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The  summary of a course of experimental lectures in natural philosophy by Dr. John Winthrop (manuscript copy), 1772-1774
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The summary of a course of experimental lectures in natural philosophy by Dr. John Winthrop (manuscript copy), 1772-1774
Description
Notebook with a handwritten copy of lecture summaries for a physics course given by Harvard Professor John Winthrop. The notes were made by Timothy Foster in 1772 and 1773. The volume contains twenty-five lectures with some diagrams.
Lecture 1st Definitions-- Lecture 2 [Bodies]-- Lecture 3d: Laws of motion-- Lecture 5th Novmb. 1772 Of Pendulums-- Lecture 6th Novbr 1772...Of ye 3d law of Motion-- Lecture 7th April 10th 1773 Concerning ye Leaver-- Lecture 8th of ye Pulley-- Lecture ye 9th of ye Axis in peritrochio...of ye inclined plane...of ye we[d]ge...of the screw...of compound engines-- Lecture 10th of Gravity-- Lecture 11th of Electricity-- Lecture 12th of Attraction of Cohesion..Of Repulsion-- Lecture 13th Of Magnetism-- Lecture 14th of Fluids-- Lecture 15 [Fluids]-- Lecture 16th [Fluids]-- Lecture 17th [Fluids]-- Lecture 18th [Axis]-- Lecture 19th Experiments continued-- Lecture 20th Of Opticks, & of Catoptricks-- Lecture 21th and 22 of Dioptricks...of Lenses-- Lecture 23d [Glasses]-- Lecture 24th of ye Magick Lanthorn-- Lecture 25th Of Astronomy.
The verso of the last page is inscribed: "Falmouth Casco Bay July 25th 1774 / Timothy Foster June [22] 1774 / Forget thy misery and drink a small /quantity of wine."
Title transcribed from the top of the first page. Received on December 16, 1964 in the Harvard University Library as a gift of the American Antiquarian Society.
Some pages are unattached and the paper is brittle.
Timothy Foster's association with Harvard College is unknown. John Winthrop (1714-1779; Harvard AB 1732), the second Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, taught science, astronomy and mathematics at Harvard from 1739 until his death on May 3, 1779.
"The Summary of a Course of Experimental Philosophical Lectures," a volume of lecture notes created by Professor John Winthrop in 1746 and 1747 for this lecture series is available in the Papers of John and Hannah Winthrop (HUM 9) in the Harvard University Archives.
Creator
Foster, Timothy.
Repository
Harvard University Archives
Date
1772-1774
Contributor
Winthrop, John , 1714-1779
American Antiquarian Society (donor.)
Format
.04 cubic feet (1 volume and 1 microfilm reel)
v. ; 20 cm.
Language
eng
Type
Harvard students' notes.
Drawings.
Lectures.
Citation
Foster, Timothy., “The summary of a course of experimental lectures in natural philosophy by Dr. John Winthrop (manuscript copy), 1772-1774,” Colonial North American Project at Harvard, accessed September 23, 2017, http://colonialnorthamerican.library.harvard.edu/items/show/8880.