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Letter from Pierre Mechain

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/7

Scope and Contents

An undated photostat of a letter in French from Pierre Mechain to Nevil Maskelyne, 14 September 1786, concerning observations of the planet Uranus discovered by W. Herschel (which he refers to as the 'comet'), and mentioning the work of Laplace with regard to Saturn and Jupiter.


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4 page(s)

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Finding aid date

2007-01-25 14:04:26+00:00

Includes index.

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