Reference numberL&P/9/3
TitleLetter, 'Of the longitude and latitude of York' from Edward Pigott to Nevil Maskelyne
Date16 March 1786
DescriptionSubject: Geography

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'The latitude and longitude of York determined from a variety of astronomical observations; together with a recommendation of the method of determining the longitude of places by observations of the moon's transit over the meridian. Contained in a letter from Edward Pigott, Esq. to Nevil Maskelyne, D.D. F. R. S. and Astronomer Royal'

Read 29 June 1786
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1786.0023
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5553Maskelyne; Nevil (1732 - 1811)1732 - 1811
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