References for John Leslie

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  1. R G Olson, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography by Jack Morrell, in Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).
  3. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.


  1. Sir John Leslie : 1766-1832, A study of the Pursuit of the Exact Sciences in the Scottish Enlightenment (Harvard, 1967).


  1. A D D Craik, Geometry versus analysis in early 19th-century Scotland : John Leslie, William Wallace, and Thomas Carlyle, Historia Math. 27 (2) (2000), 133-163.
  2. McVey Napier, Obituary of Sir John Leslie, Encyclopaedia Britannica (7th ed.) 1842.
  3. Obituary of Sir John Leslie, Leybourn's Mathematical Repository 1 (1803-06), 77-78.
  4. R G Olson, Count Rumford, Sir John Leslie, and the study of the nature and propagation of heat at the beginning of the
  5. century, Annals of Science 26 (1970), 273-304.
  6. R G Olson, Scottish philosophy and mathematics : 1750-1830, Journal of the History of Ideas 32 (1971), 29-44.

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