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Papers on Government superintendence, 1837 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/2

Scope and Contents

The mutual accusations of Lt. W.S. Stratford and W. Woolhouse, 1837.

Correspondence on the Superintendent of the proposed Naval School at Portsmouth, 1838-1839.

Letter from Captain Shirreff to Airy regarding the rate of pay of schoolmasters in the Navy, 12 August 1840, including 'Naval Notice on Regulations for the Qualification, Pay, and Half Pay of Naval Instructors and Schoolmasters'.

Letters from the Admiralty examining the Greenwich Hospital Schools and concerning the splitting of the upper school into two units, 1841.

Correspondence requesting that Airy sit on the Board of the Examination for masterships at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, with results, 1847.

Correspondence concerning the election of Airy as President of the Commission on Iron Railway Bridges, 1847.

Letters relating to the appointment of Airy to the Board of the Commission of Enquiry into the Management of the Mint, 1847.

Correspondence and printed papers regarding Airy's scientific manual for naval officers, 1847-1848.

Correspondence with Captain Harness about writing a treatise on geodesy for the Military Academy at Woolwich, 1848.

Correspondence between Airy, R. Stephenson and Captain J.H. Pipon concerning a railway journey between Halifax, Nova Scotia and Quebec, 1846.

Suggestions from W. Warbustons regarding the business of the Royal Observatory.

Letters regarding Admiralty interference in politics, with a letter from Airy stating that he has freedom in political matters, 1837.

Letters giving the gate porter permission to absent himself from college on Saturday nights, and concerning other matters relating to him, 1838-1843.

Letter of invitation to Lord Minto's dinner, with a reply, 1839.

Farewell letter to W.P. Wood, Secretary to the Admiralty, 1839.

Notice of the appointment of the Hon. S. Herbert as Secretary to the Admiralty, 1841.

Letter to E. Green, the gate porter, concerning the burial of his child, 1844.

Notice of the appointment of the right Hon. H.J. Lowry as Secretary to the Admiralty, 1845.

Letters to ascertain the House of Commons address for the receipt of copies of the Government's instructions to the home and colonial observatories, and for receiving reports, observations and other papers from these observatories, 1845.

Sir J. South's charges against Airy and letters of reply, 1847.

Correspondence relating to Lord Auckland's proposed visit to the Royal Observatory, 1847.

Sir J. South's 'Railway Report' and Airy's letter to 'The Athenaeum', 1846, with a supplementary report and map of Greenwich Park.

Address to the Board of Visitors, 30 November 1847, and extracts from the minutes of the Board, 15 January 1848, both relating to the discontinuing of the zenith tube, with correspondence concerning the transfer of these documents to the Admiralty.


  • Creation: 1837 - 1848


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


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Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:49:39+00:00

Includes index.

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