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Papers on a total solar eclipse, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/125

Scope and Contents

The third part of a series on the expedition on board HMS 'Himalaya' to observe the total solar eclipse in Spain on 18 July 1860. The papers consist of correspondence with various diplomats and other people, including C.B. Vignoles, Lord Wethersley and H. Winnecke, with instructions for observing the eclipse. There are accounts and methods for observing the eclipse, written in English, Spanish, French and German, and emanating from the Royal Astronomical Society, G.B. Airy, C.B. Vignoles and the 'Nautical Almanac', and maps of the eclipse's path and stars visible during its duration.


  • 1859 - 1860

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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials




Spanish; Castilian

Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-03 11:00:06+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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