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Professorial applications to Melbourne University, 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/335

Scope and Contents

Applications for the professorships of classics, mathematics, nautical science and modern history at the recently opened Melbourne University. The applicants include J.A.C. Oudemans and B. Stewart, and there are resumés of the careers of other candidates. The papers include correspondence, including a letter from Lord Lyndhurst to Airy, and correspondence between Airy and Sir J.F.W. Herschel, who was a fellow interviewer of prospective applicants. There is also a paper describing the University and minutes of its proceedings.


  • Creation: 1854


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:40:36+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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