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Papers on Observatory Visitors, 1726 - 1764

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/305

Scope and Contents

Various loose papers concerning the Visitors to the Royal Observatory.

1. Accounts and breakdown of a £1000 grant showing how it was spent, 12 January 1748. There is also an inventory of the instruments at the Observatory, signed by Nathaniel Bliss, 18 August 1762.

2. Report from the Royal Society committee on the refurbishment of the Observatory, 26 May 1726, including accounts.

3. The case presented by the Royal Society on the validity of the orders creating the Board of Visitors and legal opinion from the Attorney General and the Solicitor General on this point and on the ownership of the observations, 1764.


  • Creation: 1726 - 1764


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Finding aid date

2005-11-07 15:19:50+00:00

Includes index.

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