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Acts relating to the formation of the Board of Longitude and the proposal of a reward for the discovery of an accurate method of finding longitude at sea, 1713 - 1821

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/1: 10-95

Scope and Contents

There are Supplementary Acts regarding navigation and surveying the chief ports and headlands of Great Britain and Ireland; John Harrison and his chronometer; and discovering a northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and for making a journey to the North Pole.

Dates

  • 1713 - 1821

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

86 folio(s) (86 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Original geographic information

Arctic Ocean [subject]

Original geographic information

Atlantic Ocean [subject]

Original geographic information

Ireland [subject]

Original geographic information

Pacific Ocean [subject]

Finding aid date

2011-11-24 15:51:18+00:00

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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