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Papers on instruments, 1884 - 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/164

Scope and Contents

Papers concerning instruments not held by the Royal Observatory:

Extract from 'Engineering', 16 December 1887, describing various telescopes by Grubb.

Correspondence concerning telescopes and other instruments, 1888, including the Army and Navy Stores asking for the verification of a sextant; the Horological Institute seeking the verification of a transit circle; Baron Rothschild asking for Royal Observatory staff to go to York to oversee a telescope being constructed; F.H. Stannas asking advice on the purchase of a telescope; the India Survey asking for information on the purchase of levels; A. Appsa asking for information on a camera obscura; and H.B. Chamberlain asking advice about instrument-makers.

Correspondence with the Colonial Office and others concerning the supply of a chronograph for the Hong Kong Observatory, 1889.

Correspondence and papers on Mr Newall's 25-inch telescope at Cambridge, 1889.

Correspondence with various individuals concerning telescopes and instruments, 1889.

Correspondence with various individuals concerning aspects of instrument-construction and where to buy telescopes, 1891.

Correspondence with various individuals concerning telescopes and instruments generally, 1892-1898.

Further correspondence and papers concerning instruments, 1884-1896, including the Revd Perry on spectroscopes, Professor Schuster seeking information on half-prism spectroscopes, and Central News Ltd on 'Bringing the Moon Nearer'.


  • Creation: 1884 - 1898


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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Q6 (2)

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:45:13+00:00

Includes index.

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