Reference numberMS/427/144
Alternative reference numberMS/427 p29
TitleCopy letter from [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society; to C.Todd Esq., Observatory, Adelaide [Australia]
Date24 November 1881
DescriptionReplies that the requested 3 copies of Instructions concerning the Transit of Venus in 1882 have been sent. Notes that the provisional scheme has already mentioned in a report by the Government of the Colony of South Australia. States gladness to hear C.Todd already has the question of longitude between Adelaide and Port Darwin in hand. Mentions Lieut-Commander Green also working on the project.
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