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Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope

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Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence on Cape Observatory staff, 1957 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/407
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding appointments, promotions and other staffing matters at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Cape Observatory staff, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/412
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding appointments, retirements and other staffing matters at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Cape publications, 1949 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/401
Scope and Contents A small set of correspondence regarding the printing of publications of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1949 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Cape publications, 1949 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/405
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the distribution of publications, annals, catalogues, etc., of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, with copies of the Cape Observatory's Annual Reports for 1949, 1950 and 1951.
Dates: 1949 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Cape publications, 1957 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/410
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the distribution of publications, annals, catalogues, etc., of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, with a list of recipients of Cape publications, 1958, and a copy of the Annual Report for 1957.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Cape salaries, 1964-08-27 - 1968-09-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/850
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Dr Stoy of the Cape Observatory, A. Hunter of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and others regarding the monthly salaries of staff employed at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, and their conditions of service.
Dates: 1964-08-27 - 1968-09-16
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on Cape supplies, 1964-06-17 - 1968-09-12

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/879
Scope and Contents Correspondence between the Store Officer and the Secretary and Cashier of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, concerned mainly with orders for various supplies for the Cape Observatory, including arrangements for shipment and correspondence with the companies involved.
Dates: 1964-06-17 - 1968-09-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on electronic components, 1959 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/366
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers, including consignment notes, regarding the ordering of electronic components for the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1959 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on estimates, 1965 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/701
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding Navy estimates for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1965-1966, including staff numbers, grades and salaries; out turn forecasts; statistics of personnel and grades; sketch estimates; appropriation accounts; and advance orders.(2) Correspondence regarding Science Research Council estimates, 1965-1966, including the division of charges for the National Time Service; charging for the Nautical Almanac Office publications; and the 'mopping up of surplus funds'....
Dates: 1965 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on International Geophysical Year, 1952 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/565
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including the following items:Copy of a United Kingdom programme for International Geophysical Year, revised to July 1955.Correspondence concerning the longitudes of the International Geophysical Year stations, 1956.List of stations in China for International Geophysical Year, 1956.Correspondence concerning the loan of instruments and photographs for an exhibition at the Science Museum,...
Dates: 1952 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on International Geophysical Year, 1956 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/566
Scope and Contents (1) General correspondence regarding International Geophysical Year, including committee and sub-committee papers, minutes of meetings, I.G.Y. programmes, observations, and correspondence with British and international institutions and observatories. The papers include the following items:Correspondence with Dr J.M. Stagg concerning geomagnetic data, 1957-1960Correspondence with Dr W. Markowitz, H.M. Smith and J.D. Balfe concerning the Lunar Camera Programme, May...
Dates: 1956 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on longitude, 1902 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/148
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to longitude and its determination, including the following material:(1) Correspondence regarding the Potsdam-Greenwich Longitude via Emden and Bracton, 1902-1904.There is correspondence with C.T. Albrecht regarding accommodation, equipment and arrangements with the General Post Office (G.P.O.); correspondence with the G.P.O. regarding the line between the Royal Observatory and Potsdam; and a copy of 'Longitude Difference between Potsdam and Greenwich', a...
Dates: 1902 - 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on solar photography, 1932 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/89
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning solar photography, including letters regarding plates taken at the Cape and Kodaikanal Observatories and their shipment to England; requests for copies of the Royal Observatory reports on photographic results and copies of specific plates; sunspots and radio reception conditions; the storage of solar negatives and prints at the Science Museum; and records of all the Science Museum's early plates and a list of those for retention, 1936.
Dates: 1932 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on staff for the Cape, 1913 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/77
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the appointment of temporary computers and junior assistants for the Cape Observatory and their examinations, salaries and references.
Dates: 1913 - 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on staffing, 1965 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/807
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding staffing at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1965 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1969-08-27 - 1975-09-19

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/562
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including correspondence with the Yerkes Observatory, Wisconsin; the University Observatory, St Andrews; the Astronomisches Institut, Binningen, Switzerland; the University Observatory, Oxford; the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; the Department of Astronomy, University of Manchester; the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London; the Department of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; the South African Embassy,...
Dates: 1969-08-27 - 1975-09-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1966 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/693
Scope and Contents General correspondence regarding the buildings at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the purchase of new accommodation, the transfer of the office block from the Ministry of Public Building and Works to the Royal Greenwich Observatory, a report on the percentage of clear nights at De Aar against Sutherland, and an unsigned report on 'My Visit to Sutherland 22.2.68 to 1.3.68'.
Dates: 1966 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/20
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Astronomer Royal regarding work at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the following material:Correspondence between Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal, and John Jackson, His Majesty's Astronomer, Cape Observatory, regarding the Coleman 8-inch Cooke Refractor, 1948.Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones and J. Jackson regarding solar photographs, standard frequency transmissions, the war bonus, the end of the war in Europe,...
Dates: 1937 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1928 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/76
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including staff conditions, leave, retirement and injury; publications; equipment, including the new calculating machines and transit circle; and finance.
Dates: 1928 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1912 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/79
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including general correspondence with the Astronomer Royal, 1912-1915, regarding work at the Cape, staff matters, new appointments, instruments and publications; correspondence relating to Admiralty proposals to hand over the administration of the Cape Observatory to the South African Government and Admiralty complaints about the Cape Observatory, its staff and its instrument requirements, 1919-1930, with a copy of...
Dates: 1912 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1949 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/400
Scope and Contents Correspondence with government departments regarding the Cape Observatory, covering staffing, the siting of the 40-inch telescope for the Cape Observatory, Markowitz's lunar camera scheme, the proposed transfer of the naval base at Simontown, the Gill Clock, and a proposal for co-operation between the Cape Observatory and the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria.
Dates: 1949 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1957 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/406
Scope and Contents Correspondence with government departments regarding the Cape Observatory, including material on staff matters, liability statements, papers on the merging of the Cape Observatory and the Royal Greenwich Observatory, material on modernisation plans, standing orders and Annual Reports.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/411
Scope and Contents Official and miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1937 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/15
Scope and Contents Official correspondence with Government departments and related papers concerning the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, including the following material:Report of His Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope to the Secretary of the Admiralty for the year 1948, compiled 1949.Correspondence regarding the re-filling of the post of His Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape Observatory, 1949.Minute from the Hydrographer referring to a photographic zenith tube,...
Dates: 1937 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on the Cape Observatory, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/16
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the retention of the Cape Observatory on Navy votes.
Dates: 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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