Reference numberAP/26/6
TitleUnpublished letter, 'Notice of the comet' from John Grover to Peter Mark Roget
Date21 March 1843
DescriptionGrover describes a comet he has seen in the sky in Pisa [Italy], which he first observed on 17 March 1843 at 8pm. He writes to Roget asking for the notice to be read to the Royal Society in the hope that astronomers in England may also be able to observe the comet.

Subject: Astronomy

Written by Grover in Pisa.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 4 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Notice of the comet: in a letter from Captain John Grover, F. R. S., addressed to P. M. Roget, M. D., Sec. R. S.'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1837.0229
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
NA5900Grover; John (c 1796 - 1847)c 1796 - 1847
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