Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838

Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1773 - 1838

Biography

Nathaniel Bowditch (March 26, 1773 – March 16, 1838) was an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book The New American Practical Navigator, first published in 1802, is still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Nathaniel Bowditch letter

Mss 835325.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 835325.1
Date(s): 1835-05-25
Abstract

In English.

Nathaniel Bowditch letter

Mss 836455.2
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 836455.2
Date(s): 1836-08-05
Abstract

In English.

Nathaniel Bowditch letter

Mss 833140
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 833140
Date(s): 1833-01
Abstract

In English.

Nathaniel Bowditch letter

Mss 833140.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 833140.1
Date(s): 1833-01
Abstract

In English.

Nathaniel Bowditch report

Mss 810940
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 810940
Date(s): 1810
Abstract

In English.