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Notes on the 13" astrographic equatorial, 1889 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/167

Scope and Contents

A notebook containing details regarding the erection of the 13" astrographic equatorial, which was built by Sir H. Grubb and erected at Greenwich in 1890. Running from the back of volume, on the reverse of the page, are astronomical observations and some calculations. A note inserted in the book around 1983 seems to indicate that the first part of the volume relates to 1889, and the additions at the back concern the May 1919 total eclipse expedition at Sobral.


  • Creation: 1889 - 1919


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

A loose note of circa 1983 would seem to indicate that the notebook belonged to Sir Arthur Eddington.

Finding aid date

2006-04-24 15:03:20+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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