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Huggins, William, Sir, 1824 - 1910 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

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Miscellaneous correspondence, A-K, 1896 - 1900

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
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, 1869 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/481
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, electricity, galvanism, geology, optics and squaring the circle. The correspondents include T. Andrews, W.H. Miller, W. De La Rue, W. Huggins, W. Klinkerfeus, J. Challis and L. Respighi. There are official printed reports on the Anglo-Australian Telegraph; specimens of output from printing telegraphy; a prospectus for a book titled 'Physical and historical evidences of vast sinkings of land on the North and West coasts of France and...
Dates: 1869 - 1870
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 trials...
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, 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; trials...
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, 1879 - 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/491
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific works and routine instructions, including a paper by C.S. Benson on geometry as a science; a piece on the transit of Venus in 'Bell's Weekly Messenger'; writing in an exercise book by J. Gillespie on the motion of the Earth; laws of rotation; minutes of the Paris conference on standards for electrical units, 1884; 'the new electrical era in science' by G.W. Royston-Pigott from 'The Eastbourne Standard'; various earthquakes; M.A. Cornu's optical achromation and chemical...
Dates: 1879 - 1887
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 35/170/11
Scope and Contents 14. 'The General Catalogue and General History of Double Stars' (continued).14/2. 'General History of Double Stars', a series of individual 'synoptical histories' of double stars on printed forms, arranged by right ascension (continued from RGO 35/171/10).14/3. 'MS Notes and Memoranda for General History of Double Stars', including a letter to Herschel from G.B. Airy, 25 July 1840; an invitation from J. Lee to visit Hartwell House; a letter to Herschel from R. Main, 28 November...
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 astronomical and solar physics, 1882 - 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/188
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to sunspots and prominences, 1882-1884. There are two letters from Christie to 'Nature' concerning the magnetic storm of 2 October 1882 and the great sunspot of November 1882 respectively, and a letter to 'Nature' from W. Huggins regarding the solar corona. The papers also include undated internal notes on sunspot dimensions.Correspondence with W. Huggins concerning phenomena of the solar corona and explanations thereof, 1885.Correspondence with W....
Dates: 1882 - 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 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 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 instruments, 1875 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/179
Scope and Contents Papers on adjustments, tests, trials, performances and purchase of facilities and equipment for the Royal Observatory, including adjustments to the transit circle and its errors, collimation observations, intervals of wires and corrections; removal and installation at Greenwich of the Lassell Reflector; construction of a dome for the 18 foot telescope; performances of spectroscopes, including one drawing; photoheliographs; chronographs; the new sidereal clock; the chronometers the Brockbanks...
Dates: 1875 - 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 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 by...
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 societies and institutions, 1893 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/224
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Secretary of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1897-1914, concerning the award of the Bruce Gold Medal to Simon Newcomb, 1898; Arthur Auwers, 1899; David Gill, 1900; G.V. Schiaparelli, 1902; William Huggins, 1904; W.C. Vogel, 1906; E.C. Pickering, 1908; G.W. Hill, 1909; J.H. Poincaré, 1911; J.C. Kapteyn, 1913; and O. Backlund, 1914.Correspondence and papers relating to the Optical Society, 1905-1910, including notices of meetings, lists of members and...
Dates: 1893 - 1914
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. Stokes;...
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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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 E.W....
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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Papers on staff reorganisation, 1883 - 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/10
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence, 1883-1896Papers concerning the appointment of staff at the Royal Observatories at Greenwich and the Cape of Good Hope; the general reorganisation of Observatory staff; increases in scales of salary; additions to staff allowance for the Greenwich Observatory; a comparison table showing the difference between existing and proposed staffing levels; and copies of past correspondence between Sir George Airy and J.J. Scudamore on the same subject. The...
Dates: 1883 - 1896
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 stars, nebulae and comets, 1881 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/210
Scope and Contents Cutting from the 'New York Times', 2 April 1882, concerning Henry Draper's photographs of the spectrum of the Orion Nebula.Correspondence with Dr N. Konkoly of Umgarn concerning the spectrum and bright lines of Eta Ceti.Correspondence with A.E. Buttress on whether M42 is gaseous; a letter from C. Pritchard, Oxford, asking for a measure of the motion of Eta Tauri; correspondence with W. Huggins on Pickering's wavelengths; and correspondence with Sir George Airy regarding...
Dates: 1881 - 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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Papers on telegraphs, 1863 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/479
Scope and Contents Papers on scientific matters relating principally to telegraphs, including descriptions of the Bessemer Process; articles from the 'Reader and the Scientific Review' by W.F. Cooke on the invention of the electric telegraph; papers on galvanic currents by C. Brooke; 'The Telegrapher' on a constant galvanic battery; tests by J.C. Clark on submarine cables; 'Atlantic Telescopes' by W.R. Grove; alterations of a transit level by an earthquake; trials of navy telescopes; spectrum apparatus used at St...
Dates: 1863 - 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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Papers on the 28-inch refractor, 1885 - 1894

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/41
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning estimates for the cost of producing the New Refracting Telescope and Dome, including applications to the Treasury for the necessary funds, 1885.Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb concerning the production of the 28" refracting telescope, including copies of the first, second, third and final claims for instalments of payment, 1886.Correspondence with Sir Howard Grubb concerning the cost of erecting the New Refracting Telescope,...
Dates: 1885 - 1894
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 the Royal Society, 1879 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/239
Scope and Contents (1) Notices of Royal Society meetings, 1893-1909Notices of Royal Society meetings for the election of Council Officers, 1893-1909.Notice of an informal meeting to consider the claim of 'Physical and mathematical candidates for the Fellowship' and the office of President, 1900.Anniversary dinner notices, 1900-1901 and 1904-1909.Notice of the special meeting of the Council of the Royal Society, 1901.Committee recommendations on modifications in the six...
Dates: 1879 - 1910
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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Script for 'The Night Sky in December', 1959-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 45/353
Scope and Contents Two copies of Porter's script for 'The Night Sky in December' on the stars of Christmas, Orion, Sirius, Castor, Pollux, Procyon, Taurus and Aldebaran; Betelgeuse and Bayer's star atlas and the atlases of Flamsteed and Bode; Camille Flammarion on the winter constellations, the size and brightness of the various stars and the centenary of spectroscopy in astronomy; the work of Father Secchi and William Huggins; Secchi's division of stellar spectral types into four groups, the development of this...
Dates: 1959-12
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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Sir William Huggins, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96/8/15
Scope and Contents From the Series: A collection of loose portrait plates, chiefly of astronomers, printed from engravings, drawings and photographs. The portraits are arranged alphabetically by surname of the sitter. Alongside astronomers, sitters include physicists, mathematicians and other scientists of note. The collection also includes a single portrait of King Charles II, an RGO staff photograph, and a book of portraits of astronomers.
Dates: 1900 - 1910
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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1865 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/393
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes nominations for new members; computation of the wave length of light corresponding to spectrum lines; computation of wave lengths; comparison of magnetic disturbances recorded by self-resisting magnetometers; diurnal inequalities of terrestial magnetism as deduced from observations, 1858-1863; magnetic disturbances inferred from galvanic currents; and correspondence with the...
Dates: 1865 - 1870
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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Transactions with the Royal Society, 1870 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/396
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes E. Sabine and Airy's resignations from the presidency of the Royal Society; papers on the roles of the Royal Society Club and the Philosophical Club; works on meteorology; a report on the Kew Observatory; pendulum observations; a paper on the temperature of the human body; Airy's address to the Royal Society; 'The Spiritualist', 15 February 1872, including an article on...
Dates: 1870 - 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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