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Papers on the Observatory's condition, 1726 - 1775

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/307

Scope and Contents

Various loose papers on the condition of the Royal Observatory.

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

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

3. Letter on the poor condition of the equatorial instruments and the employment of Jesse Ramsden to effect their repair, 5 October 1775, with the autographs of Henry Cavendish and Nevil Maskelyne.

4. Letter from Jesse Ramsden, 13 October 1775, regarding the improvements and faults to be rectified in the equatorial sector.







Dates

  • 1726 - 1775

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials

English

Finding aid date

2005-11-07 15:21:00+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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