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Autograph letter concerning the scheme of magnetical variations sent by Captain Samuel Sturmy. The observations were taken on 13 June 1666 in the presence of Mr Staynred at Rownham Meadows near Bristol.
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Sturmy (1633-1669) worked in the West Indies [Caribbean] trade from Bristol and then settled there as a mathematical practitioner and teacher

Read to the Royal Society on 28 May 1668

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28 May 1668
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Ink on paper
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2 pages

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John Beale

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John Beale, Letter, from John Beale to Henry Oldenburg, 28 May 1668, EL/B1/53, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 June 2024

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    Dates: 1613-1740

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