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Correspondence on the Franklin Adams plates, 1910 - 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/220

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with H. Knox-Shaw, Helwan, Egypt, concerning photographic magnitudes from the J. Franklin Adams plates, 1911-1915, including general correspondence with observatories on the scale of copies of the Franklin Adams charts.

Correspondence with J. Franklin Adams regarding the counting of stars on his plates being carried out at Greenwich at his expense, the collection of the plates and storage at Greenwich; a report on the state of Franklin Adams charts and the progress in counting pay-sheets for the temporary computers; correspondence with R.J. Mitchell regarding the return of his 'binary machine' and the return of plates to Greenwich; correspondence with the London and South Western Railway regarding plates sent from South Africa; correspondence with the Transvaal Observatory concerning the Franklin Adams plates; correspondence with the forwarding agents; and correspondence and documents relating to the forwarding of prints to South Africa. The papers date from 1910 to 1914.

Correspondence and papers concerning the examination of the Franklin Adams plates for nebulae by A.R. Hinks and Mr Hardcastle, 1911.

Correspondence with G.E. Hale of Mount Wilson concerning the loan of a Franklin Adams plate to E.E. Barnard of the Yerkes Observatory for use in designing a new telescope, 1911.

Correspondence concerning the sale of a set of Franklin Adams prints to the University of Toronto, 1926.


  • Creation: 1910 - 1926


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Q12 (2)

Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:47:06+00:00

Includes index.

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