Excerpt from A Bibliography of Geodesy, Vol. 16: Report for 1887
A most opportune assistance was furnished by Col. John Herschel, R. E., who, through the courtesy of the Royal Society, and with the consent of the India Office, sent a manuscript sup plement to his contribution to pendulum bibliography, which was published in Operations pf the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, Vol. V. From this veritable treasure seventy-two new titles were found, each in the body of this work followed by (h). Most cordial thanks are due Colonel Herschel for his aid, as well as the confidence displayed in unreservedly placing such valuable material in the hands of another.
During the progress of the compiling, various overtures were made by institutions desiring to become the source from which the completed work should emanate, but it was deemed only proper that it should be published in the country which witnessed its inception and fostered its growth. Therefore itis with pardonable pride that the compiler sees the results of his labors issuing from an institution of his own country, which throughout the world is the recognized advance guard in geodetic science.
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