Reference numberNLB/62/401
Alternative reference numberNLB/62 p224
TitleCopy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Herbert Hall] Turner, FRS
Date9 February 1922
DescriptionWrites again on the subject of the [Thomas] Tompion clock. Notes that Mr. [Francis Alexander] Towle has found mention of it in a Journal Book from 1736, which states that the clock belonged to [John] Flamsteed, that it stood in the Great Room of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich when he was alive, and that it was donated to the Society by a Mr. Hodgson. Further notes that there is no other mention of it until 1835, when it was minuted that the Astronomer Royal [John Pond or George Biddell Airy] made claim to it, and it was decided to return it to him. Suggests Professor [Herbert Hall] Turner enquire with the Royal Observatory as to what clock they received from the Society in 1835.
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Related records in the catalogueNLB/64/825
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1226Jeans; Sir; James Hopwood (1877 - 1946); physicist and mathematician1877 - 1946
NA1105Turner; Herbert Hall (1861 - 1930)1861 - 1930
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