Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society Volume 8

Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...persons as they might appoint, had been declared, by His Majesty's warrant, to be Visitors of the Royal Observatory) that the sum of money advanced to him by Government, for the purchase of instruments, was nearly expended; and at the same time requested that those accounts might be audited. " Where" upon it was ordered that there be a Committee appointed to visit the state " of the Observatory at Greenwich, and inspect the accounts, on Monday " next, May the 16th: and that the following gentlemen constitute the said " Committee; viz. Dr. TAYLOR, Dr. STUKELEY, Mr. HADLEY, Mr. GRAHAM, " and Mr. FoLxns." At the next meeting of the Council, on May 26th, " MARTIN FOLKES, Esq. " reported, in the name of the Committee appointed as Visitors of the Royal " Observatory at Greenwich, by an order dated the 12th of this month, that " they did, in pursuance of the said order, go down to Greenwich on Monday " last, and did there view the state of the Observatory, inspecting the several " works and instruments, erected or purchased by the present Professor; " and did also examine the several bills and vouchers for the moneys thereon " expended; and have also considered, to the best of their judgment, what " there yet remains to be done, in order to put the Observatory into that " condition which seems requisite to answer the intentions of it. And that " having agreed in one report, they appointed him to lay the same before " the Council. Which report was accordingly read, setting forth in general, " 1. As to the state of the Observatory. ' This mode of visitation has recently been altered: and, on the accession of his present...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236795423
  • 9781236795427