL/W2/9John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg23 June 1673
EL/W2/21John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg31 March 1674
EL/W2/52John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Richard Waller22 August 1695
EL/W1/136John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg18 January 1672
EL/W2/50John Wallis to Richard Waller31 May 1695
EL/W2/15John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg20 December 1673
EL/W2/76John Wallis to the Archbishop of Canterbury31 August 1699
EL/W2/70John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane7 December 1700
EL/W2/59John Wallis to Richard Waller1695
EL/W2/49John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Richard Waller30 April 1695
EL/W2/80John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Thomas Beverly30 September 1698
EL/W2/78John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane5 September 1698
EL/W2/56John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley26 November 1693
EL/W2/73John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane20 December 1699
EL/W2/74John Wallis to Hans Sloane1699
EL/W2/75John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane6 September 1699
EL/W2/64John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane20 January 1698
EL/W2/48John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Isaac Newton10 April 1695
EL/W2/65John Wallis to William Brounckernd
EL/W2/67John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley23 May 1702
EL/W2/82John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane1 February 1699
EL/W2/81John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane17 October 1698
EL/W1/24John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg8 June 1666
EL/W1/95John Wallis to Renatus Franciscus Slusius10 September 1669
EL/W1/119John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg7 April 1671
EL/W2/44John Walli, dated at Oxford, to Richard Waller17 June 1693
EL/W1/105John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg24 March 1670
RBO/7/86Letter from John Wallis to Andrew Fletcher 'concerning the strange effects reported of Musick in former Times beyond what it is to be found in Later Ages'1698
EL/W2/69John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane5 December 1700
EL/W1/38John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg8 February 1668
EL/W1/126John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg10 August 1671
EL/O2/177Letter to John Wallisnd
EL/W1/100John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 9 January 1669
EL/W2/60Letter from John Wallis, dated at Oxford5 March 1696
IM/004775Wallis, Johnnd
EL/W1/50John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg8 July 1668
RBO/7/82'A question in Musick lately proposed to Dr Wallis, concerning the Division of the Monochord, or Section of the Musical canon: with his answer to it'nd
IM/004776Wallis, John2000
EL/P1/52Henry Philips to John Wallis1668
MS/21A Treatise on Logic1685
EL/S1/62Copy of a letter from Renatus Slusius, dated at Luttich, to John Wallis1670
EL/W1/15John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg19 June 1665
EL/W1/52John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Robert Moray14 July 1668
EL/H1/58Christian Huygens, dated at Paris, to John Wallis13 November 1668
IM/004777Wallis, John2000
EL/W2/77John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Andrew Fletcher18 August 1698
EL/W1/10John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg21 September 1664
EL/W1/84John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 11 February 1669
EL/W1/43John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to the publisher of 'Philosophical Transactions'7 March 1668
EL/W1/26John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg2 August 1666
EL/W1/14John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg21 January 1665
EL/W1/65John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to William Brouncker4 November 1668
EL/W1/115John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg15 November 1670
EL/W1/76John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg5 December 1668
EL/W1/85John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 15 April 1669
EL/W1/5John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Johannes Hevelius5 April 1664
EL/W1/17John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg23 April 1666
EL/W1/29John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg19 January 1667
EL/W1/68John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg14 November 1668
EL/W1/58John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg3 August 1668
RBO/2ii/46'An Account of a new way of hatching Pigeons' by John Wallis1663
EL/W1/75John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg3 December 1668
EL/W1/62John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to M Huygens31 August 1668
EL/W1/42John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg17 March 1668
EL/W1/63John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg3 September 1668
EL/W1/47John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg2 July 1668
EL/W1/21John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg19 May 1666
EL/W1/33John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg16 November 1667
EL/W1/113John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg28 October 1670
EL/W1/36John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg1 February 1667
EL/W1/64John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg6 October 1668
EL/W1/77John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 7 December 1668
EL/W2/4John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg26 December 1672
EL/W1/120John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg13 May 1671
EL/W1/96John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 16 October 1669
EL/W1/104John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg19 March 1670
EL/W2/3John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg14 November 1672
EL/W2/19John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg20 March 1674
EL/H1/108Henry Hyrne to John Wallis2 April 1670
EL/W1/20John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg12 May 1666
RBO/4/53'A Discourse of Gravity and Gravitation Grounded on Experimental Observations' by John Wallis1674
RBO/7/36Copy of a letter from John Wallis to Edmond Halley dated 26 April 1687 at Oxford1687
MM/6/86Letter from John Collins to John Wallis14 February 1676
RBO/2i/73'An Account Of a New way of Hatching Pigeons' by John Wallis14 October 1663
RBC/1/47Dr Wallis his Account of the Experiment made at Gresham College13 August 1662
