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Visitation papers, 1881 - 1890

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/20

Scope and Contents

Letters appointing E.J. Stone to the Board of Visitors in place of W. Lassell, 1881.

Letters appointing Airy to the Board of Visitors in place of Professor H.J.S. Smith, 1883.

Letters appointing Lord Rayleigh to the Board of Visitors in place of W. Spottiswoode, 1884.

Letters appointing Captain F.J.O. Evans to the Board of Visitors in place of General E. Sabine, 1884

Letters appointing Professor J. Glaisher to the Board of Visitors in place of Dr W. De La Rue, 1889.

Correspondence with the Secretary of the Admiralty and the Hydrographer, 1881-1890, including several letters from W.H.M. Christie.

The remaining papers in this series, with one exception, were written by W.H.M. Christie:

Correspondence with W. Spottiswoode concerning Visitation, 1882-1883.

Correspondence with Airy concerning Visitations, 1882-1891, and a 'Memorandum on the progress of The Numerical Lunar Theory' by Airy, dated 28 April 1883.

Correspondence with members of the Board of Visitors on enlargement of the computing rooms, 1887.

List of signatures of the Visitors, 1881.

Correspondence with W.H.M. Christie about admission on Visitation Day, 1881-1890.

Bill for the Visitation Dinner, 1881-1890.

Correspondence about Visitation Dinners, 1886-1890.

Arrangements for care of the Observatory during Visitation, 1881-1890. The arrangements for 1881 are written by Airy, the rest by W.H.M. Christie.


  • Creation: 1881 - 1890


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


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Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:54:22+00:00

Includes index.

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