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Reference numberCLP/8i/60
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'An instrument for seeing the sun, moon and stars pass the meridian of any place usefull for setting wathces in all parts of the world with the greatest exactness; to correct sun-dials; to assist in the discovery of the longitudes of places etc' by William Derham
Date1705
DescriptionUsing an instrument to make astronomical observations, for the purpose of setting watches and correcting sun dials.
Among all the ways contrived for finding the meridian of any place, the most commodious I could ever meet with, or think of for common use, is an Instrument of Sir Christopher Wren's, or two of Mr Gray's or one published in the Appendix of a little Book, called 'The Artificial Clockmaker'.
Subject: Astronomy / Instrument
LanguageEnglish
Extent6p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6239Derham; William (1657 - 1735); naturalist1657 - 1735
NA8299Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician1632 - 1723
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