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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/103

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the operations of the Cape Observatory. An index at the beginning lists the following sections: History of the Observatory [removed by David Gill in 1906]; Admiralty; Senior Naval Officer; Hydrographer; Leave of Absence to Her Majesty's Astronomer; Reorganisation of the Staff; Mr Finlay's Resignation and Mr Hough's Appointment; Estimates; Money, Grants, Salaries, etc.; Proposed New Works; and Miscellaneous. Much of the Admiralty correspondence is concerned with printing and sending the Annual Report. There is also correspondence on the changes to the 'Nautical Almanac' recommended by the Paris Conference and letters on staff levels.


  • 1896 - 1900

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-08-07 11:31:05+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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