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Adams, John Franklin, 1843 - 1912 (astronomer)

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Dates

  • Existence: 1843 - 1912

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on Franklin Adams charts, 1913 - 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/135
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Correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society's reproduction and marketing of the Franklin Adams Chart plates as prints, with balance sheets, statements of expenditure, receipts and a list of subscribers.

Dates: 1913 - 1923
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Correspondence on Government grants correspondence, 1887 - 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/241
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the Government grants administered by the Royal Society.(1) Correspondence on Government grants, 1887-1895Letter from G.G. Stokes requesting a £300 grant on behalf of D. Gill, 1887.Letter from M. Forster suggesting a meeting to discuss the merits of the claim, 1888.Letter from J. McLaren on behalf of W. Peck, 1888, regarding a grant towards a photographic survey of the northern skies, with Christie's...
Dates: 1887 - 1926
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Correspondence on longitudes and latitudes, 1891 - 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/261
Scope and Contents Letter concerning police protection for the hut used at the longitude of Killorglin station, 1898.Correspondence between Christie, F.W. Dyson and H.P. Hollis, 1898.Letter regarding a proposed determination by Major Watherston of the longitude of Sekondi in the Gold Coast, 1902.Correspondence with the Colonial Office, Ambromm, concerning errors of the Moon, 1902-1903.Latitude variation results sent to the Royal Observatory by Professor Albrecht, 1906-1914, with...
Dates: 1891 - 1914
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Correspondence on observatories, 1924 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/22
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous foreign observatoriesLetter from R. Atkinson to Colonel Gerado Dianderas, Peru, regarding equipment for the proposed Arequipa Observatory, 1946.Correspondence with the Hong Kong Royal Observatory regarding time signals, 1946.Letter from S. Jarocinski, Warsaw, to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd, regarding the Babia Góra Observatory, 1937.(2) Miscellaneous British observatoriesLetters from E.M. Lindsay, Armagh Observatory, to Sir...
Dates: 1924 - 1948
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Correspondence on research fellowships, 1956 - 1960

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/69
Scope and Contents General correspondence regarding research fellowships, including Gassiot Fellowships, Commonwealth Fund Fellowships and Nuffield Foundation Fellowships. There is a report on D.L. Bell's thesis; correspondence regarding arrangements for paying Department of Science and Industrial Research students; Richard Woolley's papers on Commonwealth Fund Research Fellowships; correspondence with P. Aldrich, President of the Commonwealth Fund, New York, regarding research fellowship interviews; and...
Dates: 1956 - 1960
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Correspondence on the Franklin Adams plates, 1910 - 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/220
Scope and Contents Correspondence with H. Knox-Shaw, Helwan, Egypt, concerning photographic magnitudes from the J. Franklin Adams plates, 1911-1915, including general correspondence with observatories on the scale of copies of the Franklin Adams charts.Correspondence with J. Franklin Adams regarding the counting of stars on his plates being carried out at Greenwich at his expense, the collection of the plates and storage at Greenwich; a report on the state of Franklin Adams charts and the progress in...
Dates: 1910 - 1926
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Melotte's catalogue of dark areas

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/278
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P.J. Melotte's 'Catalogue of 1450 dark areas from Franklin Adams' plates', including an original script and first draft. The catalogue is undated.

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Melotte's dark nebulae data

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/276
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P.J. Melotte's positional data of Dark Nebulae from Franklin Adams's plates, numbers 4-206, undated.

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Melotte's data

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/277
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P.J. Melotte's rewritten, selective positional data of Dark Nebulae from Franklin Adams's plates, numbers 38, 202 and 204, including positional data for the Magellanic clouds and a miscellaneous celestial 'graph'. The papers are undated.

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Miscellaneous correspondence, A-H, 1900 - 1906

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/130
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of David Gill, with an index containing a précis of each item. The letters are divided into sections by correspondent:Professor A. Auwers, Berlin, 20 March 1901 - 26 March 1906.Professor O. Backland, Pulkova, 3 June 1901 - 28 May 1906.P. Baracchi, Melbourne, 18 May 1900 - 2 August 1906.Professor L. Boos, Albany, New York, 12 September 1902 - 19 September 1906.Miss Agnes Clerke, London, May 1901 - 3 December...
Dates: 1900 - 1906
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Miscellaneous correspondence, A-K, 1896 - 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/128
Scope and Contents Correspondence of David Gill with other astronomers, divided into sections by correspondent:J. Franklin Adams, 17 June 1896 - 29 March 1900.Professor A. Auwers, Berlin, 24 July 1880 - 15 January 1900.Sir Robert S. Ball, 20 May 1896 - 15 February 1900.Pietro Baracchi, Melbourne Observatory, 23 January 1897 - 19 January 1900.S.J. Braun, U.S. Naval Observatory, 2 March - 4 April 1900.Miss Agnes Clerke, London, 4 March 1897 - 18 February...
Dates: 1896 - 1900
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Papers of John Franklin-Adams, 1897 - 1909

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 75
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Papers on astrographic charts, 1902 - 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/221
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the loans and gifts of astrographic charts:Memorial on the distribution of specimens of prints from the astrographic plates and a copy of a communication on the distribution and costs from an unknown journal, 1903.Receipts from observatories for specimens of astrographic photographs, 1903.Correspondence with Father Hagen regarding a set of prints, 1905.Request from F.J. Stratton for a two-hour exposure photograph of the Pleiades,...
Dates: 1902 - 1911
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Papers on Halley's Comet, 1907 - 1912

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/174
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Helwan Observatory concerning the photographing of Halley's Comet, 1909-1910.Correspondence with W.J. Spratly, 1907, concerning the period of Halley's Comet, the more philosophical aspects of the comet and its connections with early Egyptian history.Memoranda on and ephemerides of Halley's Comet, mostly by A.D.C. Crommelin, 1908-1910.Correspondence with J. Franklin Adams concerning his visit to the Royal Observatory and a photograph of Halley's...
Dates: 1907 - 1912
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Papers on instruments, 1890 - 1901

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/163
Scope and Contents Papers concerning instruments not held by the Royal Observatory:Extract from 'Engineering', 19 December 1890, concerning the new telescope for Melbourne Observatory.Letter from Bishan-Lal-B-A Sripershad of India regarding the whereabouts of a telescope owned by his father, 1892.Letter from the 'Yorkshire Post' regarding the largest telescope in the world, 1894.Correspondence with Dr Rambaut regarding the new mounting for the 15-inch at the Dunsink Observatory,...
Dates: 1890 - 1901

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