Copyright credits

The logs are reproduced with the permission of the British Library: Add MSS 30368

The portrait of Halley (by Sir Godfrey Kneller) used as the avatar is reproduced with the permission of the National Maritime Museum: Image BHC2734

The extract from Halley’s Atlantic Chart used as the banner image is reproduced with the permission of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): Image S0015919

Images marked ‘(£)’ were subject to a copyright fee and should not be copied. Other images may have required written permission for use.

Other primary sources

Other original documents consulted for this project (to date) are held at:

Cambridge University Library, Cambridge

The National Archives, London

The National Maritime Museum, London

The Royal Society, London

Select bibliography

The transcriptions of the logs and other documents are my own, but Professor Norman Thrower’s published version has been an indispensable resource:

Thrower, N.J.W. (ed.), The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the Paramore 1698-1701 (Hakluyt Society, London, 1981)

The main biographical works on Halley are:

Armitage, A., Edmond Halley (London, 1966)

Cook, A., Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas (Oxford, 1998)

Gribbin, J. and M. Gribbin, Out of the Shadow of a Giant: Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science (London, 2017)

MacPike, E.F., Correspondence and Papers of Edmond Halley (Oxford, 1932)

MacPike, E.F., Hevelius, Flamsteed and Halley (London, 1937)

Ronan, C., Edmond Halley: Genius in Eclipse (London, 1970)

Thrower, N.J.W. (ed.), Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Longer View of Newton and Halley (Berkeley, 1990)

More general works that feature Halley:

Gribbin, J., The Fellowship: The Story of a Revolution (London, 2005)

Jardine, L., Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution (London, 1999)