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Reference numberDM/3/149
LevelItem
TitleNotes suggesting that attention should be given on Captain Henry Foster's Voyage to the Southern Hemisphere to natural history
Date1828
DescriptionAddressed to Foster's Scientific Voyage Committee.

"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).
Extent4 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsOPEN - but photocopying forbidden.
Related materialSee CMB/1/25
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7230Foster; Henry (1796 - 1831); navigator1796 - 1831
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