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Stanford, Francis, fl1813 (Franciscan friar)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter and fair copy from Francis Stanford, a Franciscan friar, to the Board of Longitude, 1813-05-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 562-565
Scope and Contents Providing details of his discovery of longitude. The letter is addressed from Castlebar [county Mayo, Ireland]. See also [RGO 14/39: 281-283].
Dates: 1813-05-18
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 and related note concerning James Hughes, 1813-05-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 281-283
Scope and Contents Letter from Hughes to the Admiralty Office enquiring as to why he had not received an answer from the Board of Longitude about his chart of longitude. Hughes mentions that he had read an advertisement that Francis Stanford, a Franciscan friar, had discovered 'the real longitude', and says that he hoped that details of his own proposal had not been divulged to that monk. The letter is accompanied by an internal note from the Admiralty Office enquiring whether Captain Hurd knew anything of this....
Dates: 1813-05-24
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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