|RGO Archives/RGO 4 contains:|
|<-- See earlier|
||Paper on sundials
||Tables on parallax and occultations
||Errors in lunar distances
||Paper on transit instrument errors
||Description of Hooke's reflecting quadrant
||Account of Hadley's quadrant
||Astronomical observations and reductions
||Booklet on optics, mathematics, physics and astronomy
||Papers on astronomy, physics and mathematics
||Text on the Arabic language
||Liberties and customs of the mines
|See later -->||
Papers of Nevil Maskelyne
||Papers on Observatory Visitors
|Extent and Medium
|Content and context|
Various loose papers concerning the Visitors to the Royal Observatory.
1. Accounts and breakdown of a £1000 grant showing how it was spent, 12 January 1748. There is also an inventory of the instruments at the Observatory, signed by Nathaniel Bliss, 18 August 1762.
2. Report from the Royal Society committee on the refurbishment of the Observatory, 26 May 1726, including accounts.
3. The case presented by the Royal Society on the validity of the orders creating the Board of Visitors and legal opinion from the Attorney General and the Solicitor General on this point and on the ownership of the observations, 1764.
|Bliss, Nathaniel (1700-1764) astronomer|
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