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Letter, 'Astronomical observations near Quebec' from Thomas Wright to Nevil Maskelyne

Reference number: L&P/5/119

Date: 15 July 1769

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Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of an observation of the transit of Venus, made at Isle Coudre near Quebec. In a letter to the Reverend Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal, from Mr. Thomas Wright, Deputy Surveyor of the Northern District of America'

Read 16 November 1769

Reference number
L&P/5/119
Earliest possible date
15 July 1769
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
7 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Astronomical observations near Quebec' from Thomas Wright to Nevil Maskelyne, 15 July 1769, L&P/5/119, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_5_119/letter-astronomical-observations-near-quebec-from-thomas-wright-to-nevil-maskelyne, accessed on 25 July 2024

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