The 1816 Solar Eclipse and Comet 1811 I in John Linnell's Astronomical Album

  title={The 1816 Solar Eclipse and Comet 1811 I in John Linnell's Astronomical Album},
  author={Roberta J. M. Olson and Jay M. Pasachoff},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={121 - 133}
Six unpublished leaves of sketches by John Linnell (1792-1882), who has been described as "our greatest English naturalist",' were acquired by the British Museum in 1967.2 The leaves, probably a collection of independent drawings, were acquired from a Mrs Lees. They were registered as "Three sketches and diagrams of the comet of September 17, 1811;and three drawings of the eclipse of the moon [sic], November 19,1816" and were subsequently bound together. We offer here the first publication of… 
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