Keppel, Augustus, 1725 - 1786 (Viscount Keppel Admiral)
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Concerning his discovery 'that it is not 12 o'clock at one identical time in all latitudes on one meridian' and his invention of a method for using a telescope to determine longitude at sea. Wadkin also points out his poor financial situation and requests a reward. The letter was marked as undeserving of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.
- Subject: Galway X