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Letter from Francis Wadkin to Lord Keppel, 1782-07-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/40: 481-482
Scope and Contents

Concerning his discovery 'that it is not 12 o'clock at one identical time in all latitudes on one meridian' and his invention of a method for using a telescope to determine longitude at sea. Wadkin also points out his poor financial situation and requests a reward. The letter was marked as undeserving of the Board's attention by Nevil Maskelyne.

Dates: 1782-07-19
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