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Letter, from Jean Dominique Cassini to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Paris

Reference number: EL/C1/51

Date: 02 February 1671

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Cassini asks Oldenburg if he could employ Paul Boccone, a Sicilian botanist, who comes recommended by Gornia, physician to the Grand Duke of Tuscany
Cassini's method (in English) for observing the altitude of the sun at St Petronius in Bologna is attached

Reference number
EL/C1/51
Earliest possible date
02 February 1671
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4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Jean Dominique Cassini

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Jean Dominique Cassini, Letter, from Jean Dominique Cassini to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Paris, 02 February 1671, EL/C1/51, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_c1_51/letter-from-jean-dominique-cassini-to-henry-oldenburg-dated-at-paris, accessed on 20 April 2024

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