Reference numberMS/119/1/3
Alternative reference numberMS/119/1 p8-10
TitleLetter from Edward Sabine, Limerick to Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College, Dublin
Date26 January 1834
DescriptionLloyd is to alter the needles Sabine has sent him in any way he sees fit. Sabine provides Lloyd with a history of the needles. They were previously employed by Captain [John] Franklin in a dip circle on his 'land journey' [a reference to Franklin's second Canadian Arctic expedition 1825-1827]. The instrument and its needles were briefly passed to Mr David Douglas but he exchanged it with Sabine for a dip circle of different construction. Discussion of the Irish magnetic survey and whether James [Clark] Ross should be asked to help.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
NA8252Lloyd; Humphrey (1800 - 1881)1800 - 1881
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