Reference numberMS/119/2/20
TitleLetter from Charles James Buchanan Riddell, Maidstone to Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College, Dublin
Date20 March 1841
DescriptionRiddell informs Lloyd of his return to England. Riddell informs Lloyd that he has not taken any observations for some time before his departure and is confident in [Charles] Younghusband’s capabilities to conduct the observations at Toronto. Riddell has brought with him a large collection of returns, which he will send to Lloyd in a few days.

Riddell saw Mr [William Cranch] Bond and Professor Lovering in Boston, and their [Harvard observatory] is now built, with the instruments in adjustment. Lieutenant [James Melville] Gilliss [naval] officer in charge [and founder] of the astronomical observatory at Washington [United States Naval Observatory] offers to cooperate. [Edward] Sabine informed Riddell of Captain [James Clark] Ross’s observations at Kerguelen Land.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7327Riddell; Charles James Buchanan (1817 - 1903)1817 - 1903
NA8252Lloyd; Humphrey (1800 - 1881)1800 - 1881
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