Item 43 - Copy of a letter from Robert FitzRoy to Sir Francis Beaufort

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Add. MS a/199/43


Copy of a letter from Robert FitzRoy to Sir Francis Beaufort


  • 3 June 1848 (Creation)

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8 sheets

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Gift of D. Stanbury, 3 March 1978.

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A photomechanical copy of a letter in which FitzRoy discusses the difficulty in obtaining correct observations of tides, requests him to look at the appendix to , and notes that Professor Whewell has adopted FitzRoy's "washing tub theory" to a great extent, a change from his previous views.

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