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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1849

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/722

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; draughtsmen; machine repairers; stationers; opticians; the Kent Water Company; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; decorators; journeymen; and the Phoenix Gas Company. The letters cover instructions; requests; accounts; bills; receipts; invoices; circulars; tenders; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to instruments. There are letters from J.D. Forbes, J. Glaisher and C. Brooke, and pieces on a gas conversion for the Royal Observatory using an old water supply.


  • Creation: 1849


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:56:05+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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