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Letter from Thomas Maclear (RO, Cape of Good Hope) to Francis Baily, 16 November 1836

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/29/6

Scope and Contents

Concerning astronomical observations and calculations; Sir John Herschel's pendulum; clocks; triangulation; the exact position of the Cape Observatory; the payment of workmen; Dolland's calculations; the whereabouts of a quadrant sent to England by Mr Lloyd; the usefulness of a general table of constants; Mrs Fallows's remarriage; and the subscription to put up an iron railing to commemorate Fearon Fallows. People mentioned include Sir John Franklin, Sir John Herschel, G. Dollond, the Prince of Orange, H. Lloyd, Captain Beaufort, Captain Grey (HMS Jupiter) and T. Henderson.


  • Creation: 16 November 1836


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