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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1859

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/736

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, initials A-M, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; draughtsmen; chemists, decorators; journeymen; bookbinders; import agents; the Kent Water Company; glass makers; and a gas fitter. The letters cover various instructions; requests; accounts; invoices; bills; circulars; receipts; tenders; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to instruments. There are notes by J. Glaisher; instructions to J. Green and drawings relating to the construction of an observing chair; and material on the connection between the Royal Observatory and Lewisham railway station by telegraph.


  • Creation: 1859


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:56:53+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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