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Papers on overseas observatories, 1891 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/161

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the Colonial Office and various individuals concerning the post of Chief Assistant at the Hong Kong Observatory and a request for the loan of an altazimuth, 1891.

Correspondence with Dr Dobeck concerning the Directorship of the Melbourne Observatory, 1892.

Correspondence with the Colonial Office concerning the use of the Hong Kong Observatory, 1892.

Correspondence with the Tekhtasingi Observatory, Poona, 1895-1901.

Article from the 'Town and Country Journal', Sydney, concerning the Sydney Observatory, 1897.

Correspondence with the St John Observatory, New Brunswick, regarding a new sidereal clock, 1898.

Papers concerning the proposed magnetic observatory in Ceylon, 1900.

Correspondence concerning the proposed astronomical observatory in Ceylon and the visit of F. Harman, 1902.

Correspondence concerning the appointment of the First Assistant at the Natal Observatory, 1902.

Letter from W.E. Cooke to W.H.M. Christie, 25 January 1901, sending photographs of Perth and expressing thanks for the hospitality he received while in Great Britain.

Correspondence between the Agent General, the Royal Observatory and Ilford Ltd concerning suspected defects in a series of plates from the Perth Observatory, July-August 1902.

Correspondence between the Royal Observatory and Agent General concerning the proposed setting up of a magnetic observatory at Perth, September-October 1902.

Correspondence between H.H. Turner, W.H.M. Christie and W.E. Cooke concerning progress on astrographic work at Perth, October 1902. There is a copy of a letter by Cooke of 22 September 1902, which gives the first indications of the worsening financial situation at Perth.

Correspondence and papers relating to the Board of Visitors of the Oxford University Observatory, including reports for the years 1894-1908.

Correspondence concerning the appointment of a Second Assistant at the Oxford University Observatory, including private correspondence with the Astronomer Royal on the provision of a house for the Director, 1902.


  • Creation: 1891 - 1908


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Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:45:08+00:00

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