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Letter and description of an instrument by James Shaw to George Gilpin, 1815-05-18

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/45: 277-280

Scope and Contents

Concerning his method of determining the latitude and longitude at one observation, his improvements to quadrants and sextants, and his invention of an instrument for taking altitudes without a horizon.


  • Creation: 1815-05-18


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4 folio(s) (4 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials



Shaw, James

Original geographic information

Jamaica [origination]

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Finding aid date

2011-12-17 11:54:08+00:00

Repository Details

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