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Nasmyth, James Hall, 1808-1890 (mechanical engineer and astronomer)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1808 - 1890

Biography

James Hall Nasmyth (1808-90), mechanical engineer, astronomer; Frederick Howlett (1821-c.1907), clergyman.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

 Series

James Nasmyth: Letter to Frederick Howlett, March 1864

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9563/179
Scope and Contents

7 March 1864, on Nasmyth's discovery of the mottled appearance of the Sun's surface variously called 'willow leaves' or 'rice grains'.

Dates: March 1864
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