I’m passing on correspondence from Matthew Haley of Bonham’s.
On December 4th Bonham’s are auctioning a photo album from the BAA’s expedition to see the 1900 Total Solar Eclipse in North Carolina. BAA members present included Revd John Bacon and his daughter Gertrude (pioneering balloonist), and John Nevil Maskelyne, a relative of the fifth Astronomer Royal. Edward Emerson Barnard also features, both in North Carolina and at the Yerkes Observatory.
It looks fascinating!
Dear Mr Frost,
Your members might be interested to know that we have an auction on 4 December that includes a photo album recording the BAA’s expedition to North Carolina in 1900: