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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Shelfmark:  Waller Ms dk-02199
Type of object:  manuscript
Dimensions:  198 x 124mm
Extent:  2 foll.
Material:  paper
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
Type of element:  letter
Extent:  1a - 2b
Language:  French
Place:  Altona
Date:  1846-10-10
Short summary:  Confidential letter discussing the name of the new planet (later named Neptune). "Le Verrier" suggested after the discoverer.The priority of the discovery contested in tThe Athenæum.
Person:  Schumacher, Heinrich Christian, 1780 (Bramstedt)-1850 (Altona), Astronomer, Professor, author
Person:  Airy, George Biddel, Sir, 1801 (Alnwick, Northumberland)-1892 (Croom's Hill), Astronomer, Professor, person referred to
Person:  Arago, Dominique-François, 1786 (Estagel)-1853 (Paris), Astronomer, Physicist, Politician, person referred to
Person:  Gauss, Johann Karl Friedrich, 1777-1855, Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, person referred to
Person:  Herschel, William, Sir, 1738 (Hannover)-1822 (Slough), Astronomer, Musician, person referred to
Person:  Le Verrier, Urbain-Jean-Joseph, 1811 (Saint-Lô)-1877 (Paris), Astronomer, person referred to
Person:  Olbers, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias, 1758 (Arbergen)-1840 (Bremen), Astronomer, Physician, person referred to
Person:  Herschel, John Frederick William, Sir 1st Baronet, 1792 (Slough)-1871 (Hawkhurst, Kent), Astronomer, Physicist, person referred to ?
Subject:  Astronomy
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  Bureau des Longitudes (Institution)
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  Astronomische Nachrichten (Periodical)
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  Nautical Almanac (Periodical)
Institutions, associations, works etc. referred to:  The Athenæum (Periodical)
COMMENTS
Comments:  Addressee unidentified (Arago?).
IMAGES
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