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Copy of a minute on John Philip Baratier's proposal for determining longitude at sea

Reference number: EL/B3/70

Date: 26 January 1737

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This is a copy of a minute from a meeting of the Royal Society held on 26 January
This stated that nothing could be done for Baratier if he kept his proposal a secret and that the Act of Parliament of 1714, which offered a reward to the person who solved the 'longitude problem', was still in force and would be sent to him

Reference number
EL/B3/70
Earliest possible date
26 January 1737
Page extent
1 page
Format
Manuscript

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Copy of a minute on John Philip Baratier's proposal for determining longitude at sea, 26 January 1737, EL/B3/70, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_b3_70/copy-of-a-minute-on-john-philip-baratiers-proposal-for-determining-longitude-at-sea, accessed on 23 July 2024

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