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Papers on total eclipses, 1877 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/155

Scope and Contents

Cutting from the 'South Australian Register' concerning a lunar eclipse, 1877.

Papers and correspondence, 1877, relating to the total lunar eclipse of 23 August 1877, including a request from 'The Times' for a report on the eclipse.

Correspondence with C. Richman, Blandford, 1881, concerning the lunar eclipse of 5 December 1881.

Correspondence with various individuals, 1884-1886, concerning eclipses, including a letter from O. Struve on the lunar eclipse of 4 October 1884.

Letter from J.R. Hind concerning calculations made by him on the occultation of Aldebaran by Vesta, 1885.

Correspondence with various individuals concerning eclipses, 1887-1888.

Correspondence with various individuals concerning lunar eclipses and occultations, 1889-1891.

Papers relating to the total lunar eclipse of 28 June 1888, including arrangements at Greenwich, press queries and general correspondence.

Papers relating to the total lunar eclipse of 15 November 1891, including correspondence with various astronomers, arrangements at Greenwich, press cuttings and reports.


  • 1877 - 1891

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Q5 (1)

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:44:57+00:00

Includes index.


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