Item 169 - Letter from George Airy

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Letter from George Airy


  • 3 May 1861 (Creation)

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Royal Observatory Greenwich - Further to the Sheepshanks Exhibition John C. Adams and [Edleston?] 'will be excellent cooperators. But if they will examine without me I shall be well satisfied'. GA has received letters from Carrington [Richard C. Carrington]: 'I cannot conceive how a man could be so stupendously foolish. The notion of taking a position by storm in that manner [Director of Cambridge Observatory]. But in every way you are well to be rid of a short time you would have been compelled to turn him out by force, and to stand a lawsuit and criminal prosecution'.

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