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Correspondence regarding the recalculation of observations made on HMS Investigator, 1811 - 1814

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/68: 38-67

Scope and Contents

Seventeen letters from Captain Matthew Flinders, his brother Lieutenant Samuel Ward Flinders, the astronomer John Crosley, Captain Thomas Hurd and the Astronomer Royal, John Pond. Also included are copies of relevant minutes of the Board of Longitude, a proposal by Captain Flinders that the whole of the calculations for the voyage should be calculated, and a petition by Samuel Ward Flinders for remuneration for work he had done on the observations.

Dates

  • 1811 - 1814

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

Originator(s)

Flinders, Matthew; Flinders, Samuel Ward; Pond, John; Hurd, Thomas; Crosley, John

Finding aid date

2011-12-17 15:38:14+00:00

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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