Reference numberMC/12/207
TitleLetter from William Huggins, Upper Tulse Hill, to [William] Spottiswoode, [President of the Royal Society]
CreatorHuggins; Sir; William (1824-1910); British astronomer
Date17 October 1881
DescriptionRegarding an inconvenient construction of the Society's telescope that Huggins has currently. It relates to the simultaneous mounting of the reflector and the achromatic on the stand. Huggins proposed a possible repair of this issue to Mr Grubb.

[The letter covers three papers, labelled MC/12/207-MC/12/207b within the volume.]
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
NA7690Spottiswoode; William (1825 - 1883)1825 - 1883
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