Correspondence on the Cape Observatory and Survey, 1849 - 1854
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General correspondence between G.B. Airy, T. Maclear and the Admiralty, 28 February 1849 - 9 December 1854, regarding the Cape Observatory, including the preparation of annual reports, general information on the progress of work, the burning down of the Magnetic Observatory and observations of Peterson's Comet.
A plan of the Observatory grounds and buildings dated November 1854.
Correspondence on the appointment and removal of assistants, particularly the appointment of Pierce Morton as assistant.
General correspondence on the Cape Survey, with a plan of triangulation, 1849-1854.
Correspondence on the printing of the Cape Survey, 18 May 1853 - 31 October 1854.
A draft copy of Part III of Maclear's 'Operations for the verification and extension of Lacaille's Arc of the Meridian'.
- 1849 - 1854
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