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Collection Summary

Creator
Royal Astronomical Society
Title
Records of the Royal Astronomical Society (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1819 - 26 August 1940
Collection Number
M1704 - M1712
Extent
134 items
Language of Materials
English
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Royal Astronomical Society papers, comprising Secretary's letter-book 1822-1824, original papers submitted to the Society 1820-1900, and correspondence of Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee 1898-1912. Subjects include: Pacific exploring expedition; observations made by Sir Thomas Brisbane at Parramatta 1822-1825; report on Melbourne Observatory for 1878; expedition to Sumatra 1901 to observe total eclipse; and observation of 1908, 1910 and 1911 eclipses in Australia and Pacific.

Papers 1829-1830 of Francis Baily concerning publication of observations of Charles Rumker at Parramatta in 1822-1823.

Correspondence 1843-1861 of John Lee on observations of P.P. King at Port Stephens, cost of building new observatory at Parramatta and publication of Charles Rumker's Catalogue of Southern Hemisphere.

Papers 1868-1893 of Arthur C. Ranyard concerning the observations of the total solar eclipses of 1868, 1872 and 1882.

Correspondence 1914-1927 of John H. Reynolds concerning erection of reflecting telescope at Canberra. Correspondents include W.G. Duffield and W.F. Gale.

Letter 1846 from George Airy to Richard Sheepshanks concerning the Parramatta Observatory.

Report of New Zealand Survey Department of total eclipse of the sun in New Zealand on 9 September 1885.

Letters 1833-1940 received by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the Society. Subjects include: election of Fellows; observations of comets in the Southern Hemisphere; catalogue of the Southern Stars; astronomical publications for Australian and New Zealand libraries; Parramatta observations of J. Dunlop; and work of Australian observatories.

Correspondents include R.L.J. Ellery, J. Tebutt, H.C. Russell, Sir Charles Todd, E. Dunkin, W.J. MacDonnell, R. Innes, W.F. Gale, Pietro Baracchi, J.T. Stevenson, W.E. Cooke, C.E. Adam and G.F. Dodwell.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the Royal Astronomical Society, London, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1983 (AJCP Reels: M1704 - M1712). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, England.

For further information see Royal Astronomical Society Archive. [https://ras.ac.uk/library/archives]

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn746633] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Administrative History

The Astronomical Society of London was founded at a meeting at the Freemason's Tavern on 12 January 1820 with the aim of the 'encouragement and promotion of Astronomy'. Sir William Herschel was elected the first President and Francis Baily was the first Secretary. The publication of the Memoirs of the Society commenced in 1822 and the Monthly Notices in 1827. By 1830 there were 243 Fellows. In 1831 the Society was granted a Royal Charter, its name being changed to the Royal Astronomical Society. In 1834 the Society acquired rooms in Somerset House and in 1874 it moved to Burlington House. The Society has always collected books and manuscripts. The Library catalogue was published in 1866. In 1910-1912 the Society collaborated with the Royal Society in publishing The scientific papers of Sir William Herschel and in 1918 it was given the papers of the Herschel Family, one of the finest scientific collections in Britain.

References: J.L.E. Dreyer and H.H. Turner, eds. History of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1820-1920. (London, Royal Astronomical Society, 1923)

J.A. Bennett. Catalogue of the archives and manuscripts of the Royal Astronomical Society. (Oxford, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1973).

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Subjects

Astronomers; Astronomy; Australia; Baily, Francis; Baracchi, Pietro; Brisbane, Sir Thomas M.; Canberra, ACT; Cooke, W.E.; Dodwell, G.F.; Duffield, W.G.; Dunkin, E.; Dunlop, J.; Ellery, R.L.J.; Gale, W.F.; Geology; Great Britain; Innes, R.; Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee (1898–1912); King, Phillip P., Capt.; Lee, John, Dr; McDonnell, W.J.; Melbourne Observatory; New Zealand Survey Department; Pacific Ocean; Parramatta Observatory; Parramatta, New South Wales; Port Stephens, New South Wales; Ranyard, Arthur C.; Reynolds, John H.; Royal Astronomical Society; Rumker, Charles; Russell, Henry C.; Sheepshanks, Richard; Solar eclipses; Stevenson, J.T.; Sumatra; Tebutt, John; Telescopes; Todd, Sir Charles

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 393, pp149-150.

Item Descriptions

Series. Royal Astronomical Society Papers, 12 April 1822 - 1911

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M1704-M1706.

Subseries 11. Letterbook, containing copies of Society's outgoing letters, 15 September 1823

Filmed selectively.

J. Millington to Captain O. von Kotzebue, 15 September 1823 (File 10-12)

Suggested astronomical observations on Pacific exploring expedition.

Subseries 18-34. Original papers submitted to the Society, 12 April 1822 - 22 November 1891

Papers, 12 April 1822 - 30 July 1823 (File 18)

Filmed selectively.

Sir Thomas Brisbane. Longitude of Rio de Janeiro, Sydney and Parramatta by timekeeper and lunar (16 pp.), 1822-04-12 (read) (Item 1)
Sir Thomas Brisbane (Parramatta) to F. Baily, 30 July 1823 (Item 4)

Sends observations of solstice for period May 1822-May 1823. (2 pp.)

Papers, April 1824 - June 1829 (File 19)

Filmed selectively.

Sir Thomas Brisbane (Parramatta) to F. Baily, 2 July 1825 (Item 1)

Sends observations with repeating circle for winter solstice 1825 and repetitions on sun with Raechenbach's circle for winter solstice. (18 ff.)

Sir Thomas Brisbane. Abstract of meteorological journal kept in N.S.W. (1 f.), April 1824 (Item 2)
Sir Thomas Brisbane. Observations on inferior conjunction of Venus and Sun, (1 f.), May 1825 (Item)
Sir Thomas Brisbane. Observations on the dip of the needle, Parramatta, (2 ff.), March 1825 (Item)
J. Dunlop. Observations of a small comet made at Parramatta, (5 ff.), 12 June 1829 (Item 18)
Papers, September 1827 - 11 June 1830 (File 20)

Filmed selectively.

C. Rumker. Observations and remarks made on a passage from N.S.W. to England (7 ff.), 1830-06-11 (read) (Item 14)
C. Rumker (Parramatta) to W. Pearson, September 1827 (Item 17)

Sends abstract of observations for determining absolute length of pendulum vibrating seconds according to Borda's method. (2ff.)

C. Rumker. Observations of certain circumpolar stars by means of mural circle. (9 ff.), 1829-01-09 (read) (Item 18)
Papers, 1833 (File 24)

Filmed selectively.

J. Dunlop. Journal of observations, Parramatta (24 ff.), 1833 (Item 2)
Papers, 5 September 1873 (File 32)

Filmed selectively.

H. C. Russell. Sketches of nebulae about Etna Argus observed at Sydney, (5 ff.), 5 September 1873 (Item 4)
Correspondence, 19 September 1860 - 22 November 1891 (File 33)

Filmed selectively.

W. Scott (Sydney) to Secretary, 19 September 1860 (Item 27)

Sends determinations of comet's position. (2ff.)

W. Scott (Sydney) to Secretary, 22 November 1891 (Item 44)

Observations of transit of Mercury.

Papers, 1870 - 16 April 1879 (File 34)

Filmed selectively.

H.C. Russell. Measures of double star A. Centauri at Sydney Observatory, (2 ff.), 1870 - 1877 (Item 11)
R.L.J. Ellery. Errata in 1870 Melbourne General Catalogue, (1 f.), 16 April 1879 (Item 38)
J. Tebbutt (Windsor, N.S.W.) to Secretary, 16 November 1878 (Item 38a)

Observations of Encke's comet at Sydney. (3ff.)

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne) to Sir George Airy, 1877-10-03; 1877-10-31 (Item 51)

Search for suspected satellites of Mars. (1f., extracts).

H. C. Russell. Diagrams (2 ff.), 18 March 1879 (Item 58)
Report on Melbourne Observatory for 1878. (2 ff.) (Item 63)

Subseries 55. Correspondence of Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, 14 April 1900 - 1911

Letterbook, containing copies of letters written by secretary, 2 January 1901 - 5 November 1901 (File 1)

Filmed selectively.

Hills to H. Newell, 2 January 1901 (Item 465)

Application to Dutch authorities re Sumatran expedition.

Hills to H.H. Turner, 2 January 1901 (Item 466)

Approach to Dutch authorities.

Hills to H. Newell, 25 January 1901 (Item 470)

Estimates of cost of Sumatran expedition.

Hills to H. Newell, 2 February 1901 (Item 474)

Arrangements for expedition.

Hills to F. Dyson, 20 February 1901 (Item 487-488)

Value of instruments.

Hills to H. Newell, 23 October 1901 (Item 497)

Requests reports of Sumatran expedition.

Hills to F. Dyson, 5 November 1901 (Item 499)

Letters of thanks for assistance.

Correspondence of E.H. Grove-Hills, 14 April 1900 - 1911 (File 2)

Filmed selectively.

Hills to Government Grant Committee, 14 April 1900 (Item 62)

Seeks grant of £1500 to observe total solar eclipse at Sumatra and possibly New Guinea in May 1901.

Hills to Royal Society, 21 May 1900 (Item 68)

Request to Indian Government for assistance for Sumatra expedition.

R. Harrison (Royal Society) to Hills, 23 May 1900 (Item 69)

Indian Government not appropriate.

Hills to Colonel St. G. Gore, 27 May 1900 (Item 70)

Seeks assistance.

Hills to R. Harrison, 27 May 1900 (Item 71)

Help needed from Indian Survey Department.

St. G. Gore (Simla) to Hills, 26 June 1900 (Item 77)

Difficulty of setting up observatory at Sumatra.

Hills to R. Harrison, 9 July 1900 (Item 80)

Encloses memo on help needed from Indian Government for expedition to East Indies.

R. Harrison to Hills, 12 July 1900 (Item 81)

Request for assistance from Indian Government.

R. Harrison to Hills, 25 July 1900 (Item 82)

Indian Government declines to assist.

Hills to St. G. Gore, 9 August 1900 (Item 83)

Decision of Indian Government.

St. G. Gore to Hills, 24 August 1900 (Item 85)

Sends letter from Government of East Indies on sites for eclipse stations in Sumatra.

Hills to Royal Society, 2 January 1901 (Item 90)

Application to Foreign Office for assistance for observer proceeding to Sumatra.

R. Harrison to Hills, 24 January 1901 (Item 92)

Admiralty declines to lend warships to carry parties to Sumatra.

Hills to Secretary, Board B, 2 February 1901 (Item 95)

Estimates of cost of Sumatra expedition.

Hills to R. Harrison, 2 February 1901 (Item 96)

Details of Sumatra expedition.

Admiralty to Royal Society, 15 February 1901 (Item 102)

Stationing of warship at Padang.

R. Harrison to Hills, 27 February 1901 (Item 110)

Sends letter from Netherlands Foreign Minister re expedition to East Indies.

R. Harrison to Hills, 7 March 1901 (Item 111)

Sends letters from Foreign Office and Admiralty.

Hills to R. Harrison, 11 March 1901 (Item 112)

Arrangements for expedition.

R. Harrison to Hills, 2 May 1901 (Item 114)

Sends letter from Admiralty re warship.

R. Harrison to Hills, 19 July 1901 (Item 115)

Sends reports of Lieutenant A. Oldham and F. Dyson of Pigmy re observation of solar eclipse at sumatra.

Hills to R. Harrison, 7 November 1901 (Item 121)

Letters of thanks for help in Sumatran expedition.

A. Downing to Hills, 12 February 1906 (Item 477)

Inquires if British expedition is going to Pacific to observe total solar eclipse in January 1908.

Hills to A. Downing, n.d. (Item 478)

Doubts if party will be sent to Pacific.

W. Wesley to Hills, 18 July 1906 (Item 488)

Sends correspondence with S. Johnson on trip to Flint Island in 1908.

Correspondence concerning observation of eclipse at Hobart and Vavau Island in 1908, Australia in 1910 and Tonga and Australia in 1911 (Item 537-851)

The subjects include the appointment of observers, the loan of instruments to Australian observatories, applications for grants, the use of warships, facilities at Australian and Pacific observatories, financial accounts and reports of the eclipse. Among the correspondents were Gen. J. Tennant, H. Newell, F. McClean, H.H. Turner, Sir William Christie, G. Dodwell (Adelaide), W. Gale (Newcastle), W. Cooke (Perth), P. Baracchi (Melbourne), T. Lyle, Sir William Lockyer, N.G. Duffield, A. Fowler, W. Wesley, A.L. Costie, R. Harrison and W. Bragg.

Series. Royal Astronomical Society MSS, 1819 - 1929

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M1706-M1710.

Subseries. Baily, 1829 - 1830

Biographical / Historical

Francis Baily (1774-1844), stockbroker, Fellow of Royal Society, Secretary of Royal Astronomical Society (R.A.S.) 1820-1823, President of R.A.S. 1825-1827, 1833-1835, 1837-1839, 1843-1844.

Papers concerning observations of C. Rumker at Parramatta, 1829 - 1830 (File 5)

Correspondence and report concerning the publication and summarising of observations made by Carl Rumker at Parramatta in 1822-1823 and allegations that the original observations had not been delivered to the Colonial Office or the Royal Society in 1829-1830. Correspondents include Baily, C. Rumker, Sir Thomas Brisbane, J. Dunlop, D. Gilbert (Royal Society), N. Richardson (Royal Observatory), E. Sabine (Royal Society) and H. Schumacher. Many of the letters are copies or drafts.

