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Copy of a petition to the King concerning the establishment of the Cape Observatory, 1820-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 44-47

Scope and Contents

From the Item:

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: 1820-10-20


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4 folio(s) (4 ff.) : Paper

Language of Materials



Bullow, James

Original geographic information

Cape Town [subject]

Original geographic information

London [destination]

Original geographic information

London [origination]

Finding aid date

2012-11-19 11:51:27+00:00

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