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Letter from Edward Massey concerning new inventions, 1823-06-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/31: 153-154

Scope and Contents

Letter to Dr Thomas Young proposing to present three new inventions to the Board: a marine thermometer, a watch beating Royal Seconds which would serve as a Journeyman Watch, and a watch with decimal seconds. Massey also mentions that he had previously received a reward of £200 by the Board of Longitude for his sounding machine, and a further premium of £500 from Mr Perceval.


  • Creation: 1823-06-17


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2 folio(s) (2 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials



Massey, Edward

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Original geographic information

London [origination]

Finding aid date

2012-06-13 10:09:06+00:00

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