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Smyth, Charles Piazzi, 1819 - 1900 (astronomer)

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Found in 79 Collections and/or Records:

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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/468
Scope and Contents Correspondence and printed papers on astrology, chemistry, chronology, electricity, galvanism, geography, geology, optics and tides. The correspondents include, among others, M. Faraday, H. Malden, E.W. Brayley, J. Challis, H.H. Turner, W. White, J.W. Bosanquet, J.R. Hind, W.M. Leake, E. Garbett, A.R. Clark, E. Sabine, C.V. Walker, J.S. Henslow, C.P. Smyth, E. Dunkin, C. Brooke, A.B. Beechy and F. Beaufort. The material includes a paper by M. Faraday 'On Electric Induction'; papers by F....
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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1849 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/204
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the 'Nautical Almanac' with regard to the positions of the minor planets, observations of the Moon's position, its corrections and the Moon's culminations. There are requests for information and discussions on the material inserted in the 'Nautical Almanac'. The correspondents include W.S. Stratford, C.P. Smyth, Sir F. Beaufort, P.P. King, C.F.A. Shadwell and A.D. Bache.
Dates: 1849 - 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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1853 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/205
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning the 'Nautical Almanac' with regard to the positions of the minor planets, expansion in the number of stars included in the 'Nautical Almanac', observations of the Moon's culminating stars, places of fundamental stars and errors. There are ephemerides of the minor planets and Neptune. The correspondents include Sir F. Beaufort, J. Glaisher, J.R. Hind, A.D. Bache, R.C. Carrington, C.P. Smyth, J.M. Gillis and G.A. Erman.
Dates: 1853 - 1855
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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Observations of planets, satellites and comets, 1833-12-21 - 1838-11-29

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/149
Scope and Contents The journal of Thomas Maclear containing frequent observations of the phenomena of Jupiter; lunar occultations of stars and planets; observations of lunar and solar eclipses, sunspots, Mars and meteors; records of thermometer and barometer readings; and general remarks on the weather. There are observations of Halley's Comet for September 1835 to March 1836, with many pen and ink sketches and notes on the appearance and growth of the tail. There are also references to Encke's Comet and an...
Dates: 1833-12-21 - 1838-11-29
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 concerning occasional observers, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/42
Scope and Contents Papers concerning occasional observers, skeleton forms and miscellaneous items:Correspondence on the attendance of Mr Browne of Durban to learn the practice of observing, 1840. Correspondence on the attendance of Mr Beanland to learn the practise of observing, 1842.Correspondence on the attendance of J. Brown of Edinburgh to learn the practice of observing, 1842.Correspondence on the attendance of two engineer cadets to learn the practice of observing,...
Dates: 1835 - 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 a total solar eclipse, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/129
Scope and Contents The seventh part of a series on the expedition by HMS 'Himalaya' to observe the total solar eclipse in Spain on 18 July 1860. The volume contains accounts of observations provided by anonymous observers; R.C. Carrington; R. Cromp, with various thermometer readings; T. Hogan in Newfoundland; F. Maxwell-Lyte, with seven photographs; Captain Parsons in British Columbia; G. Rümker in Lisbon; C. Shea, specifically on sunspots, and accompanied by drawings; and C.P. Smyth, on sunspot activity. There...
Dates: 1860
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 ancient eclipses, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/467
Scope and Contents Papers from a volume titled 'Chronology', concerned mainly with ancient eclipses. The correspondents include P.A. Hansen, J.R. Hind, J.W. Bosanquet, H. Malden, R.I. Murchison, W.R. Hamilton, J.C. Adams, W.H. Smyth, F. Beaufort and C. Hansteen. There are two maps of Asia Minor and of Tunis, and two Admiralty Charts of the coast of Tunis and the Gulf of Kabes.
Dates: 1851 - 1852
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, 1828 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/593
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning improvements and refinements to chronometers, including escapements by G.W. Linderoth, J. Gray, J.C. Bloxam, and W. Eaton; I. Hermann's escapement, with explanations and plans; C.F. Frodsham's experiments on compensator balances; E. Huntingdon's compensating pendulum; a model face of an astronomical clock; H.B. James on his invention, 'the compensator'; extracts from a report on Danish exhibits at chronometer exhibitions; correction of a clock by magnetic...
Dates: 1828 - 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 determining galvanic longitudes, 1852 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/633
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning the use galvanic signals to determine longitude. The papers describe the attempts to establish the longitude of the Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge Observatories by observing set stars and taking the difference between the local time and the Greenwich Time received by telegraphic signal. Other centres included in the project, but not necessarily tested, were Liverpool, Dublin, Vienna, Bristol and Lowestoft. The papers include correspondence with C.P. Smyth,...
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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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1878 - 1888

