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Henry Croaker's 'wild proposals', 1818 - 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/39: 74-111

Scope and Contents

Eleven letters from Henry Croaker (St. Dunstan's, Canterbury) outlining his proposals for finding longitude using a sun-dial and his ideas on the motion of heavenly bodies; later categorised by the Board of Longitude as 'wild proposals chiefly resulting from dreams'. The letters include observations written in verse.


  • Creation: 1818 - 1820


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39 folio(s) (39 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials



Croaker, Henry

Finding aid date

2011-12-07 18:30:25+00:00

Repository Details

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