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Letters to Henry Chamberlain Russell, 1844–1896

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Letters to Henry Chamberlain Russell, 1844–1896

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MLMSS 10561

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9ALoP4jY

Letters to Henry Chamberlain Russell, 1844–1896

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Letters to Henry Chamberlain Russell, 1844–1896

Full title

Letters to Henry Chamberlain Russell, 1844–1896

Date

1844-1896

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MLMSS 10561

Record Identifier

9ALoP4jY

Language

English, French

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0.01 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript, printed

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Contents

37 handwritten letters and invitation in ink. Includes: meeting invitations, letters from local amateur and professional scientists and letters from prominent English astronomers and scientists associated with Russell's visit to the Royal Astronomical Society in England, 1875. Correspondents include Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, Richard A. Proctor, S...

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Letters to Henry Chamberlain Russell, 1844–1896

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Purchased from Ancanthe booksellers, November 2020

Administrative / Biographical history

Henry Chamberlain Russell was an astronomer and meteorologist who joined the Sydney Observatory and became acting director in 1862-64, before becoming government astronomer in 1870. In 1875 he presented his transit of Venus observations to the Royal Astronomical Society in England, meeting many leading astronomers and technicians. He undertook systematic work on star positions and established many meteorological and weather stations in New South Wales.
Reference:
Walsh, G.P. "Russell, Henry Chamberlain (1836–1907)." Australian Dictionary of Biography. Accessed 10 June 2021. https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/russell-henry-chamberlain-4525...

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MLMSS 10561

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9ALoP4jY

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