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Papers on Government superintendence, 1849 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/3

Scope and Contents

Papers regarding T.G. Taylor.

Papers regarding C. Mason, 1851.

Letters concerning the lack of the Minutes of the Board of Visitors at the Royal Society, 1852.

Statement by J. Henry on the salubrity of the air at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1852.

Letter from Airy to R. Main, 1852, requesting copies of the letters he wrote to Main from Keswick in 1835.

Instructions in reference to J. Glaisher's proposed superintendence of external meteorological observations, 1850, including an extract from the Minutes of the Board of Visitors of the Royal Observatory dated 1 December 1848.

Letters asking for leave of absence for Airy and replies granting permission, 1849-1854.

Correspondence concerning the resignation of G. Humphreys, Assistant in the Magnetical and Meteorological Department of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 28 February 1849.

Letters relating to the dismissal of E. Green and the appointment of M. Sheeky as gate porter, 1850.

Application of B. Templar for the office of Assistant, 1850.

Application of C.P. Hick for the office of Assistant, 1852.

Papers on the death of T. Ellis and the appointment of J.C. Henderson, 1852. There is also a scale of the salaries of the assistants at the Royal Observatory.

Letters concerning the death of J. Gale and the appointment of T. Smallwood as watchman, 1853.

Letters concerning the death of W. Rogerson and the appointment of W. Ellis, 1853.

Correspondence concerning the resignation of J.C. Henderson and appointment of C. Todd, 1854.

Correspondence between Airy and J. Henry about Henry's contemplated retirement, 1854.

Letters concerning the publication and revised publication of the Admiralty's 'Manual of Scientific Inquiry', 1849-1851.

Correspondence with Captain Harness about the writing of a treatise on geodesy for the Military Academy at Woolwich, 1849.

Schedule of contract for coining at the Royal Mint, 1851, with letters to Sir J.F.W. Herschel on this subject.

Letters asking Airy to assist in the examination of professors for a Chair of Mathematics at the Military Academy at Woolwich, 1854.

Letters asking that Airy presides over the prize-giving at University College on 1 July 1854, with a list of noblemen and gentlemen who have presided at the distribution of prizes in former years.

Note to Lieutenant Rivers about the tobacco money for E. Green, the gate porter, 1849.

Note to W. Lethbridge asking if the porter's attendance at the general muster can be dispensed with, 1850.

Sir F.T. Baring's invitation to dinner on 31 May 1851.

Letters from Airy asking assistance in his trip to Madeira to see his family, 1852.

Letter asking Airy to call on R.A. Stafford, 1852.

Letters to Airy from candidates in the Greenwich elections and his reply.

Farewell letter to Sir F.T. Baring, 1852.

Letters granting relief of the gate porter from hospital attendance, 1852.

Correspondence about a Bill laid before the House concerned with the return of the number of persons employed in establishments of the Admiralty who are entitled to vote at the elections, 1853.

Regulations of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1850-1853.

Returns to the Order of the House of Commons for names of officers holding other employments, 1854.

Letter from the Revd R. Wain asking Airy to use his influence with the Admiralty to try to get an office for his son, W.R. Wain, in one of the Admiralty departments at Somerset House, 1855.


  • Creation: 1849 - 1854


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:53:21+00:00

Includes index.

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