Contemporary account from 1887/8



Date: 1887/8
Author: Albert Gustavus Winterhalter (U.S. Naval Observatory)
Title: The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
About In 1887–8, Winterhalter visited Europe to attend the International Astrophotographic Congress and visit a wide range of European Observatories and related institutions. He wrote an extensive report, which was published as Appendix 1 to Observations made during the year 1885 at the United States Naval Observatory. Pages 143–163 of the appendix cover his visit to Greenwich. The account is important as it contains details of the buildings and instruments not found in in the published volumes of Greenwich Observations.
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