Guide to the Records of the Meteorological Office (as filmed by the AJCP)

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Created: 2018

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Fonds BJ 1. Kew Observatory. Correspondence and papers, 1864 - 1869

Series BJ 1. Liaison with other observatories, 1864 - 1869

Items selected for filming by the AJCP include: correspondence of Balfour Stewart relating to purchase of instruments for Sydney Observatory and Melbourne Observatory. Includes trigonometrical survey of New South Wales, magnetic disturbances in Victoria and selection of instruments for Adelaide Observatory.

Sydney Observatory, 1864 - 1869 (File 4. AJCP Reel No: 6794)

(36pp.)...

Melbourne Observatory, 1864 - 1869 (File 6. AJCP Reel No: 6794)

(112pp.)...

Fonds BJ. Private papers of personnel associated with the Meteorological Office and Kew Observatory, 1833 - 1875

Private papers of personnel associated with the Meteorological Office and Kew Observatory and relating to their research in the meteorological field.

Series BJ 2. Sir James Clark Ross: Correspondence and papers, 1834 - 1860

Papers of Admiral Sir James Clark Ross, mainly relating to his magnetic survey of the Antarctic region in 1839-1843. Items selected for filming by the AJCP include: letters of Sir John Richardson, Capt. E. Belcher, Sir Francis Beaufort, J. H. Kay from Tasmania on Tasmanian matters, J. Murray, R. M. McClure, letters from Ross to his wife, letters written during the Antarctic Expedition, 1839-1843...

Letters of Sir John Richardson, 1834 - 1847 (File 1. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

(13ff.)...

Letters of Captain Edward Belcher, 1836 - 1846 (File 2. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

(8ff.)...

Letters of Sir Francis Beaufort, 1836 - 1853 (File 3. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

(31ff.)...

Papers concerning expeditions of d'Urville and Wilkes, 1838 - 1847 (File 4. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

(59ff.)...

Letters of Ross to his wife and other notes, 1839 - 1843 (File 5. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

(57ff.)...

Various letters, notes and maps made during the Antarctic Expedition, 1839 - 1843 (File 6. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

(67ff.)...

Letters from J.H. Kay, Van Diemen's Land, 1841 - 1845 (File 7. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

(47ff.)...

Letters from John Murray, 1846 - 1847 (File 8. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

(20ff.)...

Letters to Ross mainly from R.M. McClure, 1850 - 1860 (File 10. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

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Miscellaneous notes and memoranda, March 1854 (File 12. AJCP Reel No: 6795)

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Series BJ 3. Sir Edward Sabine: Correspondence and papers, 1833 - 1875

Papers of General Sir Edward Sabine relating to his interest in terrestrial magnetism and in the establishment of British and overseas observatories...

Letters of Sir James Clark Ross, 1833 - 1846 (File 16. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

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Miscellaneous letters to Sabine, 1834 - 1851 (File 17. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

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Letters of Sir John Franklin, 1835 - 1845 (File 18. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

The letters refer to instruments to be taken to Van Diemen's Land; observations in Van Diemen's Land; establishment of scientific society in Hobart; J. Gould; visit of J. Ross and F. Crozier in 1840; establishment of Hobart Observatory; J. Kay; discoveries of Lieut. C. Wilkes; relations with J. Montagu; appointment of additional staff to Observatory; decision of Lord Stanley in Montagu Case; pamphlet about Franklin's recall; Arctic Expedition.

Letters of Sir John Herschel, 1838 - 1852 (File 26. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

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Letters concerning colonial observatories, 1839 - 1849 (File 27. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

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Copies of correspondence to and from Magnetic Department, 1841 - 1859 (File 30. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

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Miscellaneous letterbook, 1840 - 1849 (File 31. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

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Letters of J.H. Kay, 1841 - 1856 (File 44. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

(119ff.)...

Copies of out-letters from Magnetic Department to Hobart Observatory, 1842 - 1847 (File 45. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

(31ff.)...

Letters to Magnetic Department from government departments and observatories, 1846 - 1875 (File 48. AJCP Reel No: 6796)

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