Letters. 1827-1883.


Letters. 1827-1883.


63 A.L.S. to various recipients, including Arago, Beaufort, Hogg, Lubbock, and Oersted; 2 D.S. acknowledging receipt of books for the Royal Observatory; holograph copy of letter to Comptroller General of the Exchequer; and 3 envelopes.

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