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Letters from observatories, 1872 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/151

Scope and Contents

Letters from various British and international observatories on the subject of filling vacancies, requests for new instruments at Oxford, and information on recent work performed at various centres. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, U.J.J. Le Verrier, C. Pritchard, W. Huggins, G. Salt, H. Merivale, R.L.J. Ellery, Lord Lindsay, the Earl of Rosse, Sir R.S. Ball, N.R. Pogson, F.A.T. Winnecke and L. Mallet. There are various additional papers, including 'Le Revue Scientifique'; the history of Oxford Observatory and the Ashmolean Museum; a memorandum on astrophysics by Major J.F. Tennant; reports on the Sydney, Dudley, Colaba and Durham observatories; and the proceedings of the Madras government. There are also newspapers, such as 'The Oxford University Gazette'; 'The Standard and Weekly Standard', including B.A. Gould's 'The Cordoba Observatory'; and 'The Builder', including an article on the Royal Observatory.


  • Creation: 1872 - 1875


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