Reference numberMC/9/269
TitleLetter from C [Charles] Piazzi Smyth, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, to the Secretary of the Royal Society
Date25 October 1871
DescriptionApplying for a grant of £180 for spectroscopes and £320 for astronomical and geodesical instruments. Piazzi Smyth is planning a trip to Egypt to observe the spectrum of the zodiacal light and to continue his research on the great pyramid.
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMC/10/71
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3757Smyth; Charles Piazzi (1819 - 1900)1819 - 1900
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView