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Smyth, William Henry, 1788-1865 (British astronomer and hydrographer)



  • Existence: 1788-1865

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Manuscript book entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae'

Identifier: Coll-1926
Scope and Contents Manuscript volume entitled 'Catalogue of double stars, clusters and nebulae' by an unknown author. A substantial part appears to have been copied from William Henry Smyth's work Cycle of Celestial Objects. The volume contains:- Descriptions of the positions of stars, constellations, and celestial bodies (Auqarius, Andromeda, Antinous, Auroga etc.) during various nights in 1868 and 1869, not in chronological order (pp. 1-34).- An 'index of to map of the...
Dates: 1868-1869

Notebook No.24, March 1829- March 1829

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/24
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains mostly very brief and miscellaneous notes and references. The writing is done all in ink, with a few sketches. There is no front plate, just ink "March 1829". The inside cover reads: Mr C Lyell, 9 Crown Office Row, Temple. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform...
Dates: March 1829- March 1829