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Correspondence on the Groombridge Catalogue, 1809 - 1845

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/192

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the posthumous publication of the Groombridge Star Catalogue. The letters detail errors in Groombridge's stars, the production of a preface, the printing of the work and its distribution. The correspondents include Sir F. Beaufort, F. Baily, Sir J. Barrow, Sir C. Wood, T.F. Colby, T. Galloway, G. Peacock, Lord Wrottesley and A. de Morgan. The papers include a protracted argument between Sir J. South and Airy regarding the catalogue featured in 'The Times' in November 1838; parts of the printed catalogue; a brief resumé of Groombridge's life; and writing by R. Sheepshanks, in Airy's handwriting, on comparisons with Groombridge's catalogue.

Dates

  • 1809 - 1845

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

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