Navy Estimates for the Observatory, 1812–1881/2

In the period 1812–1881/2, the majority of the Observatory’s funding came from the Admiralty via the Navy Vote. On the salary front, some funding continued to be provided by the Board of Ordnance until 1819 and the Civil List until 1830.

Until 1868/9, the budget for Civil Services funded the running of the Magnetic Observatory (which was put up at Admiralty Expense in the late 1830s) as well as most of the computers that were taken on from the 1830s onwards.

Significant funding was also received through private patronage, particularly in the form of telescopes. The cost to the public purse was further reduced by the loan of instruments from other institutions.

The not inconsiderable cost of printing the volumes of Greenwich Observations was transferred (from?) to the Stationary Office (HMSO) in 1835. It is recommended that the information on this page is read in conjunction with the following background information:

Board of Ordnance Funding (1675-1818)
Admiralty Funding (1811-1965)
Funding by the Research Councils (1965-1998)
Civil List Funding (1752-1875)
Treasury funding via the budget for Civil Services and Stationary Office
Board of Trade Funding
Private Patronage
Instruments on Loan

 

The Financial Year

Up to and including the year 1831, the financial year was the same as the calendar year. It ran from 1 January to 31 December. The financial year changed in 1832. From that year onwards, it ran from 1 April to 31 March. The change necessitated an interim set of estimates to cover the three months from 1 January 1832 to 31 March 1832.

 

What is and what isn’t included below – caveat lector

The data below comes from a combination of the published annual volumes and the original manuscript volumes prepared by the Admiralty, which are now held at Kew (ADM181). Unlike the published volumes, many of the manuscript versions have a useful commentary detailing why changes have arisen from one year to the next.

The data has been extracted from the following sections of the Annual Estimates of the Navy:

   1811–1830            Vote  1 – Admiralty Office (which only accounts for salaries)
   1831–1833/4         Vote  6 – Scientific Branch
1834/5–1881/2         Vote  5 – Scientific Branch

There are a number of items of expenditure which do not appear under these votes. It is surmised that at least some of these were either included in the Supplementary Estimates, or under one of the other voting heads. It has not been possible for us to establish where the non staffing costs fell prior to 1831.

The Supplementary Estimates primarily dealt with expenditure on previously unforeseen, but urgently required items. Although the type of work done at the Observatory would not normally require inclusion, there may have been occasions during this period when it did. So far, we have been unable to check. A prime candidate for inclusion would be the monies allocated for the extension to Flamsteed House to provide extra living accommodation for Airy following his appointment as Astronomer Royal in 1835 – works which do not appear to have been provided for in the Annual Estimates.

Beginning in 1883/4, there are cross references in the Vote 5 (Scientific Branch) estimates to additional sums being allocated for the Observatory under Vote 10 (Works, Buildings, and Repairs at Home and Abroad). Later years, also have cross references to other of the Votes. What happened prior to 1883/4 is not clear. It may have been that everything was lumped into Vote 5, or it may have been that amounts were included in other Votes but without the cross referencing. One obvious area of apparent omission is in the salaries of the Gate Porter and the Watchman. The Gate Porter was by tradition a retired seaman from the nearby Greenwich Hospital (whose pension would have been accounted elsewhere), but although the post of Gate Porter was in existence by the 1830s, the first time any salary for the post appears in Vote 5 is not until 1868/9. Likewise the post of watchman which had existed since at least 1823.

 

Navy estimates for other years

The following are also available on the website:

Navy Estimates for the Observatory, 1881/2–1886/7 & 1898/9

 


 


Navy estimate 1812 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 292 10



A further sum to pay the said salary from 18th February 1811  248
12
6


Total
£ 541 02
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1813 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 292 10








Total
£ 292 10
0

 

 

Navy estimate 1814 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 292 10








Total
£ 292 10
0

 

 

Navy estimate 1815 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 292 10

Assistant to the Astronomer Royal 100







Total
£ 392 10
0

 

 

Navy estimate 1816 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 292 10

Assistant to the Astronomer Royal 100







Total
£ 392 10
0

 

 

