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Portraits of Astronomers, 1712 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 96

Scope and Contents

A collection of loose portrait plates, chiefly of astronomers, printed from engravings, drawings and photographs. The portraits are arranged alphabetically by surname of the sitter. Alongside astronomers, sitters include physicists, mathematicians and other scientists of note. The collection also includes a single portrait of King Charles II, an RGO staff photograph, and a book of portraits of astronomers.


  • Creation: 1712 - 1990


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


3 archive box(es) (3 boxes (1 outsized) ) : Paper

2 item(s) (2 loose items) : Paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accumulated by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.


Catalogued by Dr Emma Saunders, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, November 2014

Date information

DateText: circa.


Royal Greenwich Observatory

Finding aid date

2014-10-22 12:19:58+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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