Edmond Halley Papers, 1677-1767.


Edmond Halley Papers, 1677-1767.

Includes observation and calculation books, with some papers on cometary phenomena and assorted tables. A very limited amount of correspondence. Important subjects covered are: lunar observations, 1721-1740; re-equipment of the Royal Observatory using government funds, 1725. Correspondents are: Bianchini, J. Bradley, Copernicus, Cysali, D. Graham, Dr. Halley, Kepler, J.M. Lillee, Maskelyne, P. Miller, G. Morris, Mr. Oughtrod, Ptolemy, J. Senex, and Tychowich.

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