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Papers on tides and chronology, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/488

Scope and Contents

Works and correspondence concerned principally with the tides and chronology, including J.W. Bosanquet's views on ancient eclipses in 763 and 557 BC; other ancient astronomical events; part of a paper on sonnets by Shakespeare connected to astronomy; J.W. Bosanquet on Hebrew chronology, 997-818 BC; the section on the calendar from the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica'; preparations and correspondence for a polar expedition; a paper, in French, for a proposed international polar expedition by Count Wilczech and C. Weyprecht; G.G. Stokes' extensive theories on tides and wave oscillations; a map of currents in Arctic waters; and observations of the tides at Fleetwood, Lancashire, by J. Pearson. The correspondents include J.R. Hind, J.W. Bosanquet, A.C. Ranyard, H.W. Bates and G.G. Stokes.


  • Creation: 1876 - 1878


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:46:16+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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