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Letter from Thomas Milne to the Board of Longitude, 1800-10-15

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 534-535

Scope and Contents

Outlining his plan to use the mariners compass to discover the magnetic poles. Milne claims that it was therefore not necessary to find longitude at sea, as his discovery would guide ships to their respective ports.


  • Creation: 1800-10-15


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

Language of Materials



Milne, Thomas

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Original geographic information

London [origination]

Finding aid date

2012-05-30 14:20:58+00:00


Repository Details

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