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TitlePapers re Flat Earth controversy
DescriptionPrinted papers, pamphlets and correspondence relating to Alfred Russel Wallace's acceptance of John Hampden's challenge in 1870 to prove the curvature of the earth by demonstrating the convexity of a body water for a wager and subsequent dispute over the result.

WP13/1 1871-1913 Print and correspondence regarding acceptance of challenge
WP13/2 1880-1900 Poster on Flat Earth Lecture

Name: Hampden, John, fl 1870
Place: Downham Market Norfolk England
Related MaterialSee also Letter from Alfred Russel Wallace to his wife Annie from Washington DC 29 Jan 1887 (WP1/17/17)
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PX5538Hampden; John (1819-1891)1819-1891
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