Letter. [between 1877 and 1880]


Letter. [between 1877 and 1880]

A.L.S. with leaf laid in (Jan. 27) to Arago concerning astronomical observations made in 1877 ; in French.

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Walferdin, Franc̜ois Hippolyte, 1795-1880.

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Arago, F. (François), 1786-1853

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