Navy estimate 1817 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 292 10



Assistant to the Astronomer Royal 100








Total
£ 392 10
0

 

 

Navy estimate 1818 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 292 10



First Assistant (in addition to £173.16s. paid to him by the Treasury Department)   86 4



Second Assistant 
 100



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 525 12
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1819 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 292 10



First Assistant (in addition to £173.16s. paid to him by the Treasury Department)   112 4



Second Assistant 
 100



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 551 12
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1820 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 376 8



First Assistant (in addition to £173.16s. paid to him by the Treasury Department) 126 12



Second Assistant 
 100



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 649 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1821 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
126 12



Second Assistant 
 130



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 679 18
6

 

Note, in this year, the estimates were placed with others in a newly created subgroup titled ‘Board of Longitude’

 

 

Navy estimate 1822 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
126 12



Second Assistant   130



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 679 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1823 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
146 12



Second Assistant 
 130



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 699 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1824 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
146 12

Second Assistant 140


Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 709 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1825 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
146 12



Second Assistants, 1@ 140

two @ £100  
200


Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 909 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1826 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
146 12



Second Assistants                                   1@ 150

                                                  two @ £110  
220


Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 939 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1827 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
146 12



Second Assistants                                   1@ 150



                                                  two @ £110  
220



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 939 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1828 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
146 12



Second Assistants                                   1@ 150



                                                  two @ £110  
220



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 939 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1829 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
146 12



Second Assistants                                   1@ 150



                                                  two @ £110  
220



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 939 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1830 (Vote 1, Admiralty)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal, in addition to Allowance from the Civil    List 376 8



First Assistant, in addition to Allowance from the Civil List   
146 12



Second Assistants                                   1@ 160



                                                  two @ £120  
240



Labourer
46 18 6







Total
£ 969 18
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1831 (Vote 6, Scientific Branch)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 600



First Assistant 300



3 Second Assistants                                   1@
  160



two @ £120   
240



2 Extra Assistants                                                      two @ £100
200



Labourer
46 18 6


Taxes, Parochial Rates, House Rent, Fuel, Repairs and other contingencies 1,772 1
6







Total
£ 3,319 0
0

 

 

Navy estimate 1832/3 (Vote 6, Scientific Branch)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 600



First Assistant 300



3 Second Assistants                                   1@
  160



two @ £120   
240



2 Extra Assistants                                                      two @ £100
200



Labourer
46 18 6


Taxes, Parochial Rates, House Rent, Fuel, Repairs and other contingencies 1,212 7
0







Total
£ 2,759 5
6

 

 

Navy estimate 1833/4 (Vote 6, Scientific Branch)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 600



First Assistant 300



3 Second Assistants                                   1@
  170



two others    
230



2 Extra Assistants
100




100



Labourer
46 18 6


Taxes, Parochial Rates, House Rent, Fuel, Repairs and other contingencies 1,203 5
6







Total
£ 2,750 4
0

 

 

Navy estimate 1834/5 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 600



First Assistant 300



3 Second Assistants
  170




135




110



2 Extra Assistants
100




100



Labourer
46 18 6


Taxes, Parochial Rates, House Rent, Fuel, Repairs and other contingencies 1,203 1 6







Total
£ 2,765 0
0

 

 

Navy estimate 1835/6 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 600



First Assistant 300



3 Second Assistants
  177 10




135




110



2 Extra Assistants
100




100



Labourer
47 2 0


Taxes, Parochial Rates, House Rent, Fuel, Repairs and other contingencies 900 8 0







Total
£ 2,470 0
0

 

Changes from 1834/5: Pro rata length of service increments for two of the second assistants (£10 every 3 years). Increase for weekly paid labourer due to leap year. Reduction in contingencies due to transfer of printing costs (of Greenwich Observations) to the Stationary Office (HMSO).

 


Navy estimate 1836/7 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 
s. d.


Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  180



Third Assistant 140



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
46 18 6


Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs and other Expenses on account of the Observatory 881 1 6







Total
£ 2,648

 

Changes from 1835/6: Change of AR and salary increase of £200. But AR’s salary not increased in real terms as it now incorporated two allowances paid to he predecessor, both of which were discontinued: £100 per year in lieu of the allowance for Coals and Candles and £100 as salary of Superintendent of Chronometers. Assistants now labelled from First to Sixth, based on length of Service. Second and Third Assistants receive full increment increase this year. Labourer’s salary falls back to previous level, having been increased the previous year to take into account the fact that 1836 was a leap year.

 

 

Navy estimate 1837/8 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)
£. 
s. d.
Astronomer Royal 800
First Assistant 300
Second Assistant 
  180
Third Assistant 140
Fourth Assistant 100
Fifth Assistant
100
Sixth Assistant
100
Labourer
46 18 6
Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c.; Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs and other Expenses on account of the Observatory 881 1 6
Fencing of the Ground, and erecting a Building for Magnetic Observations
566

Total
£ 3,214

 


Navy estimate 1838/9 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 


Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  180



Third Assistant 140



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
47


Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c.; Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, Meetings of the   Visitors of the Royal Observatory and other    Expenses 900







Total
£ 2,677


Change from 1837/8: Amounts rounded (up?) to nearest pound. Triennial Increment for Third Assistant (who is now declared to be at the top of his scale). Allowance of £70 a year for the Visitors (£50 for expenses and £10 for the secretary for each of the two annual meetings (per a.o. 4 July 1837 No.2436).

 

 

Navy estimate 1839/40 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  180



Third Assistant 150



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
47



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c., Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other    Expenses 880

Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70
For a covered way & rendering fireproof of
  the Quadrant Room
202







Total
£ 2,929

 

Change from 1838/9: Visitors expenses now listed as separate item. Cost of building covered way from Flamsteed House to NW corner of Meridian Building and fireproofing Quadrant Room (to turn it into a fireproof store).

 

 

Navy estimate 1840/1 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  180



Third Assistant 150



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
47



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c., Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other    Expenses 880

Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70
For altering South Dome, Painting, Paving &c. 280







Total
£ 3,007

 

Changes from 1839/40: New set of building & decorating works.

 

 

Navy estimate 1841/2 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  180



Third Assistant 150



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
47

Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70
For Painting, Paving &c.
126


Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c., Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other    Expenses 900








Total
£ 2,873

 

 

Navy estimate 1842/3 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  180



Third Assistant 150



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
47

Additional Computer 60
Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70
Flooring to a Room in the Dwelling-House 10
Painting Exterior of Building, of which one half was executed last year 40
Printing 500 Copies of Greenwich Planetary Observations 660
Printing 500 Copies of two Papers by Mr   Maclear, relating to the Astronomical part   of the measure of La Caille’s Arc of the   Meridian at the Cape of Good Hope 113
Printing 500 Copies of a Paper by Mr Maclear, relating to the measure of a Base Line at the Cape of Good Hope 60


Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c., Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other    Expenses 920








Total
£ 3,710

 

Changes from 1841/42: Building & decorating works, cost of flooring, additional computer, printing of Greenwich Planetary Observations and other works.

 

 

Navy estimate 1843/4 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  200



Third Assistant 170



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70

Printing 500 Copies of two Papers by Mr   Maclear, relating to the Astronomical part   of the measure of La Caille’s Arc of the   Meridian at the Cape of Good Hope 82
Engravings, with Printing Paper for ditto 99
Printing 500 Copies of a Paper by Mr Maclear, relating to the measure of a Base Line at the Cape of Good Hope 60


Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c., Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other  Expenses 920








Total
£ 3,048

 

 

Navy estimate 1844/5 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  200



Third Assistant 170



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Printing 500 Copies of a Paper by Mr Maclear, relating to the measure of a Base Line at the Cape of Good Hope 60

New Instrument for the extension of the Observations of the Moon, and building for Instrument 800
Probable expense of determining the Longitude of a Station in the Island of Valentia in Ireland  
180


Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. (£260. 0s.0d.), Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 950








Total
£ 3,877

 

Note: Longitude of Valencia determination to test by chronometers the accuracy of Trigonometrical measurement.

