1940s

Bert Topham #8

Bert Topham looking through his nautical sextant, circa 1940. Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

Bert's sextant was generously donated to the Society by Lynn Kirk in 2013.

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Bert Topham #7

Bert Topham with his 6 refractor in Castlefield Observatory, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Topham Letter 19440915

 

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

Secretary R.A.S.C.

Dear Mr. Waring

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Bert Topham #6

Bert Topham working on a mirror, circa 1940.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Kirk.

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Letter to Topham 19440908

 

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.

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Bert Topham #5

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

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Castlefield Observatory #6

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

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Castlefield Observatory #5

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

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Castlefield Observatory #4

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

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Topham Letter #3

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

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