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Correspondence on chronometers, 1868 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/602

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the rates of, repairs to, trials of, sales of, regulations of, requests on, and ownership of chronometers. The volume covers chronometers for ascertaining a ship's speed; regulations for the testing of chronometers at Liverpool Observatory; mail guards' watches; accounts for chronometers and relevant charges; chronometers for the Indian Department and the Austrian government; the Burdett-Coutts prize for the best essay on balance-springs; and a Swiss report on chronometers and watch-making. The correspondents include C. Wheatstone, G. Richards, F.J.O. Evans, W.H.M. Christie, L.A. Quetelet and W. Harkness.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1872


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:51:44+00:00

Includes index.



Repository Details

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