 

 

Navy estimate 1845/6 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  200



Third Assistant 170



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Printing 500 Copies of the reductions of the Greenwich Lunar Observations from the year 1750 to 1830 1,050

Binding ditto 50
Calculations for reducing from these, the   Corrections of Elements of the Old Lunar Tables 200
Partial painting of the Buildings, External and internal and preliminary repairs 90
Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c.
260


Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 690








Total
£ 4,227

 

 

Navy estimate 1846/7 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 300



Second Assistant 
  210



Third Assistant 150



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100

Seventh Assistant 100


Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70

Fittings for the New Instrument 30
Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c.
260


Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 690








Total
£ 2,987

 

 

Navy estimate 1847/8 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100

Seventh Assistant 100


Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70

For the completion of the Azimuth and Altitude Instrument 300
For printing the reduced results of Fallow's   Observations at the Cape of Good Hope 60
For printing an Account of Mr Maclear’s Measurement of La Caille’s Arc of the Meridian at the Cape of Good Hope
60


Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c.
240



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 800








Total
£ 3,627

 

 

Navy estimate 1848/9 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70

Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 280
Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 800
Extraordinary Expenses


Repairs of Greenhouses 31

Alterations for Extension of House accommodation 103
Alterations for Extension of Observatory accommodation 49


New Meridian Instrument 800








Total
£ 4,230

 

 

Navy estimate 1849/50 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
120



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70

Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 280
Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 800
Extraordinary Expenses


Completing new Meridian Instrument
500



Mounting of Zenith Tube in a new form 40



Alteration of Approaches to the Great Room of the Observatory 120



Laying on Gas to the Observatory      50








Total
£ 3,977

 

 

Navy estimate 1850/51 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
120



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 280



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 800


Extraordinary Expenses




Completing new Meridian Instrument
500



Mounting of Zenith Tube in a new form 40

   Laying on Gas to the Observatory 57


Experiments of American Method of observing Transits 100



Gas fitting for Dwelling  
50

Converting Present Transit Room into an office for Astronomer Royal 109
External Painting 63







Total
£ 4,186

 

 

Navy estimate 1851/2 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
120



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 280



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 800


Extraordinary Expenses




Completion of the Apparatus for the American Method of observing Transits 100



Repairs of Building, Exterior Painting 107



Extension of Buildings as Outhouses &c., for protection of Instruments; Shelving &c. 191








Total
£ 3,665

 

Note: Where are the costs for installing the galvanic time system? Are they lumped in with the apparatus for the American Method of observing Transits?

 

 

Navy estimate 1852/3 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
120



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 280



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 900


Extraordinary Expenses




Completion of the Apparatus for the American Method of observing Transits 200



Paining interior of Magnetic Observatory 12



Iron doors for manuscript cases 35

Draughtsmen’s Work for plans of Transit Circle Observations  50







Total
£ 3,664

 

 

Navy estimate 1853/4 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 100



Fifth Assistant
120



Sixth Assistant
100



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 270



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 900


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Apparatus
50



Painting Transit Circle Room &c. 20



Extension of Book shelves &c. 24



Extension of Gas Lights
35








Total
£ 3,486

 

 

Navy estimate 1854/5 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 800



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 120



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 270



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 900


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies and Apparatus 100



Painting Chronometer Room and
      dwelling house
26



Repairs of Octagon Room 18



Papering Drawing Room      
20

Covered Passage from Court Yard to house   
38
Erection of Fireproof Record Room 550
Expedition for the Longitude of Lerwick    
100
Completion of Lunar Reductions 400







Total
£ 4,609

 

 

Navy estimate 1855/6 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)








No information available



 


Navy estimate 1857/8 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 500



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 150



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 270



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 950


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies 100

Completion of Lunar Reductions 300


Repairs of Buildings, &c 92



Object Glass for large Equatorial, with Expenses of Importation, &c 1,200



For Completion of the Buildings and Mounting for large Equatorial   2,900









Total
£ 8,329

 

 

Navy estimate 1858/9 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 500



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 150



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 270



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 950


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies 100

Completion of Lunar Reductions 300


Repairs of Buildings, &c 51



For Completion of the Buildings and Mounting for large Equatorial   2,000
*








Total
£ 6,188


  * Of this amount, £1,000 is estimated as a Re-vote  

 


