Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The Philosophical Transactions was the main publication of the Royal Society of London for the Promotion of Natural Knowledge. First published in 1665, it was one of the first journals of its kind, containing abstracts (and translations of abstracts) of various scientific articles, letters, and reports from across Europe. Initially published privately by the Secretary of the Royal Society, the Philosophical Transactions formally came under the auspices of the Royal Society itself in 1751. Its publication concluded in 1791, with a final total of 81 volumes.
Five of Euler's works were published in the Philosophical Transactions, all of them translations of letters he had written to various English scientists. They are given here below:
- Volume 44: published 1748.
- E107: Extract of a letter from Mr. Leonhard Euler, Prof. Mathem. and Member of the Imperial Society at Petersburgh, to the Rev. Mr. Cha. Wetstein, Chaplain and Secretary to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, concerning the Discoveries of the Russians on the North-East Coast of Asia
- Volume 46: published 1752.
- E183: Part of a letter from Leonhard Euler, Prof. Math. at Berlin, and F.R.S. to the Rev. Mr. Caspar Wetstein, Chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, concerning the gradual approach of the Earth to the Sun
- E184: Part of a Letter from Mr. Professor Euler to the Reverend Mr. Wetstein, Chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince, concerning the contraction of the orbits of the planets
- Volume 47: published 1753.
- E204: Extract of a Letter from Professor Euler, of Berlin, to the Rev. Mr. Caspar Wetstein, Chaplain to Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales
- Volume 48: published 1754.
- E210: Letters relating to a Theorem of Mr. Euler, of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin, and F.R.S. for correcting the Aberrations in the Object-Glasses of refracting Telescopes