Reference numberNLB/37/772
Alternative reference numberNLB/37 p451
TitleCopy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to A Kitson, Newton, Groombridge
Date11 May 1908
Description'Dear Sir,
With reference to your visit here this morning, I have gone through the list of historical apparatus in the possession of the Society in 1834, and can find no mention of Bird's sextant used by Captain Cook. This instrument therefore can not have been among those which were transferred from here to the Victoria and Albert Museum some years ago.'
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