Reference numberMM/4/81
TitleLetter from Reuben Burrow, Greenwich, to the Royal Society
Date26 January 1775
DescriptionForwarding the observations he and Nevil Maskelyne made in relation to Schiehallion.

The observations were to determine the earth's density by measuring the deviation of a plumb line produced by the gravitational attraction of the mountain Schiehallion in Perthshire, and by observing stars near the zenith on both the north and south sides of the mountain.
Extent3 sides
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5553Maskelyne; Nevil (1732 - 1811)1732 - 1811
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