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Correspondence on total solar eclipse, 1870 - 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/133

Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning the results of the total solar eclipse, 21-22 December 1870. The papers include the 'Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society', observations of the eclipse and the observations of Lord Lindsay's party in Sicily. There is a paper by E.J.A. Gautier, with coloured plates on the observation; correspondence with the Treasury and the Royal Society, including letters from J.R. Hind, G.G. Stokes and W. Huggins; and a correspondence with Sir J.N. Lockyer and A.C. Ranyard on the publication of the findings, with discussion of the Sun's axis and two retouched photographs of the eclipse.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1879


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-04 09:25:47+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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