Herschel, John Frederick William, Sir, 1792 - 1871 (Knight, astronomer)
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Correspondence on Northumberland's telescope, 1833 - 1841
Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/157
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the installation of the Duke of Northumberland's telescope at the University Observatory, Cambridge. The letters covers the initial purchase of the telescope, the refinements made to it, the construction of a new dome to house it, its mounting and its installation. The correspondents include the Duke of Northumberland, Sir F. Beaufort, J. Challis, E.J. Cooper, J. Glaisher, J.F.W. Herschel and many builders and instrument makers. There are various sketches and plans, as well...
Dates: 1833 - 1841
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- Subject: Astronomical telescopes X