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/640
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine, with the assistance of the Royal Observatory, the longitude of Lisbon, Leiden, the Cape Observatory, Gibraltar, places in Australia, New Zealand and Egypt, and Mauritius; and the difference in longitude between Malta and Bombay. The papers include errors of the Greenwich clock; observations of telegraph signals; J.W. Green's abstract of the Greenwich - Lisbon - South American longitudes; the exchange and summary of time...
Dates: 1878 - 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 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 longitude and solar eclipses, 1849 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/113
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous pieces on longitude and solar eclipses. The papers concerning longitude include pieces to ascertain the longitudes of Boston (by W.C. Bond), Durham, Cork and Haulbowline, the boundary between the U.S.A. and Mexico, and Batavia. The longitudes of Ipswich and Madras are also briefly mentioned. The material on eclipses include the eclipse of the Sun of 11 May 1724, with a contemporary illustration; a map of the world; the solar eclipse of 19 July 1748; the lunar eclipse of 28 July...
Dates: 1849 - 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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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1835 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/230
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; agenda for the Council meetings; balloting lists for officers; correspondence regarding the lecture on O. Struve's 'Etudes' and the Pulkova Observatory; the results derived from Cambridge observations of occultations, 1830-1835; correction to lunar elements from Greenwich observations, 1750-1830; a lecture upon Lord Rosse's and W. Lassell's telescopes; U.J.J. Le Verrier's paper on periodical comets;...
Dates: 1835 - 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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/231
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including notices of meetings; agendas; an abstract from Sir John Herschel's paper 'On the determination of the most probable orbit of a binary star from the assemblage of a great number of observed angles of position'; a lecture on Bell's calculating machine; an addendum on Lord Rosse's telescope; a lecture on instruments adapted to the measurement of small zenith distances; a lecture on American transits; a clock with conical pendulum and...
Dates: 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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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/232
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a galley proof of R. Sheepshanks' remarks on irradiation; a copy of a paper by S.M. Drach 'on the computation of ephemerises of the Moon'; a paper by Airy on the weights to be given to the separate results for terrestrial longitude determined by the observation of transits of the Moon and fixed stars; contributions to the annual report, 1850; a speech by Airy as President of the Royal Astronomical Society on delivering the medal to...
Dates: 1850
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1851 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/233
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a speech by Airy on delivering the medal to Signor A. de Gasparis; an abstract of Lt Clarke's paper; a paper by Airy on the determination of the probable stability of an azimuthal circle by observations of stars and of a permanent collimator; a paper by Airy on the vibration of a free pendulum in an oval, differing little from a straight line; correspondence, reports and diagrams on the total eclipse of the Sun, 28 July 1851; a paper...
Dates: 1851 - 1852
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/234
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a lecture by Airy on the determination of longitudes by galvanic signals; a paper by Airy on the reduction of the observations of the Revd T. Catton; an address by Airy on delivering the medal to Herr Rümker; a paper by Airy on the difference of longitude between the observatories of Brussels and Greenwich as determined by galvanic signals; correspondence on pendulum experiments; a manuscript by J. Bloxam on clock escapements; letters...
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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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1855 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/235
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including a notice on the discovery of a comet by Dr G.B. Donati, 10 November 1857; a speech on the delivering of the medal to the Revd W.R. Dawes; a paper by Airy on a personal equation in the observations for runs of the transit circle; a note by Airy on the occultations of small stars by Saturn in 1854 and 1856; a paper by Airy on the observation of the occultations of Antares in 1856, with reference to the duplicity of the star;...
Dates: 1855 - 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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Papers on Royal Astronomical Society, 1865 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/240
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society, including papers by Airy on the value of the Moon's semidiameter; the supposed possible effect of friction in the tides in influencing the apparent acceleration of the Moon's mean motion in longitude; a method of computing interpolations to the second order without changes of algebraic sign; Abraham Sharpe's quadrant; a meteor shower of November 1866; the simultaneous disappearance of Jupiter's satellites in the year 1867; certain appearances...
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 Royal Astronomical Society, 1878 - 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/244
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the Royal Astronomical Society. There are papers by Airy on occultations of stars and the phenomena of Jupiter's satellites, 1877, 1878 and 1879; spectroscopic results for the motions of stars in the line of sight; the determination of the mass of Mars; the conjunction of Mars and Saturn, 30 June 1879; the elements of Vulcan; the spectrum of Brorsen's Comet; and the determination of the longitudes of Berlin and Vienna. The papers also include an index to the miscellaneous...
Dates: 1878 - 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 the British Association and Royal Institution, 1848 - 1850

