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".