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Dundas, Robert Saunders ((1771-1851) 2nd Viscount Melville and First Lord of the Admiralty)

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Letter from William Shone to Lord Melville, 1815-09-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 568-570
Scope and Contents Urging Lord Melville to instruct the Board of Longitude to hold a conference with the Astronomer Royal in order to consider the state of their correspondence with relevant academics in Europe. In particular, Shone refers to the observations made by the Italian astronomer [Giuseppe] Piazzi on the planets and the comets, and on the succeeding phenomena which were visited upon the world. Stone then lists these phenomena, which included volcanoes, earthquakes, swelling seas, pestilence and 'the...
Dates: 1815-09-14
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