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Draft of 'Historia Coelestis', 1690 - 1712

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 1/74

Scope and Contents

'Historiae Coelestis Pars priore sive Stellarum Fixarum Catalogus Britannicus', an unfinished draft of Flamsteed's stellar catalogue, 84 folios. The writing is in the hands of several of Flamsteed's assistants, with additions and alterations in his own hand and those of David Gregory and Edmond Halley. The text is comprised of material from which Flamsteed's 1712 published catalogue was produced. The main tables are on the rectos, with rough notes, often in pencil, on the versos of the folios.

Dates

  • 1690 - 1712

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

A1/94

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the Radcliffe Trustees in 1935.

Finding aid date

2005-10-20 09:55:49+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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