Reference numberL&P/1/120
TitlePaper, 'A true copy of a paper found, in the handwriting of Sir Isaac Newton, among the papers of the late Dr Halley containing a description of an Instrument for observing the distance form the Fixt Stars at Sea' by Isaac Newton
DescriptionConcerning 'An instrument for observing the distance of the moon from the fixt stars at sea'. Includes a coloured figure

Note on the back of the figure states;
'The Original given by Mr Jones, is inserted among the Vouchers of the Commercium Epistolicum, formerly presented by the same Gentleman'.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A true copy of a paper found, in the hand writing of Sir Isaac Newton, among the papers of the late Dr. Halley, containing a description of an instrument for observing the Moon's distance from the fixt stars at sea.'

Read 28 October 1742.
Physical descriptionInk on paper and plate,
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1742.0039
Related records in the catalogueL&P/1/120/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8414Newton; Sir; Isaac (1642 - 1727); natural philosopher and mathematician1642 - 1727
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