Reference numberMC/4/359
TitleLetter from G [George] Cornewall Lewis, Treasury Chambers, to Dr [Thomas Romney] Robinson, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Observatory Armagh
Date14 August 1850
DescriptionRegarding the British Association's application to the government for the establishment of a reflecting telescope in the southern hemisphere and the employment of an observer. Lewis reports that the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury do not intend to take further steps in this venture due to the complexity of planning.
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