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Correspondence with tradesmen, 1859 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/739

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from booksellers; coal merchants; clock repairers; horologists; builders; chandlers; merchants; draughtsmen; instrument makers; stationers; opticians; parcel carriers; engineers; chemists; decorators; journeymen; a plumber; picture framers; ironmongers; fitters; a globe maker; electrical suppliers; glass manufacturers; telegraph companies; and the Kent Water Company. The letters cover instructions; requests; bills; accounts; invoices; receipts; tenders; circulars; routine repairs; and adjustments and improvements to instruments. The correspondents include E. Dunkin, J. Glaisher, E. Sabine and C.V. Walker. The topics discussed include new water pipes for the Royal Observatory; a catalogue of German scientific books; and a pamphlet by John Bainbridge titled 'An astronomical description of the late comet from the 18th of November 1618 to the 16th of December following'.


  • Creation: 1859 - 1861


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:56:59+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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