OML has acquired a small collection of private papers from the archives of Lemuel Moody (1767-1846), famous for his work in creating the Portland Observatory (1807-9). He also made and published, in 1825, a chart of Casco Bay and Portland harbor. This archive has much of interest about the history of the chart and of the navigation of Casco Bay (1825-1839). It also includes material about Moody’s sale of other charts and chronometers (1830-1841) and his scientific observations, such as his determination of the longitude of Munjoy Hill (1819-1835).

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