Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Tuesday January 16, 1894

Arranged that Messrs Furner, Martin, Davidson, Edney & Claxton should work for an hour a day from 2.5 to 3.5 at the subjects of examination for junior assistants.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal
Rebekah Higgitt says.....
Although, as Turner had stated, Christie's new scheme for the Observatory's staff had not yet been approved by the Admiralty, these five Computers were allowed an hour of study in the hope of gaining promotion. None of these individuals, in fact, were promoted until 1911, after Christie had retired.

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