Reference numberPP/7/5
Previous numbersPP/39/8
TitleLetter, regarding the solar eclipse of 9 September 1885 from James Hector to George Gabriel Stokes
Date12 September 1885
DescriptionHector writes: 'Dear Sir, On the 5th instant I duly received your note of the 15th July, enclosing instructions drawn up by the Committee for observing the solar eclipse which took place here on the 9th.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Astronomy

Received 22 October 1885. Read 19 November 1885.

Written by Hector at the Colonial Museum of New Zealand.

A version of this paper was published in volume 39 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the total solar eclipse of September 9, 1885 (in a letter to Professor Stokes, Sec. R. S.). By James Hector, M. D., F. R. S., Director of the Geological Survey, New Zealand'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1885.0010
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA7696Hector; Sir; James (1834 - 1907)1834 - 1907
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