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Memorials and royal instructions, 1726 - 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/301

Scope and Contents

Four memorials and royal instructions.

1. Letter from the Royal Society, 2 June 1726, on the purchase of equipment and instruments for the Observatory, autographed by Sir Isaac Newton.

2. Instructions to the Astronomer Royal regarding his residing at Greenwich, the need for security at the Observatory, the scrutinizing of observations and the publication of findings.

3. A memorial to King George III, with a brief history of the appointments of the Astronomical Observator and the Board of Visitors, written when the post of Astronomical Observator became vacant after the death of Nathaniel Bliss.

4. Regulations for the execution of the office of Astronomer Royal.


  • Creation: 1726 - 1764


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Finding aid date

2005-11-07 15:15:01+00:00

Includes index.

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