Reference numberL&P/10/97
TitleLetters, 'An appearance of light like a star, seen in the dark part of the moon, 7 March 1794' from William Wilkins to Nevil Maskelyne
Date17 April 1794
DescriptionContains four letters, with two figures.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of an appearance of light, like a star, seen in the dark part of the moon, on Friday the 7th of March, 1794, by William Wilkins, Esq at Norwich. In extracts of a letter to the Rev. Samuel Vince, F. R. S. and of three letters to the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne, D. D. F. R. S. and astronomer royal; and communicated by the latter'

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Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1794.0030
Related records in the catalogueL&P/10/98
Fellows associated with this archive
NA643Wilkins; William (1778 - 1839)1778 - 1839
NA5553Maskelyne; Nevil (1732 - 1811)1732 - 1811
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