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Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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‘Centenary of the Greenwich Meridian’ stamps: two first day covers, 1984-06-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 97/2-3
Scope and Contents

Two first day covers each bearing four stamps issued for the 1984 ‘Centenary of the Greenwich Meridian’. The stamps show: a view of the Earth from the Apollo 11 (16p), a navigational chart of the British Channel (20.5p), the Royal Greenwich Observatory (28p), and Sir George Airy’s Transit Circle (31p). The first set is on an envelope with a printed image of Flamsteed House; the second is on an envelope with a printed image of the Meridian.

Dates: 1984-06-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter book containing outgoing correspondence, 1782 - 1810

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/9
Scope and Contents Outgoing correspondence regarding many astronomical and nautical subjects, including accounts with printers, the production of the 'Nautical Almanac', expeditions to Australia, a reward for a method of making glass of a sufficient quality for instruments, the trial of various timepieces and their employment on board Royal Navy vessels, replies to projectors proposing various methods of finding longitude at sea, and instructions for astronomers (including William Gooch on board the Daedalus...
Dates: 1782 - 1810
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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