Reference numberMC/4/33
TitleLetter from Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Sabine, [Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society], Woolwich, to Sir John Herschel and the Chairman of the Committee for conducting the British Cooperation in Magnetic researches
Date17 June 1844
DescriptionForwarding letters from Ceylon regarding a proposal to the governor for the establishment of a magnetic observatory at Columbo. Sabine's letter includes an inventory of instruments to be sent to Ceylon for these purposes.

[The enclosures are present and contain copy letters from Captain Pickering to Lieutenant-Colonel Sabine, dated 20 April 1844, from Captain W.H. Pickering to Dr Robert Templeton, assistant surgeon, dated 13 April 1844, and from Philip Anstruther [colonial secretary] to Dr Robert Templeton dated 19 April 1844. All the copy letters are written on the same paper, labelled within the volume as MC/4/33a.]

[Read at Council on 4 July 1844.]
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Related records in the catalogueMC/4/32
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NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
NA8238Herschel; Sir; John Frederick William (1792 - 1871); astronomer1792 - 1871
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