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Letter from F R Helmert to Sir G Darwin from Potsdam 1909 (in German) apparently regarding an Antarctic Expedition., 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 35

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The collection comprises a wide variety of material from a number of different sources which have been deemed too small to be considered individual collections in their own right and have been grouped together under the heading "miscellaneous". Subjects covered include First and Second World Wars, the Falklands Campaign, and recollections of Sir Winston Churchill.


  • Creation: 1909

Conditions Governing Access

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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Friedrich Robert Helmert was a German geodesist and statistician. Born in 1843 in Freiberg, Saxony, he worked in a number of academic institutes. The work he did there formed the foundations of modern geodesy. He died in 1917, aged 73

Sir George Howard Darwin was born in 1845 and was the son of Charles Darwin and Emma Darwin. He followed his father’s footsteps into science, but instead focused on geology and astronomy. In 1883 Darwin became Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. He studied tidal forces and formulated the fission theory of Moon formation. He died in 1912, aged 67


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Related Materials

For more material related to Geodesy, see the Papers of Sir Edward Crisp Bullard [BLRD]

Finding aid date

2002-06-24 16:07:31+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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