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Papers on observatories, 1896 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/160

Scope and Contents

(1) Papers on appointments at various observatories

Assistant at Helwan, 1907.

Mechanical Assistant at Helwan, 1908.

Ceylon Survey Department, Assistant Astronomer, 1908.

Government Astronomer, New South Wales, 1911-1912.

First Assistant at Hong Kong, 1912.

Candidacy of A.C.D. Crommelin for the Directorship of the Dunsink Observatory, 1912.

Appointment of J.E. Evans as Second Assistant at Ceylon, 1912.

Appointment of Assistant Astronomer at Ceylon, 1913.

Changes of directors of foreign observatories and changes of address, 1896-1913.

(2) Papers relating to American observatories

Correspondence concerning an invitation to the dedication of the Yerkes Observatory, 1897.

Correspondence concerning the administration and financial aspects of Harvard College Observatory, 1899, and two copies of printed note by Edward C. Pickering on the 'Anonymous fund of 1902'.

Correspondence concerning the work of and the future of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1901.

Request from Columbia University for assistance in securing financial aid, 1902.

Paper from the Lowell Observatory concerning the determination of the best observatory sites, 1902.

Papers on the foundation of the Amherst College Observatory, 1903.

Papers from the Lick Observatory concerning funds for spectroscopic work, 1903.

Correspondence with Professor Pickering and H.H. Turner concerning the endowment of astronomical research, 1903.

Papers concerning the Carnegie Institution Commission on a proposed southern observatory, 1903.


  • Creation: 1896 - 1913


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Language of Materials


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Q5 (5)

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:45:05+00:00

Includes index.

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