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Paper, 'On the variation of the magnetic needle as observed on board H M S Montagu, 1760-62 by David Ross' by William Mountaine

Reference number: L&P/4/337

Date: 20 May 1766

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Subject: Navigation

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from Mr. William Mountayne, F. R. S. to the Right Honourable James Earl of Morton, President of the Royal Society, containing some observations on the variation of the magnetic needle, made on board the Montagu Man of War, in the years 1760, 1761, and 1762, by Mr. David Ross, Surgeon'

Read 12 June 1766.

Reference number
L&P/4/337
Earliest possible date
20 May 1766
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Ink on paper
Page extent
11 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William Mountaine

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William Mountaine, Paper, 'On the variation of the magnetic needle as observed on board H M S Montagu, 1760-62 by David Ross' by William Mountaine, 20 May 1766, L&P/4/337, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_4_337/paper-on-the-variation-of-the-magnetic-needle-as-observed-on-board-h-m-s-montagu-1760-62-by-david-ross-by-william-mountaine, accessed on 29 May 2024

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