Reference numberDM/4/4
TitleLetter from General William Roy, Argyll Street
Date28 November 1783
DescriptionEnclosing an estimate for the measurement on Hounslow Heath of a base-line, as part of the triangulation measurements to calculate the relative distances between the Royal Observatories of Paris and London.

Roy suggests that the Government should make a grant of £1000 to the Royal Society for the expense of the undertaking.

Originally enclosing DM/4/5 and DM/4/6
Extent1 side
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsOPEN - but photocopying forbidden.
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6264Roy; William (1726 - 1790)1726 - 1790
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