Correspondence with the Admiralty, 1878 - 1891
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.
- 1878 - 1891
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- From the Series: Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope (Organization)
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