Navy estimate 1859/60 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 500



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 150



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 270



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 950


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies 100



Close of Analysis of Magnetic Observations 300



Repairs of Buildings, &c 97



Contingent Expenses of New Equatorial, in the first year of its Mounting 100









Total
£ 4,334


 

 

Navy estimate 1860/1 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 500



Second Assistant 
  250



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 150



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
100



Seventh Assistant 100



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 270



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,000


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies 100



Close of Analysis of Magnetic Observations 150



Repairs of Buildings, &c 190



For Completion of the Buildings and Mounting for large Equatorial 920









Total
£ 5,147


 

 

Navy estimate 1862/3 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 350



Second Assistant 
  300



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 150



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
120



Seventh Assistant 150



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 260



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,000


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies 100



Repairs of Buildings, &c 380








Total
£ 4,227


 

 

Navy estimate 1863/4 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 350



Second Assistant 
  300



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 150



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
120



Seventh Assistant 120



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 260



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,000


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies 100



Repairs of Buildings, &c 62








Total
£ 3,879


 

 

Navy estimate 1864/5 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)








No information available



 

 

Navy estimate 1865/6 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  300



Third Assistant 200



Fourth Assistant 150



Fifth Assistant
100



Sixth Assistant
120



Seventh Assistant 120



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 260



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,000


Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies 100



Repairs of Buildings, &c 119

A portable 18-inch Altazimuth 280
A portable German Transit Instrument 148







Total
£ 4,414


 

 

Navy estimate 1866/7 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  300



Third Assistant 230



Fourth Assistant 180



Fifth Assistant
150



Sixth Assistant
170



Seventh Assistant 170



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 260



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,000

Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal 85

Extraordinary Expenses




Galvanic Contingencies 100



Repairs of Buildings, &c 30

Collimators for Transit Circle 200







Total
£ 4,392


 

 

Navy estimate 1867/68 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant 
  300



Third Assistant 230



Fourth Assistant 180



Fifth Assistant
150



Sixth Assistant
170



Seventh Assistant 170



Labourer
47



Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 260



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,100

Galvanic Contingencies 100
Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal 85

Extraordinary Expenses




Fire-proofing South East Dome 400



Improvement of Roof of ditto 70








Total
£ 4,732


 

Notes: Improvements to Dome roof required to make it watertight. Fireproofing authorised 20 November 1866, the value of Government Chronometers in the building being estimated at £15,000. Rise in Taxes, Rates etc due to ‘Heavy Parish Rates and general rise in workmen’s wages’

 

 

Navy estimate 1868/9 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 400



Second Assistant                         transferred to vote for mag & met


Third Assistant 230



Fourth Assistant 180



Fifth Assistant
150



Sixth Assistant
170



Seventh Assistant 170

Supernumerary Computers 320 *
Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   112


Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 2,732

 


Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 220



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,000

Galvanic Contingencies 100


Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal 85

Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station 25

Extraordinary Expenses




Chronometer Shelves and Oven in South East Dome
60

Partition for Chronometer Office     
24
Slate Shelves for Manuscripts 34
Depôt for Publications 120


Raising the Ceiling of a Room 26

General painting and preliminary repairs  191
Whitewashing, &c 24
Repairs of Wooden Fences 25


Total Contingencies  
2,004



 
Magnetic and Meteorological Department  
Superintendent 300 **
Assistant
120 *
Supernumerary Computers   
150 *
Allowance to the Superintendent in lieu of a house 
40 **
Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           230
Total, Magnetic and Meteorological Department 840


Total
£ 5,576


     
  *  Provided for in 1867/8 in the Civil Services Estimates, Class IV, Vote 15, p43.  
  **Transferred from Vote for Royal Observatory  

 

 

Navy estimate 1869/70 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 400



Third Assistant 230



Fourth Assistant 180



Fifth Assistant
170



Sixth Assistant
170



Seventh Assistant 170



Supernumerary Computers 320



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   123



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 2,763



 




