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Admiralty correspondence, 1861 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/76

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Admiralty concerning money grants and salaries:

Letters concerning an increase in the salaries of J. Carpenter and W. Lynn, 1862.

Printed letter from the Admiralty asking for the names and details of the employees at the Royal Observatory, 1863.

Correspondence concerning a proposed new scale of salaries for the assistants of the Royal Observatory and the subsequent increase in pay, 1864-1866.

Letters concerning the need to increase the Imprest Fund from £400 to £500, 1867.

Letters regarding new arrangements for the payment of salaries and letters, informing Airy of the date the cheques will be ready and the salaries paid, 1868-1869.

Letters concerning an increase in salary for G. Criswick, 1868-1869.

Letters relating to the payment of church rates in the parish of St Alphage, 1868.

Admiralty letter concerning the excessive expense of levelling and enclosing the additional ground granted to the Royal Observatory, which was formerly part of Greenwich Park, 1869.

Application by the Assistants for an increase of salary and correspondence thereon, 1870-1871, including relevant newspaper cuttings and printed papers to the Board of Visitors.

Letters concerning the establishment of a new fire plug, 1871.

Admiralty order that no more parish rates are to be paid, 1872.

Letters proposing that the Royal Observatory salaries be paid at the Royal Naval College, 1873.

Instructions regarding Income Tax and Assistants' declarations thereon, 1874, including two Income Tax circulars for the year 1873-1874.

Inquiry from the Accountant General on whether the supernumerary computers, labourers and the gate porter are entitled to Civil Pensions, and replies from Airy and W.H.M. Christie, 1873.

Application for an increase in the wages of the labourers, 1873.

Lists of salary bills, 1861-1875.

Letters of gratitude from the assistants for salary increases, correspondence on pensions and other papers relating to salaries, 1861-1875.


  • Creation: 1861 - 1875


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:57:20+00:00

Includes index.

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