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Includes covering letter to President of the Royal Society

Subject: Navigation

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'The effects of cold; together with observations of the longitude, latitude, and declination of the magnetic needle, at prince of wales’s fort, upon Churchill- River in Hudson’s bay, North America; by Capt. Christopher Middleton, F. R. S. Commander of his Majesty’s Ship Furnace, 1741-2'.

Read 28 October 1742.

Reference number
L&P/1/121
Earliest possible date
1742
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
16 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Christopher Middleton

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Christopher Middleton, Letter, 'Observations on board HMS Furnace, Churchill River, Hudson's Bay, and at Prince of Wales Fort, Churchill River, in 1741 and 1742' from Christopher Middleton to Hans Sloane, 1742, L&P/1/121, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_1_121/letter-observations-on-board-hms-furnace-churchill-river-hudsons-bay-and-at-prince-of-wales-fort-churchill-river-in-1741-and-1742-from-christopher-middleton-to-hans-sloane, accessed on 21 April 2024

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