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Papers on moveable property, 1862 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/61

Scope and Contents

Lists and notes on additions to the catalogue of moveable property between 1 June 1861 and 7 June 1862 and between 7 June 1862 and 6 June 1863.

Correspondence concerning the receipt of presents sent to the Royal Observatory, 1862-1868.

Letters regarding loans to the Royal Observatory and returns, 1863-1866.

'Delivery of Presents' correspondence, 1862-1867.

Letter from Mr Fasil concerning a Nautical Almanac for 1862.

Letters regarding loans from the Royal Observatory, 1862-1867.

'Transmission of packets through the Royal Observatory' correspondence, 1861-1867.

Applications to the India Office for copies of T.G. Taylor's catalogue on behalf of several observers, 1866.

Reports to the Astronomer Royal by the assistants on the state of the instruments, 1862-1867, with a note from Airy, 18 May 1855.

Letters and notes concerning damage to the instruments in the Royal Observatory, 1862-1866.

Reports and correspondence relating to the library, 1862-1867, including a report on the British Museum Library.

Notes and lists on the manuscripts, 1862-1866.

B. Woodcroft's request to copy T. Earnshaw's signature, 1863.

Application to Oxford University regarding some of James Bradley's manuscripts which should have been sent to the Royal Observatory, 1864.

Correspondence concerning the loan of six of James Bradley's manuscripts and three manuscripts by Nathaniel Bliss and Mr Green to the Pulkova Observatory, 1864-1867.

'Miscellaneous' correspondence and notes, 1867, including letters on portraits and statues and the stealing of copper and lead.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1868


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:56:34+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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