Item 157 - Letter from George Airy

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Letter from George Airy


  • 28 Aug. 1860 (Creation)

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3 pp.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich - Miss Sheepshanks has unexpectedly received some money from her late brothers property [Richard Sheepshanks], and would like to put it with the existing Sheepshanks Fund [for background see GA to WW, 30 Sept. 1856]. It could be used toward the purchase of a Transit-Circle. 'The [Sheepshanks] Exhibition was, with my consent, practically limited to Trinity: I think that the College have good right to claim such prerogative as recompense for their trouble. But it would perhaps be more efficient if perfectly open'.

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