Astronomical methods and instruments, 1875 - 1878
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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Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Finding aid date
- Adams, L, fl1800 (petitioner to the Board of Longitude)
- Christie, William Henry Mahoney, Sir, 1845 - 1922 (Knight, astronomer)
- Dunkin, Edwin, 1821 - 1898 (astronomer)
- Grubb, Howard, Sir, 1844 - 1931 (Knight, scientist)
- Rue, Warren De La, 1815 - 1889 (chemist and astronomer)
- Stone, Edward James, 1831 - 1897 (astronomer)