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Papers on the 1948 eclipse expedition, 1947 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/647

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding Robert Atkinson's expedition to Mombasa, Kenya, October-November 1948, to observe a total solar eclipse, including the following items:

Letters from W.F. Clenshaw of the National Physical Laboratory; Kodak Ltd; Ilford Ltd; and Recordak on the use of photographic equipment.

Correspondence with J.A. Leclerc, Société Astronomique, Paris, and W.H. McCrea, Royal Astronomical Society.

Correspondence with H.M. Smith regarding chronographs.

Correspondence with G.W. Rickett, H.M. Chronometer Department, Bradford-on-Avon, concerning chronographs.

Copy of a letter from H. Spencer Jones to the Hydrographer of the Navy on the expedition to Kenya and Atkinson's notes on the purpose of the expedition, dated 21 September 1948.


  • Creation: 1947 - 1948


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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:40:06+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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