Item 161 - Letter from George Airy

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Letter from George Airy


  • 12 Nov. 1860 (Creation)

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4 pp.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich - Have the relevant persons made up their mind as to what instrument they wish to acquire for the Cambridge Observatory (as a gift from Miss Sheepshanks): 'she looks despondingly to the duration of her own life (Her age is above 70). She would be very glad to have any thing of the nature of a gift settled as early as possible' [see GA to WW, 28 Aug. 1860].

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