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Papers on the Sydney and Johannesburg Observatories, 1903 - 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/162

Scope and Contents

(1) Papers relating to the Sydney Observatory, New South Wales

Correspondence with W.E. Cooke concerning the depressed state of the observatory and his ideas for improvements in the transit of observations, 1913-1914; the Report of the Board of Visitors, 1916; and a report of an investigation into the staff and work in 1917, with a reply from the Director.

Correspondence with W.E. Cooke concerning alterations to astrographic charts, 1924-1925.

Letter from W.E. Cooke regarding time signals, 1924.

(2) Papers relating to the Johannesburg Observatory

Letter from R.A. Innes regarding equipment, gifts and the construction of a huge refractor, 1903.

Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal concerning gifts and observing programmes, 1914.

Papers concerning the use of Royal Observatory plates for investigating proper motions, 1916, with lists of plates sent and returned.

Correspondence concerning occultations and results, 1925.

Paper on transits of Mercury, 1925.

Paper and correspondence on 'Comptes Rendus', 1925.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1925


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Q5 (7)

Finding aid date

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

Includes index.

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