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Correspondence with the Admiralty, 1878 - 1891

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/74

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty on various subjects. There is correspondence between D. Gill and G.B. Airy on whether Gill would be likely to be successful as a candidate for the post of Her Majesty's Astronomer Royal at the Cape of Good Hope, including some related correspondence with J.J. Plummer and Alex. Freeman. There is also a letter to the Admiralty concerning the candidates for the vacancy at the Cape, a letter from W.H.M. Christie offering his candidature, and letters announcing Gill's appointment. Other letters discuss estimates, leave, heliometer results, the establishment of a magnetic observatory and the establishment of a Board of Visitors.

Dates

  • 1878 - 1891

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials

English

Finding aid date

2006-08-07 11:29:29+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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