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Memorials, 1873 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/183

Scope and Contents

Letter from G. MacKinley regarding vacancies as the secretary of a learned society, 1889.

Obituary notice for C.F.H. Magnon of Paris, 1888.

Letter from Lord McLaren regarding Dr Copeland's visit to the Royal Astronomical Society, with a reply, 1888.

Letter to Captain Sir F. Evans regarding appointments in the Royal Observatory and at the Cape, 1883.

Letter from M. le Chevalier of Paris regarding a memorial to A. Rabelais, 1879, with a printed notice of the programme for the committee.

Request for a memorial for C.W. Peach, 1886.

Printed papers relating to a retirement memorial portrait for Dr Routh of Cambridge, 1888.

Letter from the Royal Navy Club stating that W.H.M. Christie is elected an Honorary Member of the club, 1886.

Correspondence relating to the Father Perry Memorial, 1890-1891.

Letter to S. Newcomb acknowledging receipt of a copy of 'Treatise on Astronomy', 1880, with comments on the contents as they affect Greenwich.

Letter of introduction for H.F. Newall to S. Newcomb, 1890.

Correspondence concerning the death of T. Oppolzer, 1887.

Correspondence with J.A.C. Oudemanns concerning his pamphlets sent to the Royal Observatory, 1879.

Correspondence concerning the death of Sir James Peers, 1890.

Correspondence relating to the death of C. Pritchard, 1884.

Correspondence regarding a memorial for W.E. Millikin as a member of the City and Guilds, 1886.

Death notice for C.M.V. Montigny, 1890.

Testimonial for G.E. Niblett to visit the Paris Observatory, 1888.

Correspondence with the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, concerning administration and examination matters relating to the Sheepshanks Funds, 1873-1881.

Memorial for Dr Doberek, Hong Kong, to visit Cambridge and use the Newall telescope, 1891.

Testimonial letter for G. Forbes as a candidate for the Chair of Natural Philosophy at Aberdeen and St Andrews, 1880.

Undated memorial request for Dr W. Flight.

Letter from C. Flammarion, Paris, 1881.

Testimonial for J.D. Everett as a candidate for the Chair of Natural Philosophy at Aberdeen, 1880.

Correspondence with N. Flackgate regarding a death, 1891.

Pages from 'Knowledge', October 1910, showing an article titled 'Sir William Christie and Greenwich Observatory' by E.S. Grew, M.A.

Extract from 'The Observatory', June 1890, No. 163, titled 'Notes on some Historical Instruments at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich'.

Correspondence on a pension for the widow of N.P. Pogson, 1891-1892.

Correspondence with J.H. Plummer, astronomer to Colonel Tomline, 1889-1890, regarding his redundancy and requiring a new appointment.

Testimonial for P.E. Dove as Secretary to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, 1883.

Letter from Henry Draper, New York, regarding his visit to England, 1879.


  • Creation: 1873 - 1910


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Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:45:53+00:00

Includes index.

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