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Papers on longitudes and latitudes, 1885 - 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/262

Scope and Contents

Papers regarding the determination of the 129th Meridian, 1918-1928, comprised mostly of correspondence from Australia.

Papers regarding the latitude variation of Dehra Dun, India, 1929-1931.

Papers regarding the debate on the unification of astronomical, nautical and civil days into a universal 24-hour day, 1885-1897. There is a newspaper cutting from the 'Shipping Gazette and Ll...' [Lloyds List] of 11 February 1897 and several other printed papers and booklets.

Correspondence concerning longitudes and latitudes, 1903-1915.

Papers on the re-determination of the Paris longitude, 1898-1905.


  • Creation: 1885 - 1931


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-03-30 10:53:14+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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