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    Re: Newton and Halley
    From: Scott Owen
    Date: 2007 Nov 19, 20:54 -0600

    George Huxtable wrote:
    > After a bit more research, I can offer some extra morsels.
    > I'm told that the text of the entry in the Journal Book, as quoted by
    > Gerrard, which is only found in a shortened form in many textbooks, appears
    > in full in Bruce Bauer's "The Sextant Handbook" of 1986. I'm sure many
    > members will have that book on their shelves (though I don't) and will be
    > able to confirm whether that is the case. If so, I would like to learn where
    > Bauer says it came from.
    I pulled out my copy of The Sextant Handbook and here is the quote from
    CDR Bauer regarding the Royal Society Journal entry for 9 Aug 1699:
    "Mr Newton shewed a new instrument contrived by him for observing the
    moon and starrs, the longitude at Sea, being the old instrument mended
    of some faults with which notwithstanding Mr. Halley (sic) had found the
    longitude better than the Seaman by other methods."
    This may or may not clear up anything in this thread.  In my opinion CDR
    Bauer's discussion of this subject on pages 25-33 of the Sextant
    Handbook is very good.
    P.S. I just found this mail list and joined a few days ago.  And Yes I
    value my privacy from net spiders and robots (pesky critters) so hence
    my use of a "handle".
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