Reference numberNLB/1/26
Alternative reference numberNLB/1 p28
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Assistant Secretary, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
Date30 November 1885
DescriptionIn answer to the recipients letter of 23 November [1885], Rix is directed by the Secretaries to say that the party of observers [of the total solar eclipse] whom it is proposed to send upon the scientific expedition would comprise about ten persons.
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