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Correspondence, 1673 - 1719

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/69/C

Scope and Contents

Flamsteed's drafts of letters, and letters received by others, including Flamsteed to Glen about earthquakes [1692] (95rv); an incomplete reply [to Wren?] to criticisms of Flamsteed's piece on stellar parallax [c. 1700]; Flamsteed [to Pepys?] on the training of naval officers [c. 1697] (99rv); a complaint about pews in Greenwich church [c. 1718] (100r); John Vermuyden to Steven Flamsteed, 1673 (101r); anon. to Immanuel Halton, 1676 (103r); William Balle to Sir Jonas Moore, 1677 (104rv); anon. arguing 'that what the Theory of the Earth affirmes concerning the planet Saturne ... is absurd' (106r-107v); a letter from Christoph Arnold of Sommerfeld, in German, 1690 [translation at RGO 1/73, 14r] (108r-109r); Henry Sherwin to Abraham Sharp, 1705 (111rv); John Ellys to a trustee (not Flamsteed) about the Plumian chair at Cambridge, 1706 (112r-113r); Christopher Hussey to James Hodgson, c. 1708 (114r-117v); and a statement by William Whiston about a magnetic longitude method, 1718 (118r).


  • 1673 - 1719

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