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Paper, 'Mentions sending to R.S. [Royal Society] two vols in Chinese, one of logarithms, one of lunar & solar Newtonian tables; also new astronomical tables for 1746-7' by Augustin Hallersten

Reference number: L&P/2/247

Date: 18 September 1750

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Four pages in Latin and seven pages of English translation. Contains astronomical tables and a plate.
Ferdinand Augustin Hallerstein or [ 刘松龄], was a Jesuit missionary from Carniola [modern-day Slovenia], who served at the Beijing Observatory and demographer, cartographer.

Subject: Astronomy/Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from the Reverend Father Augustin Hallerstein, of the Society of Jesus, President of the Astronomical College at Pekin in China, to Dr. Mortimer, Sec. R. S. Translated from the Latin by Tho. Stack, M. D. & F. R. S'

Read 19 December 1751

Reference number
L&P/2/247
Earliest possible date
18 September 1750
Physical description
Ink on paper and plate
Page extent
40 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'Mentions sending to R.S. [Royal Society] two vols in Chinese, one of logarithms, one of lunar & solar Newtonian tables; also new astronomical tables for 1746-7' by Augustin Hallersten, 18 September 1750, L&P/2/247, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_247/paper-mentions-sending-to-rs-royal-society-two-vols-in-chinese-one-of-logarithms-one-of-lunar-solar-newtonian-tables-also-new-astronomical-tables-for-1746-7-by-augustin-hallersten, accessed on 13 June 2024

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