Cambridge University Library and the Royal Observatory Greenwich have digitised the Board of Longitude archive and are now available to view online at cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/longitude.
This film introduces the Board of Longitude and the 18th century search for an accurate way of finding longitude at sea.
The papers in the Board’s archive record scientific endeavour, fateful voyages, bitter feuds and lifetimes of commitment to a common cause.
For more information please visit rmg.co.uk/boardoflongitude/
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