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Admiralty correspondence, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/74

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:

Correspondence between Airy and the Admiralty on the excess of outlay over estimate for 'the Xmas Quarter 1848', 1849.

Letters of approval, 1849, for Airy's scheme for the payment of salaries, etc., for the financial year 1849-1850.

Letters concerning the increased payment to the Kent Waterworks for a constant supply of water at a high pressure, 1849.

Letter from Airy to the Admiralty, 1850, asking for a grant to construct models of instruments to be placed in the Great Exhibition.

Letters concerning a grant for the observation of a total solar eclipse, 1851.

Proposal and estimate for connecting the Royal Observatory to the telegraph network, 1851.

Letters concerning the effects on the Royal Observatory of a change in Inhabited House Duty, 1852.

Letters concerning the need to increase the Imprest Fund from £20 to £150, 1852.

Letters regarding the dilapidated state of Edmond Halley's tomb and applications to restore it, 1854.

Lists of the quarterly salary bills, letters concerning pensions, etc., and other papers relating to salaries, 1849-1855.


  • Creation: 1849 - 1855


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:57:12+00:00

Includes index.

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