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Stokes, George Gabriel, Sir, 1819 - 1903 (1st Baronet, physicist)

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Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

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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 scientific papers, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/476
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, electricity, galvanism, geology and optics. The correspondents include A. de Morgan, F. Faraday, C.V. Walker, J.V. Lamont, Lord Wrottesley, W.H. Preece, H. Lloyd, C.F. Varley, P.A. Secchi, J.P. Gassiot, B. Stewart, W. Siemens, E.W. Brayley, A. Sedgwick, J. Gillis, W. De La Rue, B.C. Brodie, J.T. Chance, H.E. Roscoe, G.G. Stokes, T. Belt, L. Horner, W. Bowman, J.F.W. Herschel and A.S. Herschel. There is a printed paper on earth...
Dates: 1860 - 1863
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, 1861 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/478
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific works and correspondence on comparisons of Earth currents; the Australian telegraph; the Earth's axial wobble; various earthquakes, including the Sussex earthquake of 1864; a paper by G.P. Bond on a new form of the achromatic object-glass; T.W. Webb's paper on Dr Draper's telescope; observations of the spectra of stars from a balloon ascent by J. Glaisher; a French article by Camile Flammarion on spectral analysis from 'Le Siècle', 12 January 1866; 'Discrimination of...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
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, 1863 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/480
Scope and Contents Works of scientific and academic interest, including papers on ancient eclipses of 776, 770 and 763 BC, and the 1521 AD eclipse; a printed appendix by the Revd John Chalmers on the 'Astronomy of the Ancient Chinese'; the path of the Thales eclipse; ancient dates derived from solstices and full moons; dates associated with Christ; 'Astronomical observations in the 15th century before Christ', from 'The Chronicle'; a piece on the landing of Caesar, from 'The Doncaster Gazette'; Airy's papers...
Dates: 1863 - 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 scientific papers, 1871 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/483
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and works on scientific matters, including papers of the Chemical Association of the British Association; reports on the northern telegraph from the 'South Australian Register'; a government report on Post Office telegraphs; a piece by G. Forbes from 'Nature' on the observatory at Mount Vesuvius; a piece by E.C. Garbett from 'Nature' on volcanoes in Southern France; plans for a water telescope; 'the angles of incidence and reflection' by P.J. Brine; various...
Dates: 1871 - 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, 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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Official correspondence on standards, 1877 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/147
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Board of Trade concerning the custodianship of standards, 1877.Correspondence with H.W. Chisholm, Warden of Standards, 1877.Letter from the Board of Trade concerning arrangements for viewing the weights room, 1877.Copy of the Weights and Measures Bill of 1878, with the Astronomer Royal's comments, 1878.Correspondence with the Board of Trade concerning the Weights and Measures Bill, 1878.Correspondence with G.G. Stokes, Royal...
Dates: 1877 - 1932
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 John Herschel, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 35/170/10
Scope and Contents 12. Papers regarding 'The General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars'.12/1. Letters and pages of notes and calculations.12/1.1. 'Nebulae Airy': letters to Herschel from G.B. Airy (15), January 1862 - February 1863, and E.J. Stone (1), 14 January 1863.12/1.2. 'Nebulae Lord Rosse': letters to Herschel from the Earl of Rosse (5), May 1862 - January 1863; S. Hunter (1), 26 July 1862; and G.J. Stoney (1), 24 September 1862. There is also a 'Memorandum on the...
Dates: 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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Papers on astrographic charts, 1886 - 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/213
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Director, Paris Observatory, 1886, regarding a proposal to hold a conference to discuss an astrographic chart of the heavens, with a draft programme of discussions and correspondence with G.G. Stokes regarding his attendance to represent the Royal Society and the Astronomer Royal's acceptance of the invitation to represent the United Kingdom.Correspondence with A.A. Common and W. Huggins regarding the Royal Astronomical Society Committee and its membership,...
Dates: 1886 - 1892
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 astrographic charts and observatories, 1887 - 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/212
Scope and Contents Correspondence with G.G. Stokes regarding the establishment of an observatory in New Zealand, 1887.Correspondence with the Agent General of Victoria regarding the purchase of instruments for the Melbourne Observatory, 1887, including the acceptance of Grubb's tender for the supply of 13-inch astrographs.Correspondence with the Melbourne Observatory, 1888-1892, regarding a suitable mounting for the astrographic telescope and the plates for use with it.Correspondence...
Dates: 1887 - 1901
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 engineering, 1865 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/458
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous works and calculations regarding engineering, including J. Fowler's calculations on a road-bridge; strains on bridges; Airy's views on suspension bridges; a proposed safety railway; C. Fay on a continuous railway brake; an article from 'The Chester Chronicle' on the Great Channel Tunnel; a report, with drawings, on a safety steam boiler; a rainfall chart; a sketch of a rotary valve, with a paper model; R. John's surveying stand; the preservation of ship's timber; the notices,...
Dates: 1865 - 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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Papers on engineering and inventions, 1862 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/457
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence concerning new inventions and engineering works, including proposals for a bridge at Limehouse, London, in conjunction with the Metropolitan District Railway, depicted on a map, with comments by Airy; calculations relating to curves in railway tracks; Airy's theory of the link motion for the sliding value of steam engines'; various inventions for propellers, steering apparatus and paddles, with Airy's views; T. Walker's plan for recycling sewage, including a plan...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
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 engineering and inventions, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/460
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence and papers regarding engineering and new inventions. The correspondents include W.H. Barlow, R.S. Newell, C. Manby, H. Elphinstone, F. Bashforth, E. Gardwell, J. Napier and G.G. Stokes. Many of the papers are printed, and are in the form of notices of meetings, pamphlets and circulars. The subjects covered include a proposed Forth Bridge; a suspension bridge, with a scale plan; a proposed railway tunnel under the Mersey; a ship designed to eliminate sea sickness;...
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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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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Papers on geodesy pendulums, 1874 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/144
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers concerning geodesy pendulumsCorrespondence with Kew Observatory, 1874, concerning the correction of the sidereal clock and the extending of the period of transmission of time signals.Printed extract from Walker's report of the survey of India, 1874.Letter from W. Harkness of the U.S. Naval Observatory concerning pendulum swings at the Transit of Venus stations and asking what base stations to use, 1874.Correspondence with Captain...
Dates: 1874 - 1927
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 light intensity near a caustic, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/464
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers on the intensity of light near a caustic, comprised primarily of calculations, but also including drafts of a paper by Airy, with a later supplement. The correspondents include A. de Morgan and G.G. Stokes. There is also correspondence with W.H. Miller, with his 'measures of rainbows' and a printed article 'On Spurious Rainbows'.

