Reference numberMS/710/1
TitleLetter from Antoine d'Abbadie, 6 Manchester Street, Manchester Square, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth
Date29 October 1849
DescriptionDescribes his difficulties in obtaining a pocket-sized apparatus devised by Fox for observing dips in a magnetic needle. He now proposes to make a magnetic tour through south-western France and requests the loan of such an instrument. He poses some technical questions on its construction before presenting a brief history of his dip observations in the Brazils, Italy, Egypt and Abyssinia.
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