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Letter from William Ross to the Board of Longitude, 1807-01-24

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 419-420

Scope and Contents

Ross states that he had travelled from Philadelphia to Great Britain with merely the coat on his back and no money in his pockets, as he had hoped that under a 'liberal' interpretation of the Act of Parliament he was entitled to remuneration for his proposal on longitude.


  • 1807-01-24


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

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

London [destination]

Original geographic information

Stockport [origination]

Finding aid date

2012-05-25 15:42:05+00:00

Repository Details

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