(c. 100 ff.)

Subseries. Grove-Hills, 5 February 1914 - 30 June 1914

Biographical / Historical

Letters and papers of Edmond H. Grove-Hills (1864-1922), Colonel of Royal Engineers, Honorary Director of Durham University Observatory, Treasurer of Royal Astronomical Society (R.A.S.) 1905-1922, President of R.A.S. 1913-1915.

Correspondence, 5 February 1914 - 30 June 1914 (File 2 (2))

Filmed selectively.

J. Evershed. Report on proposed solar physics observatory at Nelson, New Zealand (5 pp., copy), 5 February 1914 (Item 25)
W.G. Duffield (Reading) to Hills, 12 March 1914 (Item 29)

Decision of Australian Government to establish solar physics observatory at Canberra.

Hills to T. Cawthron, 10 April 1914 (Item 38)

Gratitude of Society re establishment of observatory at Nelson.

F.G. Gibbs (Nelson) to Hills, 30 June 1914 (Item 44)

Appointment of director of Cawthron Solar Observatory; conditions at proposed site for observations.

Subseries. Hartwell, 1843 - 22 January 1863

Biographical / Historical

John Lee (1783-1866), Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, Treasurer of Royal Astronomical Society (R.A.S) 1831-1840, President of R.A.S. 1861-1862, and of Admiral William Henry Smyth (1783-1865), Vice-President of Royal Society. Lee established an observatory at Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire, in 1831.

Subseries 1. Correspondence of J. Lee, 1843 - 22 January 1863
Correspondence of J. Lee, 1843 - October 1849 (File 1(12))

Filmed selectively.

P.P. King. Observations at Pt. Stephens (4 pp), 1843 - 1845 (Item 2)
J. Lee to P.P. King, August 1849 - October 1849 (Item 3-5)

Acknowledges publications; cost of building new observatory at Parramatta; possible appointment of King as Astronomer; reflector telescope more value at Sydney than at Cape of Good Hope; King's return to Australia. (3 letters)

Correspondence of J. Lee, 22 March 1844 - 9 June 1862 (File 1 (14))

Filmed selectively.

C. Rumker (Hamburg) to Lee, 22 March 1844 (Item 1)

Business matters; inquires about Parramatta Observatory.

C. Rumker to Lee, 1 July 1845 (Item 5)

Debts; refers to Sir Thomas Brisbane.

C. Rumker to Lee, 19 December 1845 (Item 11)

Observations of Captain. P. King in N.S.W.

C. Rumker to Lee, 6 January 1846 (Item 13)

Observations of Captain. P. King.

C. Rumker to Lee, January 1846 (Item 14)

Receipt of deeds of sale from Sydney; Royal Society largely responsible for neglect of Parramatta Observatory.

Lee to C. Rumker, 9 October 1860 (Item 37)

Publication of Rumker's catalogue of southern hemisphere.

C. Rumker (Lisbon) to Lee, 24 December 1860 (Item 39)

Publication of catalogue of southern hemisphere.

C. Rumker to Lee, 9 June 1862 (Item 41)

Publication of Parramatta observations; will deposit them in Royal Astronomical Society.

Correspondence of J. Lee, 25 October 1848 - 16 December 1853 (File 1 (16))

Filmed selectively.

J.L. Smith (Melbourne) to Lee, 25 October 1848 (Item 4)

Thanks for books and inks; family news.

J.L. Smith to Lee, 31 May 1849 (Item 5)

Financial matters; plans to move to Van Diemen's Land; exodus of colonists to California.

Mrs A. Smyth to Lee, [1853]-12-16 (Item 30)

Refers to pension granted by N.S.W. Parliament to daughter of Captain. M. Flinders.

Correspondence of J. Lee, 22 January 1863 (File 1 (17))

Filmed selectively.

W.H. Smyth to Lee, 22 January 1863 (Item 60)

Achievements of C. Rumker, especially in N.S.W.

Correspondence of J. Lee, 18 August 1849 - 5 October 1849 (File 1 (18))

Filmed selectively.

Lee to S. Whitbread, 18 August 1849 (Item 10)

Urges reestablishment of Parramatta Observatory and appointment of Captain. P. King as Astronomer.

Lee to S. Whitbread, 3 October 1849 (Item 11)

Suggests meeting with Captain. P. King.

Lee to S. Whitbread, 5 October 1849 (Item 12)

Meeting with Captain. P. King; suggests observations with 3 foot reflector be made at Sydney instead of Cape of Good Hope.

Subseries 7. Accounts and correspondence (mostly copies) between Lee and A.W. Young (Sydney) and Law and Tindall (Lincolns Inn), October 1843 - January 1845

Concerning sale of property and debts in Sydney of C. Rumker. (12 ff)

Subseries 13. Papers relating to Carl Rumker, December 1861

Filmed selectively.

R.C. Carrington. Brief report on manuscripts recently sent by Dr Charles Rumker and addressed to Dr Lee, the Astronomer Royal and Admiral Smyth (2 pp), December 1861 (File)

Subseries. Parramatta, 1819 - 1862

Biographical / Historical

Observations of Carl L.C. Rumker (1788-1862) and of James Dunlop (d. 1948) made at Parramatta, 1819-1826.

Correspondence between C. Rumker (Lisbon) and J. Lee, W.H. Smyth and T. Williams, August 1861 - January 1862 (File 1)

Despatch to London of Southern Catalogue with original observations made at Parramatta in 1826-1827; preservation and publication of observations. (7 letters)

C. Rumker. Loose sheets of original transit and circle observations (c. 150 ff), 1822 - 1823 (File 2)
C. Rumker. Three volumes of transit and circle observations (c. 90 ff), 1822 - 1823 (File 3)
Sir Thomas Brisbane and J. Dunlop. Two volumes of transit observations (c. 60 ff), 1823 - 1825 (File 4)
J. Dunlop. Seven volumes of circle observations (c. 700 ff), 1823 - 1826 (File 5)
J. Dunlop. Miscellaneous loose sheets (c. 360 ff), 1819 - 1826 (File 6)
J. Dunlop. Notes on the Magellanic Clouds, nebulae, etc. (10 ff) (File 7)
Various fragments of catalogues (27 ff) (File 8)
'Repetitions on the sun with Raechenbach's Circle, for the winter solstice … 1824'. (8 ff) (File 9)
J. Dunlop. Astronomy notebook (19 ff) (File 10)
Miscellaneous loose manuscripts (13 ff) (File 11)

Subseries. Ranyard, 18 August 1868 - 11 July 1893

Biographical / Historical

Arthur C. Ranyard (1845-1894), barrister, Secretary of Royal Astronomical Society R.A.S. 1874-1880, observer of total solar eclipses of 1872, 1878 and 1882.

Letters and photographs, 20 October 1890 - 17 November 1890 (File 3)

Filmed selectively.

H.C. Russell (Sydney) to Ranyard, 20 October 1890 (Item)

Sends photographs of Milky Way; Ranyard's appointment as editor of Knowledge.

H.C. Russell to Ranyard, 17 November 1890 (Item)

Sends photographs for Knowledge.

Papers on total solar eclipse, 18 August 1868 (File 5. 1.)

Volume of reports, including photographs, by Captain C. Bullook and other officers of H.M.S. Servantand of Fathers Jean Ricart, Frederick Faura and Santiago Nonell of total eclipse of sun observed at Celebes. (51 pp)

Papers on total solar eclipses, January 1872 - February 1872 (File 7)

Filmed selectively.

Cuttings from Sydney Mail, Illustrated Sydney News, and Times on Australian Eclipse Expedition to Cape Sidmouth, January 1872 - February 1872 (Item)
Papers on solar eclipses, 27 September 1882 - 11 July 1893 (File 8)

Filmed selectively.

Newspaper cuttings, [1883]-07-11 - 1893-07-11 (Item 37-39)

Includes: Morning Post cutting on French expedition to Caroline Islands, 12 July [1883].

Times cutting on American expedition to Caroline Islands, 11 July [1883].

Sydney Morning Herald cutting on American expedition to Chile, 11 July 1893.

C. Rockwell (New York) to Ranyard, 17 November 1882 (Item 43)

French expedition to Caroline Islands.

C. Rockwell to Ranyard, 27 September 1882 (Item 44)

Proposed Anglo-American expedition to South Pacific to observe eclipse.

Subseries. Reynolds, 25 July 1914 - 1929

Biographical / Historical

John H. Reynolds (1874-1949), Birmingham businessman, Treasurer of Royal Astronomical Society (R.A.S.) 1929-1935, 1937-1947, President of R.A.S. 1935-1937.

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 25 July 1914 - 1929
Correspondence, 10 April 1924 - 13 September 1929 (File 1 (1))

Filmed selectively.

Reynolds to Official Secretary (Australia House), 10 September 1929 (Item 3)

Death of W.G. Duffield; completion of reflecting telescope.

Official Secretary (Australia House) to Reynolds, 3 July 1929 (Item 4)

Payment of carriage charge for scientific apparatus for Canberra University.

Official Secretary (Australia House) to Reynolds, 13 September 1929 (Item 5)

Appointment of Director of National Laboratory at Canberra.

Sir Joseph Cook to Reynolds, 10 April 1924 (Item 26)

Thanks for offer of reflecting telescope for Canberra Observatory.

Sir Joseph Cook to Reynolds, 29 October 1926 (Item 27)

Erection of dome for telescope at Canberra Observatory.

Sir Joseph Cook to Reynolds, 23 April 1927 (Item 28)

Delay in construction of Canberra Observatory.

Correspondence, 25 July 1914 - 1929 (File 1 (2))

Filmed selectively.

Correspondence between Reynolds and W.G. Duffield, 1923 - 1929 (Item 11-24)

Gift of reflecting telescope to Canberra Observatory; staff establishment; construction of dome; transport of telescope to Australia. (15 letters)

W. Gale to Reynolds, 25 July 1914 (Item 46)

Voyage to Australia; location of observatory; telescope.

W. Gale (Sydney) to Longbottom, 19 February 1920 (Item 47)

Order for lens; eclipse papers; industrial unrest.

Correspondence, 16 October 1926 (File 1 (7))

Filmed selectively.

Reynolds to Sir Joseph Cook, 16 October 1926 (Item 88)

Delay in construction of dome for Reynolds' reflecting telescope at Canberra Observatory.

Subseries. Sheepshanks, 6 March 1846

Biographical / Historical

Reverend Richard Sheepshanks (1794-1855), Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Secretary of Royal Astronomical Society. 1828-1831, 1846-1847.

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 6 March 1846
Correspondence, 6 March 1846 (File 1 (3))

Filmed selectively.

G. Airy to Sheepshanks, 6 March 1846 (Item 56)

Parramatta Observatory; onus on Royal Society to give Government a little light.

Series. Royal Astronomical Society MSS Add, 17 May 1871 - 9 September 1885

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1710.

Subseries 27. Miscellaneous Papers, 17 May 1871

H.C. Russell (Sydney) to Sir John Herschel, 17 May 1871 (File 27 (2))

Sends Sydney Morning Herald report of paper on nebulae around Eta Argus; suggests Herschel's reflector telescope could be used to study nebulae.

Subseries 108. Eclipse of sun, 9 September 1885

Report by N. McKerrow and other offices of New Zealand Survey Department of total eclipse of sun in New Zealand, 9 September 1885 (File)

Series. Royal Astronomical Society Letters, 16 July 1833 - 26 August 1940

Unless indicated otherwise, the letters are addressed to the Secretary or Assistant secretary of the Society. Letters that simply accompanied subscriptions have not been listed.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M1711-M1712.

Correspondence, 16 July 1833 (File)

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J. King (Sydney), 16 July 1833 (Item)

Sends copies of correspondence with Lord Goderich on discovery near Sydney of sand suitable for manufacture of flint and plate glass. (2 letters)

Correspondence, 16 May 1834 (File)

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G. Dolland, 16 May 1834 (Item)

Society has no interest in Sydney sand until manufacturers have made glass suitable for astronomical telescopes.

Correspondence, 2 September 1841 (File)

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A. Miles, 2 September 1841 (Item)

Request by Captain P. P. King for issues of Monthly Notices.

Correspondence, 19 July 1844 (File)

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J. Haile, 19 July 1844 (Item)

Observations of comet made by son at New Zealand.

Correspondence, 24 May 1845 - 19 December 1845 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Includes:

Captain P. Beaufort; sends observations of comet made by Lieutenant J. Bayman on voyage to Van Diemen's Land. [24 May 1845]

Sir Thomas Brisbane; catalogue of Southern Stars. [19 December 1845]

R. Main to Sir Thomas Brisbane; disposal of manuscript of Catalogue of Southern Stars. [16 December 1845]

Correspondence, 31 March 1846 - 7 November 1846 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Includes:

Sir Thomas Brisbane; presentation of 9 volumes of Parramatta observations to Society (extract). [5 May 1846]

J.C. Haile; observation of comet in southern hemisphere in 1844-1845. [31 March 1846]

Bowdery and Kirby; supply of Monthly Notices to Captain. P. P. King in Sydney. [7 November 1846]

Correspondence, 8 July 1847 (File)

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W.B. Clarke (Sydney), 8 July 1847 (Item)

Seeks astronomical publications for Australian Library.

