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Parsons, William, 1800 - 1867 (3rd Earl of Rosse, astronomer)

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Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1859 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/170
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods, new inventions and instruments sent in by various scientists and interested parties. The correspondents include E. Dunkin, J. Nasmyth, J. Booth, Lord Rosse, W. Lassell, J.F.W. Herschel, J.J. von Littrow, J.D. Forbes, G. Fisher, J.R. Hind and C. Pritchard. There are pieces on water clocks and barrel clocks, with drawings of their mechanism; N.R. Pogson's paper on an 'occular crystal micrometer'; C.R.D. Bethune's paper on 'reducing the apparent distance of...
Dates: 1859 - 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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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1862 - 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/171
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous astronomical methods, new inventions and instruments sent in by various scientists and interested parties. The correspondents include W. De La Rue, E. Dunkin, H.A.E.A. Fayé, U.J.J. Le Verrier, W. Lassell, Lord Rosse and F.A.T. Winnecke. There are pieces on barrel and water clocks, an article on the Royal Observatory from 'The Engineer', improved diaphragms for determining star magnitudes, finding longitude and latitude at sea, observations of Sirius for navigation and...
Dates: 1862 - 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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Correspondence on decimal coinage, 1846 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/349
Scope and Contents Correspondence on decimal coinage. The correspondents include Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, Sir J.W. Lubbock, Professor W.H. Miller, the Revd G. Peacock, the Earl of Rosse, the Revd R. Sheepshanks, Lord Wrottesley and A. de Morgan. The papers include many printed documents on decimal coinage; weights and measures; the coinage of copper; questions asked by Lord Overstone to the Decimal Coinage Commissioners, with answers; a French paper on bronze money; and newspaper and magazine...
Dates: 1846 - 1858
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 on instruments, 1838 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/159
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning improved instruments, new techniques and inventions, and a proposed planetarium and cometarium. The new inventions include improved sextants and sea horizons; a micrometer; a paper on finding Greenwich Time, complete with a drawing; achromatic eyepieces; an improved quadrant; drawings of eye pieces; a heliotrope; and an illuminating process for telescopes. The correspondents include Sir B. Donkin, Sir C. Wood, Sir H.G. Ward, Sir W. Denison, J. Challis, C.B....
Dates: 1838 - 1849
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 on instruments, 1842 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/160
Scope and Contents Correspondence and plans for new telescopes, new inventions and improved techniques. There are numerous plans for a new transit circle at Greenwich and arrangements for the zenith sector; a drawing of W. Lassell's polishing machine; J. Locke's paper on his electro-chronograph; O.M. Mitchel's new method of observing transits; the Earl of Rosse's reflecting telescope; a plan for an equatorial telescope; trials of Barlow's Telescope by W.H. Smyth; clock trials; a double image micrometer; and...
Dates: 1842 - 1849
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 on instruments, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/166
Scope and Contents Correspondence on new techniques, requests for advice and new instruments. There are requests for transit circles from the Portuguese government, Upsala, Sweden, and Albany, U.S.A.; a description by Airy of the Greenwich transit circle; experiments with mercury and photography, including two early pictures of the Sun; improved sextants and clocks; a 'universal instrument'; and an account of the instruments used by the ancient Chinese astronomers. The correspondents include E. Dunkin,...
Dates: 1853 - 1854
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 on new techniques and instruments, 1851 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/164
Scope and Contents Correspondence on new techniques and instruments, including a clock for the uniform movement of a barrel, a new transit circle at Greenwich, observations with one altazimuth instrument, notes on the reflex zenith telescope, object glasses, determining longitude by telegraph by G.P. Bond, O.M. Mitchel's galvanic method of observing declination, and Eble's instrument for determining time and experiments with mercury. The correspondents include C. Pritchard, the Earl of Rosse, H.A.E.A. Fayé and...
Dates: 1851 - 1853
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 on scientific institutes, 1850 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/404
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Correspondence concerning various scientific institutes, giving notification of rules, meetings, reports, agendas and other matters. The correspondents include M. Faraday, J.F.W. Herschel, Lord Rosse, W. Hopkins, W. Cubitt, E.W. Brayley, B. Disraeli, R. Sheepshanks, C. Pritchard, E. Sabine, Lord Wrottesley, A. de Morgan, R.I. Murchison, C.W. Dilke, J.A. Broun and T. Bell.

Dates: 1850 - 1853
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 on scientific institutes, 1852 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/405
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Correspondence concerning various scientific institutes, giving notification of rules, meetings, reports, agendas and other matters. The correspondents include E.W. Brayley, M. Faraday, Lord Rosse, E. Sabine, W. Whewell, Lord Wrottesley and J. Yates. The papers also includes minutes of the council of the British Association and a copy of the lecture given by Airy at the Royal Institution 'On the results of recent calculations on the Eclipse of Thales and other eclipses connected with it'.

