Board of Longitude
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Sent by Lester to the Board of Longitude, providing details on the technical construction of his invention, the Solometer.
In which Lester states that he had heard that the reward for finding longitude was twenty thousand pounds and asks to submit his solution before the Board.
Outlining his planned solar experiments for finding longitude, which involved igniting points on a globe of the earth with a lens. The Board have underlined his statement that if the Globe is correct and properly adjusted 'you will set fire to London'.
Stating that he had a forwarded a box containing proper instructions for the use of his Solometer.
- Subject: Burton on Trent X