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Correspondence on the Edinburgh Equatorial, 1871 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/178

Scope and Contents

Correspondence (chiefly copies) between C.P. Smyth and Sir H. Grubb on the Edinburgh Equatorial Telescope and a spectroscope. The letters cover the contract for the work, its construction and specification, and disagreement between the two parties as to whether the contract had been adequately fulfilled. Airy was the initial arbitrator, but W.H.M. Christie was finally appointed to resolve the controversy. There are also plans for the spectroscope.


  • Creation: 1871 - 1876


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:35:04+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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