Reference numberAP/31/8
TitleLetter, regarding the establishment of a central observatory at St Petersburg [Russia] from Adolph Theodor Kupffer to Edward Sabine
Date2 August 1849
DescriptionKupffer writes to share the news that the St Petersburg observatory has been established, with its activity beginning on 1 July 1849. He describes the objectives of the observatory.

Subject: Astronomy / Meteorology

Received 3 October 1849.

Written by Kupffer in St Petersburg. The letter is dated 21 July / 2 August 1849 to account for both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

This letter was published in full in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'A letter from M. Kupffer, to Lieut.-Col. Sabine, For. Sec. R. S., On the establishment of a Central Physical Observatory at St. Petersburg. Communicated by Lieut.-Col. Sabine'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0213
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5601Kupffer; Adolph Theodor (1799 - 1865)1799 - 1865
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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