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Authorised form of nameMachin; John (- 1751)
Dates - 1751
NationalityBritish
Place of deathLondon
Date of death09 June 1751
Research fieldAstronomy
Mathematics
ActivityCareer:
Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, London (1713-1751)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/11/1710
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council (1717-1730); Sec 1718-1747; VP 1741-
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Obituary, Gentleman's Magazine (1751), p284; obituary London Magazine (1751), p284
Notes:
His manuscripts are held at Royal Astronomical Society (DNB)
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/37695659
Royal Society codeNA7786
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/1/161Letter, 'The processus ravianus' from Robert Nesbitt to John Machin17 February 1742
MM/4/61Letter from Stephen Hall, Clapton, to John Machin24 January 1729
MM/20/11Letter from John Machin to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society21 March 1742/3
MM/20/12Letter from John Machin to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society17 November 1743
RBO/16/36'An account of a new Instrument for finding the Latitude etc mechanically and by inspection only' by Andrew Reid in a letter to John Machin1731
LBO/23/50Copy letter from Dr Bevis, London, to John Machin23 February 1736/1737
EL/H3/97Letter, from Alex Harrison to the Secretary of the Royal Society, dated at North Petherton near Bridgewater in Somerset17 December 1720
LBO/21/92Copy letter from Mr Kingsley, York, to John Machin20 March 1734/1735
LBO/20/80Copy letter from Monsieur de l'Isle, St Petersburg, to John Machin17 February 1733
LBO/24/11Copy letter from Albert de Korff, President of the Imperial Academy at Petersbourg to John Machin15 October 1736
LBO/21/54Copy letter from Pietro Michelotti, Venice, to John Machin9 September 1733
L&P/1/67Letter, 'Of the comet' from Robert Simson to John Machin 1 March 1742
L&P/1/292/1Letter, 'Of an omphalocele' from H M Taube to John Machin1744
L&P/1/258Letter, 'An improvement in the operation of tapping' from Christopher Warwick to John Machin1743
L&P/1/293Letter, 'Observations concerning the planet Mercury' from John Bevis to John Machin1744
L&P/1/251Letter, 'As to the sham feathered egg shown on Thursday last' from Thomas Stack to John Machin16 January 1743
L&P/1/122Letter, 'A note relating to vivaprous fish shewed by Mr Ames' from Peter Collinson to John Machin1742
L&P/1/172Letter, 'On the sex of the same child' from James Parsons to John Machin27 February 1742
CLP/4ii/22Paper, 'Aurora borealis observed at Broxmouth, the Duke of Roxburge's seat in Scotland' by Mr [John] Machin1734
CLP/14ii/37/2Engraving, skin condition by John Machin[1731]
CLP/8ii/57Letter, regarding a comet observed at Greenwich [London] from John Bevis to John Machin23 February 1737
CLP/8ii/57/1Manuscript, regarding a comet observed at Greenwich [London] from John Bevis to John Machin23 February 1737
CLP/8ii/33/1Manuscript, regarding an invention to find latitude mechanically from Andrew Reid to John Machin1731
CLP/8ii/69Letter, regarding the 'obliquity of the ecliptick' from John Machin to unknown recipient1733
MS/82Correspondence of Dr Brook Taylor, Secretary of the Royal Society1712-1717
CLP/10iii/45Letter, regarding multiplying grain from J [John] Eames to [John] Machin4 March 1729
EL/F2/14Letter, from Thomas Farrant to the Secretary, dated at Winchester1726
L&P/1/291Letter, 'Of the injection of medicated liquors into the abdomen' from Christopher Warrick to John Machin12 May 1774
L&P/1/147Letter, 'Of a double pear of the Carnelian kind' from Samuel Gruwy to John Machin20 January 1742
RBO/14/33'A method for finding the Longitude in a Letter from Mr Thomas Haselden to Mr Machin'1728
CLP/14ii/37Extract, 'Extract from the minutes of the Royal Society March 16 1731 containing an uncommon case of a distemper'd skin' by John Machin[1731]
CLP/14ii/37/1Extract, 'Extract from the minutes of the Royal Society March 16 1731 containing an uncommon case of a distemper'd skin' by John Machin[1731]
CLP/8ii/33Letter, regarding an invention to find latitude mechanically from Andrew Reid to John Machin1731
EL/M2/2Letter, from Ferdinand Marsigli to the Secretary of the Royal Society24 December 1725
CLP/16/45/2Figures, Roman torture methods by Joanne Ward1729
CLP/16/45Paper, 'De equuleo' [on a Roman torture method involving a horse] by Joanne Ward1729
CLP/16/45/1Manuscript, 'De equuleo' [on a Roman torture method involving a horse] by Joanne Ward1729
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