Reference numberAP/14/17
TitleUnpublished copy letters, regarding notice of a meteor from W [William] Ronald and Fearon Fallows
DateOctober-November 1829
DescriptionTwo letters regarding a sighting of a meteor through the roof of an observatory in the Cape of Good Hope. The first letter is from William Ronald to Fearon Fallows, and the second is from Fallows to the Secretary of the Admiralty [John Wilson Croker].

Subject: Astronomy

Written by Ronald and Fallows at the Royal Observatory in Cape of Good Hope [in modern Cape Town, South Africa]. Communicated by Croker.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueAP/14/17/1
Fellows associated with this archive
NA4556Fallows; Fearon (1789 - 1831); astronomer1789 - 1831
NA3563Croker; John Wilson (1780 - 1857)1780 - 1857
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