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Second letter written on the same day as AP/7/17 from Maskelyne regarding Wildbore's paper on spherical motion (see AP/7/16). Maskelyne states that after reflection, he believes he understands what Wildbore's terminology meant, and he asks Banks not to ask for Wildbore's clarifications. He states that he will continue to attempt to understand Wildbore's reasoning and offer his opinion at a later date.

Subject: Physics / Mathematics

Written by Maskelyne in Greenwich [London] and addressed to Banks in Soho Square [London].

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26 May 1787
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2 pages

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Nevil Maskelyne

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Nevil Maskelyne, Unpublished letter, regarding Charles Wildbore's paper from Nevil Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks, 26 May 1787, AP/7/19, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 July 2024

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