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Reference numberMS/119/2/75
LevelItem
TitleLetter from Frederick Marow Eardley-Wilmot, Cape of Good Hope Observatory to Humphrey Lloyd, Trinity College, Dublin
Date9 February 1841
DescriptionEardley-Wilmot updates Lloyd on the progress of the building of the Cape of Good Hope observatory. The carpenters and painters are now working on the completion of the transit room. The declination instrument is now in place. Dimensions of the pedestal, and discussion on the placement of the horizontal force instrument and telescopes. The distance between the declination and horizontal force magnetometer was found using a colby measuring rod.

Discussion on the dipping needles and their replacement. Eardley-Wilmot disccuses the placement of the instruments and experiments to conduct.

Eardley-Wilmot congratulates Lloyd on his marriage.
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper.

The letter has a hole where the wax seal has been broken. The wax seal has been removed.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6061Eardley-Wilmot; Frederick Marow (1812 - 1877)1812 - 1877
NA8252Lloyd; Humphrey (1800 - 1881)1800 - 1881
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