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Letters chiefly from Richard Judson, 1803 - 1806

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 304-337

Scope and Contents

Sixteen letters from Judson concerning his method of finding longitude and his solution for squaring the circle, sent from Beverly, Yorkshire; with a related letter from Charles Dundas to the Admiralty. Many of the letters from Judson begin with traverse tables, calculations, or diagrams. The letters are largely to George Gilpin, with Nevil Maskelyne, Sir Philip Stephens and Dundas as other recipients.


  • Creation: 1803 - 1806


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35 folio(s) (35 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials



Judson, Richard; Dundas, Charles

Finding aid date

2011-12-14 17:43:18+00:00

Repository Details

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