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
Astronomical works by Dr Hugh Percival Wilkins, FRAS, Astronomer, 1908-1957
Notes and Calculations regarding a method of determining the declination of a star or planet. 1670
Letter from Josef de Mendoza y Rios regarding astronomical tables, dated 17 March 1799
Astronomical works by H. P. Wilkins, FRAS, Astronomer: three notebooks by Dr. H.P. Wilkins.
Records relating to Edmond Halley’s visit to Saint Helena in 1677-1678.
Letter of reference from George Biddle Airy, 17 August 1852.
Papers of Lieutenant Cyril Corbet relating to the transit of Venus expedition, 1874.
Letter from Nevil Maskelyne to Mr. Nourse, Bookseller, July 19, 1770.
Letters from Sir George Biddell Airy 1834-08-25 – 1880-02-23
39 autograph letters from Captain William Noble
Volume of Nevil Maskelyne Letters
Certificate: An address to Airy in German
Certificate: From the Royal Observatory Greenwich to Airy on his 90th birthday, 27th July 1891
Certificate: From the Society of Trinity Youths to Airy on his 90th Birthday, 27th July 1891, to commemorate the peal of bells from Greenwich
Certificate to Airy
Certificate. To Miss Cristabel Airy, March 1911
List of honours, Cambridge 1823. Airy.
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