Reference numberMC/1/285
TitleLetter from Francis Baily, 37 Tavistock Place, to Davies Gilbert
Date25 February 1831
DescriptionRegarding communication with Professor [Heinrich Christian] Schumacher and his correspondence with Captain [Edward] Sabine concerning a commission for an apparatus to measure the length of a pendulum. This commission was originally appointed to Mr. Repsold [?], on [Friedrich Wilhelm] Bessel's plan.
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMC/1/287
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5372Schumacher; Heinrich Christian (1780 - 1850)1780 - 1850
NA6486Baily; Francis (1774 - 1844); astronomer1774 - 1844
NA8707Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)1767-1839
NA3847Bessel; Friedrich Wilhelm (1784 - 1846); astronomer1784 - 1846
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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