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- S E Brydges,
*Restituta: or Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English Literature, revived*, Volume**4**(Longman, 1816). - W W Rouse Ball,
*A history of the study of mathematics at Cambridge*(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1889). - J Stedall,
*From Cardano's Great Art to Lagrange's Reflections: Filling a Gap in the History of Algebra*(European Mathematical Society, Zurich, 2011).

**Articles:**

- R Bruen, John Colson,
*The Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge University*.

http://www.lucasianchair.org/18/colson.html - J Gascoigne, Sensible Newtonians: Nicholas Saunderson and John Colson, in
*Kevin C Knox and Richard Noakes (eds.), From Newton to Hawking. A history of Cambridge University's Lucasian professors of mathematics*(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003), 171-204. - S I B Gray and T Malakyan, The Witch of Agnesi. A lasting contribution from the first surviving mathematical work written by a woman: a commemorative on the 200th anniversary of her death,
*College Math. J.***30**(4) (1999), 258-268. - W Johnson, Contributors to Improving the Teaching of Calculus in Early 19th-Century England,
*Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London***49**(1) (1995), 93-103.

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