Chapter 13


* The author expresses his gratefulness to P.S. Laurie of the Royal Observatory Archives at Herstmonceux Castle, to the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Society and the India Office, London; and to the National Archives of India, New Delhi, the Maharashtra Government Archives, Bombay, and the India Meteorological Department, New Delhi, for according permission to consult their records. He is also indebted to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, for financial support, which made it possible to consult and collect original sources in England.

Last but not least, he is indebted to the editor, Dr Uma Das Gupta, for inviting him to write this chapter, and particularly for her great patience in giving him as much time as ...

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