Jubilee celebrations 1902
Garden party at the Observatory, 3 October 1902
A garden party was held in the afternoon of 3 October 1902 at the Observatory. Mr and Mrs Henry Chamberlain Russell were "at home" at the Observatory in the afternoon.
Invitations had been issued to about five hundred ladies and gentlemen, including the visiting delegates, the members of the University governing body and teaching staff, a large number of graduates and undergraduates, and many private friends of the host and hostess.
The pleasantly-situated and well-shaded grounds of the Observatory offered special attractions to the guests, for the day was sultry, and a long-looked-for cool wind from the south did not arrive until an advanced hour.
A large marquee had been erected in the garden, from which refreshments were served.