Thursday, 19 March 2009

Monday March 19, 1894

Saw Major Pilkington & Mr Crisp at Admy about new buildings, also Capt. Wharton. Mr Le Brun handed in a letter to Admy stating that he was unable to perform his duties on account of ill health. Athenaeum Election. Mr Le Brun did not come to the Observatory after this day.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

RH says..... Again we see what a 'clubable' person that Astronomer Royal was expected to be: here Christie records his election to the Athenaeum Club in London's Pall Mall. A.J. Meadows in the ODNB entry on Christie writes that, "Though rather reserved by nature", he "was an affable man who enjoyed company".

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