Reference numberEL/C1/49
TitleLetter, from Jean Dominique Cassini [to the Royal Society]
CreatorCassini; Jean Dominique (1625-1712); Italian/French mathematician; astronomer; engineer; astrologer
Date14 February 1665
DescriptionAutograph letter
Cassini discusses Auzout's hypothesis for the comet's motion
A paper (in Latin) by Cassini is enclosed which provides his own observations of the recent comet in December 1664
There are marginal notes in another hand
Oldenburg endorsed the letter: 'An extract of a letter by Signor Cassini to a person of quality and communicated by Monsieur Auzout for the R Society'
Read to the Royal Society on 15 March 1665
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Access statusOpen
Related materialEL/A/1 for Auzout's letter on the same subject
Transcribed and translated in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall and Marie Boas Hall, vol 2, p 359
Related records in the catalogueEL/A/1
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8383Cassini; Jean Dominique (1625 - 1712); astronomer1625 - 1712
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