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Correspondence on the solar eclipse, 1895 - 1897

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/196

Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the solar eclipse seen in Norway on 9 August 1896:

Receipts of tradesmen, hotels and others, 1896, including orders for Britannia Works's plates and Mawson's plates (cancelled later). There is also a receipt from the Canadian Pacific Railroad for fares to Japan.

Correspondence of 1895-1897 concerning the eclipse of 9 August 1896, including letters from P.H. Matthiessen and Co. on a special cruise to Norway and letters to H.H. Turner on plates.

Correspondence with H.H. Turner, 1895-1896, concerning aspects of the eclipse expedition, travel arrangements, instruments, accommodation and the construction of observing huts.

Correspondence with Dr A.A. Common, 1895-1896, concerning various issues relating to the eclipse of 9 August 1896, including a note stating that the information received suggests bad weather and fog may prevent the eclipse being observed.

Correspondence with Captain E.H. Hills, 1896, concerning the eclipse of 9 August 1896, including travel arrangement queries and letters on luggage and instrument carriage.


  • Creation: 1895 - 1897


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Q3 (5)

Related Materials

References to the eclipse and its progress can be found in RGO 7/194 and 7/195.

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:46:18+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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