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Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1868 - 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/271

Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1874. The correspondents include J.C. Adams, W. De La Rue (with a photograph), R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, Sir W. Huggins, Lord Lindsay, Sir D. Gill, Sir J.N. Lockyer, Sir T. Maclear, Dr R. Copeland, R. Main, E.J. Stone, C. Meldrum, N.R. Pogson, R.A. Proctor, H.C. Russel, C. Todd, Major Tennant, Dr Oppolzer, J.C. Houzeau, J.A.C. Oudemans, P.A.E. Laugier, A. d'Abbadie, C.E. Delaunay, U.J.J. Le Verrier, O. Struve, Dr P.J.E. Janssen, G. Von Neumayers, A. Winnecke, C.C. Bruhns, E. Luther, A. de Gasparis, P.A. Secchi, J. Diaz, Admiral Sands and S. Newcomb. There are also calculations for the transit of Venus and an abstract of the minutes of the second conference of the Venus committee held in Berlin, 20-28 March 1871.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1881


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:38:18+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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