Correspondence, 7 February 1848 (File)

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Captain P.P. King, 7 February 1848 (Item)

Sends pamphlets on specific gravity of seawater and law of mean temperature.

Correspondence, 8 February 1849 (File)

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S. Shadwell (Portsmouth), 8 February 1849 (Item)

Sends paper on longitude of Hobart.

Correspondence, 25 May 1850 (File)

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J.A. Brown (Edinburgh), 25 May 1850 (Item)

Parramatta observations of J. Dunlop sent by Sir Thomas Brisbane.

Correspondence, 16 December 1852 (File)

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K. Smyth, [1852]-12-16 (Item)

Inquiry from Captain P.P. King about paper on annular eclipse observed at N. S. W. in February. 1850.

Correspondence, 23 February 1854 - 11 November 1854 (File)

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Includes:

G. Fisher; sends notice on comet observed from H.M.S. Calliope on coast of New Zealand. [23 February 1854]

J. Gatley (Truro); seeks material on navigation for son, seaman on Lightning sailing to Australia. [11 November 1854]

Correspondence, 30 January 1856 (File)

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Philosophical Society of Victoria (Melbourne), 30 January 1856 (Item)

Sends first volume of Transactions.

Correspondence 1858, 11 April 1858 (File)

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J. Culemans (Batavia) to A. Airy, 11 April 1858 (Item)

Exchange of publications with Societe les Sciences aux Entes Neerlandaises.

Correspondence, 2 June 1860 - 22 September 1860 (File)

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G. Airy; supply of Monthly Notices to R.L. J. Ellery in Victoria. [22 September 1860]

P. Bergsma; magnetic and meteorological survey of Dutch East Indies, seeks publications of Royal Astronomical Society. [2 June 1860]

Correspondence, 1861 (File)

Includes:

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); observation of transit of Mercury. [25 November 1861]

J. Todd (Adelaide); requests Monthly Notices for Adelaide Observatory; work on extension of telegraph. [1861]

New Zealand Government Agency (London); requests publications for Library of New Zealand House of Representatives. [8 June 1861]

Correspondence, 14 October 1862 (File)

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A. Austin (Nelson), 14 October 1862 (Item)

Seeks publications; observations in New Zealand.

Correspondence, 25 April 1863 - 25 July 1863 (File)

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R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); purchase of publications; transfer of instruments to new observatory. [25 April 1863]

R.L.J. Ellery; subscription; Monthly Notices; sends reports of Melbourne Observatory. [25 July 1863]

Correspondence, 22 March 1864 - 24 September 1864 (File)

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R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); purchase of Royal Astronomical Society publications. [24 March 1864]

R.L.J. Ellery; shipment of publications. [24 September 1864]

G. Smalley (Sydney); subscription; Monthly Notices. [22 March 1864]

Correspondence, 21 March 1865 - 19 December 1865 (File)

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G. Airy; supply of Monthly Notices to G. Smalley at Sydney. [19 December 1865]

W.J. Davies (Sydney); requests Royal Astronomical Society publications. [21 March 1865]

G. Smalley (Sydney); publications; subscription. [21 July 1865]

Correspondence, 23 January 1866 - 23 May 1866 (File)

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F. Abbott (Hobart), 23 January 1866 (Item)

Subscription.

G. Airy, 11 April 1866 (Item)

Suggests loan of theodolyte to G. Smalley for survey of Australia.

G. Smalley (Sydney), 21 April 1866 (Item)

Monthly Notices; subscription.

G. Smalley, 23 May 1866 (Item)

Subscription.

Correspondence, 24 January 1867 - 25 January 1867 (File)

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F. Abbott (Hobart), 25 January 1867 (Item)

Subscription.

G.R. Smalley (Sydney), 24 January 1867 (Item)

Damage to instruments due to scuttling of ship. (copy)

Correspondence, 1 February 1868 - 5 November 1868 (File)

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F. Abbott (Hobart), 1 February 1868 (Item)

Subscription; despatch of case of microscopic objects.

F. Abbott, 29 February 1868 (Item)

Sends observations on variable star Argus and its nebula.

Correspondence, 16 January 1869 - 8 September 1869 (File)

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C. de Santy (Wellington), 16 January 1869 (Item)

Subscriptions; Monthly Notices.

G. Smalley (Sydney), 8 September 1869 (Item)

Subscription; Memoirs.

Correspondence, 20 May 1870 - 8 August 1870 (File)

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R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 20 May 1870 (Item)

Subscription; despatch of Williamstown Catalogue.

I.L. Sinclair (Auckland), 8 August 1870 (Item)

Seeks advice on setting up small astronomical and physical observatory.

Correspondence, 18 April 1871 - 11 December 1871 (File)

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W. Lassell, 11 December 1871 (Item)

Refers to paper of M. C. Russell (Sydney).

[unknown] (London), n.d. (Item)

Recommends Captain. H. O'Reilly (Brisbane) as Fellow. (incomplete)

Correspondence, 14 May 1872 - 18 June 1872 (File)

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R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 18 June 1872 (Item)

Subscription; work of Melbourne Observatory.

M. O'Reilly (Brisbane), 14 May 1872 (Item)

Election as Fellow; observatory.

Correspondence, 27 January 1873 - 19 December 1873 (File)

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E. Dunkin, 14 August 1873 (Item)

Sends paper from J. Tebbutt.

E. Dunkin, 11 December 1873 (Item)

Refers to two papers by J. Tebbutt.

S.J. Lambert (Auckland), 27 September 1873 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

W. MacDonnell (Sydney), 18 April 1873 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

W. MacDonnell (Sydney), 19 December 1873 (Item)

Subscription; Memoirs.

J. Oudermans (Batavia), 22 November 1873 (Item)

Sends list of works of Professor Kaiser; Royal Astronomical Society. publications.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), 27 January 1873 (Item)

Subscription; transit of Venus.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 18 April 1873 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

2 letters from J. Tebbutt, 13 June 1873 - 1 September 1873 (Item)

J. Tebbutt; eclipse of moon; transits of satellite of Jupiter. [13 June 1873]

J. Tebbutt; sends two papers. [1 September 1873]

Correspondence, 15 January 1874 - 1 October 1874 (File)

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R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 14 July 1874 (Item)

Monthly Notices.

W. MacDonnell (Sydney), 1 October 1874 (Item)

Memoirs.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 15 January 1874 (Item)

Subscription; observations of lunar occulations of stars and of eclipse of satellites of Jupiter.

Correspondence, 10 March 1875 - 20 May 1875 (File)

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E. Durkin, 10 March 1875 - 16 March 1875 (Item)

Business of Society; refers to Melbourne Report. [16 March 1875]

Includes: Enclosure: C. Criffiths; resolution of British Association on instruments of Royal Astronomical Society presented to Melbourne Observatory. [10 March 1875]

E. Durkin, 10 May 1875 (Item)

Refers to Monthly Notices being sent to R.L. J. Allery and C. Todd.

C. Todd (Adelaide), 20 May 1875 (Item)

Subscription; work on overland telegraph.

Correspondence, 17 April 1876 - 11 December 1876 (File)

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A. Austin, 11 December 1876 (Item)

Request by W.D. Austin (Invercargill, W.E.) for information on new works on nebulae and stella.

E. Durkin, 4 July 1876 (Item)

Publications for Adelaide Observatory.

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 17 April 1876 (Item)

Memoirs.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 21 September 1875 (Item)

Report on solar eclipse; planet Mercury.

Correspondence, 28 February 1877 - 16 September 1877 (File)

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A. Austin, 2 August 1877 (Item)

Request by A. D. Austin (Invercargill) for Memoirs.

H. Barclay (Adelaide), 10 July 1877 (Item)

Publications survey expedition to north-east boundary of South Australia.

H. Barclay, 16 September 1877 (Item)

Publications.

G. O'Reilly (Brisbane), 28 February 1877 (Item)

Death of Captain. H. O'Reilly.

Correspondence, 27 October 1877 - 28 November 1878 (File)

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A. Austin, 6 March 1878 (Item)

Supply of Memoirs to A. D. Austin (Invercargill).

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 28 November 1878 (Item)

Sends report of Melbourne Observatory.

A.C. Runyard, 7 January 1878 (Item)

Refers to Melbourne Observatory.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), 27 October 1877 (Item)

Extension of loan of instruments for trigonometrical survey.

H.C. Russell, 30 September 1878 (Item)

Subscription; invention of clock governor for chronographs and equatorials.

Correspondence, 20 December 1878 - 3 October 1879 (File)

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2 letters from R.L.J. Ellery, 9 July 1879 - 3 October 1879 (Item)

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); observations of conjunction of Mars and Saturn. [9 July 1879]

R.L.J. Ellery; observations of occultation of 64 Aquarii by Jupiter. [3 October 1879]

C. Micholay (Fremantle), 20 December 1878 (Item)

Relationship between astronomy and physical geography; construction of telescope.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), 3 March 1879 (Item)

Sends note on Brorsen's comet.

H.C. Russell, 18 March 1879 (Item)

Extension of loan of instruments for trigonometrical survey.

M.C. Russell, 18 March 1879 (Item)

Sends description of new driving clock.

Correspondence, 25 November 1879 - 17 August 1880 (File)

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A. Austin, 12 January 1880 (Item)

Resignation of K.D. Austin.

K. Barclay (Wanganui), 25 November 1879 (Item)

Move to New Zealand.

M. Well (Melbourne), 17 August 1880 (Item)

Measurement of earth's distance from sun.

W. MacLonnell and M.C. Russell, 27 February 1880 - 17 June 1880 (Item)

W. MacLonnell (Sydney); Memoirs. [27 February 1880]

M.C. Russell (Sydney); sends note on southern double stars. [17 June 1880]

H.C. Russell, 25 February 1880 (Item)

Extension of loan of instruments for trigonometrical survey.

J. Tebbutt and S.H. Wright, 7 January 1880 - 9 February 1880 (Item)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); subscription; paper on investigation of longitude from lunar occulation of stars. [7 January 1880]

S.H. Wright (Perth); fellowship of Captain S. H. Wright. [9 February 1880]

Correspondence, 6 December 1880 - 22 November 1881 (File)

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R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 22 November 1881 (Item)

Sends notes on transit of Mercury.

W.J. MacDonnell (Sydney), 7 May 1881 (Item)

Subscription; Royal Astronomical Society publications.

A. Morris (Sydney), 6 December 1880 (Item)

Admission to Society.

J. Payne (Adelaide), 4 November 1881 (Item)

Paper on earth's construction.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), 3 April 1881 (Item)

Requests loan of theodolite.

W. Russell (Adelaide), 13 July 1881 (Item)

Inquires about purchase of telescope; publications.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 12 November 1881 (Item)

Sends notes on transit of Mercury.

C. Todd (Adelaide), 9 June 1881 (Item)

Report of comet discovered by J. Tebbutt.

C. Todd, 14 June 1881 (Item)

Further report on Tebbutt's comet.

Correspondence, 9 August 1881 - 18 November 1882 (File)

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E. Durkin, April 1882 - June 1882 (Item)

Publication of reports and diagrams of Sydney and Melbourne observations of 1874 transit of Venus. (9 letters)

D. Dutton (Invercargill, N.Z.), 14 June 1882 (Item)

Move to Invercargill.

E. Knobel, 18 November 1882 (Item)

Observations of comet by R.L.J. Ellery and H. C. Russell.

C. Morris, 9 August 1881 (Item)

Nomination of A. Morris as Fellow.

A. Morris (Sydney), 27 August 1882 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

P.G. Mueller (Adelaide), 12 October 1881 (Item)

Offers to send observations.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), November 1881 - May 1882 (Item)

Work on double stars; observations of transit of Mercury; return of theodolite; subscription. (4 letters)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 23 December 1881 (Item)

Sends observations of Comet III.

Correspondence, 25 February 1882 - 14 October 1883 (File)

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2 letters from R.L.J. Ellery, 25 February 1882 - 12 April 1883 (Item)

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); new form of traverse table published by Credlin of Melbourne. [25 February 1882]

R.L.J. Ellery; sends photographs taken with Great Telescope. [12 April 1883]

Foster and Martin (Melbourne), 23 October 1882 (Item)

Sends photograph of comet.

S.J. Lambert (Auckland), 29 January 1883 (Item)

Observations of transit of Venus.

Royal Society of N.S.W., 11 September 1883 (Item)

Requests Memoirs.

W. Spottiswoode and J. Tebbutt, 7 December 1882 - 9 December 1882 (Item)

W. Spottiswoode; sends photograph of comet taken at Melbourne. [7 December 1882]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); inability to observe transit of Venus. [9 December 1882]

J. Tebbutt and C. Todd, 23 January 1883 - 14 October 1883 (Item)

J. Tebbutt; remarks by Professor Newcomb on Tebbutt's observations of 1874 transit of Venus. [23 January 1883]

C. Todd (Adelaide); subscription; work on Australian longitude. [16 June 1883]

C. Todd; seeks publications for Adelaide Observatory. [14 October 1883]

Correspondence, 27 November 1883 - 8 July 1884 (File)

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E. Dunkin and R.L.J. Ellery, 27 February 1884 - 18 May 1884 (Item)

E. Dunkin; Presentation of portrait of J. Dunlop of Parramatta. [18 May 1884]

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); sends description of New Dark Field Micrometer. [27 February 1884]

2 letters from R.L.J. Ellery, 26 March 1884 - 22 April 1884 (Item)

R.L.J. Ellery; sends photograph of Micrometer. [22 April 1884]

R.L.J. Ellery; recommends P. Baracchi as Fellow. [26 March 1884]

J. McCance (Hobart), 8 July 1884 (Item)

Royal Astronomical Society. publications.

W. J. MacDonnell (Pt. Macquarie), 20 April 1884 (Item)

Memoirs.

G. Symons, 8 December 1884 (Item)

Sends observations of Pons Comet by K. Briggs of Launceston.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 27 November 1883 (Item)

Paper on latitude of Windsor Observatory.

T.W. Webb, 12 June 1884 (Item)

Election of J.L. Stevenson (Auckland) as Fellow.

Correspondence, 7 January 1885 - 9 November 1885 (File)

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J.C. Adams and W.S. Aldis, 25 May 1885 - 9 November 1885 (Item)

J.C. Adams (Cambridge); sends account of total eclipse by New Zealand correspondent. [9 November 1885]

W.S. Aldis (Auckland); admission to membership of Royal Astronomical Society. [25 May 1885]

P. Baracchi (Melbourne), 7 January 1885 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

E.C. Loder; W.J. MacDonnell; C.F. Plant, [n.y.]-12-06; 1885-08-28; 1885-04-08 (Item)

E.C. Loder; seeks description of Grubb's Melbourne telescope. [6 December]

W.J. MacDonnell (Pt. Macquarie); subscription; Memoirs. [28 August 1885]

C.F. Plant (Sydney); move to Townsville. [8 April 1885]

H.C. Russell and W. Tomlinson, 14 September 1885 - 29 September 1885 (Item)

H.C. Russell (Sydney); subscription; reasons for not observing eclipse in New Zealand. [29 September 1885]

W. Tomlinson (Auckland); observations of total eclipse at Nelson. [14 September 1885]

W. Tomlinson, 12 October 1885 (Item)

Sends photograph of eclipse.

Correspondence, 19 January 1886 - 20 October 1886 (File)

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A. Morris and H.C. Russell, 10 May 1886 - 20 October 1886 (Item)

A. Morris (Roobourne); move to Western Australia. [10 May 1886]

H.C. Russell (Sydney); sends observations of Comet Winnecke. [20 October 1886]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 19 January 1886 (Item)

Subscription; paper on conjunction of Saturn and Geminorum.

Correspondence, 24 January 1887 - 14 September 1887 (File)

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J. Cook and Lieutenant A. M. Field, 28 May 1887 - 14 September 1887 (Item)

J. Cook (Sydney); subscription; hopes to set up 12" reflector. [28 May 1887]

Lieutenant A. M. Field (Louisiade Archipelago); election as Fellow. [14 September 1887]

H.C. Russell (Sydney), 30 June 1887 (Item)

Double star measures; visit to England; two pendulum chronograph.

J.T. Stephenson (Auckland), 31 January 1887 (Item)

Subscription; inquires about the Observatory.

2 letters from J. Tebbutt, 24 January 1887 - 12 March 1887 (Item)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); subscription; sends observations on Saturn and Geminorum. [12 March 1887]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); sends observations of Winnecke's comet in 1886. [24 January 1887]

Correspondence, 27 October 1887 - 27 October 1888 (File)

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M.V. Barclay Strathallan (Sydney), 5 May 1888 (Item)

Publications; change of name.

W.J. MacDonnell (Pt. Macquarie), 27 October 1887 (Item)

Subscription; publications; drawing of Jupiter.

W. McKenzie (Wellington), 21 August 1888 (Item)

Memoir of P. Gray; his work on logarithms.

C. Moreton and H.C. Russell, 26 March 1888 - 27 October 1888 (Item)

C. Moreton (Sydney); expedition led by H. Barclay Strathallan to central Australia. [27 October 1888]

H.C. Russell (Sydney); publications; telescope. [26 March 1888]

2 letters from J. Tebbutt, 7 December 1887 - 24 February 1888 (Item)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); subscription; paper on satellites of Jupiter. [7 December 1887]

J. Tebbutt; sends paper on longitudes. [24 February 1888]

Correspondence, January 1889 - October 1889 (File)

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Colonel A.B. Brown (Singapore), August 1889 (Item)

Total eclipse of December. 1889.

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), January 1889 - October 1889 (Item)

Report on Melbourne Observatory; southern stars observed with spectroscope; comet discovered by J.E. Davidson of Mackay. (4 letters)

H.C. Russell (Sydney), 28 March 1889 (Item)

Progress with astronomical photography; plans to establish branch observatory inland from Sydney.

H.C. Russell, 17 September 1889 (Item)

Discovery of comet by J. E. Davidson; Davidson's observatory.

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland), 23 July 1889 (Item)

Pearson's Astronomy; report of new comet.

J.T. Stevenson, 7 October 1889 (Item)

Changes in crater Plinius on moon.

2 letters from J. Tebbutt, 8 January 1889 - 16 January 1889 (Item)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); sends observations of satellites of Jupiter. [8 January 1889]

J. Tebbutt; sends report of work of observatory. [16 January 1889]

Correspondence, 17 September 1889 - 31 December 1890 (File)

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2 letters from A. Downing, 4 December 1890 - 31 December 1890 (Item)

A. Downing; editing of paper by H.C. Russell. [4 December 1890]

A. Downing; editing of paper by H.C. Russell. [31 December 1890]

R.L.J. Ellery and J. Grigg, 30 July 1890 - 1 October 1890 (Item)

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); recommendation of Fellowship. [30 July 1890]

J. Grigg (Thames, N.Z.); inquires about admission to Royal Astronomical Society. [1 October 1890]

R. Innes (London), 27 August 1890 (Item)

Seeks introduction to M.C. Russell.

R. Innes (Sydney), 19 November 1890 (Item)

Introduction to H. C. Mussell; glass received from Sir Howard Grubb.

J. McCance, 3 September 1890 (Item)

Establishment of University of Tasmania; selection of Government Astronomer; Captain. Shortt.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), November 1889 - October 1890 (Item)

Increasing magnitude of Argus; report of Sydney Observatory photographs of nebulae; astrophoto telescope photographs of Milky Way. (7 Letters)

J.F. Sloman (Auckland), 17 September 1889 (Item)

Financial difficulties; Government retrenchments.

South Australian agent-General, 28 January 1890 (Item)

Publications sought for Adelaide Observatory.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 3 January 1890 (Item)

Reports on observatory and satellites of Jupiter.

Correspondence, 1 December 1890 - 1 December 1891 (File)

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R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 6 January 1891 (Item)

Sends report on Melbourne Observatory.

R.L.J. Ellery, 28 August 1891 (Item)

Recommends E. M. Lees as Fellow.

2 letters from R. Innes, 9 January 1891 (Item)

R. Innes (Sydney); subscription; J. Tebbutt; few people in Sydney interested in astronomy. [9 January 1891]

R. Innes; sends paper on secular perturbations of Earth caused by Mars. [n.d.]

J. McCance, 8 December 1890 (Item)

Bequest of A. Leske for school of astronomy in Australia.

Queensland Agent-General, 1 December 1891 (Item)

Publications required by Queensland Surveyor-General's Department.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), January 1891 - August 1891 (Item)

Report of Sydney Observatory; staff changes; catalogue of double stars; photo-telescope; need for observatory in New Zealand. (4 letters)

J. T. Stevenson (Auckland), 1 December 1890 (Item)

Subscription; S.J. Lambert; astronomical work in New Zealand.

Correspondence, December 1891 - November 1892 (File)

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R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 4 January 1892 (Item)

Sends report on Melbourne Observatory.

R.C. Jeffery and E. Lees, 2 September 1892 - 13 September 1892 (Item)

R.C. Jeffery (Brisbane); photographs of lightning. [15 September 1892]

E. Lees (Orbost, Victoria); election as Fellow. [2 September 1892]

H.C. Russell (Sydney), December 1891 - November 1892 (Item)

Report of Sydney Observatory; conjunction of Venus and Jupiter; photographs of comet and of moon; note on lunar eclipse; paper by sellers on orbit of Coronae Australis. (10 letters)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), January 1892 - October 1892 (Item)

Report on observatory; double-star measures; reports on satellites of Jupiter and Winnecke's comet. (4 letters)

C. Todd (Adelaide), 4 January 1892 (Item)

Report on Adelaide Observatory; formation of astronomical society in Adelaide.

Correspondence, November 1892 - 18 November 1893 (File)

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2 letters from J. Brooks, 12 September 1893 (Item)

J. Brooks (Sydney); publications. [12 September 1893]

J. Brooks; introduces R.C. Gordon. [12 September 1893]

2 letters from R.L.J. Ellery, 3 January 1893 - 6 June 1893 (Item)

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); report on Melbourne Observatory. [3 January 1893]

R.L.J. Ellery; financial crisis; reorganization of Observatory; publication of southern nebulae. [6 June 1893]

R.T.A. Innes (Sydney), November 1892 - June 1893 (Item)

Paper on secular perturbations of earth's orbit; Gauss' method of computing secular variations; recommends W. Gale as Fellow; recommends J. Tebbutt for award. (4 letters)

W.J. MacDonnell (Pt. Macquarie), 18 November 1893 (Item)

Publications.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), November 1892 - September 1893 (Item)

Photograph of lunar apennines; lists of double stars; photographs of star clusters; Davidson's comet; financial difficulties; report of Sydney Observatory; recommends M. Lenahan and R. Sellors as Fellows. (3 letters)

J. Stevenson (Auckland), 15 June 1893 (Item)

Publications.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 5 January 1893 (Item)

Report of observatory; observations of conjunction of Mars and 1 Aquarii.

2 letters from J. Tebbutt, 12 February 1893 - 8 June 1893 (Item)

J. Tebbutt; double star observations. [12 February 1893]

J. Tebbutt; observations of conjunction of Saturn and Virginis. [8 June 1893]

Correspondence, December 1893 - 30 October 1894 (File)

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W.S. Aldis (Auckland), 30 October 1894 (Item)

Sends petition to New Zealand Parliament on dismissal from Auckland University College.

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne), 15 January 1894 (Item)

Report on Melbourne Observatory.

W.F. Gale (Sydney), 1 May 1894 (Item)

Return to Australia; sends note on new comet.

W.J. MacDonnell (Pt. Macquarie), 7 February 1894 (Item)

Seeks publications.

C. McKenzie (Wellington), 13 June 1894 (Item)

Requests obituary of W. Woolhouse in Monthly Notices.

T. Roseby (Sydney), 2 July 1894 (Item)

Applies for Fellowship; encloses letters from R.L. J. Ellery and J. Tebbutt.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), December 1893 - April 1894 (Item)

Report of Sydney Observatory; seconds contact maker; slides of nebulae; comet Gale; W. T. Gale. (6 letters)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 13 January 1894 (Item)

Report of observatory.

J. Tebbutt, 20 January 1894 (Item)

Suggests alteration of paper.

J. Tebbutt and Sir Charles Todd, 14 January 1894 - 29 April 1894 (Item)

J. Tebbutt; sands paper on orbit elements of Comet Gale; alteration to report. [29 April 1894]

Sir Charles Todd (Adelaide); report or Adelaide Observatory; discrepancies in destination of stars. [14 January 1894]

Correspondence, October 1894 - 6 October 1895 (File)

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2 letters from R.L.J. Ellery, 26 November 1894 - 4 December 1894 (Item)

R.L.J. Ellery (Melbourne); recommends E.F. J. Love as Fellow. [26 November 1894]

R.L.J. Ellery; report of Melbourne Observatory. [4 December 1894]

W.F. Gale (Sydney), 14 November 1894 (Item)

Note on transit of Mercury; success of N.S.W. branch of British Astronomical Association.

G.D. Hirst and R.T.A. Innes, October 1894 - September 1895 (Item)

G.D. Hirst (Sydney); election as Fellow. [2 May 1895]

R.T.A. Innes (Sydney); List of new double stars; note on daylight occultation of Antares; recommends G.H. Knibbs as Fellow. (7 letters) [October 1894-September 1895]

E.H. Lees (Orbost), 28 February 1895 (Item)

Subscription; financial difficulties.

E.F.J. Love (Melbourne), 23 May 1895 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

T. Roseby (Sydney), n.d. (Item)

Election as Fellow.

T. Roseby, 6 October 1895 (Item)

Memoirs.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), November 1894 - April 1895 (Item)

G. D. Hirst; report of Sydney Observatory; paper on photographic transit instrument; transit of Mercury. (6 letters)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 15 January 1895 (Item)

Report of observatory.

J. Tebbutt and J.P. Thomson, 6 December 1894 - 21 September 1895 (Item)

J. Tebbutt; paper on Saturn and Virginis. [21 September 1895]

J.P. Thomson (Brisbane); observation of transit of Mercury; interest in astronomy of Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. [6 December 1894]

Sir Charles Todd (Adelaide), 17 September 1895 (Item)

Recommends W.E. Cooke as Fellow.

Correspondence, 14 December 1895 - 4 September 1896 (File)

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T.F. Furber (Sydney), 16 June 1896 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

R.T.A. Innes (Sydney), 14 December 1895 (Item)

Recommends T.F. Furber as Fellow; J. Tebbutt; appointment to Cape Observatory.

E.F.J. Love (Melbourne), 2 March 1896 (Item)

Publications.

E.F.J. Love, 25 May 1896 (Item)

Lapse of membership.

C.J. Merfield (Sydney), 18 June 1896 (Item)

Requests publications.

H.C. Russell and J.T. Stevenson, 13 January 1896 - 4 September 1896 (Item)

H.C. Russell (Sydney); report of Sydney Observatory; colonial observatory regarded as 'showplace'. [13 January 1896]

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland); inquires about solar eclipse in February. 1897. [4 September 1896]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 4 January 1896 (Item)

Report of observatory; double star results.

Sir Charles Todd (Adelaide), 12 May 1896 (Item)

Sends paper on Jupiter by E. P. Sells.

A. Young (Perak), 10 June 1896 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

Correspondence, 22 August 1896 - 30 October 1897 (File)

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W.S. Aldis and W.F. Gale, 22 August 1896 - 25 December 1896 (Item)

W.S. Aldis (Howick, N.Z.); impending return to England. [25 December 1896]

W.F. Gale (Sydney); subscription; requests slides; interest in astronomy in N.S.W. [22 August 1896]

2 letters from C.J. Merfield, 6 February 1897 - 12 April 1897 (Item)

C.J. Merfield (Sydney); subscription; publications; J. Tebbutt. [6 February 1897]

C.J. Merfield; sends elements of Comet Perrine. [12 April 1897]

H.C. Russell and J.F. Stevenson, 16 January 1897 - 30 October 1897 (Item)

H.C. Russell (Sydney); report of Sydney Observatory; hopes to construct new observatory. [16 January 1897]

J.F. Stevenson (Auckland); total eclipse; relationship between volcanoes, weather and moon; H. C. Russell. [30 October 1897]

3 letters from J. Tebbutt, 2 January 1897 - 19 February 1897 (Item)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); report of observatory. [2 January 1897]

J. Tebbutt; work of Dr Clemens of Potsdam. [9 January 1897]

J. Tebbutt; observations of planet Flora. [19 February 1897]

Sir Charles Todd (Adelaide), 19 January 1897 (Item)

Report of Adelaide Observatory.

J.B. Trivett (Sydney), 30 January 1897 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

Correspondence, 31 December 1897 - 29 September 1898 (File)

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T. Dallmeyer and Reverend P. Fairclough, 27 July 1898 - 21 September 1898 (Item)

T. Dallmeyer; introduces L. Bernacchi of Melbourne Observatory. [27 July 1898]

Reverend P. Fairclough (Maiapoi, N.Z.); admission to Society; writings on astronomy. [21 September 1898]

W.F. Gale and P. Baracchi, 25 January 1898 - 18 June 1898 (Item)

W.F. Gale (Newcastle); subscription; Memoirs. [18 June 1898]

P. Baracchi (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory. [25 January 1898]

C.J. Merfield (Sydney), 31 March 1898 (Item)

Subscription; paper on co-ordinates and motion on 8 stars in Aquarii.

C.J. Merfield to W.H. Wesley (Royal Astronomical Society), 18 April 1898 - 13 September 1898 (Item)

C.J. Merfield to W.H. Wesley (Royal Astronomical Society); paper on eight stars used by J. Tebbutt as comparison stars. [18 April 1898]

C.J. Merfield; correction in paper. [13 September 1898]

Queensland Agent-General, 11 May 1898 (Item)

Seeks publications for Brisbane Public Library.

H.C. Russell (Sydney), January 1898 - July 1898 (Item)

Report of Sydney Observatory; legislation on public time in N.S.W.; failure to obtain money to remove observatory; view of observatory as public museum; total eclipse in India; observation of comet Caddington. (4 letters)

S. Stuart (Auckland), 29 September 1898 (Item)

Seeks Nautical Almanac data.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 31 December 1897 (Item)

Report of observatory.

Correspondence, 6 March 1897 - 30 August 1899 (File)

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R.D. Austin (Christchurch); wishes to rejoin society; requests photographs of nebulae and moon. [22 August 1899]

P. Baracchi (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory. [18 January 1899]

P. Baracchi; requests lantern slides. [30 August 1899]

G.N. Knibbs (Sydney); requests Memoirs. [6 March 1897]

C.J. Merfield (Sydney); publications. [n.d.]

C.J. Merfield; Memoirs. [2 June 1899]

C.J. Merfield; receipt of photographs. [6 August 1899]

F. Robbins; W.F. Gale. [14 July 1899]

T. Roseby (Sydney); subscription; Memoirs. [3 August 1899]

H.C. Russell (Sydney); report of Sydney Observatory; cooperation with Melbourne Observatory in measuring photographic plates. [31 January 1899]

S. Stuart (Auckland); receipt of lunar data. [13 December 1898]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); report of observatory. [2 January 1899]

Sir Charles Todd (Adelaide); report of Adelaide Observatory. [17 January 1899]

A. Young (Perak); sends paper on formulae for reduction to meridian of observed zenith distance of star. [19 April 1899]

Correspondence, 1 December 1899 - 24 September 1900 (File)

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A.D. Austin (Christchurch); requests photographs and lantern slides. [1 Decemeber 1899]

P. Baracchi (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory; requests lantern slides. [17 January 1900]

P. Baracchi; subscription. [24 September 1900]

Reverend G. Burgess (Timaru); subscription; requests slides of comets. [12 April 1900]

Reverend P. Fairclough (Dunedin); election as Fellow. [9 April 1900]

W.F. Gale (Newcastle); subscription; eclipse. [11 June 1900]

E.F.J. Love (Melbourne); requests Memoirs. [3 April 1900]

H.C. Russell (Sydney); subscription; visit to Melbourne to arrange work on measurement of photographs. [2 March 1900]

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland); seeks information on Leonid meteors. [3 September 1900]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); subscription; report of observatory. [1 January 1900]

J. Tebbutt; error in report of observations of Isis. [6 April 1900]

Toowoomba School of Arts; requests publications. [11 May 1900]

Correspondence, 30 November 1900 - 6 September 1901 (File)

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A.D. Austin and W. Kennaway, 13 February 1901 - 21 May 1901 (Item)

A.D. Austin (Christchurch); requests publications and photographs for Christchurch Astronomical society. [13 February 1901]

W. Kennaway; A.D. Austin and astronomy in Christchurch. [21 May 1901]

P. Baracchi (Melbourne), 12 February 1901 (Item)

Report of Melbourne Observatory.

2 letters from E. Barnard, 7 January 1901 - 29 July 1901 (Item)

E. Barnard (Chicago); eclipse expedition to Sumatra; instruments. [7 January 1901]

E. Barnard; failure of Sumatran expedition. [29 July 1901]

Reverend G. Burgess (Timaru), 30 November 1900 (Item)

Request for slides.

W.E. Cooke and W.F. Gale, 2 April 1901 - 5 September 1901 (Item)

W.E. Cooke (Perth); requests books for Perth Observatory. [5 September 1901]

W.F. Gale (Newcastle); subscription; effect of Federation on Government observatories; May eclipse. [2 April 1901]

M.C. Kingsmill and C.J. Merfield, 26 March 1901 - 7 August 1901 (Item)

M.C. Kingsmill (Hobart); receipt of slides. [7 August 1901]

C.J. Merfield (Sydney); subscription; paper on definitive elements of 1899 comet. [26 March 1901]

2 letters from H.C. Russell, 26 January 1901 - 9 April 1901 (Item)

H.C. Russell (Sydney); performance of staff at Sydney Observatory. [26 January 1901]

H.C. Russell; staff changes at Sydney Observatory. [9 April 1901]

R. F. Sellors; J.F. Stevenson; J. Tebbutt, 7 January 1901 - 6 September 1901 (Item)

R. F. Sellors (Sydney); subscription; transfer to N.S.W. Trigonometrical survey. [14 January 1901]

J.F. Stevenson (Auckland); subscription; November meteors; W. D. Austin. [6 September 1901]

J. Tebbutt; paper on occultation of Jupiter and its satellites. [7 January 1901]

Correspondence, January 1902 - August 1902 (File)

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P. Baracchi (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory; measurement of plates of Astrophotographic Catalogue. [6 January 1902]

A.W. Bickerton (Christchurch); phenomena connected with Nova Persei. [13 June 1902]

Reverend G. Burgess (Papakara); resignation of Fellowship. [19 May 1902]

E.F.J. Love (Melbourne); requests publications. [18 March 1902]

E.F.J. Love; sends paper for publication. [18 March 1902]

Royal Society of N.S.W.; requests list of members of Royal Astronomical Society. [5 April 1902]

H.C. Russell (Sydney); progress of Sydney Observatory; description of measuring machine for star work. (4 letters) [January-August 1902]

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland); subscriptions for colonial members; A.D. Austin. [10 January 1902]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); pamphlet on history of Windsor Observatory. [24 February 1902]

Correspondence, 16 December 1902 - 23 October 1903 (File)

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J. Allan and H.J.W. Brennand, 30 March 1903 - 13 June 1903 (Item)

J. Allan (Brisbane); paper by W. E. Cooke on new method of using theodolite. [30 March 1903]

H.J.W. Brennand; arrival from N.S.W.; seeks membership. [13 June 1903]

W.F. Gale (Newcastle), 23 March 1903 (Item)

Subscription; resignation from Royal Society of N.S.W., in which astronomy was moribund.

C.J. Merfield (Sydney), 16 December 1902 (Item)

Requests lantern slides.

C.J. Merfield, 22 May 1903 (Item)

Memoirs.

3 letters from J.T. Stevenson, 23 January 1903 - 23 October 1903 (Item)

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland); subscriptions for colonial members; binoculars; influence of moon on volcanic eruptions. [23 January 1903]

J.T. Stevenson; work of T.E. Epsin on moon and volcanic eruptions; subscription. [21 August 1903]

J.T. Stevenson; requests thermometer. [23 October 1903]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 5 January 1903 (Item)

Publications presented to Royal Astronomical Society.

J. Tebbutt and J. Train, 11 February 1903 - 15 March 1903 (Item)

J. Tebbutt; publications presented to Royal Astronomical Society. [25 March 1903]

J. Train (Brauncholme, Victoria); suggestions on observation of planets by means of double enlargement. [11 February 1903]

Correspondence, 16 May 1902 - 12 October 1904 (File)

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W.E. Cooke and W.F. Gale, 16 May 1902 - 10 May 1904 (Item)

W.E. Cooke (Perth); seeks Memoirs for Perth Observatory. [16 May 1902]

W.F. Gale (Newcastle); subscription; poor observing weather. [10 May 1904]

H.A. Lenehan and L.C. MacDonald, 4 January 1904 - 20 July 1904 (Item)

H.A. Lenehan (Sydney); subscription; sends cutting; ill-health of H. C. Russell. [4 January 1904]

L.C. MacDonald (Rangitikei, N.Z.); admission to Society. [20 July 1904]

L.C. MacDonald, 12 October 1904 (Item)

Qualifications for membership.

H.B. Mathews (East Maitland), 17 July 1904 (Item)

Wishes to subscribe to astronomical journal.

C.J. Merfield and R.F. Rendell, 29 April 1904 - 8 October 1904 (Item)

C.J. Merfield (Sydney); subscription; orders photograph. [29 April 1904]

R.F. Rendell (Durban); interest in post of N.S.W. Government Astronomer. [8 October 1904]

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland), 18 March 1904 (Item)

Thermometer; life membership.

J.T. Stevenson, 10 June 1904 (Item)

Thermometer; 1905 solar eclipse.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 4 January 1904 (Item)

Subscription; report on observatory.

Correspondence, 5 January 1905 - 21 November 1905 (File)

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P. Baracchi (Melbourne), 17 January 1905 (Item)

Report of Melbourne Observatory and measurement of plates.

W.E. Cooke (Perth), 10 November 1905 (Item)

Sends paper on star reduction problem.

W.E. Cooke, 21 November 1905 (Item)

Sends paper.

2 letters from H.A. Lenehan, 5 January 1905 - 6 January 1905 (Item)

H.A. Lenehan (Sydney); division of N.S.W. Department of Astronomy and Meteorology. [5 January 1905]

H.A. Lenehan; report of Sydney Observatory. [6 January 1905]

H.A. Lenehan, 15 February 1905 (Item)

Publications of Sydney Observatory; retirement of H.C. Russell; uncertain future of Australian observatories.

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland), 26 January 1905 (Item)

Eclipse expedition; connection between sun spots and weather; isolation from sources of astronomical knowledge.

2 letters from J. Tebbutt, 6 January 1905 - 23 January 1905 (Item)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); sends reports. [6 January 1905]

J. Tebbutt; sends reports. [23 January 1905]

T.W. Myson to J. Tebbutt, 15 February 1905 - 24 April 1905 (Item)

T.W. Myson to J. Tebbutt; award of Jackson-Gwilt Medal and Gift. [15 February 1905]

J. Tebbutt; thanks for award. [24 April 1905]

J. Tebbutt, 14 August 1905 (Item)

Publications of Windsor Observatory.

Correspondence, January 1906 - 5 September 1906 (File)

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P. Baracchi (Melbourne), 17 January 1906 (Item)

Report of Melbourne Observatory and measurement of plates.

2 letters from W.E. Cooke, 7 June 1906 - 27 June 1906 (Item)

W.E. Cooke (Perth); papers on star reductions. [7 June 1906]

W.E. Cooke; returns corrected paper on star reductions. [27 June 1906]

H.A. Lenehan (Sydney), January 1906 - March 1906 (Item)

Report of Sydney Observatory; retirement of H.C. Russell; 1861 Sydney observations; inaccuracies in observations. (4 letters)

L.A. MacDonald (Croua, N.Z.), 23 August 1906 (Item)

Difficulty of gaining membership in Royal Astronomical Society.

C.J. Merfield (Sydney), 12 February 1906 (Item)

Subscription; hopes of becoming professional astronomer.

J. Tebbutt and J.T. Ward, 28 January 1906 - 25 March 1906 (Item)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); report of observatory. [28 January 1906]

J.T. Ward (Wanganui); requests Monthly Notices; micrometer. [25 March 1906]

J.T. Ward, 5 September 1906 (Item)

Monthly Notices.

Correspondence, 6 January 1907 - 29 October 1907 (File)

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J.L. Adam (Sydney), 23 March 1907 (Item)

Addendum on Milky Way.

P. Baracchi (Melbourne), 30 January 1907 (Item)

Report of Melbourne Observatory and measurement of astrophotographic plates.

W.E. Cooke (Perth), 5 March 1907 (Item)

Paper on system of electric connections.

C.J. Merfield (Sydney), 6 January 1907 (Item)

Calculation of secular perturbations of Eros and Ceres.

C.J. Merfield, 4 March 1907 (Item)

Publication of calculation of secular perturbations of Ceres.

H.A. Russell (Sydney), 24 May 1907 (Item)

Death of H. C. Russell.

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland), 6 February 1907 (Item)

Subscription; Reverend E. G. Gange; relation between positions of sun and moon and earthquakes.

J. Tebbutt and A.R. Ward, 21 January 1907 - 19 September 1907 (Item)

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); subscription; little to record for last year. [21 January 1907]

A.R. Ward (Ingleburn, N.S.W.); sends paper on comets. [19 September 1907]

W. Wesley to A.R. Ward, 29 October 1907 (Item)

Declines paper.

Correspondence, 24 January 1908 - 19 November 1908 (File)

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P. Baracchi and A.W. Bickerton, 29 January 1908 - 19 November 1908 (Item)

P. Baracchi (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory and measurement of plates. [29 January 1908]

A.W. Bickerton (Christchurch); sends pamphlets on cosmic evolution. [19 November 1908]

C.J. Merfield (Sydney), February 1908 - September 1908 (Item)

Sends tables of two functions; observation of solar eclipse at Flint Island; F. K. McClean; recommends J. Nangle as Fellow.; returns corrected paper; disgust with Sydney Observatory and transfer to Melbourne. (4 letters)

J.T. Stevenson (Auckland), 30 March 1908 (Item)

L.A. MacDonald.

J.T. Stevenson, 8 May 1908 (Item)

L. A. MacDonald.

D. Dutton (Dunedin), 26 May 1908 (Item)

Application by L. A. MacDonald for membership.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 24 January 1908 (Item)

Paper on measures of southern binary stars in 1907.

Correspondence, 19 December 1908 - 13 October 1909 (File)

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C.E. Adams (Wellington), 19 December 1908 (Item)

Sends papers supporting application for Fellowship.

W.E. Cooke (Perth), 9 October 1909 (Item)

Sends paper by W.S. Bartlett on improved method of determining latitudes.

T.F. Furber and G.D. Hirst, 18 October 1908 - 30 December 1908 (Item)

T.F. Furber (Sydney); supports application of C.E. Adams for Fellowship. [30 December 1908]

G.D. Hirst (Sydney); paper on southern double stars. [18 October 1909]

Reverend D. Kennedy (Hapier, N.Z.), 12 May 1909 (Item)

Sends photographs taken with Cooke photovisual objective; hopes to establish major solar observatory.

W.J. MacDonnell (Sydney), 12 October 1909 (Item)

Admission to Society.

C.J. Merfield (Melbourne), 12 October 1909 (Item)

Recommends Professor. Bickerton as Fellow.

Correspondence, 20 September 1909 - 22 August 1910 (File)

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2 letters from J. Brittain, 2 May 1910 - 14 June 1910 (Item)

J. Brittain (Ballarat); application for membership. [2 May 1910]

J. Brittain; sends photographs of solar eclipse. [14 June 1910]

J. Brittain, 22 August 1910 (Item)

Membership application; J. Oddie.

W.G. Duffield (Manchester), 17 May 1910 (Item)

Note on Australian solar eclipse expedition.

W.G. Duffield, 16 June 1910 (Item)

Report of Australian Eclipse Committee.

C.H. Harris (Adelaide), 24 February 1910 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

G.D. Hirst (Sydney), 20 January 1910 (Item)

List of measures of southern double stars.

T. King (Wellington), 20 September 1909 (Item)

Application for membership; details of career.

J. Oddie (Ballarat), 27 April 1910 (Item)

Gift of instruments to Commonwealth Government; sends copy of letter from A. Deakin.

P. O'Dea (Hawera), 23 February 1910 (Item)

Application for membership by L. A. MacDonald.

Reverend T. Roseby (Sydney), 27 December 1909 (Item)

Investigation of elliptical orbit elements.

Correspondence, 25 November 1910 - 20 November 1911 (File)

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P. Baracchi (Melbourne), 1 February 1911 (Item)

Report of Melbourne Observatory.

E.H. Beattie and J. Brittain, 14 December 1910 - 10 February 1911 (Item)

E.H. Beattie (Sydney); application for membership. [14 December 1910]

J. Brittain (Ballarat); election as Fellow. [10 Februay 1911]

R.W. Chapman (Adelaide), 20 September 1911 (Item)

Requests Memoirs.

W.E. Cooke (Perth), 26 June 1911 - 13 September 1911 (Item)

W.E. Cooke (Perth); sends paper on standard astronomy. [26 June 1911]

W.E. Cooke; reasons for withdrawing paper. [13 September 1911]

A.A. Cox and W.G. Duffield, 18 December 1910 - 1 June 1911 (Item)

A.A. Cox (Queenstown, Tas.); sends negatives of solar eclipse. [18 December 1910]

W.G. Duffield (Reading); deputation to A. Fisher to support establishment of solar observatory in Australia. [1 June 1911]

W.G. Duffield, 9 June 1911 (Item)

Arrangements for deputation.

W. F. Gale; C. Hepworth; T. King, 1 June 1911 - 30 October 1911 (Item)

W. F. Gale (Waratah); travels; Monthly Notices. [30 October 1911]

C. Hepworth; opportunities for observation of zodiacal light in Pacific. [21 September 1911]

T. King (Wellington); Memoirs. [1 June 1911]

G. McCaw (Fiji), 9 November 1911 (Item)

Monthly Notices.

E. MacFarlane (Sydney), 20 September 1911 (Item)

Retirement from post of N.S.W. Chief Surveyor.

Captain W. Maddocks (Perak), 23 May 1911 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

J.N. Baldwin and Reverend T. Roseby, 25 November 1910 - 15 May 1911 (Item)

J.N. Baldwin (Melbourne); sends photographs of Morehouse's and Halley's comets. [15 May 1911]

Reverend T. Roseby (Sydney); interest in Royal Astronomical Society publications; death of W. J. MacDonnell. [25 November 1910]

N. Stefanik (Tahiti), n.d. (Item)

Election as Fellow; observation of Halley's Comet at Tahiti.

J.T. Stevenson and Sydney University, 22 May 1911 - 20 November 1911 (Item)

J.T. Stevenson (Pukekohe); subscription; illness. [22 May 1911]

Sydney University; advertisement for position of Professor of Astronomy and Government Astronomer. [20 November 1911]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 10 January 1911 (Item)

Report of Observatory.

H. Wright (Sydney), 15 April 1911 (Item)

Application for membership; details of career.

Correspondence, 11 September 1911 - 11 December 1912 (File)

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C.E. Adams (Wellington); inquiry about pendulum observations; Monthly Notices. [31 January 1923]

C.E. Adams; appointment as New Zealand Government Astronomer. [14 February 1912]

C.E. Adams; Royal Astronomical Society; publications. [8 May 1912]

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); supply of publication to Adelaide Observatory. [11 September 1911]

G.F. Dodwell; supply of publications to Adelaide Observatory. [11 January 1912]

E.H. Beattie (Sydney); election as Fellow. [26 December 1912]

E.H. Beattie; sends slides taken on Australia Eclipse Expedition to Vavau. [6 February 1912]

E.H. Beattie; slides; double star work. [6 May 1912]

W.E. Cooke (Perth); publication of paper on standard astronomy. [14 February 1912]

W.E. Cooke; appointment to Sydney Observatory. [25 July 1912]

H.B. Curlewis (Perth); application for membership. [6 August 1912]

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); sends drawing of Corona of April 1911. [12 July 1912]

B. Dudley (Southland, N.Z.); application for membership. [9 November 1912]

Reverend D. Dutton (Dunedin); supports application of B. Dudley. [n.d.]

D. Eglinton (Brisbane); election as Fellow. [27 February 1912]

W.F. Gale (Newcastle); work for N.S.W. Savings Bank; unable to make observation; failure of N.S.W. Government to secure Hincks as Astronomer. [6 June 1912]

T. King (Wellington); resignation as Astronomical Observer to N.Z. Government. [20 June 1912]

E. MacFarlane (Sydney); resignation from Society. [6 August 1912]

H.B. Curlewis (Perth); meteorological work no longer undertaken by Perth Observatory. [14 August 1912]

F. Poate (Sydney); election as Fellow. [1 March 1912]

Reverend T. Roseby (Sydney); retirement from ministry; election as President of N.S.W. branch of British Astronomical Association. [11 December 1912]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); sends memorandum on Windsor Observatory. [12 January 1912]

J. Tebbutt; letter in Sports and Pugilism; decline in public taste; sends paper on measurement of southern binaries during 1911. [28 March 1912]

Correspondence, 3 December 1912 - 22 November 1913 (File)

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W.F. Gale (Sydney), 7 July 1913 (Item)

Move to Sydney; request slides.

W.F. Gale and D. Hogarth, 29 March 1913 - 20 October 1913 (Item)

W.F. Gale; nominates W. Thow and R.H. Bulkeley for membership. [20 October 1913]

D. Hogarth (Sydney); election as Fellow. [29 March 1913]

D. Hogarth and J.S. Hall, 11 June 1913 - 12 July 1913 (Item)

D. Hogarth; election as Fellow. [11 June 1913]

J.S. Hall (Melbourne); exchange arrangements with Royal Society of Victoria. [12 July 1913]

N.S.W. Agent-General, 17 September 1913 (Item)

Dispatch of slides to Sydney.

Mary Proctor (Sydney), 23 January 1913 (Item)

Requests slides for Australian lecture tour; regrets Hincks not appointed N.S.W. Government Astronomer.

H. Lambert (Colonial Office), 8 January 1913 (Item)

Dispatch from Western Australian Government of future control of Perth Observatory.

Reverend T. Roseby (Sydney), n.d. (Item)

Visit of British Association to Australia in 1914; solidarity of astronomers.

Sydney Observatory, 3 December 1912 (Item)

Requests set of Memoirs.

E.L. Piesse and Tasmania Agent-General, 6 September 1913 - 22 November 1913 (Item)

E.L. Piesse (Hobart); requests publications for Royal Society of Tasmania. [6 September 1913]

Tasmania Agent-General; despatch of publications to Royal Society of Tasmania. [22 November 1913]

Western Australian Astronomical Society, 12 May 1913 (Item)

Formation of Society; seeks publications.

Correspondence, 17 December 1913 - 12 November 1914 (File)

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C.E. Adams and New Zealand High Commission, 5 February 1914 - 10 June 1914 (Item)

C.E. Adams (Wellington); Memoirs; visit of British astronomers to New Zealand. [5 February 1914]

New Zealand High Commission; assistance to Professor. A. W. Bickerton and investigation of his theories. [10 June 1914]

P. Baracchi and B.G. Corney, 10 February 1914 (Item)

P. Baracchi (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory. [10 February 1914]

B.G. Corney; presents photographs of Captain Cook's observation mark at Point Venus, Tahiti. [n.d.]

W.G. Duffield and G.F. Dodwell, 6 January 1914 - 8 April 1914 (Item)

W.G. Duffield (Reading); commitment of Commonwealth Government to solar observatory in Australia. [8 April 1914]

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); report of Adelaide Observatory. [6 January 1914]

G.F. Dodwell, 25 March 1914 (Item)

Seeks information about Ramage, astronomer at St. Helena in mid-19th century.

G.F. Dodwell, 24 June 1914 (Item)

Visit of British Association to Australia; magnetic survey expedition to Musgrave Ranges.

New Zealand High Commission and Reverend T. Roseby, 6 April 1914 - 12 November 1914 (Item)

New Zealand High Commission; seeks series of Wolf-Palisa star maps. [6 April 1914]

Reverend T. Roseby (Sydney); visit of British Association to Australia. [12 November 1914]

E. L. Piesse (Hobart), 8 January 1914 (Item)

Receipt of set of Memoirs for Royal Society of Tasmania.

J. Tebbutt (Sydney), 14 February 1914 (Item)

Unable to do much astronomical work.

H.H. Turner, 8 November 1914 (Item)

Publication of observations of Melbourne Observatory.

Western Australian Astronomical Society, 17 December 1913 (Item)

Sends Society's first publication.

Correspondence, 2 December 1914 - 13 September 1915 (File)

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J. Brooks (Sydney); questions entrance qualifications of Royal Astronomical Society. [4 January 1915]

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); report of Adelaide Observatory; visit of British Association to Australia. [13 January 1915]

G.F. Dodwell; Notes of life of C. Hope Harris. [22 July 1915]

Reverend B. Dudley (Westport, N.Z.); Memoirs. [13 September 1915]

W.F. Gale (Sydney); Memoirs. [31 May 1915]

Mary Hirst (Sydney); death of G.D. Hirst. [23 August 1915]

C.M. Hector (Hutt, N.Z.); election as Fellow. [14 June 1915]

J. King (Wellington); death of T. King. [28 June 1915]

J. Tebbutt (Sydney); abandonment of astronomical work. [13 February 1915]

H. Wright (Sydney); visit to England; recommends T. H. Close for membership. [2 December 1915]

Correspondence, 3 December 1915 - 3 December 1916 (File)

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C.E. Adams (Wellington); bequest of C.R. Carter; establishment of observatory at Wellington and endowment of professor and staff. (copy) [15 April 1916]

C.E. Adams; introduces C.J. Westland. [16 August 1916]

E. Beattie (Sydney); subscription; star catalogues. [17 April 1916]

L.J. Comrie (Auckland); requests Catalogue of Nebulae. [24 January 1916]

L.J. Comrie; acknowledges Dreyer's catalogue. [31 May 1916]

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); subscriptions; report of Adelaide Observatory; requests lantern slides; obituary of C. H. Harris. (5 letters) [January-November 1916]

W.F. Gale (Sydney); change of address; subscription. [3 August 1916]

A.C. Gifford (Wellington); requests photographs and slides. [11 June 1916]

C.E. Adams (Wellington); requests Monthly Notices for Hector Observatory. [n.d.]

C.E. Adams; Monthly Notices. [1 December 1916]

J.M. Baldwin (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory. [7 January 1916]

Reverend T. Roseby (Sydney); study of stars in neighbourhood of south pole. [3 December 1915]

H. Wright (Sydney); subscriptions; contributions to local war funds. [21 March 1916]

Correspondence, 22 November 1916 - 2 November 1917 (File)

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W.E. Cooke (Sydney), 27 November 1916 (Item)

Sends paper on improvements in accurate time signaling.

2 letters from G.F. Dodwell, 22 November 1916 - 30 November 1916 (Item)

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); receipt of lantern slides. [22 November 1916]

G.F. Dodwell; sends account of observations of annular solar eclipse in July 1916. [30 November 1916]

G.F. Dodwell, 25 January 1917 (Item)

Report of Adelaide Observatory.

Reverend T. Roseby and G.H. Knibbs, 28 June 1917 - 2 November 1917 (Item)

Reverend T. Roseby (Sydney); issue of South Polar map; new Board of Visitors to Sydney Observatory. [2 November 1917]

G.H. Knibbs (Melbourne); subscription; sends book on mathematical theory of population. [28 June 1917]

2 letters from J.M. Baldwin, 16 January 1917 - 22 January 1917 (Item)

J.M. Baldwin (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory. [16 January 1917]

J.M. Baldwin; comet observations made in 1914–1915. [22 January 1917]

Reverend T. Roseby (Sydney), 4 December 1916 (Item)

N.S.W. branch of British Astronomical Association; appointment of Board of Visitors to Sydney Observatory; death of J. Tebbutt.

2 letters from J. Stewart, 9 July 1917 - 10 September 1917 (Item)

J. Stewart (Melbourne); election as Fellow. [9 July 1917]

J. Stewart; requests catalogue of double stars. [10 September 1917]

Correspondence, 4 January 1918 - 26 November 1918 (File)

Filmed selectively.

2 letters from E. Beattie, 29 January 1918 - 15 July 1918 (Item)

E. Beattie (Sydney); recommends W.E. McFarlane as Fellow. [29 January 1918]

E. Beattie; W.E. McFarlane. [15 July 1918]

J. M. Baldwin and New Zealand Institute, 4 January 1918 - 26 November 1918 (Item)

J. M. Baldwin (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory. [4 January 1918]

New Zealand Institute (Wellington); presents copies of Transactions. [26 November 1918]

New Zealand High Commission, 7 June 1918 (Item)

Royal Astronomical Society. publications for Hector Observatory.

New Zealand High Commission and P. Board, 6 February 1918 - 8 July 1918 (Item)

New Zealand High Commission; Royal Astronomical Society publications. [8 July 1918]

P. Board (Sydney); report of Sydney Observatory. [6 February 1918]

Correspondence, 19 November 1918 - 9 August 1920 (File)

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Includes:

C.E. Adams (Wellington); recommends Professor E. Marsden as Fellow. [5 September 1919]

C.E. Adams; appointment as Seismologist. [9 August 1920]

E. Beattie (Sydney); requests fellowship be restored. [31 July 1919]

J. Brittain (Ballarat); subscription; sons who served in War. [3 March 1919]

H.B. Curlewis (Perth); requests Monthly Notices for Perth Observatory. [30 May 1919]

D. Eglinton (Britain); subscription; financial difficulties; purchase of telescope for popular demonstrations. [14 July 1919]

W.F. Gale (Sydney); deaths of T. Roseby, J. Cook and D. Hogarth. [31 October 1919]

O. Glastonbury (Adelaide); seeks portrait of D. Fabricius. [17 March 1919]

Australian High Commission; visit of G. H. Knibbs to London. [8 September 1919]

W.E. McFarlane (Irvinebank, Old.); election as Fellow. [4 April 1919]

W.E. McFarlane; work as doctor. [27 May 1919]

J.M. Baldwin (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory. [10 January 1919]

G.W. Russell (Wellington); gift of Memoirs for Hector Observatory. [10 December 1918]

A.R. Ward (Sydney); sending of light rays in space. [n.d.]

C.E. Adams (Wellington); receipt of publications. [19 November 1918]

C.E. Adams; reports of Hector Observatory. [14 February 1919]

Correspondence, 14 January 1920 - 18 November 1920 (File)

Filmed selectively.

2 letters from C.E. Adams, 13 April 1920 - 26 June 1920 (Item)

C.E. Adams (Wellington); recommends F. Allison as Fellow. [13 April 1920]

C.E. Adams; death of J. Grigg. [26 June 1920]

C.E. Adams and J. Brittain, 12 April 1920 - 18 November 1920 (Item)

C.E. Adams; recommends T. Humphries as Fellow. [18 November 1920]

J. Brittain (Ballarat); subscription; kindness to sons in England. [12 April 1920]

H.B. Curlewis and E. Eglinton, 3 September 1920 - 16 September 1920 (Item)

H.B. Curlewis (Perth); requests portrait of Sir David Gill. [16 September 1920]

E. Eglinton (Brisbane); subscription; 12" reflecting telescope. [3 September 1920]

Captain P. Fennelly (A.I.F), 27 September 1920 (Item)

Seeks membership of society.

Captain P. Fennelly, 25 October 1920 (Item)

Applies for membership.

F. Grigg and G.H. Knibbs, 4 March 1920 - 25 August 1920 (Item)

F. Grigg (Wellington); death of J. Grigg. [25 August 1920]

G.H. Knibbs; Monthly Notices; return to Australia. [4 March 1920]

J.H. Baldwin and E. Marsden, 14 January 1920 - 22 April 1920 (Item)

J.H. Baldwin (Melbourne); report of Melbourne observatory. [14 January 1920]

E. Marsden (Wellington); election as Fellow. [22 April 1920]

J. Mullins (Auckland), 27 September 1920 (Item)

Seeks membership; details of career.

Correspondence, 14 December 1920 - 29 November 1921 (File)

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Includes:

C.E. Adams (Wellington); election of officers; difficulty of Fellows in distant countries. [7 March 1921]

T. Allison (Wanganui); election as Fellow. [3 February 1921]

J.M. Baldwin (Melbourne); report of Melbourne Observatory. [7 January 1921]

J. Brittain (Ballarat); subscription; catalogue of slides; progress of Australia. [20 September 1921]

W.E. Cooke (Sydney); observation of eclipses of satellites of Jupiter. [8 September 1921]

A.C.D. Crommelin; paper by A.D. Ross on 1922 solar eclipse in Western Australia. [3 February 1921]

H.B. Curlewis (Perth); photograph of Sir David Gill. [7 January 1921]

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); report of Adelaide Observatory. [7 January 1921]

W.F. Gale (Sydney); subscription; Australia labour troubles; increasing leisure and scientific pursuits. [30 December 1920]

W.F. Gale; introduces R. H. Eulkeley. [22 April 1921]

O. Glastonbury (Adelaide); portrait of D. Fabricius. [17 June 1921]

R.C. Gray (Perth); election as Fellow. [8 April 1921]

G.G. Hooper (Wellington); election as Fellow. [11 May 1921]

T. Humphries (Lower Hutt); election as Fellow. [7 May 1921]

W. Lockyer (Sidmouth); 1922 eclipse, expedition to Australia. [24 November 1921]

W. Lockyer; 1922 eclipse; 'chance for Australians to do something.' [29 November 1921]

Obituary of John Grigg.

New Zealand High Commission; inquiry about Franklin-Adams Chart of sky. [8 March 1921]

New Zealand High Commission; Franklin-Adams Chart of Sky. [9 September 1921]

A.D. Ross (Perth); paper on suitability of north-west coast of Australia for viewing 1922 solar eclipse. [14 December 1920]

J.T. Ward (Wanyanui); visit of Sir Robert Stout to England. [27 June 1921]

J.T. Ward; seeks information of 9 1/2" Cooke refractor telescope. [27 June 1921]

J.T. Ward; thanks for information. [22 September 1921]

Correspondence, 15 December 1917 - 16 October 1922 (File)

Filmed selectively.

2 letters from C.E. Adams, 27 May 1922 - 24 June 1922 (Item)

C.E. Adams (Wellington); requests history of Royal Astronomical Society. [27 May 1922]

C.E. Adams; recommends J. C. Begg as Fellow. 24 June 1922]

R.H. Bulkeley and L.J. Comrie, 8 April 1922 - 15 April 1922 (Item)

R.H. Bulkeley; sends paper. [8 April 1922]

L.J. Comrie (Cambridge); cost of publications for Australian and New Zealand Fellows. [15 April 1922]

F. Field (Auckland), December 1921 (Item)

Meeting of New Zealand astronomers to discuss Field's solar solution. (7 letters)

3 letters from W.F. Gale, 10 March 1922 - 11 July 1922 (Item)

W.F. Gale (Sydney); recommends E. Wunderlich as Fellow; planned observations of solar eclipse. [10 March 1922]

W.F. Gale; solar eclipse. [22 March 1922]

W.F. Gale; requests slides. [11 July 1922]

Hardy Bros., 13 June 1922 - 12 July 1922 (Item)

Hardy Bros.; request by H.E. Kater for duplicate of gold medal awarded to Captain. H. Kater in 1830. [13 June 1922]

Hardy Bros.; receipt of medal. [12 July 1922]

2 letters from H.E. Kater, 15 December 1917 - 12 October 1921 (Item)

H.E. Kater (Sydney); loss of medal awarded to Captain. H. Kater. [15 December 1917]

H.E. Kater; requests duplicate of medal. [12 October 1921]

H.E. Kater and Florence Lees, 26 April 1922 - 24 June 1922 (Item)

H.E. Kater; payment for medal. [26 April 1922]

Florence Lees (Mallacoota); obituary of E. H. Lees. [24 June 1922]

2 letters from N. McNeill, 26 June 1922 - 10 October 1922 (Item)

N. McNeill; British Pacific Science Expedition. [26 June 1922]

N. McNeill; seeks admission to Society. [10 October 1922]

C.J. Merfield (Melbourne), 25 May 1922 (Item)

Requests history of Royal Astronomical Society.

2 letters from F.J. Morshead, 24 June 1922 - 22 September 1922 (Item)

F.J. Morshead (New Plymouth); requests Dreyer's catalogue of nebulae. [24 June 1922]

F.J. Morshead; purchase of Dreyer's catalogue. [22 September 1922]

2 letters from A.D. Ross, 21 July 1922 - 28 September 1922 (Item)

A.D. Ross (Perth); recommends R. D. Thompson as Fellow. [21 July 1922]

A.D. Ross; recommends J. Shearer as Fellow. [28 September 1922]

A.D. Ross and E. Westland, 23 May 1922 - 16 October 1922 (Item)

A.D. Ross; recommends H.L. Buick as Fellow. [16 October 1922]

E. Westland (Apia); appointment as director of Apia Observatory. [23 May 1922]

Correspondence, 14 November 1922 - 24 September 1923 (File)

Filmed selectively.

T. Allison and D. Eglinton, 14 November 1922 - 9 February 1923 (Item)

T. Allison (Wanganui); sends drawings of Mars. [9 February 1923]

D. Eglinton (Brisbane); lectures on solar eclipse. [14 November 1922]

H. McFadyen (Timaru), 24 September 1923 (Item)

Sends manuscript.

A.D. Ross and R.D. Thompson, 5 March 1923 - 21 July 1923 (Item)

A.D. Ross (Perth); paper on determinations of brightness of Belta Ceti. [21 July 1923]

R.D. Thompson (Perth); election as Fellow. [5 March 1923]

Correspondence, 11 January 1924 - 22 November 1924 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Due to the method of filming the last page of some letters may run onto the next item.

2 letters from C.E. Adams, 6 February 1924 - 8 November 1924 (Item)

C.E. Adams (Wellington); late arrival of balloting list. [6 February 1924]

C.E. Adams; requests lantern slides. [8 November 1924]

Australian High Commission and J.M. Baldwin, 5 January 1924 - 22 November 1924 (Item)

Australian High Commission; publications for Solar Observatory at Mt. Stromlo. [22 November 1924]

J.M. Baldwin (Melbourne); subscription; Victorian Government Astronomer. [15 January 1924]

W.E. Cooke and W.G. Duffield, 12 March 1924 - 17 October 1924 (Item)

W.E. Cooke (Sydney) ; recommends G.A. Taylor as Fellow. [12 March 1924]

W.G. Duffield; corrections to manuscript; voyage to Pacific. [17 October 1924]

J. Laver and E.F.J. Love, 28 March 1924 - 8 September 1924 (Item)

J. Laver (Melbourne); election as Fellow. [28 March 1924]

E.F.J. Love (Melbourne); Geophysical Memoirs; entry in List of Fellows. [8 September 1924]

T. Ranken (Dubbo), 11 January 1924 (Item)

Sends paper on gravitation.

A.D. Ross (Perth), 23 April 1924 (Item)

Sends two papers on 1922 eclipse.

G.A. Taylor (Sydney), 5 March 1924 (Item)

Applies for membership; manuscript on centrifugal theory of moon life.

Correspondence, 7 January 1925 - 14 September 1925 (File)

Filmed selectively.

Due to the method of filming the last page of some letters may run onto the next item.

C.E. Adams and G.F. Dodwell, 25 February 1925 - 30 April 1925 (Item)

C.E. Adams (Wellington); publications for Hector Observatory. [25 February 1925]

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); subscription; visit to U.S.A. [30 April 1925]

W.B. Rummer and A.D. Ross, 7 January 1925 - 15 July 1925 (Item)

W.B. Rummer (Canberra); voyage to Australia; including visits to Tahiti and Raratonga; Mt. Stromlo. [15 July 1925]

A.D. Ross (Perth); recommends A.L. Kennedy as Fellow. [7 January 1925]

Australian High Commission, 18 February 1925 - 25 March 1925 (Item)

Australian High Commission; purchase of Franklin-Adams Chart for Mt. Stromlo Observatory. [18 February 1925]

Australian High Commission; Franklin-Adams Chart. [25 March 1925]

C.E. Adams (Wellington), May 1925 - August 1925 (Item)

Change of name to Dominion Observatory; supply of publications; recommends P. O'Dea, Gawith and W. R. Mechaelis as Fellows. (4 letters)

W.H. Robb and C.J. Merfield, 20 February 1925 - 14 September 1925 (Item)

W.H. Robb (Melbourne); death of J. Laver; publications. [14 September 1925]

C.J. Merfield (Melbourne); death of J. Laver. [20 February 1925]

C.J. Merfield, June 1925 (Item)

Recommends Manning as Fellow.

Correspondence, November 1925 - September 1926 (File)

Filmed selectively.

C.E. Adams (Wellington), 8 May 1926 (Item)

Sends notes on T. Allison.

C.E. Adams and J.M. Baldwin, 2 March 1926 - 4 June 1926 (Item)

C.E. Adams; receipt of slides and photographs. [4 June 1926]

J.M. Baldwin (Melbourne); sends positions of two comets. [2 March 1926]

C.E. Adams, 22 December 1925 (Item)

Recommends W.R. Mechaelis as Fellow.

W.G. Duffield and W.F. Gale, 23 March 1926 - 3 August 1926 (Item)

W.G. Duffield (Canberra); publications for Mt. Stromlo Observatory. [23 March 1926]

W.F. Gale (Sydney); death of W. Thow. [3 August 1926]

F. Hope-Jones, 20 January 1926 (Item)

Deputation to N.S.W. Government on closure of Sydney Observatory.

G.H.E. Hopkins, 14 June 1926 (Item)

Insects captured at Tonga by 1911 Eclipse Expedition.

Z.A. Merfield (Melbourne), 11 August 1926 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

W.H. Robb and D. Sommerville, 10 May 1926 - 28 September 1926 (Item)

W.H. Robb (Melbourne); applies for membership. [28 September 1926]

D. Sommerville (Wellington); election as Fellow. [10 May 1926]

C.E. Adams (Wellington), November 1925 - September 1926 (Item)

Request for slides. (10 letters)

Australian High Commission and W.R. Mechaelis, 8 March 1926 - 2 April 1926 (Item)

Australian High Commission; requests paper by Abbott on weather forecasting through observation of sun spots. [8 March 1926]

W.R. Mechaelis (Wellington); election as Fellow. [2 April 1926]

Correspondence, 16 April 1927 - 1 July 1927 (File)

Filmed selectively.

I. Jones (Brisbane), 16 April 1927 (Item)

Jupiter markings; Royal Astronomical Society publications.

J.J. Richardson (Sydney), 1 July 1927 (Item)

Applies for membership.

H. Wright (Sydney), 30 June 1927 (File)

Subscription: Recommends J.J. Richardson as Fellow.

Correspondence, 24 November 1927 - 22 November 1928 (File)

Filmed selectively.

2 letters from C.E. Adams, 24 November 1927 - 26 May 1928 (Item)

C.E. Adams (Wellington); report of Dominion Observatory. [24 November 1927]

C.E. Adams; recommends P.W. Glover as Fellow. [26 May 1928]

Australian High Commission and R.W. Chapman, 19 September 1928 (Item)

Australian High Commission; inquires about instruments used to observe transit of Venus at Tahiti in 1769. [n.d.]

R.W. Chapman (Adelaide); resigns fellowship. [19 September 1928]

D. Eglinton and F. Field, 27 December 1927 - 22 November 1928 (Item)

D. Eglinton (Brisbane); resigns fellowship. [22 November 1928]

F. Field (Auckland); solution of problem of sun's rotation. [27 December 1927]

J. Marks and J.B. Trivett, 19 December 1927 - 31 October 1928 (Item)

J. Marks (Wellington); observations of comet seen in Pacific. [19 December 1927]

J.B. Trivett (Leura); resigns fellowship. [31 October 1928]

Correspondence, 4 June 1929 - 12 June 1929 (File)

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Includes:

C.E. Adams (Wellington); report of Dominion Observatory. [4 June 1929]

J.M. Baldwin (Melbourne); omission of diagrams from paper in Monthly Notices. [12 June 1929]

Correspondence, 1 December 1930 - 23 September 1931 (File)

Filmed selectively.

2 letters from C.E. Adams, 1 December 1930 - 17 April 1931 (Item)

C.E. Adams (Wellington); photograph of 1885 eclipse at Wellington. [1 December 1930]

C.E. Adams; Radford; payment for slides. [17 April 1931]

H. Dawson (Wellington), 12 March 1931 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

E. Kreiken (Bandoeng), 1 February 1931 (Item)

Revision of paper; establishment of observatory at Bandoeng, Java.

E. Leembruggen and C.A. Macfarlane, 5 March 1931 - 23 September 1931 (Item)

E. Leembruggen (Suva); applies for membership. [23 September 1931]

C.A. Macfarlane (Brisbane); election as Fellow. [5 March 1931]

C.A. Macfarlane, 1 August 1931 (Item)

Paper on life story of comet; meteors.

A.P. Mackerras (Sydney), 1 December 1930 (Item)

Resigns fellowship.

W.E. Raymond (Sydney), 21 January 1931 (Item)

Subscription; difficulty for Australian members due to exchange rate.

J. Stewart (Melbourne), 18 May 1931 (Item)

Subscription; difficulty due to exchange rate.

Correspondence, 15 December 1931 - 27 June 1932 (File)

Filmed selectively.

G.F. Dodwell and J.J. Richardson, 15 December 1931 - 27 July 1932 (Item)

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide); report of Adelaide Observatory; subscription; financial difficulties. [15 December 1931]

J.J. Richardson (Sydney); subscription; difficulty for Australian members due to exchange rate. [27 June 1932]

J. Stewart (Melbourne), 3 August 1932 (Item)

Subscription; difficulty due to exchange rate.

Correspondence, 26 January 1933 - 5 June 1933 (File)

Filmed selectively.

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide), 26 January 1933 (Item)

Report of Adelaide Observatory; visits to England; sends photograph of comet.

E. Hogg and E. Isaac, 5 June 1933 (Item)

E. Hogg (Christchurch); subscription; difficulty of New Zealand members due to exchange rate. [n.d.]

E. Isaac (Wellington); resigns fellowship. [5 June 1933]

Correspondence, 30 August 1933 - 21 September 1934 (File)

Filmed selectively.

J. Brittain (Ballarat), 21 September 1934 (Item)

Recommends J. E. Harrison as Fellow.

W.F. Gale (Sydney), 30 August 1933 (Item)

Subscription; financial difficulties.

W. O'Leary (Sydney), 14 February 1934 (Item)

Report of Riverview College Observatory.

Correspondence, 21 February 1935 - 17 October 1935 (File)

Filmed selectively.

2 letters from C.E. Adams, 21 February 1935 - 30 May 1935 (Item)

C.E. Adams (Wellington); publications of New Zealand Astronomical Society. [21 February 1935]

C.E. Adams; deaths of P. O'Dea and C.M. Hector. [30 May 1935]

F. W. Bateson (Wellington), 17 October 1935 (Item)

Subscription; borrowing of books.

2 letters from W.F. Gale, 23 March 1935 - 27 March 1935 (Item)

W.F. Gale (Sydney); award of Jackson-Gwilt Medal and Gift; astronomy in Australia; lack of efficient staff in government observatories. [23 March 1935]

W.F. Gale; Jackson-Gwilt Medal. [27 March 1935]

W. O'Leary (Sydney), 22 August 1935 (Item)

Exchange of publications with Riverview College Observatory.

Correspondence, 29 March 1936 (File)

Filmed selectively.

F.W. Bateson (Wellington), 29 March 1936 (Item)

Loan of books.

Correspondence, 26 January 1937 - 26 July 1937 (File)

Filmed selectively.

A.G.C. Crust (Wellington), 26 July 1937 (Item)

Report of New Zealand Star Colour Section.

M. Geddes (Southland), 27 March 1937 (Item)

Paper on correlation of solar; auroral and magnetic activity in New Zealand.

R.A. McIntosh (Auckland), 26 January 1937 (Item)

Paper on meteor rates in Southern Hemisphere.

R.A. McIntosh, 6 July 1937 (Item)

Rejection of paper on meteor rates.

J.F. Paterson (Broken Hill), 17 February 1937 (Item)

Election as Fellow.

N.E. Rowe (Timaru), 31 March 1937 (Item)

Life on Mars.

Correspondence, 31 December 1937 - 8 June 1938 (File)

Filmed selectively.

C.E. Adams (Wellington), 9 March 1938 (Item)

Fellows in distant countries unable to ballot for officers.

G.F. Dodwell (Adelaide), 8 February 1938 (Item)

Report of Adelaide Observatory; 150th anniversary celebrations in Sydney.

G.F. Dodwell, 8 June 1938 (Item)

Ptolemy's Almagest; Frankling-Adams charts.

H.E. Hanke (Sydney), 31 December 1937 (Item)

Paper on new theory of nature and velocity of light.

R. Hayes (Wellington), 23 March 1938 (Item)

Publications of Dominion Observatory.

Correspondence, 10 March 1939 - 23 November 1939 (File)

Filmed selectively.

C.E. Adams (Wellington), 10 March 1939 (Item)

Receipt of prints.

C.W. Allen and R. Bruce, 22 May 1939 - 3 August 1939 (Item)

C.W. Allen (Canberra); paper on stark effect and damping factor in Fraunhofer Spectrum. [3 August 1939]

R. Bruce (Sydney); volcano of Tinikula; earthquakes and tidal waves. [22 May 1939]

2 letters from K.E. Bullen, 20 June 1939 - 11 September 1939 (Item)

K.E. Bullen (Auckland); recommends E. de Lisle as Fellow. [20 June 1939]

K.E. Bullen; sends paper. [11 September 1939]

C.F. Press (Selangor), 23 November 1939 (Item)

Re-election to Royal Astronomical Society.

Correspondence, 15 November 1939 - 26 August 1940 (File)

Filmed selectively.

D.C. Berry and R. Bousfield, 26 December 1939 - 22 April 1940 (Item)

D.C. Berry (New Zealand); election as Fellow. [22 April 1940]

R. Bousfield (Stanthorpe, Qld.); subscription; research on zodiacal light problems. [26 December 1939]

2 letters from K.E. Bullen, 15 November 1939 - 30 January 1940 (Item)

K.E. Bullen (Auckland); additions to paper. [15 November 1939]

K.E. Bullen; paper on Raleigh waves across Pacific Ocean. [30 January 1940]

A.C. Gifford (Wellington), 6 May 1940 (Item)

Paper.

G.E. Harrison (Smeaton, Victoria), 17 January 1940 (Item)

Resigns fellowship.

R. Bedford (Kyanoutta, S.A.), 14 December 1939 (Item)

Age of meteorites.

C.F. Press and A.D. Ross, 15 January 1940 - 26 August 1940 (Item)

C.F. Press (Selangor); admission to membership. [15 January 1940]

A.D. Ross (Perth); recommends H.S. Spigl as Fellow. [26 August 1940]


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