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Cape Town

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

Letter from John Barrow to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-11-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 56-56a
Scope and Contents

Concerning the appointment of Mr P. Scully as assistant at the Cape Observatory.

Dates: 1822-11-20
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from Patrick Scully to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-08-08

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 189-191
Scope and Contents

Writing on behalf of Fearon Fallows who was ill, giving news of their activity at Cape Town, of the site of the new observatory, of the difficult conditions in which they had to work, and of the safe arrival of a telescope by Dollond.

Dates: 1822-08-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows to Dr Thomas Young, 1824-07-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 154-155
Scope and Contents

Informing him of the sudden departure of his assistant Mr Scully, who had left without giving notice after an incident of 'gross immoral conduct' with a young housemaid. Fallows requests that a suitably qualified person 'whose moral character is without stain or blemish' be sent as his replacement, and he recommends Mr Taylor of Greenwich for the position.

Dates: 1824-07-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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