RBO/2ii/31'An Account of the Experiment wherein a Weight is raised by the blowing of a Bladder' by John Wallis 4 March 1662
RBC/2/1'An Account of the Experiment wherein a Weight is raised by the blowing of a Bladder' by John Wallis4 March 1662
RBO/3/39'Of the Ebbing and Flowing of the Sea; As it was first written to My Boyle from Oxford' by John Wallis25 April 1666
RBO/2i/35'An Account of the Experiment wherein a Weight is raised by the Blowing of a Bladder' by John Wallis4 March 1662
RBC/2/72'An Account of the Effects of Thunder and Lightning sent from Oxford by Dr Wallis'1666
RBO/3/33'An Account Of the Effects of Thunder and Lightning Sent from Oxford' by John Wallis1666
MM/17/43Papers concerning 'Defence of the Royal Society' by John Wallis January 1960
EL/W2Early Letters W2 (Wallis)1672-1700
EL/W1Early Letters W1(Wallis)1662-1672
EL/W2/42John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley25 November 1686
RBC/2/16'An Account of a new way of Hatching Pigeons' by John Wallis1663
RBO/7/34Copy of a letter from John Wallis to Edmond Halley concerning the resistance of the air to projectiles dated 4 March 1687 at Oxford9 March 1687
EL/W1/124John Wallis to Henry Oldenburg4 August 1671
EL/W2/46John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Richard Waller26 April 1694
RBO/1/44'Dr Wallis his Accompt of the Experiment made at Gresham College'13 August 1662
MS/366/3/1De Aestu Maris by John Wallis1666
MS/366/3/2Animadversiones in Th. Hobbii nuperum de Principiis, et Rationcinatione Geometrum Tractatum1666
MS/366/2/7Dr Wallis concerning the Ecclesiastical Computation of the Paschal Tables in the Church of England1680
CLP/3i/42Paper, 'A summary account given by Dr John Wallis of the general laws of motion' by Dr John Wallis1668
MS/390/36Bonds of John Wallis and Edward Bernard to the Treasurer of the Royal Society30 November 1674 and 22 February 1675
EL/G1/21James Gregory dated at London, to John Wallis26 October 1668
CLP/24/26/1Paper, 'The Answer of John Collins to a Paper of Mr. Hobbs - endeavouring to invalidate the doctrine of Dr. Wallis in his Arithmetica Infinitorum' by John Collins17th century
CLP/24/26Paper, 'The Answer of John Collins to a Paper of Mr. Hobbs - endeavouring to invalidate the doctrine of Dr. Wallis in his Arithmetica Infinitorum' by John Collins17th century
EL/W1/1Account of experiments investigating the motion of descent by John Wallis carried out at Gresham College on 13 August 166227 August 1662
CLP/6/8/2Diagram, explanation of the torricellian experiment by Dr Wallis27 August 1662
CLP/6/8/4Diagram, explanation of the torricellian experiment by Dr Wallis27 August 1662
CLP/6/8/1Dr Wallis's account of Dr Goddard's experiment of weighing glass canes with the cyliners of quicksilver according to the Torricellian Experiments'27 August 1662
CLP/6/8/3Diagram, explanation of the torricellian experiment by Dr Wallis27 August 1662
EL/W1/122John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg10 June 1671
EL/W2/11John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg2 September 1673
EL/W2/27John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg11 January 1675
EL/W2/22John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg7 April 1674
EL/W2/12John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg20 September 1673
EL/W2/29John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg1 November 1675
EL/W2/17John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Martin Lister12 January 1673
EL/W2/43John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley14 December 1686
EL/W2/41John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Edmond Halley8 November 1686
IM/005338Wallis, John2001
EL/W1/19John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg7 May 1666
EL/W1/25John Wallis to the publisher of 'Philosophical Transactions'1666
EL/W1/9John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg25 May 1664
EL/W1/27John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg11 August 1666
EL/W2/53John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Richard Waller27 August 1695
EL/W1/93John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 29 July 1669
EL/W1/99John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 7 January 1670
EL/W1/116John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg24 November 1670
EL/W1/117Letter from John Wallisnd
EL/W1/114John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg3 November 1670
EL/W2/66John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Hans Sloane11 May 1700
EL/W2/68John Wallis to Edward Tyson1700
EL/W1/35John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg13 December 1667
EL/W1/16John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg3 April 1666
EL/W1/2John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Johannes Hevelius30 March 1663
EL/W1/23John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg2 June 1666
EL/W2/18John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg14 February 1674
EL/W2/2John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg25 October 1672
EL/S1/64Copy of a letter from Renatus Slusius, dated at Luttich, to John Wallis25 July 1670
EL/S1/88Copy of a letter from Renatus Slusius to John Wallis21 April 1676
EL/W1/103John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg 10 March 1670
NLB/60/828Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to S. B. Gaythorpe Esquire; 3 Prospect Road, Barrow-in-Furness12 April 1921
NLB/60/877Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to S. B. Gaythorpe Esquire; 3 Prospect Road, Barrow-in-Furness20 April 1921
CLP/6/8Dr Wallis's account of Dr Goddard's experiment of weighing glass canes with the cylidners of quicksilver according to the Torricellian Experiments'27 August 1662
CLP/24/26/2Diagram, 'The Answer of John Collins to a Paper of Mr. Hobbs - endeavouring to invalidate the doctrine of Dr. Wallis in his Arithmetica Infinitorum' by John Collins17th century
CLP/6/8/5Diagram, explanation of the torricellian experiment by Dr Wallis27 August 1662
EL/W1/28John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg18 August 1666
EL/W1/54John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg20 July 1668
EL/W1/66John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Henry Oldenburg7 November 1668
EL/W1/101John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to John Borellius, Professor of Maths at the Academy of Pisa13 January 1670
DM/5/70Resolution signed by Henry Oldenburg, appointing a Committee of the Royal Society to consider a way of determining the measure of a degree on the earth21 October 1669
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