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Notebook of John Francis Campbell describing the registering sun-dial contrived by him in 1853, with the results of experiments using the appliance recorded for the month of June 1874., 1874, or before, 1879.

Identifier: Adv.MS.50.6.12a

Scope and Contents

At the back of the volume Campbell lists the types of materials used in the experiments.

There are several letters of and to the astronomer William Ellis, 1879, discussing the sun-dial (folios 26 verso-35), and a letter of William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong of Cragside, 1874 (folio 1), is also included.


  • Creation: 1874, or before, 1879.

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English; Scottish Gaelic


0.00 Linear metres (48 folios. Quarto.)

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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