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 220



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,000



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal 85



Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Painting the Interior of the principal Room of the Dwelling House 85



Experimental Clock  
50



Instrument for Testing the Theory of Astronomical Observations         
50



Expenses of inclosing and levelling, &c., additional Grounds from Greenwich Park for Royal Observatory 80



Total Contingencies  
1,765





 


Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Superintendent 300



Assistant
120



Supernumerary Computers   
150



Allowance to the Superintendent in lieu of a house 
40



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250 *



Total, Magnetic and Meteorological Department 860








Total
£ 5,388


  *Increase of £20 on previous year for purchase of a new electrometer  

 

 

Navy estimate 1870/71 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 400



Third Assistant 230



Fourth Assistant 180



Fifth Assistant
170



Sixth Assistant
170



Seventh Assistant 170



Supernumerary Computers 350



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   130



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 2,800



 




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Allowances to assistants in lieu of Houses, &c. 220



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other Expenses 1,200



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal 85



Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Repairs of Earth Boards and Fences in difficult parts of the Grounds 40



Iron Door to the Equatorial Room of the South-east Dome    
12



Painting the Interior of the principal Room of the Dwelling House 85



Experimental Clock 30

Instrument for Testing the Theory of Astronomical Observations 50


Total Contingencies  
1,917





 

Transit of Venus  
For instruments and Clocks required for the Observations of the Transit of Venus in 1874 1,540 
Total for Transit of Venus    
1,540
 

Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Superintendent 300



Assistant
120



Supernumerary Computers   
150



Allowance to the Superintendent in lieu of a house 
40



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250

Reduction of Meteorological Observations 85


Total, Magnetic and Meteorological Department 945








Total
£ 7,202


 


Navy estimate 1871/2 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



First Assistant 500



Two First Class Assistants, from £350 to £450 per annum 700



Three Second Class Assistants, from £250 to £350 per annum         
750



Supernumerary Computers 350



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   130



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 3,430



 




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other contingent expenses 1,200



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal 85



Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Experimental Clock 30

Pipe for a stove in the Dwelling-house 20


Total Contingencies  
1,530





 

Transit of Venus  
For instruments and Clocks required for the Observations of the Transit of Venus in 1874 740 
Total for Transit of Venus    
740
 

Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Superintendent from £400 to £500 per annum 400



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 180



Supernumerary Computers   
150



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Total, Magnetic and Meteorological Department 980








Total
£ 6,680


 

 

Navy estimate 1872/3 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



£. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 520



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 730



Three Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
780



Supernumerary Computers 350



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   130



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 3,510



 




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other contingent expenses 1,250



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal 85



Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Experimental Clock 58



Furniture, additions and repairs to the Buildings of the Observatory Magnetic and Meteorological Branch 111



Total Contingencies  
1,699





 


Transit of Venus  



For instruments and Clocks required for the Observations of the Transit of Venus in 1874 766


For Photographic Record of the Transit of Venus 1,800


Total for Transit of Venus    
2,566




 


Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 415



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 190



Supernumerary Computers   
150



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250

Reductions of Meteorological Observations
100
Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16


Total, Magnetic and Meteorological Department 1,121








Total
£ 8,896


 

 

Navy estimate 1873/4 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 


Salaries £. 


Astronomer Royal 1,000



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 540



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 760



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
940



Supernumerary Computers 404



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   130

Magnetic and Meteorological Branch
Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 430
Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 200
Supernumerary Computers 150


Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 4,554

 

Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other contingent expenses 1,140



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal and at Mount Wise, Devenport
110



Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Building and Equipment of a Room for Photographic and Spectroscopic Observations 210



Furniture, and additions and repairs to the Buildings of the Observatory
58


Painting Outside of Observatory 169

Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Reductions of Meteorological Observations
150



Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



 Total, Contingencies         
2,298







Transit of Venus
For instruments and Clocks required for the Observations of the Transit of Venus in 1874 71
For Photographic Record of the Transit of Venus 1800
Total for Transit of Venus 1871 *


Total
£ 8,896


  * Re-vote   

 

Note: A letter from the Treasury dated 23 Jan 1872 (No.18308) ordered the payment of local rates by the Observatoryshould be discontinued discontinued. Hence the reduction in the amount under the budget head: 'Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other contingent expenses'. Despite the change, The words 'Taxes and Rates'  continued to appear in this budget head until the 1875/6 estimates.

