[ISHMap-List] Fw: [HASTRO-L] FW: Minute Books of Bureau des Longitudes online
dougsims1945 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 2 04:44:41 CET 2016
Apologies for cross-cross posting (which I've never done before, and hope I'm doing correctly); this item could obviously be of value to some cartohistorians.
On Monday, February 1, 2016 5:59 PM, "Schechner, Sara" <schechn at FAS.HARVARD.EDU> wrote:
Apologies for cross posting, but many will be interested in reading the primary sources related to the Longitude Problem in the 18th-19th centuries.
>The Minute Books of the Bureau des Longitudes for the period 1795-1832
>can now be consulted online.
>The site presents the minutes of meetings of the Bureau des Longitudes
>between 1795 and 1932, containing 22000 digital files.
>The Bureau des Longitudes was founded on 25 June 1795 and still exists
>today. From its foundation, and until 1854, it maintained the
>management of the Observatoire de Paris. Its mission was also to
>improve longitude determination at sea and to form a consultative
>committee of scientific and technological expertise for the State. In
>particular, it was charged with calculation of ephemerides and
>publication of the Connaissance des Temps and the Annuaire du Bureau
>des Longitudes. In 1877 and 1949 it also published the Annales du Bureau des Longitudes.
>The online resource is the outcome of a collaboration between the
>Bureau des Longitudes, the Library of the Observatoire de Paris and the
>Laboratoire d'histoire des sciences et de philosophie - Archives Henri
>Poincaré. It was made possible thanks to a grant from the Ministère de
>l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (programme BSN5-2013) and
>the support of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Lorraine, and thanks
>too to the skills of the engineers Julien Müller and Pierre Couchet.
>The files presented are subject to a Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA
>The Minute Books for the years 1795-1854 are in image mode and in full
>text thanks to transcriptions by Jean-Marie Feurtet. Transcriptions for
>the following years 1855-1932 are underway.
>You are invited to explore this historic archive. To send comments
>contact Martina Schiavon (martina.schiavon at univ-lorraine.fr) and
>(laurent.rollet at univ-lorraine.fr)
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