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Letter from José Victorino dos Santos e Souza Mattos, 1827-07-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 370-371

Scope and Contents

Informing the Board of Longitude that he had sent a printed copy (in Portuguese) of his 'theory of the universe founded on the fluctuation of the satellites and the anti-gravitation of the sun'. He also mentions that as a Portuguese national he had studied astronomy in Europe, and laments the difficulty of pursuing it in Brazil.


  • Creation: 1827-07-04


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

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

Brazil [subject]

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Original geographic information

Rio de Janeiro [origination]

Finding aid date

2012-05-25 10:09:53+00:00


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