Reference numberMM/11/89
Title"Extract of a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to the Secretary of the Admiralty, dated 11 August 1840, sanctioning the Magnetic Establishment and limiting its duration"
DateMarch 1845
DescriptionMM/11/87-90 are written in the same hand and appear to be by G B Airy who was concerned about the effect on the Greenwich Observatory of attempts to build a new observatory for magnetical observations.
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