Board of Longitude
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Inviting the Board to view his further study on longitude and mentioning that he also hoped to submit a pair of globes 'made from a circle without a fraction', to improve navigation at sea.
Acknowledging receipt of a letter from the Board stating that his previous proposal was 'wholly inadmissible'. Peck enquires about submitting a new proposal relating to a discovery which he and his father Thomas had made of 'a true arch that shall measure no more than its diameter'.
Concerning his son's work on 'that Great Mystery Longitude', which he invited the Board to inspect at his house.
Three letters and a proposal sent by Thomas Peck and his son James, of Marylebone, concerning James' work on 'that Great Mystery of Longitude' and his discovery of 'a true arch that shall measure no more than its diameter'.
Includes an explanatory sketch of his chart and time pieces.
- Subject: Marylebone X