Item 36 - Letter from George Airy

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Letter from George Airy


  • 27 Jan. 1841 (Creation)

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3 pp.

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Flamsteed House, Greenwich - It was GA who brought the tide disturbance of January 3 to the attention of the Admiralty: 'The tide in the Thames was 6 feet lower than it ought to have been. I have received several of the Admiralty observations: the tide at Leith seems to have been scarcely affected' [see GA to WW, 21 January 1841]. GA gives a long descriptive and mathematical answer to WW's query regarding oblique arches.

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