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Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 494

Scope and Contents

This letter is dated 15 August 1686 and was written to Dr. Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau (1651-1725) "my dear and respectable friend." Its content is concerned with arguments relating to lunar eclipses, about the planets Mars and Uranus, some astronomical theories, and in what should be made public. Hevelius expresses concern that his observations are considered forbidden by the council in Rome.

Dates

  • 1686 August 15

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Hevelius was a German astronomer who is most well known for his studies of comets, lunar topography, and his catalog of stars.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : (4 p.)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau
Status
Completed
Author
Leslie Evens
Date
2011 October 28
Description rules
Appm
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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