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Document number: 5676
Date: 10 Sep 1835
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: AIRY George Biddell
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 23rd March 2012

Observatory Cambridge
1835 Sep 10


I beg to acknowledge your letter of Sep 1 <1> with the account of an observation of the comet <2> on Aug 27: The only observation of that day which has yet reached me.

The comet has been observed here once with the small telescope (3¾ inch) of the equatorial, but I have not yet had time to attend sufficiently to the reductions.

I will endeavour to make arrangements for observing the star which you mention when it is visible. I need not point out that it passes the meridian in daylight at present, and that a considerable time must [illegible deletion] elapse before it will pass at a convenient hour.

I am Sir Your obedient servant
G B Airy

Henry F Talbot Esqre
Lacock Abbey
Post Office
South Wales


1. See Doc. No: 03126.

2. Halley’s Comet.

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