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Miscellaneous astronomical papers, 1859 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/252

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning astronomical matters, including letters from U.J.J. Le Verrier, W. De La Rue, R.C. Carrington, J.R. Hind, A. de Morgan and Dr C. Bruhns. The subjects covered include U.J.J. Le Verrier's solar theory; letters from the Paris Imperial Observatory on the intensity of the light of the Sun; a paper from H.A.E.A. Fayé on the proper motion of the Solar System; a printed letter from J. Davidson on the Moon's rotatory motion; observations of projections of stars on the Moon's disk; charts and observations of occultations of the Pleiades; coloured sketches of the appearance of Jupiter, March and April 1860; painted diagrams of the delineations of Mars, 1856 and 1860; calculations of the proper motions of stars for R. Main's paper in the 'Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 27; a letter from R. Sinobas of Madrid University about an ancient work on astronomy; a galley proof from Mrs Ward on 'Telescope Teachings'; pages out of 'Notes and Queries' on Leonard Euler, written by A. de Morgan; a copy of printed astronomical tables by C.M. Willich; printed speculations from A.S. Wilson on the motion of a system of bodies; a circular from J.D. Hailes on the Hailesean system of astronomy; letters of enquiry about comets; and correspondence on other subjects relating to astronomy.


  • Creation: 1859 - 1860


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:37:39+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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