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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

    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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