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    Christina Chester
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    The RMG Archive and Library Manager has made us aware of an astronomy-related archiving project on the Maskelyne Papers that is currently underway. The scope of the collection can be seen via this link: http://collections.rmg.co.uk/archive/objects/534397.html

     

    We have also been provided with a list of archive items catalogued within the last few years that relate to astronomy or the observatory that may be of interest to members. Please find these listed below:

     

     

    Astronomy related newly catalogued items

    REC/69/1-4
    Astronomical works by Dr Hugh Percival Wilkins, FRAS, Astronomer, 1908-1957

    REC/70
    Notes and Calculations regarding a method of determining the declination of a star or planet. 1670

    AGC/M/19
    Letter from Josef de Mendoza y Rios regarding astronomical tables, dated 17 March 1799

    REC/69/7/1-3
    Astronomical works by H. P. Wilkins, FRAS, Astronomer: three notebooks by Dr. H.P. Wilkins.

    HSR/Z/35
    Records relating to Edmond Halley’s visit to Saint Helena in 1677-1678.

    AGC/A/5
    Letter of reference from George Biddle Airy, 17 August 1852.

    HSR/Z/38
    Papers of Lieutenant Cyril Corbet relating to the transit of Venus expedition, 1874.

    AGC/M/22
    Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Mr. Nourse, Bookseller, July 19, 1770.

    AGC/A/4/1-14
    Letters from Sir George Biddell Airy 1834-08-25 – 1880-02-23

    AGC/52
    39 autograph letters from Captain William Noble

    LBK/85
    Volume of Nevil Maskelyne Letters

    HSR/Z/44/2
    Certificate: An address to Airy in German

    HSR/Z/44/3
    Certificate: From the Royal Observatory Greenwich to Airy on his 90th birthday, 27th July 1891

    HSR/Z/44/4
    Certificate: From the Society of Trinity Youths to Airy on his 90th Birthday, 27th July 1891, to commemorate the peal of bells from Greenwich

    HSR/Z/44/5
    Certificate to Airy

    HSR/Z/44/6
    Certificate. To Miss Cristabel Airy, March 1911

    HSR/Z/44/1
    List of honours, Cambridge 1823. Airy.

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