References for Jesse Ramsden


  1. R S Webster, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830903578.html
  2. Biography by Allan Chapman, in Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).
  3. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9062618/Jesse-Ramsden

Books:

  1. J Aikin et al., General biography, or, Lives, critical and historical of the most eminent persons 8 (1799-1815).

Articles:

  1. J Brooks, The circular dividing engine : development in England 1739-1843, Ann. of Sci. 49 (2) (1992), 101-135.
  2. A Stimson, The influence of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich upon the design of 17th and 18th century angle-measuring instruments at sea, in The origins, achievement and influence of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich : 1675-1975, Proc. 4th Joint Sympos. Internat. Astronom. Union and Union Internat. Histoire et Philos. Sci., Greenwich, 1975, Vistas Astronom. 20 (1-2) (1976), 123-130.
  3. E G R Taylor, The Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England (London, 1966), 57-59, 244-245.

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