 

 

Navy estimate 1874/5 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 



Salaries £. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 560



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 790



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
972



Supernumerary Computers 454



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   138


Magnetic and Meteorological Branch




Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 445



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 210



Supernumerary Computers 150



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 4,719



 
 



Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Taxes, Rates, Fuel, Repairs, and other contingent expenses 1,140



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal
85



Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Furniture, and Additions and Repairs to the Buildings and of the Fences of the Observatory  
77



Spectroscope 100




Slate Shelving in Record Room 78

Repairs to the Time Ball Tower at Deal 53

Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Reductions of Meteorological Observations 150



Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



Total, Contingencies         
2,144








Transit of Venus




Travelling Expenses, and Special Pay of Officers, &c connected with the Expeditions for Observing the Transit of Venus in 1874 8,250

For instruments and Clocks required for ditto 215


For Instruments, &c for Photographic Record of ditto 548



Total for Transit of Venus 9,013







Total
£ 15,586


 

Note: A letter from the Treasury dated 23 Jan 1872 (No.18308) ordered the payment of local rates by the Observatoryshould be discontinued discontinued. Despite the change, The words 'Taxes and Rates'  continued to appear in the estimates until 1875/6.

 

 

Navy estimate 1875/6 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 



Salaries £. 




Astronomer Royal 1,000



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 580



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 734



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
926



Supernumerary Computers 454



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   138


Magnetic and Meteorological Branch




Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 410



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 220



Supernumerary Computers 160



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 4,622



 
 



Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Fuel, Repairs and other contingent Expenses 1,140



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal
85



Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station 25 *


Extraordinary Expenses




Modification of Spectroscope 20



Photographic Chemicals for Heliograph 30




Calculations for Astronomer Royal’s New Lunar Theory 160


Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



Total, Contingencies         
1,896








Transit of Venus




Travelling Expenses, and Special Pay of Officers, &c connected with the Expeditions for Observing the Transit of Venus in 1874 2,140



Astronomical Instruments, &c., for ditto       
100



For Instruments, &c., for Photographic Record of ditto 100



Total for Transit of Venus 2,340








Total
£ 8,858


  *Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station (£25) transferred to the Post Office Telegraphs in 1876/7  

 

Note: A letter from the Treasury dated 23 Jan 1872 (No.18308) ordered the payment of local rates by the Observatoryshould be discontinued discontinued. Despite the change, The words 'Taxes and Rates'  continued to appear in the estimates until 1875/6.

 

 

Navy estimate 1876/7 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 



Salaries £. 




Astronomer Royal 1,200



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 600



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 764



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
967



Supernumerary Computers 454



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   138


Magnetic and Meteorological Branch




Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 425



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 230



Supernumerary Computers 200



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 4,978



 
 



Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Fuel, Repairs and other contingent Expenses 1,200



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal
85


Extraordinary Expenses




Repairs to Observatory Buildings 92



Photographic Chemicals for Heliograph 25


New Micrometers, &c., to Altazimuth and Transit Circle 125
Micrometer for Photoheliograph 50


Calculations for Astronomer Royal’s New Lunar Theory 160

Calculation of Star Catalogue 50

Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250

Self-registering Instrument for Record of Atmospheric Electricity 75


Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



Total, Contingencies         
2,298








Transit of Venus




Special Pay, &c., of Officers and others in connection with the
   Observations of the Transit of Venus in 1874
1,000



Total for Transit of Venus 1,000








Total
£ 8,276


 

Notes: Maintaining Telegraph Wires from the Royal Observatory to the Greenwich Railway Station (£25) transferred to the Post Office Telegraphs.

 

 

Navy estimate 1877/8 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 



Salaries £. 




