Item 165 - Letter from George Airy

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Letter from George Airy


  • 6 Feb. 1861 (Creation)

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4 pp.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich - GA wants the proceedings of the "Managing Body" [of the Sheepshanks Trust] to be audited by the Trustees: 'I think it is quite proper that the "Managing Body" should exhibit to us a Db. & Cr. statement of what has become of the money since it left our hands'. This 'is partly for our own information, partly to prevent mistake, partly for the verification of balances in what must be (in the nature of things) a running account'. James Challis 'leaves the observatory [Cambridge Observatory] in some weariness and in some disgust' - this could have been avoided if he had listened to the judgments of various persons over the last twenty four years.

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