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Notes on photographs, photographs of spectra, sketch of eclipse camp, 1926 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 169/3/5

Scope and Contents

File includes:

Brief report on photographs taken, titled ‘British Expedition to Benkoelen to observe the Total Eclipse of 1926 Jan 9’; manuscript and typed copy.

Notes on photographs taken, with a letter from the Royal Society concerning a related exhibition.

Seven photographs of the spectra of the corona, a printed plate showing the spectrum of the chromosphere (Mem. RAS LXIV), and a printed plate (in Italian) comparing images of the corona taken by the Italian and British expeditions.

‘Sketch plan of eclipse camp, 1926 Jan 14’.

‘Detail for Z Day’, listing procedures for the observation.

Instructions for language terms to be used in telegrams sent back from Sumatra.

Notes on weather conditions from Dec. 31st [1925] to Jan 16th [1926]

‘Further notes on proofs’ (2 pp), with related letter from F. Strattan to Davidson.

Extract from a report on the Potsdam eclipse expedition to Sumatra, May 9 1929, with related letter from F. Strattan to Davidson.

2 pp of miscellaneous notes.


  • Creation: 1926 - 1931


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1 folder(s) (1 folder) : Paper

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Finding aid date

2019-03-29 16:12:59+00:00


Repository Details

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