chapter  5
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Observatory Instruments and Expeditions, before 1786

Is there no news from the sieur Ramsden? I believe I must go and beat up his quarters myself.

Hornsby to the Duke of Marlborough nd.?1784. Royal Astronomical Society, Radcliffe A2. 89

A man full of constructive ideas … a worthy man, but sluggish in the making of instruments.