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Catalogue of navigational instruments collected by Adams, 1906 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/ADA/2

Scope and Contents

Signed inside the cover 'E. T. Adams, 2 Mar 1906'. Includes itemised list of individual instruments, with details of their operation, history, provenance and (in some cases) sale, with list of 18th and 19th century 'works with reference to navigation and shipbuilding' inside the cover. Includes various loose enclosures: 'Another change in Fleet Street' (The Bookseller, January 1883) re the closure of the print shop at No.53 Fleet Street; list of items 'for photographs'; press cuttings re Harrison's Sea Clock (Daily Mail, 10 Oct 1924), restarted after 157 years, and 'Sir James Caird's Gift' re the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich (Times, 10 Jan 1930).


  • Creation: 1906 - 1925



1 volume(s)


Letters and other papers folded in the back of the notebook have been removed to a sub-folder.

Related Materials

It would appear that at least some of these instruments were subsequently donated to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich (Adams Collection).

Physical Description

Front cover detaching - in need of conservation.

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

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