Reference numberMS/426/44
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p27
TitleCopy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to the Earl of Lincoln [Henry Pelham-Clinton], 172 Whitehall Place
Date11 March 1842
DescriptionInforms that the members of the Council have now viewed the building at Kew and have decided to decline the offer of it [as a observatory]. This is due to the dilapidated state and its openness to the weather. Also because meteorological and magnetic observations are being carried out more efficiently by the Astronomer Royal [George Biddell Airy] at Greenwich.
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NA8035Airy; Sir; George Biddell (1801 - 1892); astronomer and mathematician1801 - 1892
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