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Reference numberMM/5/39
LevelItem
TitleMemorial from the Royal Society to King George III concerning the Transit of Venus of 1769
Datec.1768
DescriptionGiving details on the suggested timing of the Transit, making reference for the best locations for astronomers to observe it in Northern Latitudes (ie Spitzbergen and Fort Churchill on Hudson Bay) and suggesting that observation by ship in the Southern Latitudes (a sum of £4000 is suggested) should be paid for by the Crown.

Memorial has seal attached and is signed by Sholto Charles, 15th Earl of Morton, President, Royal Society; Francis Huntingdon, 10th Earl of Huntingdon; Lord Charles Cavendish; Charles Moss, Bishop of St Davids; James Burrow, Peter Holford; Swithin Adee; Nicholas Munckley; Samuel Dyer; Nevil Maskelyne; Andrew Coltee Ducarel; John Campbell; Gowin Knight; Benjamin Franklin and Matthew Maty
Extent3 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7355George III (1738 - 1820); King of Great Britain and Ireland1738 - 1820
NA2231Douglas; Sholto Charles (1732 - 1774); 15th Earl of Morton1732 - 1774
NA6558Hastings; Francis (1729 - 1789); 10th Earl of Huntingdon1729 - 1789
NA7804Cavendish; Lord; Charles (c 1704 - 1783)c 1704 - 1783
NA2335Moss; Charles (1711 - 1802)1711 - 1802
NA3290Burrow; Sir; James (1701 - 1782)1701 - 1782
NA1560Holford; Peter (c 1719 - 1804)c 1719 - 1804
NA1462Adee; Swithin (c 1704 - 1786)c 1704 - 1786
NA1582Munckley; Nicholas (c 1721 - 1770)c 1721 - 1770
NA5836Dyer; Samuel (1725 - 1772)1725 - 1772
NA5553Maskelyne; Nevil (1732 - 1811)1732 - 1811
NA7838Ducarel; Andrew Coltee (1713 - 1785)1713 - 1785
NA7986Knight; Gowin (1713 - 1772)1713 - 1772
NA7974Franklin; Benjamin (1706 - 1790)1706 - 1790
NA4514Maty; Matthew (1718 - 1776)1718 - 1776
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