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Official correspondence relating to the Cape Observatory, 1820 - 1828

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 34-78a

Scope and Contents

Twenty-seven letters, a note and a petition, mainly sent from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young. The letters concern the initial establishment of the Cape Observatory, the appointment of an astronomer, assistant and labourer there, the provision and transport of instruments to the Cape, and payments of bills for these.


  • Creation: 1820 - 1828


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45 folio(s) (45 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials



Barrow, John; and others

Finding aid date

2011-12-17 13:10:49+00:00

Repository Details

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