Reference numberMM/17/47
TitleLetter from John H Wilkinson to Herbert Rix, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society
Date13 June 1895
DescriptionForwarding a photograph of a monument erected in Unst, Shetland, to mark the place where a clock and pendulum was placed by Jean Baptiste Biot and a "repeating circle" placed by Henry Kater, "to determine by their experiments and observations the figure of the Earth".
Extent2 sides
FormatManuscript and photographic documents
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3671Biot; Jean Baptiste (1774 - 1862); astronomer, mathematician and physicist1774 - 1862
NA1206Kater; Henry (1777 - 1835)1777 - 1835
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