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Letter, 'Two astronomical essays. I. Precession of equinox and nutation; II. Annual motion of the earth as affected by Jupiter and Saturn' from Charles Walmesley to James Bradley

Reference number: L&P/3/188

Date: 03 December 1755

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24 pages in Latin, with 3 page letter in English. Contains tables.

Subject: Astronomy

Both papers published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Two essays addressed to the Rev. James Bradley, D. D. and Astrom. Reg. by Mr. Charles Walmesley, F. R. S'

Read 4 November 1756

Reference number
L&P/3/188
Earliest possible date
03 December 1755
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Ink on paper
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59 pages
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Manuscript

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Charles Walmesley

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Charles Walmesley, Letter, 'Two astronomical essays. I. Precession of equinox and nutation; II. Annual motion of the earth as affected by Jupiter and Saturn' from Charles Walmesley to James Bradley, 03 December 1755, L&P/3/188, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_3_188/letter-two-astronomical-essays-i-precession-of-equinox-and-nutation-ii-annual-motion-of-the-earth-as-affected-by-jupiter-and-saturn-from-charles-walmesley-to-james-bradley, accessed on 18 July 2024

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