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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1875 - 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/18

Scope and Contents

A miscellaneous set of letters, including several applications for references and pensions. Much of the correspondence involves Sir George Airy.

Letter from Sir George Airy informing the Treasury of the death of Lady Airy, 1875.

Letter from the Revd A.C. Wright applying to Airy for a reference, 1876.

Letter from the H. Lister applying to Airy for a reference, 1876.

Letter from the Revd W.J. Read applying to Airy for a reference, 1876.

Letter from J. Miles, carpenter, applying for a pension, 1876.

Letter from Mrs H. Griesbach applying for a pension, 1877.

Correspondence with J. Gordon, and with the Admiralty on his behalf, concerning Gordon's application for a pension, 1879.

Application from Mrs A.D. Ansted asking Airy to sign a petition for a pension for her, 1880.

Letter from W.J. Thackeray requesting that Airy apply the title 'Mr or 'Esquire' to the names of assistants in the printed introduction to the 'Greenwich Observations', 1877.

Request from the Greenwich Hospital School for Airy to attend the annual presentation day, 1875.

Invitation from the Admiralty to Airy to attend the Jubilee Naval Review, 1875.

Estimate of the costs involved in observing the transit of Venus, 1870-1876.

Newspaper cutting giving news of political appointments, 1886.

Letter from H. Batner asking for information on the residences of staff of the Royal Observatory.


  • Creation: 1875 - 1886


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:39:47+00:00

Includes index.

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