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Document number: 10033
Date: 31 Mar 1872
Recipient: AIRY George Biddell
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: Bodleian Library, Oxford - Fox Talbot Personal Archive
Collection number: FT10073
Last updated: 24th April 2015

[this is WHFT's hasty pencil draft of his letter - the final one presumably sent to Airy has not yet been located]


March 31 - 72

The distce between the 2 lines y have posited out for the umbra for all of the Eclipses I have estimated roughly on a map as being about 400 miles.

Supposing the true path to have been midway between them, it wd have passed 200 miles from Jaffa & 200 from Jura. Do you consider this distce too great for the eclipse to have been conspicuous at each place?

If nearby it may be diminished by supposing that [illegible] not yet reached the frontier of effect, but as still on the march-

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