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The Correspondence of Charles Hutton: Mathematical Networks in Georgian Britain

Benjamin Wardhaugh


This book contains complete transcriptions, with notes, of the 133 surviving letters of Charles Hutton (1737–1823). The letters span the period 1770–1823 and are drawn from nearly thirty different archives. Most have not been published before. Hutton was one of the most prominent British mathematicians of his generation. He played roles at the Royal Society, the Royal Military Academy, the Board of Longitude, the ‘philomath’ network, and elsewhere. He worked on the explosive force of gunpowder and the mean density of the earth, winning the Royal Society’s Copley Medal in 1778; he was also at t ... More

Keywords: history, mathematics, British, Georgian, networks, Charles Hutton, correspondence

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805045
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805045.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Wardhaugh, author
All Souls College, University of Oxford

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