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Correspondence on longitudes and latitudes, 1891 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/261

Scope and Contents

Letter concerning police protection for the hut used at the longitude of Killorglin station, 1898.

Correspondence between Christie, F.W. Dyson and H.P. Hollis, 1898.

Letter regarding a proposed determination by Major Watherston of the longitude of Sekondi in the Gold Coast, 1902.

Correspondence with the Colonial Office, Ambromm, concerning errors of the Moon, 1902-1903.

Latitude variation results sent to the Royal Observatory by Professor Albrecht, 1906-1914, with pages extracted from the 'Astronomische Nachrichten' containing these results.

Letter from J. Franklin Adams asking aid in the determination of the longitude of Hambleton Common, near Godalming, Surrey, 1905-1906.

Memoranda concerning the longitude of Montreal station, c. 1890.

List of stars in the longitude of Cairo-Greenwich, 1907.

Papers concerning experiments on the transmission of signals through the Atlantic cable for determining the longitude of Montreal, 1891-1892.

Undated papers regarding the Paris-Greenwich longitude determination, including a page from the 'Astronomische Nachrichten'.


  • Creation: 1891 - 1914


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Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

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

Includes index.

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