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Letter from David Kinnebrook, 1985

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/99

Scope and Contents

A photocopy of a letter from David Kinnebrook to his father, 20 August 1794, describing his life at the Greenwich Observatory. The letter discusses his salary; mathematicians that he has met; the recent visit of the Royal Society to the Observatory; John Crosley's imminent departure to survey the north-west coast of America; two methods for observing the moon; and various domestic matters, including Nevil Maskelyne's family and the servants.

Dates

  • 1985

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

3 page(s)

Language of Materials

English

Finding aid date

2007-01-25 14:10:23+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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