Papers relating to the publication of a paper by Airy on the establishment of the Northumberland telescope at the University Observatory, Cambridge. There is an essay giving a description of the dome and telescope, and correspondence with engravers, artists and printers for the paper's publication. The correspondence includes letters of thanks for the work from J. Challis, W.H. Miller, W.S. Stratford, G. Bishop, G. Fisher, W.R. Dawes, E. Sabine, Sir F. Beaufort, S.H. Christie, M.J. Johnson, C.C. Babington, J.D. Forbes, H. Lloyd, Sir D. Brewster, Sir B. Donkin, E.W. Brayland, possibly W. Cubitt, E. Charlesworth, J.F. Encke, F.W. Bessel, J. Nasmyth, J.F.L. Hausmann, T. Maclear, W. Lassell and T. Cooke. There are also various inventories and accounts associated with publication.