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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1862 - 1869

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/381

Scope and Contents

Airy's miscellaneous personal correspondence on scientific and non-scientific topics, including a great number of obituaries and memoirs of fellow scientists. The correspondents include C. Abbe, J.C. Adams, A.V. Auwers, G.P. Bond, A. Caswell, W.H.M. Christie, A. d'Abbadie, A. de Morgan, W. De La Rue, H.A.E.A. Fay, J.D. Forbes, W.J. Foerster, J.G. Galle, B.A. Gould, W. Huggins, W.R. Hamilton, P.A. Hansen, A.S. Herschel, J.F.W. Herschel, J.R. Hind, A.W.V. Hofmann, U.J.J. Le Verrier, J.H.V. Madler, C. Pritchard, L.A. Quetelet, H.E. Roscoe, Lord Rosse, C.P. Smyth, W.H. Smyth, M.F. Somerville, H. Spencer, G.G. Stokes, O. Struve, S. Alexander, W. Whewell and F.A.T. Winnecke. The papers include a piece by W. Denison on steel manufacture at Mysore; memorials for various deceased people; J. Lee's address to the voters of Buckinghamshire; an Italian scientific paper by G.A.A. Plana; two watercolours of sailors in uniform of 1780 and 1820, probably by W.H. Smyth; and portrait photographs of J.J. Astrand, C. Hansteen, R. Luther, C. Todd and J.A. Wagner.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1869


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3 archive box(es) (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:42:15+00:00

Includes index.



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