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Reference numberMS/119/1/27
Alternative reference numberMS/119/1 p53-54
LevelItem
TitleLetter from Edward Sabine, Tortington to Humphrey Lloyd
Date9 April 1837
DescriptionSabine has been asked by the Admiralty to order a magnetic instrument for the Cape [of Good Hope] observatory. Sabine suggested a Gambey, costing £40. Asks for Lloyd's advice on this subject and whether a similar instrument might instead be made by [Thomas] Grubb as it would be a 'credit to Ireland' and introduce the construction of such instruments in our own country'. [Thomas] Jervis [East India Company] has asked the Admiralty for a recommendation on what instruments and observations would be suitable for observatories in India. Sabine to write the report.

Regarding a report of the observations of Captains [Phillip Parker] King and [Robert] FitzRoy for FitzRoy.

Update on status of the report of the British magnetic survey Sabine is compiling.
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
NA8252Lloyd; Humphrey (1800 - 1881)1800 - 1881
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