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Papers on a total solar eclipse, 1860 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/123

Scope and Contents

The first part of a series on the expedition on board HMS 'Himalaya' to observe the total solar eclipse in Spain on 18 July 1860. The early part of the papers deals with the preparations for observing the eclipse and official business with the French and Spanish governments and Lord Cowley. This is followed by lists of the observers of the eclipse, their preparations and their observations, with an extensive amount of letters by J.C. Adams, R.C. Carrington, T. Chevallier, C. Brenniker, A. d'Abbadie and W. De La Rue. There is also an account of the eclipse in 'Das Ausland', an engraving of a group of observers and three photographs of the eclipse.


  • Creation: 1860 - 1863


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 11:00:00+00:00

Includes index.

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