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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1828 - 1847

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/369

Scope and Contents

Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence, discussing, among other matters, minor planets, the health of friends, the distribution of scientific papers, and the Great Northern steamship. There is also a paper on progressive educational studies, an anti-German lampoon, and a whimsical engraving of people flying near Greenwich, c. 1840. The correspondents include J.H.V. Madler, O.M. Mitchel, W.H. Miller, A.C. Peterson, G.A.A. Plana, L.A. Quetelet, J.T.R. Robinson, the Earl of Rosse, K.L.C. Rümker, E. Sabine, G.S.G. Santini, H.C. Schumacher, J.R. Hind, R. Sheepshanks, A. Sedgwick, W.H. Smyth, C. Wheatstone, W.S. Stratford, F.G.W. Struve, J. Taylor and W. Whewell.


  • Creation: 1828 - 1847


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:41:46+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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