Reference numberCLP/2/39
TitlePaper 'A proposal for the measurement of the earth in Russia' [read by Joseph Nicholas De Lisle]
DescriptionConsists of a printed copy of the proposal and a translation.
Read at a meeting of the Academy of Sciences of St Petersbourg on 21 January 1737 by by M de L'Isle, first professor of Astronomy.
Translated from the French printed at St Petersbourg.

Subject: Physics / Exploration

Printed copy was given by Cromwell Mortimer to the Royal Society on 16 June 1737.

Read to the Royal Society on 23 June 1737.
Extent19p (printed)
30p (manuscript)
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1737.0008
Version printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 40, no 445, p 27 (1737)
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8055Mortimer; Cromwell (c 1699 - 1752)c 1699 - 1752
NA8375Lisle; Joseph Nicholas De (1688 - 1768)1688 - 1768
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