Reference numberMM/10/104
TitleInformation concerning Bencoulen [Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia], Batavia [Jakarta, Indonesia], and St. Helena, with regard to observing the Transit of Venus there in 1761
Date28 June 1760
DescriptionResult of Inquiries concerning Bencoulen [Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia], Batavia [colonial name of the capital of the Dutch East Indies, now Jakarta, Indonesia] and St Helena, relative to taking Observations in those places, of the Transit of Venus requested by the Royal Society of the East India Company. Information received from Governor Lennox, who resided there for 16 or 17 years
Extent1 sheet
Physical descriptionPaper, ink
Access statusOpen
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