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Admiralty correspondence, 1855 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/75

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:

Letters and a printed address to the Visitors regarding the need for a new south-east equatorial, 1855.

Letter applying to the Treasury to allow the object glass of the new south-east equatorial to pass customs free of duty, 1857.

Letters concerning the need to increase the Imprest Fund from £150 to £400, 1856.

Letters concerning an increase in salary to the Astronomer Royal, 1855-1856.

Letters concerning an increase in salary to the First Assistant, 1856-1857.

Letters concerning an increase in salary to J. Glaisher, 1860

Correspondence relating to a pension for H. Breen and concerning his mental health, 1859-1860.

Lists of the quarterly salary bills, letters concerning pensions and wage rises, etc., and other papers relating to salaries, 1855-1860.


  • Creation: 1855 - 1860


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:57:15+00:00

Includes index.

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