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Reference numberDM/3/148
LevelItem
Title'Should it be conversant to Captain Foster, the longitudes of the following points may be determined, in addition to those mentioned in the proposed track"
Date1828
DescriptionPaper for the Foster's Scientific Voyage Committee, signed by James Horsburgh and WE Parry.

"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).
Extent1 side
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsOPEN - but photocopying forbidden.
Related materialSee CMB/1/25
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA2778Horsburgh; James (1762 - 1836)1762 - 1836
NA7230Foster; Henry (1796 - 1831); navigator1796 - 1831
NA7481Parry; Sir; William Edward (1790 - 1855)1790 - 1855
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