Reference numberMC/3/291
TitleLetter from Sir John F W [Frederick William] Herschel, Collingwood, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]
Date21 June 1843
DescriptionUpdating the Council on the current state of the Cape Observation and deficiencies that need to be corrected, including for the observation of the Great Comet in March 1843. He offers an overview of the instruments and the types of repairs needed, including for his father's Newtonian reflector.

[Council to re-equip the observatory in cooperation with Admiralty, see related records.]

[The last four pages are on a separate sheet, labelled within the volume as MC/3/291a.]
Access statusOpen
Related materialUniversity of Texas: H/L-0285
Related records in the catalogueCMP/1/173
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer1792 - 1871
NA2272Compton; Spencer Joshua Alwyne (1790 - 1851); 2nd Marquess of Northampton1790 - 1851
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