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Gill, David, Sir, 1843 - 1914 (Knight, astronomer)

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Found in 79 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on triangulation and geodesy, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/118
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding Arc of Meridian work, triangulation and geodesy, divided into the following sections:'Correspondence with Surveyor-General's Department Cape Town': letters relating to D. Gill's annual reports and the geodetic survey, 1898-1900.'Completion of African Arc of Meridian': letters of 1898-1899, including D. Gill's application to the Royal Geographical Society for assistance in completing a geodetic survey of South Africa from South to North along the 30th...
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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Correspondence with Royal Observatory and N.A.O., 1879 - 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/114
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of David Gill with the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and the Nautical Almanac Office.

Dates: 1879 - 1885
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 Admiralty, 1878 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/74
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty on various subjects. There is correspondence between D. Gill and G.B. Airy on whether Gill would be likely to be successful as a candidate for the post of Her Majesty's Astronomer Royal at the Cape of Good Hope, including some related correspondence with J.J. Plummer and Alex. Freeman. There is also a letter to the Admiralty concerning the candidates for the vacancy at the Cape, a letter from W.H.M. Christie offering his candidature, and letters announcing...
Dates: 1878 - 1891
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, 1864 - 1874

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/197
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the formulation of star catalogues, listings of stars, observations of circumpolar stars, corrections to star positions, double stars and work on nebulae and star clusters. There is a paper of nebulae and star clusters as observed at Bangalore, India, and a piece by R.A. Proctor from the 'Scientific Review' on the Great Nebula in Orion. The correspondents include F.W.A. Argelander, A. Wagner, A.R. Clarke, A.V. Auwers, W.H.M. Christie, E. Dunkin, F.A.T. Winnecke, S. Newcomb,...
Dates: 1864 - 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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Discussion of star places, 1874 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/198
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the position and identity of stars, requests for star places, lists of stars and references to previous works on star positions. There are observations of clock stars, comparisons of stars, determination of the Greenwich latitude from observing circumpolar stars, two pictures representing zodiacal light, a paper on observing lists of stars, and a piece on double stars in 'English Mechanic' and 'World of Science'. The correspondents include A.V. Auwers, R. Copeland, Sir D....
Dates: 1874 - 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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History of the Cape Observatory, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 41/3a
Scope and Contents

'A History and Description of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope' by Sir David Gill (London: H.M.S.O.), containing sections on staff, instruments and results, with photographs and illustrations. In the inside pocket at the back of the volume is a 'Diagram of the Geodetic Triangulation of South Africa' and a 'Plan of the Royal Observatory. Cape of Good Hope'.

Dates: 1913
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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History of the Cape Observatory, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 41/3b
Scope and Contents

'A History and Description of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope' by Sir David Gill (London: H.M.S.O.), containing sections on staff, instruments and results, with photographs and illustrations. In the inside pocket at the back of the volume is a 'Diagram of the Geodetic Triangulation of South Africa' and a 'Plan of the Royal Observatory. Cape of Good Hope'.

Dates: 1913
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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Letter on Gill's Cape history, 1938-06-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/19
Scope and Contents

Letter to Dr J. Jackson regarding D. Gill's history of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.

Dates: 1938-06-25
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 by David Gill, 1870 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/70
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Copies of letters sent by David Gill, including letters on watches and clocks.

Dates: 1870 - 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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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, 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
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, 1875 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/261
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir D. Gill and Maxwell Hall. The subjects covered include the Toulouse observations of eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, 1874-1875; observations of Mars, 1877; the Sun's parallax from observations of Mars and Juno; a supposed change in the shape of Saturn; the Gresham Lectures, 1876; Washington equatorial observations communicated to the 'Astronomische Nachrichten'; the astral origin of the Hebrew alphabet; a...
Dates: 1875 - 1876
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, 1876 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/262
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Lord Lindsay, Sir D. Gill, A. Winnecke, Maxwell Hall, E.W. Maunder, R.S. Newall, A. Hall, Herr Bruhns, Professor S. Newcomb and Professor C. Pritchard. The subjects covered include the opposition of Mars, 1877, including a map and photographs of Ascension Island; the transit of Venus, 1882; a list of the drawings of planets made at the Royal Observatory; solar photographs, 1873-1877; charts and drawings of Mars;...
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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/263
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir D. Gill and Professor C. Pritchard. The subjects covered include star places for the Mars observations; Moon observations; corrections to the place of Mars; results gained from the opposition of Mars, 1877; the transit of Mercury, 1878; Eton exam papers on astronomy; the Gresham lectures, 1878; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.

Dates: 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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/264
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from, among others, Sir D. Gill, Professor C. Pritchard, Lord Lindsay and Professor J. Challis. The subjects covered include solar parallax determined from observations of Mars, 1877, and the velocity of light; solar photographs; solar physics; a diagram of Jupiter; a newspaper article in French on the satellites of Mars; letters on Flamsteed's observations; a theory of the solar system; a plan for disseminating...
Dates: 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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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/265
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from Sir D. Gill, J.R. Hind, C.P. Smyth, M.J.C. Houzeau, M.J. Peroche, Herr F.H. Geobel and Herr C.W. Moesta. The subjects covered include the Nottingham Free Public Library; the Gresham Lectures, 1880; a paper on the apparent places of stars at upper transit, Greenwich, by Col. Drayson; a printed address by Sir D. Gill on the determination of the Earth's distance from the Sun; elements of the transits of Venus,...
Dates: 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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1891 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/127
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Miscellaneous correspondence of David Gill divided into sections by correspondent: Professor Bakhuyzen, L. de Ball, Miss A.M. Clerke, Ralph Copeland, J.L.E. Dreyer, Gylden, Robert Fleur, William Huggins, Harold Jacobi, S. Newcomb, W.E. Plummer, E.D. Preston, A.A. Rambaut, A.W. Roberts, Dr Isaac Roberts, Professor Safford, L. Schulhof, Professor Michie Smith, C. Piazzi Smyth, E.J. Struve, John Tebbutt, J.M. Thome, D.P. Todd, Professor H.H. Turner and H.C. Vogel.

Dates: 1891 - 1895
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 correspondence, 1879 - 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/125
Scope and Contents Correspondence with astronomers and other individuals on miscellaneous topics, with a surname index. The subjects include oppositions of minor planets; Professor Auwers on the Transit of Venus; observations of stars for the determination of occultation results; publications; corrections to systematic errors in the Greenwich Catalogues; and instruments. There is also a letter to D. Gill from E.J. Stone on the latter's appointment to the Radcliffe Observatory (fo. 505), a copy of the last...
Dates: 1879 - 1882
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 correspondence, 1883 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/126
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Miscellaneous correspondence of David Gill with astronomers and other individuals, divided into sections by correspondent: Cleveland Abbe; J.C. Adams; Professor Bakhuyzen; L. de Ball; Ballot; Belknapp, Washington; Miss Clerke; A.A. Common; Ralph Copeland; Cornu, Paris; Lord Lindsay; G.H. Darwin; J.L.E. Dreyer; Espin; Floyd of the Lick Observatory; J.W.L. Glaisher; and Gould.

Dates: 1883 - 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 correspondence, 1834 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/248
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence, 1834-1895Correspondence regarding J.C. Adams and other subjects, as follows:Index to correspondence, 1895.C. Taylor's suggestion of a memorial to J.C. Adams at Westminster Abbey, 1892.D. McAlister's proposal for a publication of J.C. Adams's papers, with lists of important correspondence, 1892-1893.Notes on correspondence in the Royal Observatory records regarding the search for Neptune, 1834.Notes from J.F.W. Hershel's...
Dates: 1834 - 1912
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 correspondence, A-H, 1900 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/130
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence of David Gill, with an index containing a précis of each item. The letters are divided into sections by correspondent:Professor A. Auwers, Berlin, 20 March 1901 - 26 March 1906.Professor O. Backland, Pulkova, 3 June 1901 - 28 May 1906.P. Baracchi, Melbourne, 18 May 1900 - 2 August 1906.Professor L. Boos, Albany, New York, 12 September 1902 - 19 September 1906.Miss Agnes Clerke, London, May 1901 - 3 December...
Dates: 1900 - 1906
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 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 correspondence, I-W, 1900 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/131
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Miscellaneous correspondence of David Gill with various astronomers, with an index at the beginning.

Dates: 1900 - 1906
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 correspondence, L-Z, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/129
Scope and Contents Correspondence between David Gill and various individuals, including members of other observatories, divided into nineteen sections:Professor R.H. Tucker, W.W. Campbell, J.E. Keeler and E.S. Holden of the Lick Observatory, April 1896 - January 1900.W.H. Maw, London, 21 February - 13 June 1899.Professor Simon Newcomb, Washington, 13 January 1896 - 31 January 1900.H.F. Newall, Cambridge, 3 March - 9 October 1899.Professor Vogel and Dr G. Muller, Potsdam,...
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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'Nautical Almanac' correspondence, 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/208
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Correspondence with J.R. Hind concerning the 'Nautical Almanac', regarding the positions of the small planets, solar eclipses and the contents of the almanac. There are letters to various people giving the Moon's place as observed from Greenwich and its error. The correspondents include P.A.E. Laugier, U.J.J. Le Verrier, A.E.B. Mouchez, T.E.V. Oppolzer, A.R. Clarke, F.F.E. Brunnow, J.H.C. Coffin, Sir D. Gill, R. Copeland and A.V. Auwers.

Dates: 1868
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