Letter from E Dunkin to Thomas Hardy, 26 November 1881

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Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, S. E.,


I am requested by the Astronomer Royal to inform you that he is always desirious of affording to those persons who are anxious to obtain information on Astronomical, Magnetical, or Meteorological Science, such assistance as may be derived from an inspection of the Instruments of the Royal Observatory; but, at the same time, does not consider that the important duties of a scientific establishment should be interfered with for the gratification of mere curiosity.

In reference, therefore, to your application for permission to inspect the Royal Observatory, I forward to you the inclosed paper of Questions which you are requested to answer, in order that the Astronomer Royal may be enabled to consider the propriety of complying with your wish.

I am, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

E. Dunkin

To Thomas Hardy Esq.

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