Robinson, Thomas Romney

Documents Relating to Armagh Observatory Buildings, Grounds and Services

Armagh Observatory

Documents concerning: surrender of land for use by the Armagh Observatory 1789 - 1790, insurance policies 1794 - 1945, list of indentures concerning transfer of land and appointment of J.A. Hamilton as astronomer 1790, meridian marks 1802 - 1872, journal of works and repairs to Armagh Observatory buildings and equipment (T.R. Robinson, J.L.E. Dreyer and assistants), plans of Armagh Observatory and ...

Historical Archives of the Armagh Observatory

Armagh Observatory

The Historical Archives of the Armagh Observatory comprise documents relating to the Buildings and Administration, Astronomical Drawings, the Papers of the Directors and Staff, and Documents concerning Railways. The papers detailing the administration of the Observatory include items such as the printed Act of the Irish Parliament setting up the Observatory in 1791, with the 1938 amendment, Minute ...

Papers of T.R. Robinson

Armagh Observatory

The T.R. Robinson papers at Armagh Observatory reflect T.R. Robinson's life and interests. They consist of a mixture of published and unpublished papers and newspaper reports, manuscript notebooks of the results of various experiments as well as sermons and speeches to learned and church societies. Included in this collection is a series of letters to and from Robinson, mainly concerning financial ...

T.R. Robinson Antiquarian Book Collection

Armagh Observatory

This collection comprises approximately 200 volumes of mainly eighteenth and nineteenth century textbooks on astronomy and physics. Thomas Romney Robinson was appointed Director of Armagh Observatory in 1823.

Armagh-Newry Railway Collection

Armagh Observatory

The Railway Documents at Armagh Observatory provide some interesting documentary evidence to the history of the Newry and Armagh Railway. The documents range from the manuscript copy of "Minutes of evidence" House of Commons Session 1853, London and North Western (Tring and Oxford) Railway Bill, evidence by Proposer Robinson, Sir Francis Beaufort and Professor Johnson, 31 May 1853, a letter from N ...