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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Major-General Henry Despard: letter book

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 279
Scope and Contents

Bound volume titled on spine, 'Commanding Officer's Letter Book | Private'. Contains summaries or full transcripts of over 300 letters, both private and official, relating to the period when Henry Despard was commanding the 99th Regiment in Sydney (1846-8) and Hobart Town (1848-54) and in undertaking special duties in the Victorian goldfields (1853). The correspondence largely relates to regimental organisation, discipline and welfare. 128pp., with index to letters at rear of volume.

Dates: Mar. 1846-Aug. 1854

Papers on transit of Venus, 1870 - 1882

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/275
Scope and Contents Reports and charts on the stations for the transit of Venus, 1874. The reports include miscellaneous information on Egypt; the topography of New Zealand around Christchurch; the meteorology of New Zealand; the advantages of the province of Otago; the differences of longitudes in New Zealand; the longitude of Wellington; the advantage of Hobart Town; the topography and meteorology of Kerguelen Island; and the topography of Prince Edward and Crozet Islands and of the Sandwich Islands. The...
Dates: 1870 - 1882
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Polygamy &c-82 Note, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 85: B128
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin; written at Zoolog[ical] Gardens


Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
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