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/403
Scope and Contents Correspondence with, primarily, the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal Institution, with related papers. The material includes pieces from 'The Morning Chronicle' concerning the Great Exhibition, crime in Ireland and tubular bridges; the proceedings of the British Association; the rules of the Smithsonian Institute; the Italian journal 'Corrispondenza Scientifica'; a report on the Neath Philosophical Society; the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art prospectus;...
Dates: 1848 - 1850
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 galvanic longitude of Edinburgh, 1855 - 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/636
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the operation to discover the longitude of Edinburgh by means of electric telegraph. The papers include material on the arrangement of stars for observation; calculations of longitude at Edinburgh deduced from observations; and instructions and arrangements for those involved in the tests, including J. Washington, W. Ellis, C.V. Walker, C.P. Smyth, J.C. Clark and C.F. Varley. There are also letters on the longitude of Paris by U.J.J. Le Verrier, of Brussels by L.A. Quetelet,...
Dates: 1855 - 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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Papers on the Great Exhibition, 1850 - 1852

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/441
Scope and Contents Printed and written papers and correspondence on the Great Exhibition of 1851, featuring W. Cubitt, C.P. Smyth, H. Lloyd, C. Gray, C. Manby, C.W. Dilke, L. Playfair, C. Brooke, A. de Morgan, J.B. Pentland, R. Roberts and C. Pritchard. The papers include a plan of the Crystal Palace.
Dates: 1850 - 1852
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 Meteorological Council, 1877 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/126
Scope and Contents Annual reports of meteorological work carried out at the Royal Observatory, 1895-1930.Monthly reports from the Royal Observatory to the Royal Meteorological Society on recorded minimum and maximum temperatures, 1903-1911.Balloting lists and notices of lectures and exhibitions for the Royal Meteorological Society, 1877-1894.Annual reports of meteorological work carried out at the Royal Observatory, 1877-1893.Correspondence between W. Marriott and the Royal...
Dates: 1877 - 1930
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 Paris Exhibition, 1854 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/442
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding preparations for the exhibition of astronomical instruments and models at the Paris Exhibition of 1855. The correspondents are Lord Wrottesley, L. Playfair, E. Dunkin, T. Cooke, T. Grubb, U.J.J. Le Verrier, C.L. Mathieu, A. de Morgan, R. Ransome, W. De La Rue, the Earl of Rosse, C.P. Smyth, W.H. Smyth and H. Cole. There are papers concerning the sub-committees for the British exhibits and arrangements for the transportation of the exhibits, and two letters...
Dates: 1854 - 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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