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Letter from Francis Wadkin to Lord Keppel, 1782-07-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 481-482

Scope and Contents

Concerning his discovery 'that it is not 12 o'clock at one identical time in all latitudes on one meridian' and his invention of a method for using a telescope to determine longitude at sea. Wadkin also points out his poor financial situation and requests a reward. The letter was marked as undeserving of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.


  • Creation: 1782-07-19


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

Language of Materials


Original geographic information

Galway [origination]

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Finding aid date

2012-05-29 11:59:08+00:00

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