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Letters, regarding Cartesian model of tides from various correspondents

Reference number: CLP/4i/41

Date: 17th Century

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Extracts from several letters regarding the Cartesian model of tides:

Extracts include:
- A letter from F Capelet to L'Abbe [Pierre?] Bourdelot, arguing that Rene Descartes' theory regarding the ebb and flow of tides is false
- A letter from [Claude?] Gadrois to de la Grange regarding Capelet's theory
- A letter from Gadrois to de la Grange dated 1677 regarding Descartes' theory
- A letter from Hebert to de Bisseul regarding the theories of Gadrois, Capelet, and Descartes concerning tides.

Subject: Oceanography / Mathematics

Reference number
CLP/4i/41
Earliest possible date
17th Century
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
14 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letters, regarding Cartesian model of tides from various correspondents, 17th Century, CLP/4i/41, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_4i_41/letters-regarding-cartesian-model-of-tides-from-various-correspondents, accessed on 29 May 2024

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