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Unpublished letter, regarding Charles Wildbore's paper from [Nevil] Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks

Reference number: AP/7/20

Date: 08 June 1787

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Letter from Maskelyne regarding Wildbore's paper on spherical motion (see AP/7/16), requesting that Banks forward questions from Maskelyne to Wildbore. Maskelyne requests line-by-line explanations of sections of the paper relating to vis inertia and vis viva.

On verso is a note explaining that Banks requested these answers from Wildbore on 15 June 1787. Wildbore's response with his answers is found at AP/7/21.

Subject: Physics / Mathematics

Addressed to Banks at Soho Square [London].

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AP/7/20
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08 June 1787
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Ink on paper
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3 pages
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Manuscript

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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Nevil Maskelyne, Unpublished letter, regarding Charles Wildbore's paper from [Nevil] Maskelyne to Sir Joseph Banks, 08 June 1787, AP/7/20, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_7_20/unpublished-letter-regarding-charles-wildbores-paper-from-nevil-maskelyne-to-sir-joseph-banks, accessed on 18 July 2024

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