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Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1868 - 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/269

Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include the Treasury; the Foreign Office; the India Office; the Colonial Department; the Agents General of New South Wales, Victoria and Southern Australia; the War Office; the Post Office; the Science and Arts Department; the Royal Society; the Royal Astronomical Society; the Nautical Almanac Office; and the Board of Visitors. There is also a report by Airy to the Treasury on telescopic observations of the transit of Venus, 1874.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1878


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:38:14+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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