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Letter from John Couch to Dr Thomas Young, 1819-01-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/44: 85-86

Scope and Contents

Concerning a number of planned improvements to navigation including: a kite for communicating with ships in distress; a proposal to replace hay for cattle on board ships with dried parsnips and carrots to avoid fires and sodden hay; and a new copper limber-chain and tar-lamp.


  • Creation: 1819-01-19


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

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Original geographic information

London [destination]

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Reading [origination]

Finding aid date

2012-11-07 10:04:09+00:00

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