81. Sir Thomas Maclear, Cape Town, to William Thompson [Cape Town]

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3 letters dated Easter Saturday [16 April?], 18 April and 9 May 1854. Concerning Livingstone's maps and observations, with Maclear's amendments. Makes reference to a map by Livingstone.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal Observatory was founded at the Cape of Good Hope in 1820. Thomas Maclear was Astronomer Royal between 1794 and 1879, and arrived at the Cape on 5 January 1834. In 1852, Livingstone studied astronomical surveying with Maclear, who thereafter undertook to examine and correct all of his observations. Easter Saturday [16 Apr?] - 9 May 1854

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