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Dawes, William, 1762 - 1836 (astronomer and colonial administrator)


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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1788-04-23

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 277-280
Scope and Contents

Reporting on observations made in Rio de Janeiro and on meeting Colonel Gordon, Commandant of the troops at Cape Town and a keen astronomer. Dawes reports that he had arranged with Gordon for observations to be made at Cape Town of the comet which was expected the following year; he also lists Gordon's instruments and books to show his ability for the task.

Dates: 1788-04-23
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