Reference numberEL/M3/60b
TitleLetter, from Pierre Maupertuis to [James] Bradley, dated at Paris
CreatorMaupertuis; Pierre-Louis Moreau de (1698-1759); French mathematician; philosopher; man of letters; director, Acadmie des Sciences; president of the Prussian Academy of Science
Date27 September 1737
DescriptionDiscussing observations of the Lapland expedition about the figure of the Earth. Purportedly constitutes the first announcement confirming Newton's theory from the Lapland expedition.
Place originParis, le-de-France, France
Origin coordinates48.85341, 2.3488
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Access statusOpen
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8376Bradley; James (1693 - 1762)1693 - 1762
NA7795Maupertuis; Pierre Louis Moreau de (1698 - 1759)1698 - 1759
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