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Miscellaneous letters, 1860 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/63

Scope and Contents

Letters to Thomas Maclear regarding time balls, time signals and cooperation with the telegraph company, including the following items:

Letter on the time signal at Simon's Bay, 31 May 1861.

Letter on the problems concerning the time ball at Lion's Rump, 10 August 1861.

A pamphlet on W.T. Henley's Patent Magneto-Electric Alphabetic Telegraph, December 1862.

Copies of correspondence between the Cape Observatory and the Agent of the Cape Electric Telegraph, 1863.

A letter containing information on Dr Livingstone, 23 August 1863.

A copy of the estimate for the Cape of Good Hope telegraph line, September 1863.

A letter from T. Maclear to W. Bailey on problems with the geodetic survey, 15 May 1864, with Bailey's reply of 31 July 1864.

A copy of memoranda concerning the Port Elizabeth Time Ball, 31 October 1864.

A report on the Cape L'Aguhas lighthouse by M. Canary, 16 August 1865.

A petition by C.J. Wollaston on behalf of the Cape of Good Hope Telegraph Company, 6 October 1865.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1865


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Finding aid date

2006-08-07 11:28:52+00:00

Includes index.

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