Reference numberMM/10/86A
TitleTranscript of a letter from J F W Herschel, Collingwood, to Sir Edward Sabine
DescriptionTranscript of letter MM/10/86.

In the letter Herscherl states he his returning to Burlington House the papers relative to Colonel Napier's Pendulum Observations, in connection with the Trigonometrical Survey of India.

Herschel comments that the observations are "...a most valuable contribution to the data accummulating for discussion on the figure and interior constitution of the Earth as concluded from the indications afforded to the varying intensity of gravitation".
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer1792 - 1871
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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