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Letters from the Admiralty, 1853 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/59

Scope and Contents

Letters to Thomas Maclear from the Admiralty and the Hydrographer's Department regarding administrative and financial matters. The subjects include:

The appointment of Mr Mann as assistant at the Cape Observatory, 14 September 1853.

The discovery of the minor planet Euterpe by J.R. Hind, with observational places, 8 November 1853.

Financial estimates for the year 1861-1862.

Sanction for the payment of the Simon's Town time ball, 6 May 1861.

Inventory of the Transit Circle Room, 18 October 1870.


  • Creation: 1853 - 1870


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Finding aid date

2006-08-07 11:28:38+00:00

Includes index.

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