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Letter Signed by the children of Nathaniel Bowditch to William Cranch Bond.

Bowditch, Nathaniel).

Published by 30 June1840, Boston, 1840
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Nathaniel I., I. Ingersoll, H. Ingersoll, and William I. Bowditch, children of Nathaniel Bowditch, the mathematician and founder of modern navigational science, acknowledge receipt of Bond?s gift of the circle used by Bowditch. Further the children ?beg leave to inform you that the chronometer which was in your possession for some time is now again at your service if wish for it.? Bond, a Harvard astronomer who pioneered the use of photography in his discipline, may keep it until his death or until it is called for. Provenance: Ex?Allyn K. Ford Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, recently deaccessioned. 8vo (10" x 7.75"). 1 p., with integral address leaf. Very good condition. Some folds and creasing. Bookseller Inventory # 33366

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Title: Letter Signed by the children of Nathaniel ...

Publisher: 30 June1840, Boston

Publication Date: 1840

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