Reference numberCB/1/4/54
Alternative reference numberBLA.G.19
TitleLetter from Davies Gilbert, 27 Gower Street to Charles Blagden, Paris
Date15 February 1819
DescriptionConcerning appointment of a new Board of Longitude and exact measurement of the Pendulum. Relates success of Captain Kater. Discusses logarithmic tables. Anxious to be finished, the expense to be borne by the French and British Governments. The whole to be stereotyped. Sir Joseph Banks approves of the plan.
With draft letter from Blagden to Gilbert in which he reports that he has started work. Includes estimate of number of pages and cost of production.
Extent2 sheets
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8707Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)1767-1839
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