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Christie, William Henry Mahoney, Sir, 1845 - 1922 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence with the Royal Astronomical Society, 1921 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/143
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Royal Astronomical Society regarding its centenary and other matters:Miscellaneous correspondence, 1921-1936, including letters concerning Mrs Oppotzer's plight and the sale of her husband's books and correspondence regarding obituaries of W.H.M. Christie and J.C. Kapteyn. There is also a 'List of reproductions of celestial photographs published by the Royal Astronomical Society', taken from 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society', February...
Dates: 1921 - 1936
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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/749
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; stationers; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; journeymen; decorators; bookbinders; import agents; the Post Office; machine makers; customs; telegraph companies; the India Rubber Company; the Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company; the Kent Water Company; and the South Eastern Railway. The letters cover various instructions;...
Dates: 1871
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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/750
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; opticians; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; journeymen; decorators; bookbinders; the Post Office; machine makers; photographers; sculptors; picture framers; and the South Eastern Railway. The letters cover various instructions; requests; accounts; invoices; bills; receipts; tenders; circulars; routine repairs; and adjustments...
Dates: 1872
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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1877

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/755
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; opticians; parcel carriers; chemists; journeymen; decorators; bookbinders; the Post Office; gas engineers; newspapers; railway companies; and the Kent Water Company. The letters cover various instructions; requests; accounts; invoices; bills; receipts; tenders; circulars; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to...
Dates: 1877
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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/757
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; opticians; stationers; parcel carriers; chemists; journeymen; decorators; bookbinders; import agents; masons; glass manufacturers; slaters; the Post Office; furniture removers; valve makers; rubber manufacturers; ironmongers; the Tax Office; and the Kent Water Company. The letters cover various instructions; accounts; requests;...
Dates: 1879
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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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/758
Scope and Contents Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; instrument makers; opticians; stationers; chemists; journeymen; photographic suppliers; decorators; bookbinders; shipping agents; glass manufacturers; the Post Office; gas engineers; electricians; furniture removers; the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Company; a grocer; a newspaper; and the South Metropolitan Gas Company. The letters...
Dates: 1880
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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Discussion of star places, 1864 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/197
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the formulation of star catalogues, listings of stars, observations of circumpolar stars, corrections to star positions, double stars and work on nebulae and star clusters. There is a paper of nebulae and star clusters as observed at Bangalore, India, and a piece by R.A. Proctor from the 'Scientific Review' on the Great Nebula in Orion. The correspondents include F.W.A. Argelander, A. Wagner, A.R. Clarke, A.V. Auwers, W.H.M. Christie, E. Dunkin, F.A.T. Winnecke, S. Newcomb,...
Dates: 1864 - 1874
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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Estimates, 1875 - 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/71
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Estimates from the Royal Observatory for the years commencing 1 April 1876 and ending 30 December 1886, with the relevant pages from the Naval Estimates and lists of the actual expenditure. The letters are either written to or by Airy until 23 August 1881, when W.H.M. Christie began to receive letters as the Astronomer Royal.

Dates: 1875 - 1886
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 from William Huggins, 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/166
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A photocopy of a letter from William Huggins to Miklos Konkoly Thege, 11 August 1881, noting that William Christie is now Astronomer Royal.

