Papers [microform]. 1833-1890.

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Airy, George Biddell, Sir, 1801-1892. Papers [microform].

Papers [microform]. 1833-1890.

The papers of Sir George Airy include Australian and southern observations during the Transit of Venus (1874 and 1882); correspondence with Charles Todd on his South Australian observations and progress with overland telegraphy, the establishment of Sydney and Melbourne universities; as well as Australian survey and obervatory work.

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Astronomer and meteorologist. Government Astronomer, Superintendent of Telegraphs and later Postmaster-General, South Australia, 1855-1906. From the description of Papers, ca. 1855-1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155005873 Astronomer and meteorologist. Government Astronomer, Superintendent of Telegraphs and later Postmaster-General, South Australia 1855-1906. From the description of Papers, ca. 1857-1906. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155005879 Fro...