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Graham shares details of the transit of Mercury as viewed from Fleet Street, London. He mentions difficulty in observation due to cloud cover.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Observations of the Transit of Mercury over the sun, Oct. 31. 1736. Communicated to the Royal Society'

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31 October 1736
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Ink on paper
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2 pages

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George Graham

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George Graham, Paper, 'Observations of the transit of Mercury over the Sun 31 October 1736' by George Graham, 31 October 1736, CLP/8ii/49, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 May 2024

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