Item 205 - Letter from Francis Baily

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Letter from Francis Baily


  • 6 Mar. 1833 (Creation)

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37 Tavistock Place - When FB last saw WW, 'I think you said that Pontécoulant had verified the result of Prof. Airy's computations, relative to the correction for the long inequality of Venus'. In FB's Address to George Airy on delivering him the Medal [Astronomical Society], FB alludes 'to the calculation &c, & that few persons would be likely to repeat the process'. Does WW see any objections in noting Pontécoulant's verification in the printed version of his Address?

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