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Correspondence on the South Africa Survey, 1900 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/120

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other papers on the Topographic Survey of South Africa and the Arc of the Meridian, divided into four sections:

'Topographical Survey of British South Africa': correspondence and reports, 1902-1905, relating to D. Gill's proposal and plans for the topographical survey, including the 'Proceedings of Congress' held at Cape Town, March 1904, and Minutes of the Inter-Colonial Council Select Committee on Surveys, 7 June 1905.

'Miscellaneous': letters to D. Gill regarding problems he encountered with regard to the financing and organisation of the topographical survey, 1905-1906.

'Arc of Meridian': correspondence concerning the Arc of Meridian work, 1900-1906, including a report on Lacaille's work and how it is to be followed up, and further correspondence on the geodetic survey.

'Arc of Meridian. Miscellaneous', 1900-1906.


  • 1900 - 1906

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-08-07 11:32:39+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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