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    Re: Background to Discovery: Pacific Exploration from Dampier to Cook
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2007 Sep 21, 23:26 +0100

    
    
    
    I had written-
    
    "What is especially interesting, in the chapter which Andres recommended, is 
    Howse's analysis of the going of the various timepieces taken on Cook's 2nd 
    and 3rd voyages, which shows us the extent to which they required correction 
    from astronomical observations.  I haven't seen that study published 
    elsewhere.
    
    and Wolfgang K�berer responded-
    
    There is an article by Derek Howse on Cook's chronometers:
    
    Captain Cook's Marine Timekeepers.
    Antiquarian Horology, Vol.  6 (1969), 190 - 205, 276 - 280.
    
    I haven't seen it, but it may contain more information of this kind.
    
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    Thanks to Wolfgang for reminding me about that. I actually have that paper 
    on my own shelves, bound into a slim volume titled "The clocks and watches 
    of Captain James Cook", by Derek Howse and Beresford Hutchinson, which 
    reprinted four papers from Antiquarian Horology, 1969. So when I wrote- "I 
    haven't seen that study published elsewhere", that was quite wrong. Indeed, 
    those papers contain quite a bit of extra information, that isn't to be 
    found in "Background to Discovery".
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable at george---.u-net.com
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK. 
    
    
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