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Document number: 7811
Date: 26 Nov 1851
Recipient: SHEEPSHANKS Richard
Author: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: Royal Astronomical Society London
Collection number: Sheepshanks Papers
Last updated: 26th November 2012

Athm Club <1>
Nov 26/51

Dr Sir

I thank you for your note of yesterday–<2>
Nov 26/51

I have no hesitation in recommending that the accounts should be placed in geographical order. The phenomena of the fiery clouds &c. &c. may have actually experienced a change during the progress of the eclipse and this will be brought out by the accounts of observers given in their geographical order, & in no other way. – This eclipse was total in Baffin’s bay, Lancaster Sound &c. Have we no observations from the Arctic voyagers? Were they not still there on the 28th July?

Yours very truly
H. F. Talbot

Revd R. Sheepshanks


1. Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, London: WHFT’s club; a gentleman’s club composed primarily of artists and scientists.

2. Not located.

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