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Letter from William Dawes to Nevil Maskelyne, 1788-04-23

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 277-280

Scope and Contents

Reporting on observations made in Rio de Janeiro and on meeting Colonel Gordon, Commandant of the troops at Cape Town and a keen astronomer. Dawes reports that he had arranged with Gordon for observations to be made at Cape Town of the comet which was expected the following year; he also lists Gordon's instruments and books to show his ability for the task.

Dates

  • 1788-04-23

Creator

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Extent

4 folio(s) (4 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials

English

Original geographic information

Cape Town [origination]

Original geographic information

Cape Town [subject]

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Finding aid date

2012-11-22 12:25:39+00:00

Repository Details

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