Reference numberMS/798
TitleLetters written to Abraham Sharp
CreatorSharp; Abraham (1653-1742)
DescriptionA collection of letters to Abraham Sharp between the years 1701-2 and 1719. The primary correspondents are the Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed and Flamsteed's assistant John Crossthwaite.
Extent1 volume, MS Large
Physical descriptionGold tooled leather bound volume
Access statusOpen
Administrative historySharp was born in Bradford, the son of merchant John Sharp and his wife Mary (nee Clarkson). He worked as a merchant's apprentice, schoolmaster and bookeeper before being invited to join the Royal Observatory, Greenwich by Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed in 1688. He contributed two planisphere's to Flamsteed's Atlas Coelestis, the largest star map of its time.
Related materialSee MS/243
Related records in the catalogueMS/243
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