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Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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Letters from observatories, 1848 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/143
Scope and Contents Letters from various observatories on filling vacancies, building new observatories at Blackheath and the West Midlands, and improving existing observatories (e.g. by erecting new time balls in Quebec). The correspondents include R. Sheepshanks, J.F.W. Herschel, J.D. Forbes, C.P. Smyth, Sir B. Hawes, M.J. Johnson, W.H. Miller, J. Challis, Sir F. Beaufort and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. There are reports on the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, and two reports on Liverpool Observatory...
Dates: 1848 - 1852
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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Miscellaneous newscuttings, 1915 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 74/7/2
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous newscuttings taken mainly from 'The Blackheath Local Guide and District Advertiser' during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, including articles on the Royal Observatory, Blackheath Proprietary School and the Second World War. All of the cuttings are loose in the album. There are also three letters from R.A. Sampson of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to Melotte, 20 August, 28 August and 14 September 1915, regarding slides provided to him by Melotte.

Dates: 1915 - 1949
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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