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Correspondence and early observations, 1677

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/9

Scope and Contents

'Excerpta Astronomica ex Epistolis D. Gulielmi Gascoignii ad D. Gulielmum Crabtreum et huius Responsis' ('Astronomical excerpts from the letters of William Gascoigne to William Crabtree and his replies'), December 1638 - 22 June 1642 (3r-6r); and Flamsteed's 'Mensuras Diametrorum Solis et Lunae ... aliasque ... observationes' ('Measurements of the diameters of the Sun and Moon ... and other ... observations'), a chronological synopsis, 22 June 1666 - 25 November 1676; 68 folios. The second piece includes 'Observationes Derbienses ... Ab Anno 1671 ad 1674' (8r-25v), and 'Observationes Britannicae Regiae', comprising 'Observationes Coelestes Londini Habitae in Arce Londinensi Aedibus Jonae Moore ... 1675' ('...made at the Tower of London on the premises of Jonas Moore') (30r-33r), and '...Greenovici habitae' ('...made at Greenwich') (34v-66v). The writing throughout is in Flamsteed's hand.


  • Creation: 1677


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2005-10-19 15:24:29+00:00

Includes index.

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