Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.

Letter, from Nicholas Mercator to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: EL/M1/53

Date: 16 July 1668

Description

Details of additions to his quadrature of the hyperbola
On the back is a letter from John Collins about this letter from Mercator, who was not aware of the inconvenience to John Wallis, and explains Mercator's mathematical method

Reference number
EL/M1/53
Earliest possible date
16 July 1668
Page extent
1 page
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Nicolas Mercator

View page for Nicolas Mercator

Use this record

Citation

Nicolas Mercator, Letter, from Nicholas Mercator to Henry Oldenburg, 16 July 1668, EL/M1/53, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_m1_53/letter-from-nicholas-mercator-to-henry-oldenburg, accessed on 16 July 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/embed/items/el_m1_53/letter-from-nicholas-mercator-to-henry-oldenburg" title="Letter, from Nicholas Mercator to Henry Oldenburg" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Early Letters

    Dates: 1613-1740

    The archival collection known as 'Early Letters' is composed of original manuscript letters sent to, or collected by, the Royal Society from English and foreign correspondents.

    View collection