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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1856 - 1863

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/380

Scope and Contents

Airy's miscellaneous correspondence with, among others, J.C. Adams, W.C. Armstrong, J.B. Biot, G. Bishop, Mr Bloxam, A. Caswell, J. Challis, J. Cockle, A. d'Abbadie, W. Dension, A.A. De La Rive, W. De La Rue, A. de Morgan, R.L.J. Ellery, J.D. Everett, W. Fairbairn, J.D. Forbes, J.G. Forchhammer, A. Gautier, J.M. Gillis, B.A. Gould, R. Grant, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, J. Lee, G.B.I.T. Libri, J.T. Littrow, E. Loomis, R. Main, W.H. Miller, O.M. Mitchel, F.N.M. Moigno, R. Murchison, G.E. Paget, H.E. Roscoe, Lord Rosse, K.L.C. Rümker, E.S.G. Santini, P.A. Secchi, A. Smith, C.P. Smyth, W.H. Smyth, F. Struve, W. Whewell and Mr Whitbread. The papers include a pamphlet, in French, containing scientific and literary documents of J.B. Biot; a circular describing the areas covered by two lectures on the history and instruments of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich; a newspaper cutting from 'The Sydney Morning Herald', 15 February 1861, describing a vase presented to Lady Denison by her friends on her leaving the colony; printed testimonials in favour of S.J. Mackie and J.D. Everett; and a petition addressed to the French Senate concerning G.B.I.T. Libri's affairs.


  • Creation: 1856 - 1863


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2 archive box(es) (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:42:12+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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