Dates: 1996
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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Letters from observatories, 1878 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/153
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, the foundation of new observatories in Jamaica and Japan, requests for instruments for New Zealand, and reports from various centres. The correspondents include C.P. Smyth, R. Herbert, L. Mallet, W.H.M. Christie, Sir D. Gill, C. Pritchard, N.R. Pogson, E.J. Stone, A.E.B. Mouchez, the Earl of Rosse, O. Struve and E.B. Baillaud. There are also reports from the Edinburgh, Colaba, Oxford University and Strasbourg...
Dates: 1878 - 1879
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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Letters from observatories, 1880 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/154
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, with enclosed testimonials; the foundation of a new observatory in Hong Kong; work at Indian observatories; covering letters to reports; and observatory reports. The correspondents include J.L.E. Dreyer, E.J. Stone, C. Pritchard, Earl Rosse, Sir H. Thompson, E.J. Cooper, W. Spottiswoode, L. Mallet, N.R. Pogson, T.H. Huxley, E. Dunkin, O. Struve, G.G. Stokes, Earl Portsmouth, R.S. Churchill, Earl Kimberley,...
Dates: 1880 - 1890
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 astronomical papers, 1871 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/259
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from O. Struve, Professor Clerk Maxwell, W.R. Birt, A.V. Auwers, J. Challis and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include a photograph of the Sun; solar protuberances, in a letter from P.A. Secchi printed in 'The Mechanics Magazine'; C.A. Young's 'Bright Lines in the Spectrum of the Chromosphere'; Christie's paper on 'The Constitution of the Sun's atmosphere and Corona'; solar spectroscopy; W.R. Birt's lunar work;...
Dates: 1871 - 1873
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 correspondence, 1862 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/381
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific topics, including a great number of obituaries and memoirs of fellow scientists. The correspondents include C. Abbe, J.C. Adams, A.V. Auwers, G.P. Bond, A. Caswell, W.H.M. Christie, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue, H.A.E.A. Fay, J.D. Forbes, W.J. Foerster, J.G. Galle, B.A. Gould, W. Huggins, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, A.S. Herschel, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, A.W.V. Hofmann, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.H.V....
Dates: 1862 - 1869
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 correspondence, 1864 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/382
Scope and Contents Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific topics, including a great number of obituaries and memoirs of fellow scientists. The correspondents include A.V. Auwers, C.T. Beke, W.B. Carpenter, J. Baxendell, H.E. Roscoe, A d'Abbadie, E. Dunkin, A. Cayley, W.H.M. Christie, C.E. Delaunay, E.J. Routh, H.A.E.A. Fayé, P.G. Tait, G. Forbes, E.J.A. Gautier, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, W. Harkness, J.F.W. Herschel, A.S. Herschel, C. Pritchard, J.N. Lockyer, W. Huggins,...
Dates: 1864 - 1872
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 scientific papers, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/487
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific correspondence and papers, including correspondence on the tensile strength of metals; A.R. Clarke on the elasticity of brass; W. De La Rue on the stratified discharge of electricity; drawings of electrical appliances; a paper titled 'the Great Lighting Inductorium'; R. Owen's paper on fossil reptilia of South Africa; a paper by the Eastbourne Natural History Society 'on the sinking of the South Coast of England'; W. Ackland's views on the training of opticians;...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
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 scientific papers, 1878 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/490
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous articles on scientific matters, including a paper by E.M. Peligot believed to be concerning Mars; a catalogue of electrical instruments; J.C. Ward on the geology of the Lake District; examinations of Navy telescopes; plans and dimensions for telescopes; A. Krank's improved manufacture of parabolical reflectors; 'Colour correction of achromatic telescopes' by W. Harkness; 'Testing of object-glasses' by G.W. Royston-Pigott; an article titled 'Lights, beacons, and buoys', from...
Dates: 1878 - 1879
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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1876 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/209
Scope and Contents Correspondence between J.R. Hind, Airy and W.H.M. Christie concerning the 'Nautical Almanac', regarding the date inserted in the almanac. The papers include work on the Moon's place and its error, a paper on sun spot activity, the rising and setting of the Moon at various places, a chart of local time compared to Greenwich time, and requests from various people for specific information regarding the Moon. The correspondents include T.E.V. Oppolzer, Sir D. Gill, D. Todd, F.W. Very, H.E....
Dates: 1876 - 1888
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 of William Christie, 1823 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7
Scope and Contents The collection contains a wide range of papers relating to the activities of the Greenwich Observatory during Christie's period in office, with some additional material from Airy and Dyson's time. The early papers are concerned primarily with administration, including superintendence by the Government; internal regulations; buildings and grounds; moveable property; accounts with tradesmen; printing and publications; and the appointment and affairs of supernumerary computers. The later series...
Dates: 1823 - 1952
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 astronomers' deaths, 1919 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/94
Scope and Contents

Obituary notices, cards, newscuttings and correspondence regarding the deaths of British and foreign astronomers, including material relating to Sir W.H.M. Christie, J.N. Lockyer and S.S. Hough.

Dates: 1919 - 1925
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 chronometer improvements, 1870 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/594
Scope and Contents Papers concerning refinements and improvements to chronometers. The volume includes balance stopping apparatus; patent specification for W.J. Thictherner's watches; R.H. Rideout's method for compensating clocks; cheap observatory clocks by J.F. Stanistreet; experiments with sidereal clocks and their barometric inequalities; W.G. Schoof's paper on improvements in the lever escapements for chronometers; apparatus for altering the scale of compensation of chronometers; improved gimballing...
Dates: 1870 - 1878
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 chronometer trials, 1869 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/583
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers concerning entrants and ratings for the annual competitive chronometer trials. The volume includes ratings of repaired chronometers and regulations on the purchase and exchange of chronometers. The correspondents include W.H.M. Christie, W. Harkness, G.H. Richards, F.J.O. Evans and various chronometer makers.

Dates: 1869 - 1872
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 compass corrections on iron ships, 1838

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/682
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Correspondence, computations and records of observations in regard to the correction of compasses on the iron ship 'Rainbow'. The correspondents include F. Baily, W.H. Barlow, W.H.M. Christie, W.T. Denison, G. Dollond, R. Fitzroy and W. Whewell. The papers include plans of the basin in Deptford Dockyard; 'graphical calculations of perturbations from assumed disturbing face of permanent magnets'; and observations of the dipping needle within and exterior to the ship.

Dates: 1838
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 compass corrections on iron ships, 1854 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/692
Scope and Contents Papers concerning discussions on the corrections of compasses on iron ships. The volume includes a 'new mode of ascertaining the deviation of the compass in steamers'; 'notes on the new "compass deviation" circular' from the 'Mercantile Marine Magazine'; 'on the deviation of the standard compass of a 'composite' sailing ship'; newspaper cuttings from 'The Glasgow Herald' and 'Glasgow News' on navigation and compasses on iron ships; work by W. Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on compasses; a report of...
Dates: 1854 - 1875
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 determining galvanic longitudes, 1878 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/640
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine, with the assistance of the Royal Observatory, the longitude of Lisbon, Leiden, the Cape Observatory, Gibraltar, places in Australia, New Zealand and Egypt, and Mauritius; and the difference in longitude between Malta and Bombay. The papers include errors of the Greenwich clock; observations of telegraph signals; J.W. Green's abstract of the Greenwich - Lisbon - South American longitudes; the exchange and summary of...
Dates: 1878 - 1888
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 exhibitions, lectures and inquiries, 1875 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/445
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on exhibitions, lectures and inquiries. There is material concerning an exhibition of scientific apparatus at South Kensington Museum, with a layout of the Museum; a certificate for loaning instruments; regulations for exhibitors of the Brussels International Exhibition; an inquiry into the Meteorological Committee; a proposed Physical Observatory; the award of the Albert medal to Airy; a proposed science museum; Airy's lecture on 'the interior of the Earth at...
Dates: 1875 - 1880
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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