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Board of Longitude

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter from 'R.G.S.' to the Board of Longitude, 1811-12-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 558-559
Scope and Contents Stating that he had read about two machines for determining longitude at Yale College. He requests £60 from the Board to send a small sloop to test the machines at sea on 'the darkest night'.
Dates: 1811-12-14
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from 'R.G.S.' to the Board of Longitude, 1812-01-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 560-561
Scope and Contents Repeating his offer to send a vessel to sea to test for longitude, in return for an advance of £60.
Dates: 1812-01-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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