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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from the Rev. Mr. George Costard, Fellow of Wadham-College, Oxford, to Dr. Bevis, concerning the year of the eclipse foretold by Thales'

Read 25 January 1753

Reference number
L&P/2/399
Earliest possible date
21 August 1752
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
7 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Of the year of the eclipse foretold by Thales' from George Costard to John Bevis, 21 August 1752, L&P/2/399, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_2_399/letter-of-the-year-of-the-eclipse-foretold-by-thales-from-george-costard-to-john-bevis, accessed on 19 April 2024

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