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Bert Topham #5

Bert Topham #5

Bert Topham at his telescope, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Castlefield Observatory #6

Castlefield Observatory #6

Bert Topham and his nautical sextant at Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Castlefield Observatory #5

Castlefield Observatory #5

Bert Topham's Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Castlefield Observatory #4

Castlefield Observatory #4

Bert Topham with his nautical sextant at his Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Topham Letter 19440915

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Castlefield Observatory
Fairbanks P.O.
Toronto 10
Sept 15/44

Secretary R.A.S.C.

Dear Mr. Waring

Year: 
1944
Pages: 
1

Letter to Topham 19440908

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September 8, 1944.

Mr. Bert Topham,
Castlefield Observatory,
Fairbanks P.O.,
Toronto.

Dear Mr. Topham:

At the meeting, this week, of the Council of the Royal
Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Center, Miss
Northcott informed the members of your recent accident.

Concern of all was expressed for your welfare and it
was desired that their feeling in this regard be
expressed to you on their part.

We hope for you a speedy recovery.

Sincerely yours,

Year: 
1944
Pages: 
1

Topham Letter #3

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Undated letter (no year given), found in a 1937 variable star logbook from Toronto.

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Year: 
1945
Pages: 
4

Vohman Letter 19411027

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31 Scott Road
Toronto
Oct 27th 41.

Dear Miss Northcott

      I enclose report of variable stars for month of October, you will notice that I have received charts from W. Campbell, & I figure I have enough to keep me busy for quite a while, yet it seems that once one gets the field in ones head, its easy picking.

Year: 
1941
Pages: 
2

Topham Letter #2

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Undated letter, found in a 1937 variable star logbook from Toronto.

Dear Miss Northcott

I have nothing of importance to report this month.

have a rotten cold for 3 weeks from being up at Crystal Lake.

Some gentlemen from Barrie came on evening at 10:30, and they were amateur astronomers. I was at work, until 2:30AM so missed them.

Three new places put up around here with glowing flood lights after dark, needlessly lighting up the sky instead of the immediate area around their property.

Year: 
1945
Pages: 
1

Topham Letter #1

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Undated letter, found in a 1937 variable star logbook from Toronto.

Dear Miss Northcott

I expect you will be just returning from your vacation. I think you had them July last year. I get, last in Aug + first two weeks left and as I see to have my weed sneezes about then I guess I will either sneeze here or go north past the dust of it.

I am diapointed [sic] at having no good nights this last week, as there was no moon. I note in Journal the success of Miss Paterson, I hope her new position is well liked by her.

Year: 
1945
Pages: 
1
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