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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1857 - 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/378

Scope and Contents

Airy's miscellaneous correspondence, letters L-W. The correspondents include, among others, J. Lee, U.J.J. Le Verrier, T. Maclear, F. Maxwell, C. May, W.H. Miller, O.M. Mitchel, J.P. Nichol, G. Peacock, C.H.F. Peters, F. Petit, Mr Plarr, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, W. De La Rue, E. Sabine, G.S.G. Santini, P.A. Secchi, Miss Sheepshanks, W.H. Smyth, C.P. Smyth, F.G.W. Struve, J. Tyndall and W. Whewell. The papers include a printed circular on Madame Quetelet's death; circulars advertising paintings of famous people; a diagram of M.J. Johnson's hearing tube being used by an observer; a paper titled 'Notice of certain relics found near Aylesbury'; further remarks on 'Rubbings' in a letter from Vice-Admiral Smyth; and correspondence on several chronometers that belonged to R. Sheepshanks.


  • Creation: 1857 - 1859


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:42:07+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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