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Correspondence on the Deal time ball, 1852 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/619

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the time ball at Deal, much of it concerning the construction of the station. The correspondents include Sir F. Beaufort, J.T. Walker, W. Richards and A. Hall. The papers include a diagram of triangulation between St Peters, Thanet, Dover Castle and Paddlesworth.


  • Creation: 1852 - 1855


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:52:19+00:00

Includes index.



Repository Details

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