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Correspondence on the Deal time ball, 1864 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/622

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the day to day running of the time ball at Deal and its telegraphic communications with Greenwich. There are also papers on the sale of the Deal naval dockyard and time ball; Airy's report on a visit to the Deal Time Ball; instructions and orders for W. Newby, the time ball attendant; and a poster explaining the Deal Time Ball service and the refurbishment of the time ball tower. The correspondents include W.G. Romaine, C.V. Walker and J. Field.


  • Creation: 1864 - 1868


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:52:25+00:00

Includes index.



Repository Details

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