The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, The First Astronomer Royal: Volume 2, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, The First Astronomer Royal

Volume 2, 1st Edition

Edited by Eric Gray Forbes, Lesley Murdin, Frances Wilmoth

CRC Press

1,095 pages

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pub: 1997-01-01
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The Correspondence of John Flamsteed: The First Astronomer Royal, Volume Two contains the letters Flamsteed wrote and received from June 1682 to the spring of 1703. A leading figure in the final phases of the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, his extensive correspondence with 129 British and foreign scholars touches on many of the scientific discussions of the day. Some of these exchanges involved established correspondents, chiefly Newton and Wallis, but members of a younger generation, such as Stephen Gray, William Derham, and Abraham Sharp, appear with increasing frequency, especially after 1700.


"For all the trauma of a midlife crisis read this book. It's riveting."

-New Scientist, April 19, 1997

"Once again the editors, past and present, and the publishers are to be thoroughly congratulated on setting right 300 years of neglect of perhaps the most unjustly and persistently maligned figure in astronomical history."

-Journal of the British Astronomy Association

Table of Contents


List of letters

Glossary of astronomical and other technical terms


Letters 451-900

Biographical notes


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science