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Letter, 'Translated extracts of a letter on the parallax of the Moon' from Nicolas Louis de La Caille to William Watson

Reference number: L&P/4/35

Date: 1760

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Extract of a letter from the Abbé De la Caille, of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, and F. R. S. to William Watson, M. D. F. R. S. recommending to the Rev. Mr. Nevil Maskelyne, F. R. S. to make at St. Helena a series of observations for discovering the parallax of the Moon'

Read 8 January 1761

Reference number
L&P/4/35
Earliest possible date
1760
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Translated extracts of a letter on the parallax of the Moon' from Nicolas Louis de La Caille to William Watson, 1760, L&P/4/35, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_4_35/letter-translated-extracts-of-a-letter-on-the-parallax-of-the-moon-from-nicolas-louis-de-la-caille-to-william-watson, accessed on 23 May 2024

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