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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Correspondence on instruments, 1853 - 1854

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/166
Scope and Contents Correspondence on new techniques, requests for advice and new instruments. There are requests for transit circles from the Portuguese government, Upsala, Sweden, and Albany, U.S.A.; a description by Airy of the Greenwich transit circle; experiments with mercury and photography, including two early pictures of the Sun; improved sextants and clocks; a 'universal instrument'; and an account of the instruments used by the ancient Chinese astronomers. The correspondents include E. Dunkin,...
Dates: 1853 - 1854
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Regia Scientiarum Societas Upsaliensis: award of ordinary membership to Charles Darwin, 8 Feb. 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 229: 2
Scope and Contents From the Class:

This class comprises certificates, awards and diplomas presented to Charles Darwin during his lifetime. The correspondence relating to the presentation of these diplomas is listed separately under DAR 230.

Dates: 8 Feb. 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.