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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/735

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, initials N-W, including letters from booksellers; clock repairers; horologists; draughtsmen; instrument makers; opticians; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; journeymen; iron founders; electrical suppliers; and chart sellers. The letters cover various instructions; requests; accounts; invoices; bills; receipts; tenders; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to instruments. There are letters from C.V. Walker and J. Glaisher; discussions on the equatorial clock; diagrams of the London and Greenwich clocks; a plan of a screw-cutting lathe; and the plan for the hold-fast for the equatorial dome.


  • Creation: 1858


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:56:51+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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