Item 172 - Letter from George Airy

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Letter from George Airy


  • 13 Feb. 1862 (Creation)

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4 pp.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich - Further to Miss Sheepshanks supplementary grant of £2000 plus [see GA to WW, 15 Nov. 1860], John C. Adams 'considers that his status would be improved by having - a Transit Circle - a Chronographic Galvanic Apparatus - a system of sympathetic clocks - and a Telegraphic communication with the long lines of Telegraph. So I begged him to speak with you...I think the purposes suggested by Adams are all very good'.

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