Astronomer Royal 1,200



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 600



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 794



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
997



Supernumerary Computers 454



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   138


Magnetic and Meteorological Branch




Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 440



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 240



Supernumerary Computers 200



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 5,063



 
 



Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Fuel, Repairs and other contingent Expenses 1,250



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal
85

Photographic Chemicals for Heliograph 25

Extraordinary Expenses




Repairs to Observatory Buildings 92



Calculations for Astronomer Royal’s New Lunar Theory 160

Calculation of Star Catalogue 50
Doublet of Lenses for the Great Equatorial Telescope 15
Direct Vision Spectroscope  
50

Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



Total, Contingencies         
2,171








Transit of Venus




For Special Pay to Superintendent, &c., Wages of Computers, and other expenses in connection with the Observations of the Transit of Venus in 1874         
1,500



Total for Transit of Venus 1,500








Total
£ 8,734


 

 

Navy estimate 1878/9 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 



Salaries £. 




Astronomer Royal (Salary of Successor to be reconsidered)      
1,200



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 600



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 819



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
1,027



Supernumerary Computers 430



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   138


Magnetic and Meteorological Branch




Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 450



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 250



Supernumerary Computers 220



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 5,134



 
 



Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Fuel, Repairs and other contingent Expenses 1,380



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal
85

Photographic Chemicals for Heliograph 25

Extraordinary Expenses




Exterior Paining, Whitewashing &c. 205

Calculations for Astronomer Royal’s New Lunar Theory 80
Additions to two Spectroscopes       
20

Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



Total, Contingencies         
2,231








Total
£ 7,365


 

 

Navy estimate 1879/80 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 



Salaries £. 




Astronomer Royal 1,200



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 600



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 834



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
1,057



Supernumerary Computers 454



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   138


Magnetic and Meteorological Branch




Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 450



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 250



Supernumerary Computers 200



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 5,183



 
 



Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Repairs to Buildings, Fixtures, &c.   
300



Incidental Workmen’s expenses of all kinds
670



Repairs to Instruments, New Instruments, &c. 250



Current Contingencies and Fuel 160



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal
85



Photographic Chemicals for Heliograph 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Whitewashing Ceiling of Octagon Room 36


Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



Total, Contingencies         
1,962








Total
£ 7,145


 

 

Navy estimate 1880/1 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 



Salaries £. 




Astronomer Royal 1,200



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 600



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 849



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
1,087



Supernumerary Computers 500



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   140


Magnetic and Meteorological Branch




Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 450



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 250



Supernumerary Computers 200



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 5,276



 
 



Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Repairs to Buildings, Fixtures, &c.   
300



Incidental Workmen’s expenses of all kinds
670



Repairs to Instruments, New Instruments, &c. 250



Current Contingencies and Fuel 160



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal
85



Photographic Chemicals for Heliograph 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Computations on Lunar Theory 50


Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



Total, Contingencies         
1,976








Total
£ 7,252


 

 

Navy estimate 1881/2 (Vote 5, Scientific Branch)



 



Salaries £. 




Astronomer Royal 1,200



Chief Assistant, from £500 to £600 per annum 600



Two First Class Assistants, from £320 to £450 per annum 787



Four Second Class Assistants, from £200 to £300 per annum         
1,017



Supernumerary Computers 500



Wages of Labourer, Watchman, and Gate Porter   140


Magnetic and Meteorological Branch




Superintendent from £320 to £450 per annum 450



Assistant from £180 to £250 per annum 250



Supernumerary Computers 200



Total Salaries, Wages and allowances 5,144



 
 



Contingencies




Expenses of the Board of Visitors 70



Repairs to Buildings, Fixtures, &c.   
300



Incidental Workmen’s expenses of all kinds
670



Repairs to Instruments, New Instruments, &c. 250



Current Contingencies and Fuel 160



Galvanic Contingencies 100



Expenses of Signal Time Ball at Deal
85



Photographic Chemicals for Heliograph 25


Extraordinary Expenses




Computations on Lunar Theory 50

Whitewashing and Painting Observatory Buildings 63
New Library  
600

Magnetic and Meteorological Department  



Repairs of Instruments, New Instruments, and current Expenses of all kinds           250



Daily Telegrams to the Bulletin of the National Observatory at Paris 16



Total, Contingencies         
2,639








Total
£ 7,783