Correspondence on transit of Venus, 1880
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.
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Finding aid date
- Adams, John Couch, 1819-1892 (astronomer)
- Adams, L, fl1800 (petitioner to the Board of Longitude)
- Dallmeyer, John Henry, 1830 - 1883 (optician)
- Forbes, James David, 1809 - 1868 (natural philosopher)
- Hind, John Russell, 1823 - 1895 (astronomer)
- Rue, Warren De La, 1815 - 1889 (chemist and astronomer)
- Spottiswoode, William, 1825 - 1883 (mathematician and physicist)