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Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1880

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/283

Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the transit of Venus, 1882. The correspondents include W. Spottiswoode, J.R. Hind, A. d'Abbadie, J.C. Adams, W. De La Rue, Maxwell Hall, Sir D. Gill, G. Forbes and J.H. Dallmeyer. Included amongst the correspondence are printed papers on instructions to observers; minutes of the meetings of the Transit of Venus Executive Committee; a Report of the Committee; a paper on Airy's Double-Image Micrometer; and newspaper cuttings on the transit of Venus and expeditions. There are also lists of instruments, clocks and chronometers, etc.


  • Creation: 1880


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:38:42+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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