Dates: 1836 - 1848
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 magnetic experiments, 1861 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/696
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning magnetic experiments, including experiments on the induced sub-permanent magnetism of hot rolled and cold rolled malleable iron; proposals to test manufactured iron by magnetism and the findings printed by S.M. Saxby in 'Engineering'; a paper by J.E.H. Gordon and W. Newall on the 'effects of small variations of temperature on steel magnets'; the attraction of magnets by J. Carpenter, with statistics, a summary and relevant mathematical formulae;...
Dates: 1861 - 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 magnetic observations, 1873 - 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/114
Scope and Contents Correspondence with W.M. Hutchings of the 'Colliery Guardian', 1874-1877, concerning the engraving and publication of a map and article on magnetic declination, including a 'Map showing the magnetic declination for 1874, England and Wales', printed as a supplement to the 'Colliery Guardian', 1874; and a 'Map showing lines of equal magnetic declination for 1877' from the 'Colliery Guardian', 29 December 1876.Copies of articles on magnetic disturbances by William Ellis sent to 'Nature'...
Dates: 1873 - 1893
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 magnetism, 1845 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/694
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, alleged new discoveries and theories, and experiments on magnetism. There are calculations for the mean declination of Greenwich, 1849; C. Hansteen's extensive magnetic observations at Christiana (Oslo), and a French paper by him on terrestrial magnetism; E. Sabine's remarks on W. De La Rue's diurnal magnetic theories; an unsigned manuscript on the magnetic disturbances of 24 September 1847 at the Royal Observatory; observations of...
Dates: 1845 - 1861
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 magnetism, 1862 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/695
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on magnetic disturbances, magnetic observations, statistics and reductions, requests for data and matters arising from magnetic papers. There are papers concerning the disagreement between Airy and E. Sabine concerning the usefulness of Greenwich magnetic observations; an article in 'The Engineer' on meteorological observations at the Royal Observatory and a paper on early railways by S. Smiles; 'The relation of the Earth's magnetism to the rotation of the Sun' by...
Dates: 1862 - 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 magnetism lectures, 1869 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/444
Scope and Contents Material concerning two lectures by Airy on magnetism delivered at South Kensington and Greenwich, with some additional papers. The papers include Airy's previous lecture of 1865, on magnetical error of compasses in iron ships; preparations for the South Kensington lectures; and correspondence with W.E. Forster on times of sunsets, possibly in relation to the Forster Elementary Education Act, 1870. There is also correspondence with H. Lloyd, C.W. Merrifield, J. Glaisher, J. Challis, R. Hall,...
Dates: 1869 - 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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Papers on optics and navigation, 1884 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/233
Scope and Contents Undated ink drawing of Fraunhofer's solar spectrum.General correspondence concerning optics, relating mainly to telescopes, 1884-1894, including two copies of the Admiralty Telescope Contract, 1884; a copy of Patent No. 17994 of 1892: 'Improvements in Compound Object Glasses for Telescopes' by H.D. Taylor; W.J. Watson on increasing the power of a telescope; D.F. Webster on the reflection of the Moon in a mirror; Ralf Sadler on improvements to object glasses; and W.H. Duncan on water...
Dates: 1884 - 1900
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 photography and astronomy, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/489
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific works concerned with the appliance of photography to astronomy, including tables for the conversion of millionths of an atmosphere to millibars; a paper by R. Applegarth on the feasibility of public street lighting by electricity; a report on the extension of ocean telegraphs in South Australia; articles on the earthquake of 28 January 1878; inspection of Navy telescopes; notes on lamps for lighthouses; inequalities of angles of incidence and reflection illustrated...
Dates: 1876 - 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 solar eclipse, 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/134
Scope and Contents Papers concerning preparations for observing the solar eclipse of 11 December 1871. The volume includes a map of India, with the path of the eclipse; correspondence with the Treasury and H. Merivale; material on preparations for observing the eclipse; and papers on adjustments to instruments. Other correspondents include W. De La Rue; Sir J.F.W. Herschel; J.R. Hind; W. Huggins; W. Lassell; A.S. Herschel; R.L.J. Ellery; Sir J.N. Lockyer; N.R. Pogson, with a photograph of the Moon; G.G....
Dates: 1871
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Papers on solar photography, 1880 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/267
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding solar photography at the Royal Observatory. There is an index listing the following sections:1. 'Photos to complete the Greenwich Series': correspondence with the Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington, and the Trignometrical Branch, Survey of India, Dehra Dun, India, comprised mainly of requests for the supply of photographs to fill the gaps where no photograph was taken at Greenwich due to the weather conditions. There is also correspondence between...
Dates: 1880 - 1890
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