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Correspondence on the solar eclipse, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/201

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the solar eclipse of 17 May 1901, seen in Mauritius and Sumatra:

General correspondence concerning eclipse arrangements, travel and photographs, 1901.

File of correspondence concerning insurance for instruments in Sumatra and Mauritius, including policies, 1901.

File of correspondence with the Admiralty and Treasury, 1901, concerning requests for expenses, travelling arrangements, correspondence regarding the need for insurance and a report to the Admiralty on the expedition's success.

Correspondence regarding the loan of instruments for Sumatra and Mauritius, 1901.

Correspondence with various firms concerning the supply of photographic plates for use in Sumatra and Mauritius, 1901.

Correspondence with the 'Standard', 1901.

File of correspondence with agents concerning the return of baggage from Mauritius, 1901.

Correspondence with the Royal Alfred Observatory, Mauritius, concerning the loan of instruments and the purchase of plates, 1901.

File of letters from E.W. Maunder concerning his expedition to Mauritius and his illness, 1901.

Correspondence concerning travel arrangements for E.W. Maunder to Mauritius, 1901, including requests for reductions in fares as given to Government staff on public service.

Letters and telegrams from F.W. Dyson concerning his expedition to Sumatra, 1901.

Correspondence regarding the despatch and return of F.W. Dyson's baggage, 1901.

H.F. Newall's letters from Cambridge and Sumatra, 1901.

Correspondence regarding F.W. Dyson's travel arrangements, 1901.

Memoranda concerning the Mauritius expedition, equipment lists, expenses, fares, etc., 1901.

Memoranda concerning the Sumatra expedition equipment, expenses, fares, etc., 1901.

General memoranda concerning the eclipse, 1901.

Set of intensity scales used in the 1901 eclipse.


  • Creation: 1901


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Q3 (10)

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:46:28+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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