Correspondence between Scientists, 1809-1818
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 NEVIL MASKELYNE: LETTER TO DAVIES GIDDY, 1809 Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811)), Astronomer Royal; Davies Giddy (later Gilbert) (1767- 1839), MP scientific administrator, mathematician. 11 AUG 1809: Dunkin, computation of Nautical Almanac, Board of Longitude; with (ii) scrap from another letter, and (iii) engraved portrait of Maskelyne.  JOHN POND: LETTER TO AN UNNAMED PERSON, n.d. John Pond (1767-1836), Astronomer Royal, 1811-35. N.d., Kaln and Herschel are to try out the collimator[?] on the new circle with him.  THOMAS YOUNG: LETTER TO DAVIES GILBERT, 1818 Thomas Young (1773-1829), physician, physicist, Egyptologist; Davies Gilbert [see ]. 28 JUL 1818, question about use of Dunkin to make computations; Young's ideas about the 'Mécanique Céleste'.
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