Reference numberMS/426/631
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p142
TitleCopy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Admiralty
Date14 May 1858
DescriptionAcknowledges letter addressed to the Officer of Her Majesty's ships and vessels at Rio de Jeneiro [Brazil] with the view of gaining passage, for any English sstronomer interested, to make observations of the solar eclipse. Informs the Royal Society will be made aware of the liberal offer.
Access statusOpen
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