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'Memorandum book from July 30 1791 to the end of 1796', 1791 - 1796

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/7

Scope and Contents

Notebook containing notes on various subjects including the health of Nevil Maskelyne and Margaret Maskelyne's serious illness, many remedies to relieve illness such as colds, chilblains and scurvy, notes on the repair and maintenance of Nevil Maskelyne's watches, notes on his assistants, and notes on observations made. There is also a list of wages paid, a list of silverware, a list of items received from Lieutenant Dawes (mainly astronomical instruments), a shopping list, a list of items 'for going into the country' (including wine, brandy, spare wigs and papers about the Board of Longitude), and directions for coming to the Observatory by carriage,


  • Creation: 1791 - 1796


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (39 pp.)) : Paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

WRO 1390/2G

Existence and Location of Copies


Finding aid date

2016-06-08 09:40:22+00:00

Repository Details

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