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Letter from Joseph Shee to the Board of Longitude, 1813-10-06

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 446

Scope and Contents

Establishing Shee as the inventor of an instrument for the discovery of 'the fixed point' of both latitude and longitude, and originally enclosing a copy of a letter to his son in which Shee outlines the privileges he sought in return for this discovery [RGO 14/40: 445]. He states his desire to be made a member of the Board of Longitude and asks that the Board not give credit to any other claims for the discovery of longitude before examining his work.


  • Creation: 1813-10-06


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1 folio(s) (1 folio) : Paper

Language of Materials



Shee, Joseph

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Original geographic information

Seville [origination]

Finding aid date

2012-05-28 14:40:34+00:00


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