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Copy of a letter from Joseph Shee of Seville to his son Joseph Shee (Junior) in Gibraltar, 1813-10-02 - 1813-10-06

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 445

Scope and Contents

Concerning his invention of an instrument for the discovery of 'the fixed point' of both latitude and longitude. The letter includes a petition which he asks Joseph to send on, requesting from the Government 'every privilege reserved to English meritorious subjects'. It also includes details of the instrument known as 'Shee's machine' or 'the instrument of fixed point' and establishes Shee as its inventor.

Dates

  • 1813-10-02 - 1813-10-06

Creator

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Extent

1 folio(s) (1 folio) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Originator(s)

Shee, Joseph

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Original geographic information

Seville [origination]

Finding aid date

2012-05-28 11:51:28+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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