Dates: 1852 - 1854
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 on standards, 1862 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/358
Scope and Contents Official and general correspondence on standards. The correspondents include Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Sir J. Lefevre, J.W. Lubbock, Professor W.H. Miller, Lord Monteagle, the Earl of Rosse, Lord Wrottesley, W. De La Rue and A. de Morgan. The volume includes printed 'Notes for the Committee on Weights and Measures, 1862' by Airy; an Act for the amendment and consolidation of the Custom Tariff Acts; printed copies of letters and reports on standards; and newspaper cuttings on the question of...
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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Correspondence on the Southern Telescope, 1852 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/165
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the establishment of a 'Southern Telescope', including a resolution for establishing a large southern telescope; the foundation of the Southern Telescope Committee; printed correspondence with the Southern Telescope Committee, including drawings, mounting of the telescope and posts for observers; and letters from W. Cubitt, Sir W. Denison, T. Maclear, J. Nasmyth, the Earl of Rosse, E. Sabine, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth (with his report for the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh) and...
Dates: 1852 - 1853
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 on visitor admissions, 1866 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/710
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding admissions to visit the Royal Observatory. The volume is divided broadly into requests by the Admiralty to visit the Royal Observatory, introductions on behalf of visitors, and personal requests to visit the Observatory. The correspondents include H.C.G.G. Lennox, G.H. Richards, F.J.O. Evans, R. Hall, J. Winlock, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, E.J. Stone, A.A. de la Rive, C.T. Bright, J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Adams, E.J. Routh, J. Glaisher, W. De La Rue, W. Farr, the Earl of Rosse,...
Dates: 1866 - 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 the Standards Commission, 1848 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/341
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Correspondence with the following members of the Standards Commission: Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, Sir J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Miller, the Revd G. Peacock, the Earl of Rosse, the Revd R. Sheepshanks and Lord Wrottesley.

Dates: 1848 - 1857
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, 1847 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/196
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the position and identity of stars, variable motions of stars, computations of star's positions, lists of stars and comparisons of stars and nebula. There are brief papers by G.P. Bond on a companion star to Sirius and a list of new nebulae and star clusters, 1847-1863, as observed at Harvard Observatory, U.S.A. There are also French circulars on nebulae, a list of stars observed on the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, and French ephemerides of fundamental stars. The...
Dates: 1847 - 1868
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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Earl of Rosse, 1928-01

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/15/5
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Mounted photograph, presented to the Royal Observatory by Sir Charles Parsons.

Dates: 1928-01
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, 1847 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/141
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Letters from various observatories on filling vacancies, grant testimonials and orders for observations to be performed. The correspondents include W.C. Bond, J. Challis, O. Struve, O.M. Mitchel, C.P. Smyth, Lord Wrottesley, the Earl of Rosse, W.H. Sykes, P.P. King, Sir B. Hawes, R. Sheepshanks, Sir H.G. Ward and C. Pasley. Some of the later names were associated with the government. The volume also includes two copies of a report by C.P. Smyth on the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.

Dates: 1847 - 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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Letters from observatories, 1864 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/149
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Sydney, and covering letters to reports. Approximately half the correspondence is concerned with the possible closures and alternative uses of the Madras, Bombay and Colaba observatories; reports on the Madras and Colaba observatories and their history; and governmental recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents on these matters include E.B. Eastwick,...
Dates: 1864 - 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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Letters from observatories, 1869 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/150
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies; the foundation of new observatories at Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand; requests for astronomical works; and recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents include H. Merivale, N.R. Pogson, C.E. Delaunay, Sir W. Denison, J.A. Broun, R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, the Earl of Rosse, R. Grant, Sir D. Gill, W.M. Maskell, J.C. Adams, A.R. Clarke and W. Harkness. There are proceedings and...
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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Letters from observatories, 1872 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/151
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on the subject of filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Oxford, and information on recent work performed at various centres. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, U.J.J. Le Verrier, C. Pritchard, W. Huggins, G. Salt, H. Merivale, R.L.J. Ellery, Lord Lindsay, the Earl of Rosse, Sir R.S. Ball, N.R. Pogson, F.A.T. Winnecke and L. Mallet. There are various additional papers, including 'Le Revue Scientifique'; the history...
Dates: 1872 - 1875
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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
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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, 1851 - 1853

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/248
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from the Earl of Rosse, Professor J. Challis, I.K. Brunel, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, W. Lassell, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue and Col. E. Sabine. The subjects covered include the lecture of Airy at the Royal Institution, 2 May 1851, on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; correspondence on the Adams Prize; printed sheets on Saturn's rings by W.C. Bond and G.P. Bond, originally from the 'Astronomical Journal', with an...
Dates: 1851 - 1853
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, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/249
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from I.K. Brunel, the Revd Pritchard, and Lord Rosse. The subjects covered include diagrams of the Moon, in a copy of the 'Penny Magazine'; a telescopic view of 'Jupiter and her satellites' from 'The Illustrated London News'; W. De La Rue's diagrams of Saturn; correspondence with I.K. Brunel about floating observatories and the grant for the Hydrographical Department; an extract from the 'Brussels Herald' on solar spots;...
Dates: 1853 - 1855
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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1855 - 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/250
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from I.K. Brunel, the Earl of Rosse, Sir J.W. Lubbock, the Revd C. Pritchard, Miss Sheepshanks, Dr W. Whewell and W. De La Rue. The subjects covered include computations of the Sun's distance, in galley proof; the Earth's motion; the Moon's rotation; two photographs of the eclipse of the Moon; calculations on the correction of the laws of refraction; correspondence from the Revd C. Pritchard on the conjunction of the...
Dates: 1855 - 1856
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, 1860 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/253
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir J.W. Lubbock, W. Ogilby, J. Nasmyth W. De La Rue, J.R. Hind, Lord Rosse and W. Lassell. The subjects covered include the wandering of the poles of the Earth; a copy of a paper by Airy sent to 'The Athenaeum', concerning the change of position of the axis of rotation of the Earth; printed pages concerning J. Nasmyth's paper on the structure of the luminous envelope of the Sun; photographs of the Sun from...
Dates: 1860 - 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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