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Papers on determining galvanic longitudes, 1870 - 1877

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/639

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers concerning proposals and operations to determine the longitude of Brest, Vienna, Berlin, Dublin (postponed), Suez and various places in India and Australia. There are Greenwich chronograph readings and signals exchanged for the Brest longitude; estimates for the erection of a wooden observatory building at the Royal Observatory; and explanations on how the fundamental longitude in India and Australia should be obtained. The correspondents include C.E. Delaunay, T.E.V. Oppolzer, R. Hall, R.S. Ball, F.J.O. Evans, D. Gill, A. Strange, W. Siemens and W.J. Foerster.

Dates

  • 1870 - 1877

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

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