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Visitation papers, 1868 - 1871

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/16

Scope and Contents

Letters concerning Airy's proposal to reduce the number of impressions of the Greenwich Observations, 1868.

Letters relating to the Visitation of the Royal Observatory by the Board of Visitors, 6 June 1868.

Preparatory notes for the report of 8 June 1868, including some calculations.

Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors, 6 June 1868.

Preparatory notes for the report of 5 June 1869, including some calculations.

Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors, 5 June 1869.

Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors, 4 June 1870.

Preparatory notes for the report of 3 June 1871, including calculations and a copy of the printed report for 4 June 1870, with amendments to 1871.

Report of the Astronomer Royal to the Board of Visitors, 3 June 1871.

Correspondence relating to the printing and distribution of reports, 1868-1871.

Visitation lists left at the Royal Observatory by Captain F.J.O. Evans, 1862-1866.

Letters concerning the Visitation of 1868, including a copy of the total bill.

Letters concerning the Visitation of 1869, including a copy of the bill and the means of payment.

Letters concerning the Visitation of 1870, including the official invitation cards.

Letters relating to the Visitation of the Royal Observatory by the Board of Visitors on 5 June 1869.

Correspondence regarding the fact that the Revd C. Pritchard, having been nominated to the Board of Visitors, has now acquired an official place by virtue of his election as Savilian Professor, thereby creating a vacancy, with further correspondence on the election of the Revd R. Main as Pritchard's successor as Visitor.

Letters relating to the Visitation of the Royal Observatory by the Board of Visitors, 4 June 1870, including letters from the assistants and the Astronomer Royal to the Admiralty regarding a salary increase.

Letters relating to the Visitation of the Royal Observatory by the Board of Visitors, 3 June 1871, including letters from the assistants and the Astronomer Royal to the Admiralty regarding a salary increase.

Letters regarding the death of Sir J.F.W. Herschel and the appointment of W. Huggins, 1871.

Letters regarding the death of C. Babbage and the appointment of W. Lassell, 1871.

Letters regarding the copying of Minutes of the Board of Visitors, 1871.

Letters on the grant of £5 to Professor R. Willis as Visitor, 1871.

Announcement to the Visitors of the Treasury's grant of £5,000 for photography during the transit of Venus, 1871.

Correspondence regarding the suggested appointment of a Board of Visitors for Kew Gardens, 1871.

Letters concerning the Visitation of 1871, including official invitation cards and the bill.















































Dates

  • 1868 - 1871

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

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