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Correspondence on Royal Astronomical Society, 1836 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/229

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Astronomical Society, concerning the medals for 1837, 1842, 1844, 1845 and 1847; Mr Baily's death; a memoir of Mr Baily by Sir John Herschel; the election of a President in 1845; the Anniversary Dinner of 1845; the appointment of assistant secretaries; the grant of the interest of the Lee Fund to Mrs Pond in 1837; a booklet of the Charter and byelaws, 1844; De Vico's maps; Madame Witte's model of the Moon; Bessel's researches on Uranus; and the 'Valentia Longitude'. The correspondents include Sir John Herschel, Captain W.H. Smyth, Lt W.S. Stratford, R. Sheepshanks, A. de Morgan, F. Baily, Mrs J. Pond, T. Galloway, W. Lubbock, H. Breen and R. Harris.


  • Creation: 1836 - 1848


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