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Document number: 4988
Date: 24 Apr 1844
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SMYTH William Henry
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 2nd September 2012

My dear Sir,

As I am about printing off a sheet upon the moon, can you offer an opinion upon the mountains of Aristarchus, <1> on which I spoke to you the other evening? I enclose <2> you part of a letter which was printed on the subject in the Notices of the Astron: Soc: & I have since seen the bright spot most distinctly. Your idea of a polished surface (if I understand you rightly) seems to meet the question.

You must excuse my thus troubling you, because of course the question is one of great interest to me.

I beg to remain, My dear Sir, Your’s [sic] faithfully,
W. H. Smyth: –

3 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.
24th April, 1844


1. Also called ‘Aristarchus Hills’.

2. Not located.

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