Reference numberDM/3/145
TitleReport by Foster's Scientific Voyage Committee
Description"Committee for considering and resolving on the most advantageous objects to be attained by Captain Foster in the course of his intended scientific voyage".

"On 12 December 1827 Henry Foster was appointed to command the sloop 'Chanticleer', sent out by the government to the South Atlantic to determine longitudes, take gravity pendulum measurements to determine the ellipticity of the earth, and make other measurements connected with nautical astronomy, according to instructions drawn up by a committee of the Royal Society" (DNB).
Extent10 sides
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsOPEN - but photocopying forbidden.
Related materialSee CMB/1/25
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7230Foster; Henry (1796 - 1831); navigator1796 - 1831
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