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First Reading

JWB  •  Link

For a brief bio of Wells see:
Francis R. Johnson

Gresham College: Precursor of the Royal Society

Journal of the History of Ideas

Volume 1, Issue 4

Oct. 1940, 413-438

Second Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Sadly this link is dead. An example of why it is best to give a brief synopsis of the most important highlights as well as the link.

Anyone know of a way to learn about John Wells?

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Yes, Michael Robinson on 1 Apr 2007 said:

A Mss. now in the Pepysian library: The Fragments of Ancient English Shipwrightry is a collection of miscellaneous notes and incomplete plans of ships started by an English shipwright named Matthew Baker (1530-1613) in the 1570s, and continued with notes from one of his apprentices, John Wells, and annotations on mathematics. http://nautarch.tamu.edu/shiplab/…... For a detailed discussion of the manuscript and the significance of its contents see:-
MATHEW BAKER AND THE ART OF THE SHIPWRIGHT http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/staff/saj…

Should have read what was already writ. Sorry!

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