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Papers on Government superintendence, 1869 - 1873

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/6

Scope and Contents

Letters concerning the receipt of old papers from F.W. Simms, 1870, including an epitaph of James Bradley and an epitaph of Edmond Halley.

Letter concerning the restoration of Bradley's monument, 1871.

Letters from Airy requesting leave of absence, 1870-1871.

Correspondence concerning the resignation of the gate porter, M. Sheeky, 1864.

Correspondence concerning the dismissal of the porter, R. Tuddenham, and the appointment of J. Rainbow, 1872.

Letter to E.J. Stone regarding the appointment of H. Liffin as labourer, 1864.

Application from J. Plummer for an assistancy should a vacancy arise, 1872.

Correspondence concerning the resignation of J. Carpenter, 1872.

Correspondence concerning the resignation of E.J. Stone, First Assistant at the Royal Observatory, and the appointment of W.H.M. Christie, 1870-1872.

Treasury Minute on competitive examination for civil appointments, and official correspondence on the 'General Questions', 1870-1873.

Official correspondence on appointments, especially regarding the Chief Assistant at Greenwich, with allusions to the Cape of Good Hope, 1872. The end of the last letter is missing.

Copies of papers regarding the appointment of a junior assistant, 1872, with letters concerning the printing, advertising and circulation of these papers, including a list of people to whom the papers were issued.

Copy of the regulations for appointments in the Nautical Almanac Office and letters relating to the N.A.O., 1872.

Papers circulated among candidates concerning the vacancy for a junior assistant, 1872.

Correspondence with candidates concerning the vacancy for a junior assistant, 1872-1873. The last letter is incorrectly dated 12 January 1872.

Letters of appointment of A.M.W. Downing, with the examination paper that was set, 1873.

Correspondence concerning candidates for the appointment of a First Assistant at the Cape Observatory, 1873.

Letter concerning the Savilian Professorship of Astronomy at Oxford, 1869.

Letters concerning the proposed presentation of instruments by Prime Minister Gladstone to J. Leach.

Letter from the Foreign Office requesting the particulars of the men of science to whom a foreign government 'is disposed to pay a compliment', 1872.

Correspondence concerning Airy's appointment as Companion of the Bath, and subsequently as K.C.B., 1871-1872.

Letters of invitation to dinner to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday, 1870-1871.

Letter to Airy on the opportunities for the Astronomer Royal to make original investigations, and his reply of 25 June 1870.

Letters concerning J. Payne's claims to the rank of First-Class Storehouseman at Deptford, 1872.

Correspondence concerning the appointment of a professor to Greenwich College (the former Greenwich Hospital), with regulations of Greenwich Hospital Schools, 1872.

Admiralty circulars and memoranda, 1869-1870.


  • Creation: 1869 - 1873


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:53:33+00:00

Includes index.

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