Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences published its Memoirs beginning with Volume 1 in 1783. We list below the contents of this first volume relating to mathematics and astronomy.


Part I. Astronomical and Mathematical Papers

Author: Joseph Willard.
Title: A Method of Finding the Altitude and Longitude of the Nonagesimal Degree of the Ecliptic; with an Appendix, Containing Calculations from Corresponding Astronomical Observations, for Determining the Difference of Meridians between Harvard-Hall, in the University of Cambridge, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Royal Observatories at Greenwich and Paris.
Pages: 1-61.

Author: Samuel Williams.
Title: A Memoir on the Latitude of the University at Cambridge: With Observations of the Variation and Dip of the Magnetic Needle.
Pages: 62-69.

Author: Joseph Willard.
Title: A Table of the Equations to Equal Altitudes, for the Latitude of the University of Cambridge, 42° 23' 28" N. with an Account of its Construction and Use.
Pages: 70-80.

Author: Professor Williams.
Title: Astronomical Observations, Made in the State of Massachusetts.
Pages: 81-123.

Author: Phillips Payson.
Title: Some Select Astronomical Observations Made at Chelsea, Latitude 42° 25', and 26" in Time East of the University at Cambridge.
Pages: 124-127.

Author: Manasseh Cutler.
Title: Observation of the Transit of Mercury over the Sun, November 12, 1782, at Ipswich.
Pages: 128.

Author: Joseph Willard.
Title: A Memoir, Containing Observations of a Solar Eclipse, October 27, 1780, Made at Beverly: Also of a Lunar Eclipse, March 29, 1782: Of a Solar Eclipse, April 12, and of the Transit of Mercury over the Sun's Disc, November 12, the Same Year, Made at the President's House in Cambridge.
Pages: 129-142.

Author: Joseph Peters.
Title: Observations of a Solar Eclipse, October 27, 1780, Made at St. John's Island, by Mess'rs. Clarke and Wright.
Pages: 143-145.

Author: Caleb Gannett.
Title: Observations of a Solar Eclipse, October 27, 1780, Made at the University in Cambridge.
Pages: 146-148.

Author: Joseph Brown.
Title: An Observation of a Solar Eclipse, October 27, 1780, at Providence.
Pages: 149-150.

Authors: Mons. De Granchain and Joseph Willard.
Title: Observations of the Solar Eclipse of the 27th of October, 1780, Made at Newport, Rhode-Island.
Pages: 151-155.

Author: Benjamin West.
Title: An Account of the Observations Made in Providence, in the State of Rhode-Island, of the Eclipse of the Sun, Which Happened the 23d Day of April, 1781.
Pages: 156-158.

Author: James Winthrop.
Title: Account of the Transit of Mercury, Observed at Cambridge, November 12, 1782.
Pages: 159-161.

Author: Manasseh Cutler.
Title: Observations of an Eclipse of the Moon, March 29, 1782, and of an Eclipse of the Sun, on the 12th of April following, at Ipswich, Lat. 42° 38' 30".
Pages: 162-164.

Author: Benjamin West.
Title: On the Extraction of Roots.
Pages: 165-172.

Author: Philomath.
Title: A New and Concise Method of Computing Interest at Six per Cent. per Annum.
Pages: 173-182.

Author: Mercator.
Title: Several Ways of Determining What Sum Is to Be Insured on an Adventure, That the Whole Interest May Be Covered.
Pages: 183-186.


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