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Papers on the Cape-Aden longitude, 1879 - 1883

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/133

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of David Gill and related papers regarding the determination of the Cape-Aden longitude. The correspondence includes letters on the need for a determination of Aden's longitude, the delays caused by lines being brought down and political problems. There are also many telegrams exchanged between T. Maclear and D. Gill regarding delays caused by bad weather. The volume ends with a number of Admiralty charts of harbours and estuaries on the east coast of Africa. There is an index at the beginning of the volume.

Dates

  • 1879 - 1883

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

R3

Finding aid date

2006-08-07 11:33:22+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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