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Letter, from John Flamsteed to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Derby

Reference number: EL/F1/57

Date: 07 February 1669

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Apologies for his behaviour towards the President and other Fellows, and that he will answer enquiries with more accuracy in future; wishes papers to be returned so that he can do corrections; general comments about the instruments he uses to make astronomical predictions
Read to the Royal Society on 24 February 1669

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EL/F1/57
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07 February 1669
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1 page
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Manuscript

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John Flamsteed

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John Flamsteed, Letter, from John Flamsteed to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Derby, 07 February 1669, EL/F1/57, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_f1_57/letter-from-john-flamsteed-to-henry-oldenburg-dated-at-derby, accessed on 22 July 2024

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