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Letters on the Port Elizabeth Time Ball, 1866 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/64

Scope and Contents

Letters to Thomas Maclear on a range of matters, including problems with the Port Elizabeth Time Ball, with some related papers. There is a letter from H. Read on irregularities in the time of dropping of the time ball, 9 February 1866, and regular reports from that date; information on Bailey's survey; observations of Earth currents on telegraph lines between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and Simon's Bay, 4 April 1867; various reports of sightings of a meteoric shower, 1867; an estimate from W. Hare for building a room at the Cape Observatory, 4 September 1869; and a history of the 'Klerk's Krall' area of land and its use.


  • Creation: 1866 - 1869


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

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Finding aid date

2006-08-07 11:28:55+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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