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Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Monsieur Cocherel, dated at London

Reference number: EL/O2/127

Date: 25 August 1673


Concerning a delivery of a letter; states that he has passed on Cocherel's tables to Hooke and Flamsteed; transcribes part of Flamsteed's letter giving his views on how Cocherel's theory about the moon's right ascension from the sun could be used to calculate the meridian of Paris (see EL/F1/101 for Flamsteed's letter)

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25 August 1673
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Henry Oldenburg

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Henry Oldenburg, Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Monsieur Cocherel, dated at London, 25 August 1673, EL/O2/127, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 16 July 2024

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