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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1875 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/175

Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning new ideas on navigation, trials of existing equipment, the Greenwich transit circle and altazimuth, the purchase of a new telescope for New Zealand, and the sale of other instruments. The correspondents include E.J. Stone, W.H.M. Christie, W. De La Rue, E. Dunkin, A. d'Abbadie and Sir H. Grubb. There are papers by L.M. Rutherford on a glass circle for the measurement of angles; writing by G. Davidson on mechanical defects in micrometers; material on Sumner's method of navigation; various sales catalogues; an engraving of Newell's telescope; two photographs of a globe; and a chart for determining longitude and latitude without instrumentation.


  • 1875 - 1878

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