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Correspondence on the Deal time ball, 1873 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/624

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the day to day running of the time ball at Deal and its telegraphic communications with Greenwich. There are instructions concerning routine work, repairs and failures of current between the Observatory and Deal, and correspondence with W. Newby, the time ball attendant, and with C.V. Walker.


  • Creation: 1873 - 1876


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:52:28+00:00

Includes index.



Repository Details

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