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Correspondence on Liverpool Observatory, 1838 - 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/155

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the establishment of the observatory at Liverpool, covering the financing of the venture, its advantages to navigators, plans of the docks, a telescope and a water-powered mechanism. The principal correspondents are J. Aiken, W.T. Jones and J. Franklin. There is also printed correspondence between R. Sheepshanks, J. Taylor and Sir J. South. The letters include correspondence with W. Simms, London, and G. Mertz, Munich, on the instruments. There are also articles from 'Gore's General Advertiser' (1839), 'The Liverpool Mercury' and 'The Liverpool Times', as well as a report for the Liverpool Observatory for 1849.


  • Creation: 1838 - 1849


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:29:19+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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