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Correspondence on Cape instruments, 1939 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/18

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding instruments at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the following material:

Correspondence between R. Atkinson and J. Jackson regarding an 18-inch lens, 1949.

Correspondence between R.H. Stoy and Sir Harold Spencer Jones regarding the pallet stones of the Riefler Astronomical Clock, 1949.

Correspondence with Lady Hart Dyke of the Lullingstone silk farm regarding English raw silk cocoons for use as spiderwebs in telescopes and other optical instruments at the Cape Observatory, 1941.

Letter from H. Spencer Jones to J. Jackson regarding the insuring of a coelostat, 1939.


  • Creation: 1939 - 1949


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-04-24 14:55:12+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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