Contemporary account from 1900


Date: 1900
Author: E Walter Maunder, Assistant at the Royal Observatory
Title: The Royal Observatory Greenwich a glance at its history and its work
About: Maunder wrote a series of six articles about the Observatory which were published in the 1897/8 volume of the Leisure Hour (Religious Tract Society, London). They were later re-packaged into a single volume. Published in 1900, it was titled: The Royal Observatory Greenwich, a glance at its history and work (Religious Tract Society, London). Although the 1900 volume has become a standard reference work, the 1897/8 articles are still worth consulting as they contain material that was not reused. The title pages of Religious Tract Society publications often lacked full publication details. This may be the case here, for although the book is known to have been produced with at least three different coloured covers, each has an identical title page. Of the three colours, dark blue, green and red, those that were dark blue or green seem to be the most common.
Images: Numerous

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