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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/729

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; chandlers; merchants; machine repairers; instrument makers; stationers; opticians; the Kent Water Company; parcel carriers; engravers; engineers; chemists; photographic supplier; decorators; the Phoenix Gas Company; journeymen; picture framers; bookbinders; assayers; gas fitters; slaters; and manufacturers of glass, metal fittings, stoves, porcelain and telegraph wire insulation. The letters cover instructions; requests; accounts; bills; receipts; circulars; tenders; invoices; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to instruments. The volume includes letters from J. Glaisher and C.V. Walker; a leaflet, in French, of mathematical equations; and plans for a corrugated partition at the Royal Observatory.


  • Creation: 1855


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials



Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:56:21+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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