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Calculations of observations made on a voyage of the HMS Investigator, 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/66/3: 1-108

Scope and Contents

Book of rough calculations of astronomical observations and accounts of the daily rates of the timekeepers and their errors. Includes observations written on the back of a sales receipt [RGO 14/66/3: 97v] and on the back of a letter from Robert Brine to Lieutenant Flinders [RGO 14/66/3: 107].
Also included is a list of French phases compiled by Captain Flinders while imprisoned on the island of Mauritius [RGO 14/66/3: 56].

Dates

  • 1801-06-16 - 1807-10-18

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

111 folio(s) (111 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Date information

DateText: calculations run from 1801-1805.

Original geographic information

Australia [subject]

Original geographic information

Mauritius [subject]

Finding aid date

2011-12-17 15:28:26+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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