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Letter, 'Of the transit of Venus and the solar eclipse' from John Canton to Nevil Maskelyne

Reference number: L&P/5/110

Date: 9 June 1769

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter to the Astronomer Royal, from John Canton, M.A. F. R. S. containing his observations of the transit of Venus, June 3, 1769, and of the eclipse of the sun the next morning'

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Reference number
L&P/5/110
Earliest possible date
9 June 1769
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
4 pages
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Manuscript

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John Canton

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John Canton, Letter, 'Of the transit of Venus and the solar eclipse' from John Canton to Nevil Maskelyne, 9 June 1769, L&P/5/110, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_5_110/letter-of-the-transit-of-venus-and-the-solar-eclipse-from-john-canton-to-nevil-maskelyne, accessed on 23 May 2024

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