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Correspondence on instruments, 1945 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/114

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding astronomical instruments, including letters from A. Hunter regarding a tripod to support a 16-inch coelostat mirror, 1949; correspondence with Carl Zeiss regarding a 100mm transit instrument, 1948, including a leaflet on the instrument; letters from the Optical Works Ltd regarding the Schmidt telescopes, including a photograph and a catalogue, 1947; and correspondence with H.E. Piggot, 1945-1946, regarding an Australian sundial designed by W.E. Cooke in 1908, and the forwarding of the sundial to the Royal Observatory.


  • Creation: 1945 - 1949


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-06-07 11:53:55+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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