Some Charles Graves papers

We list below some papers by Charles Graves. We make no attempt to give a complete list but rather merely give a selection of his papers to illustrate the range of topics that he studied. The papers are given in roughly chronological order and, since the volumes of the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy covers several years in each volume, we have consulted each paper to give a more accurate date.

We note that the papers in this list which we state as "with" another author are not joint papers in the usual sense. For example the "with Samuel Ferguson" paper is a Graves paper with an introduction by Ferguson while the "with George Boole" paper consists of letters by Boole and Graves. The "with James MacCullagh" paper is a paper by MacCullagh with a note appended from Graves.


  1. (date of paper 1841) On Certain General Properties of Cones of the Second Degree, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 2 (1840-1844), 54-57.

  2. (date of paper 1841) On the Application of Analysis to Spherical Geometry, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 2 (1840-1844), 127-129.

  3. (date of paper 1842) On the Motion of a Point upon the Surface of a Sphere, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 2 (1840-1844), 207-210.

  4. (date of paper 1843) On the Algebraic Geometry of Curves Traced upon Given Surfaces, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 2 (1840-1844), 576-580.

  5. (date of paper 1845) On Algebraic Triplets, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 51-54.

  6. (date of paper 1845) On Algebraic Triplets (Continued), Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 57-64.

  7. (date of paper 1845) On Algebraic Triplets (Continued), Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 80-84.

  8. (date of paper 1845) On Algebraic Triplets (Continued), Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 105-108

  9. (date of paper 1845) On Two Methods of Solving Biquadratic Equations, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 111-113.

  10. (date of paper 1846) On the Date of the MS. Called the Book of Armagh, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 316-324.

  11. (date of paper 1846) On Algebraic Curves and Surfaces, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1847-1850), 173-180.

  12. (date of paper 1846) On the Use of Distributive Signs of Operation, Both Real and Imaginary, in the Construction of Systems of Algebra, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 325-327.

  13. (date of paper 1846) Some Observations on Sir William Hamilton's Communication, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 309-310.

  14. (date of paper 1847) (with James MacCullagh) On the Equation of Surfaces of the Second Order, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 429-434.

  15. (date of paper 1847) On an Antique Gold Ornament, the Property of the Earl of Leitrim, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 460-465.

  16. (date of paper 1847) On the Date of the MS. Called the Book of Armagh (Continued), Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 355-359.

  17. (date of paper 1847) On the Development of a Function in Factorials of the Variable upon Which It Depends, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 455-459.

  18. (date of paper 1847) On the Solution of Linear Differential Equations, and Other Equations of the Same Kind, by the Separation of Symbols, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 3 (1844-1847), 536.

  19. (date of paper 1848) (with George Petrie) On the Inscriptions Found on the Ancient Pillar Stone at Newton, near Pitmachie, in Aberdeenshire, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 253-255.

  20. (date of paper 1848) On a General Method of Deciphering Secret Alphabetic Writings, as Applicable to the Irish Ogham, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 70-73.

  21. (date of paper 1848) On a Silver Brooch, with an Inscription in the Ogham Character, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 183-184.

  22. (date of paper 1848) On Irish Manuscripts in the Possession of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 255-260.

  23. (date of paper 1848) On Mathematical Expressions for Hypothetical and Disjunctive Propositions, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 147-149.

  24. (date of paper 1848) On the Equation of the Central Surface of the Second Order, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 188-192.

  25. (date of paper 1848) On the Ogham Character, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 173-180.

  26. (date of paper 1848) On the Theory of Linear Differential Equations, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 88-91.

  27. (date of paper 1849) A General Theorem in the Calculus of Quaternions, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 347-349.

  28. (date of paper 1849) On a Rubbing of an Inscription at Lennan, County Monaghan, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 368-369.

  29. (date of paper 1849) On Geodetic Lines in Surfaces of the Second Order, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 283-288.

  30. (date of paper 1849) On the Ogham Character and Alphabet. Part II, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 356-368.

  31. (date of paper 1850) Notes Made by Himself and Mr Charles M'Donnell Respecting the Existence of MSS. in Ireland in the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 4 (1847-1850), 511.

  32. (date of paper 1851) On a Formula, Containing a Symbol Which Denotes Rotation through a Given Angle and Round a Given Axis, by Means of Rectangular Coordinates and Differential Coefficients, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 140-141.

  33. (date of paper 1851) On a Geometrical Proof of Joachimstal's Theorem, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 70.

  34. (date of paper 1851) On the Age of Ogham Writing. No. I, Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society 1 (3) (1851), 305-307.

  35. (date of paper 1851) On the Age of Ogham Writing. No. III, Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society 1 (3) (1851), 312-317.

  36. (date of paper 1852) On a Generalization of the Symbolic Statement of Taylor's Theorem, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 285-287.

  37. (date of paper 1852) On Inscribed Crosses on Stones, along with Ogham Inscriptions, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 234-235.

  38. (date of paper 1852) On the Affinities of Certain Irish and Latin Words, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 337-339.

  39. (date of paper 1852) On the Grounds on Which the Recommendation Was Made of Electing Honorary Members, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 331-337.

  40. (date of paper 1853) On Ogham Monuments, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 401-403.

  41. (date of paper 1853) On the Properties of the Functions of Two Variables Employed in the Interpretation of Triplets, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 423-429.

