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Papers on transit of Venus, 1870 - 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/275

Scope and Contents

Reports and charts on the stations for the transit of Venus, 1874. The reports include miscellaneous information on Egypt; the topography of New Zealand around Christchurch; the meteorology of New Zealand; the advantages of the province of Otago; the differences of longitudes in New Zealand; the longitude of Wellington; the advantage of Hobart Town; the topography and meteorology of Kerguelen Island; and the topography of Prince Edward and Crozet Islands and of the Sandwich Islands. The charts include the Sandwich Islands; Egypt; a circumpolar star chart of the south celestial pole; the Indian Ocean; Rodrigues; Mauritius; Kerguelen Island; New Zealand; Crozet Islands; Prince Edward Islands; Heard and Macdonald Islands; San Francisco; Cape of Good Hope; a chart showing the general success at all the stations of the 1874 transit of Venus; an undated map showing the submarine cables around the world; a map of 'Behring's Strait'; Greenland and Iceland; Baffin Island; Northern Europe; South America; Australia; and the Middle East.


  • Creation: 1870 - 1882



2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference



Some of the papers are stored in the plan chest.

Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:38:26+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom