Friday, 19 December 2008
Tuesday January 2, 1894
Went to Mr Turner’s dinner to Mr & Mrs Ellis
William Chrisite, Astronomer Royal
Rebekah Higgitt says.....
The Astronomer Royal attended a dinner hosted by his Chief Assistant, Herbert Turner, for the recently-retired William Ellis. Ellis (1828–1916), had first come to the Observatory as a computer aged 13 and, with the exception of a period in 1852-53 stayed there his entire working life. Turner was also about to leave Greenwich.