  42. (date of paper 1853) On the Total Curvature of Bounded Portions of Surfaces, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 339-341.

  43. (date of paper 1853) Resolutions, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 5 (1850-1853), 416-417.

  44. (date of paper 1853) On the Solution of Linear Differential Equations, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 1-3.

  45. (date of paper 1854) (with Charles P Mac Donnell) On the Monastic Foundations of the Irish on the Continent, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 103-112.

  46. (date of paper 1854) On the Comparison of Adjectives in the Ancient Irish Language, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 84-85.

  47. (date of paper 1854) On the Method of Solving a Large Class of Linear Differential Equations by the Application of Certain Theorems in the Calculus of Operations, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 34-37.

  48. (date of paper 1854) On the Principles Which Regulate Interchange of Symbols in Certain Symbolic Equations (Continued), Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 144-152.

  49. (date of paper 1854) On the Principles Which Regulate Interchange of Symbols in Certain Symbolic Equations, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 114.

  50. (date of paper 1855) (with Robert Carmichael) On Laplace's Equation and the Calculus of Quaternions, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 216-223.

  51. (date of paper 1855) On Certain Notes in the Ogham Character on the Margin of an Ancient MS. of Priscian, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 199.

  52. (date of paper 1855) On Certain Notes in the Ogham Character on the Margin of an Ancient MS. of Priscian (Continued), Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 209-216.

  53. (date of paper 1855) On the Ogham Inscriptions Found on a Monument at Bressay, in Shetland, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 248-249.

  54. (date of paper 1855) On the Solution of the Equation of Laplace's Functions, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 162-171.

  55. (date of paper 1855) On the Solution of the Equation of Laplace's Functions (Continued), Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 186-194.

  56. (date of paper 1856) (with George Boole) On the Solution of the Equation of Continuity of an Incompressible Fluid, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 375-386.

  57. (date of paper 1856) On the Extension of Taylor's Theorem to Non-Communicative Symbols, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 6 (1853-1857), 302.

  58. (date of paper 1860) On a Previously Undescribed Class of Monuments, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 24, Antiquities (1873), 421-431.

  59. (date of paper 1861) Address by the President, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 7 (1857-1861), 419-428.

  60. (date of paper 1864) On Inscribed Monuments in the County of Kerry, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 9 (1864-1866), 179-182.

  61. (date of paper 1865) On a Theorem Relating to the Binomial Coefficients, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 9 (1864-1866), 297-300.

  62. (date of paper 1865) Report of Council (1865), Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 9 (1864-1866), 215-223.

  63. (date of paper 1865) The President's Address, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 9 (1864-1866), 307-316.

  64. (date of paper 1866) The President's Address, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 9 (1864-1866), 325-336.

  65. (date of paper 1867) On the Ogham Chamber at Drumloghan, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869) 10 (1866-1869), 119-121.

  66. (date of paper 1876) The Ogham Alphabet, Hermathena 2 (4) (1876), 443-472.

  67. (date of paper 1877) On the Ogam Beithluisnin, Hermathena 3 (5) (1877), 208-252.

  68. (date of paper 1878) On an Ogam Inscription, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 27, Polite Literature and Antiquities (1877-1886), 31-40.

  69. (date of paper 1878) On the Croix Gammée, or Swastika, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 27, Polite Literature and Antiquities (1877-1886), 41-46.

  70. (date of paper 1884) (with Samuel Ferguson) Remarks on an Ogam Monument, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Polite Literature and Antiquities 2 (1879-1888), 279-282.

  71. (date of paper 1884) On the Identification of the Proper Names Appearing on Two Monuments Bearing Ogam Inscriptions, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Polite Literature and Antiquities 2 (1879-1888), 283-289.

  72. (date of paper 1885) On Two Fragments of a Greek Papyrus, Hermathena 5 (11) (1885), 237-257.

  73. (date of paper 1886) Note on the Ogam Cave at Dunloe, The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland (4) 7 (68/69) (1886-1887), 605-607.

  74. (date of paper 1887) On Ogam Inscriptions, Hermathena 6 (13) (1887), 241-268.

  75. (date of paper 1887) On the Ogam Monument at Kilcolman, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 29 (1887-1892), 33-42.

  76. (date of paper 1888) On the Focal Circles of Plane and Spherical Conics, Hermathena 6 (14) (1888), 384-396.

  77. (date of paper 1889) The Focal Circles of Spherical Conics, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 29 (1887-1892), 285-302.

  78. (date of paper 1890) On the Plane Circular Sections of the Surfaces of the Second Order, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1889-1901) 1 (1889-1891), 440.

  79. (date of paper 1891) On the Proper Names Occurring in the Ogam Inscriptions Found in the Cave of Dunloe, The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (5) 1 (8) (1891), 665-672.

  80. (date of paper 1892) On an Ogam Inscription Supposed to Bear an Anglo-Saxon Name, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 30 (1892-1896), 97-108.

  81. (date of paper 1892) On an Ogam inscription supposed to bear an Anglo-Saxon name (LSE Selected Pamphlets, 1892), 18 pages.

  82. (date of paper 1893) On the Lignum Contensionis, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1889-1901) 3 (1893-1896), 20-23.

  83. (date of paper 1895) On an Ogam Inscription Lately Discovered near Gortatlea, County Kerry, The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (5) 5 (1) (1895), 1-4.

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