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Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732 - 1811 (astronomer and mathematician)


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Log entries for July and 1 August, 1775-07-01 - 1775-08-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 180-186
Scope and Contents Log entries for the return journey, travelling via Fayal [Faial] in the Azores to Spithead, near Plymouth, where the ship anchored on 29 July. Entries for the 13-18 July record that when the ship anchored in Fayal Bay Wales went on shore with his instruments to take observations by which he found that the watch was too fast for mean time; he goes on to say that he had a troublesome job of adjusting the instrument [RGO 14/58: 183-183v]. The final entries after landing at Spithead recount how...
Dates: 1775-07-01 - 1775-08-01
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