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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on galvanic communications, 1849 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/610
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the establishment of galvanic communications between the Greenwich and Paris observatories. The papers include extracts from Airy's report on galvanic communications to the Admiralty; the laying of telegraph wires in the grounds of Greenwich Park, illustrated with a plan; the laying of telegraph wires on the South Eastern Railway between London Bridge and Dover; a plan and description of the electric telegraph employed on the South Eastern Railway;...
Dates: 1849 - 1853
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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Papers on the Observatory's protection, 1893 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/60
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning 'Special cases out of which arose discussions as to original protective clauses', including conferences at the Board of Trade. The correspondence covers the period 1893-1903, and is mainly with the Director of Works.Correspondence with A.W. Rücker and others concerning the protection of the Royal Observatory from the production of a 'magnetic field' as a result of poor insulation between the carriages of the trains passing by the Royal Observatory,...
Dates: 1893 - 1910
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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