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Papers of solar eclipse, 1858

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/120

Scope and Contents

Papers concerning the annular solar eclipse of 14-15 March 1858. The volume consists of briefings, preparations, suggestions and material for observing the eclipse, sent to astronomers such as J. Challis, W. De La Rue, R. Grant and S. Alexander, as well as numerous amateurs and Airy's assistants. J.R. Hind computed local times for the Sun's transit at 362 towns, and there is a printed piece by A. Brown. There are six photographs of the eclipse, one by W. Sherlock; a strip of nitrated articles in 'The Daily News', 16 and 18 March 1858; a Spanish paper on observations of the eclipse; and reports and observations of the eclipse at Greenwich and Bedford.

Dates

  • 1858

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Extent

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials

English

Spanish; Castilian

Former / Other Reference

L2/8

Finding aid date

2006-01-03 10:59:49+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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