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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 the Large Telescope User's Panel, 1966-06-22 - 1975-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/585
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Large Telescope User's Panel terms of reference and membership, including correspondence with the Hydrographer of the Navy; correspondence with T.G. Cowling of the University of Leeds; correspondence with the Science Research Council; notes on the payment of fees, travelling and subsistence expenses to members of the Large Telescope User's Panel; a draft press release concerning the assumption of responsibility for the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria; correspondence...
Dates: 1966-06-22 - 1975-03-25
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 Observatory and Herstmonceux, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/7
Scope and Contents Correspondence and some related papers regarding Herstmonceux Castle and the Royal Observatory, including the following items:General correspondence regarding the Observatory, including the administration of the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle, the supply of trout for the lake at the Castle, and the supply of wild fowl for the Castle grounds, 1963.Requests for information from the Royal Observatory archives, mostly dealt with by P.S. Laurie, 1963.Correspondence between...
Dates: 1958 - 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 Radcliffe Observatory, 1950 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/483
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Radcliffe Observatory, Pretoria, 1950-1956, including appointments; the Radcliffe Travelling Fellowship; the Board of Visitors' Reports; reports on the Wolverton Estate; reports of the Radcliffe Trustees' Annual Meetings and agenda papers; estimates of expenditure for the Observatory; Radcliffe Trust balance sheet and accounts; maintenance accounts, receipts and payment accounts; and Pension Funds. The papers also include the following items:A folder of...
Dates: 1950 - 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 transit circle, 1937 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/85
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the Royal Greenwich Observatory's new transit circle, including the following items:Correspondence with Optical Works Ltd regarding filters for use in the solar eye-piece of the transit circle, 1961.List of optical parts and accessories for the 10-inch Cooke Refractor Telescope and transit instrument that was being offered by C. Baker of High Holborn, London, to A.N. Singh, with a request from Dr Singh regarding the R.G.O. testing the telescope before it...
Dates: 1937 - 1961
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 with Cape Astronomer, 1950 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/404
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape.
Dates: 1950 - 1955
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 with Edward Troughton, 1820

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 192a-200a
Scope and Contents Five letters concerning a zenith instrument for the Cape Observatory and the appointment of Troughton's young relative, James Fayrer, as assistant there.
Dates: 1820
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 with foreign observatories, 1964 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/779
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various overseas observatories, A-R, including the following items:Australia: papers concerning the 150-inch telescope proposal, the use of the Isaac Newton Telescope at the Mount Stromlo Observatory, and other observatories.Egypt: correspondence concerned mainly with the Helwan Observatory, including observing trips, maintenance and students studying at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.Africa: correspondence with various African observatories,...
Dates: 1964 - 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 with P.A. Wayman, 1959-03-04 - 1959-03-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/72
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Richard Woolley and P.A. Wayman regarding the transfer of Royal Greenwich Observatory staff to the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.
Dates: 1959-03-04 - 1959-03-11
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 with R.H. Stoy, 1965-02-01 - 1965-04-26

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/175
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Richard Woolley and R.H. Stoy regarding the proper motion of RR Lyrae stars and the completion of the northern stars by the Royal Greenwich Observatory Astrometric Department. The letters also discuss the possibility of a Cape Observatory programme on M-Dwarf stars.
Dates: 1965-02-01 - 1965-04-26
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 with the Cape Astronomer, 1957 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/409
Scope and Contents Correspondence with R.H. Stoy, Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape.
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 with the Cape Astronomer, 1963 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/414
Scope and Contents Correspondence with R.H. Stoy, Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape, including letters concerning the opening of the Elizabeth Telescope, 1 May 1964; a report of the Cape Observatory for the period 1 April 1963 to 31 March 1964; and notes of a meeting held at the Royal Greenwich Observatory on 22 August 1962 to discuss the future status of the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1963 - 1964
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 with the press, 1958 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/544
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various newspapers and magazines concerning articles, interviews and reviews of books, including the following items:Request from the Soviet Press for Richard Woolley's comments on the space flight, 1962.Correspondence with Field Enterprises, the Educational Corporation and 'The Guardian', 1962.Correspondence with the 'Yorkshire Post', the National Society for Clean Air and the Associated Press on the move to Herstmonceux and scientific progress,...
Dates: 1958 - 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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David V. Thomas Papers, 1956 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 147
Scope and Contents The papers of David Thomas cover the years 1956-1979. They include correspondence files, draft articles for publication, administrative papers, and a selection of digitised slides. The administrative papers date from Thomas’s time as Chairman of the RGO section of SRC branch of IPCS. They give an important insight into RGO staff concerns about the future of the organisation and of British Astronomy in general. Particularly significant are the files on the separation of the posts of Astronomer...
Dates: 1956 - 1979
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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Distribution register for Greenwich publications, 1873 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/790
Scope and Contents A register of the distribution of Greenwich publications, relating mainly to 1873-1871, with one table for 1887-1891. There is an incomplete list of contents at the beginning. This is followed by distribution tables for Greenwich observations, 1873; astronomical results, 1873; magnetic results, 1873; regulations of the Royal Observatory, 1873; the Clock Star list, 1876; reports to the Board of Visitors, 1876-1881; Cape Astronomical results, 1871-1874; the report on the transit of Venus, 1874;...
Dates: 1873 - 1891
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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Draft article and research file on the latitude and longitude of the Cape Observatory, 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 147/2/1
Scope and Contents Handwritten draft of an article by David V. Thomas titled, ‘The latitude and longitude of the Cape Observatory’ (15 pp), with associated notes and a research file on astronomical observations carried out by Trigsurvey at Mowbray and Buffelsfontein. The research file contains three letters to Thomas from the Director of Trigsurvey Mowbray, South Africa (Nov.-Dec. 1965) enclosing copies of a research article, summarised data, and a general plan showing all geodetic and primary stations...
Dates: 1965
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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Extract from a letter from Rev. Fearon Fallows, 1823-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 135-136
Scope and Contents Concerning his request for instruments and his meteorological journal, and providing measurements of the height of Table Mountain.
Dates: 1823-10-31
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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Extract from a report of the Committee of Instruments and Proposals, 1820-04-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 211
Scope and Contents Concerning estimates received from Troughton, Dollond and Jones for instruments for the Cape Observatory.
Dates: 1820-04-20
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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Extract of a letter from Fearon Fallows to J.W. Croker, 1828-03-22

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 77
Scope and Contents Requesting stationary, copy books and copies of papers by Professor Woodhouse on Dollond's transit instrument.
Dates: 1828-03-22
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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General correspondence 'G' and 'H', 1968-08 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/30
Scope and Contents General correspondence with, among others, Magdalene College, Cambridge; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; the Greenwich Society; Hatfield Polytechnic; Brasenose College, Oxford; J.F. Hosie of the Science Research Council; the 'Guardian'; the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research; Hailsham Rural District Council; the Department of Health and Social Security; the University of St Andrews; and Herschel High School, Slough,...
Dates: 1968-08 - 1972
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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Letter concerning a chronometer by Arnold issued to Mr Henderson, astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, 1832-01-16

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 80
Scope and Contents Sent from Francis Beaufort to John Pond.
Dates: 1832-01-16
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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Letter concerning chronometers for the Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, to be delivered by Captain Ronald, 1826-07-04

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/229: 344
Scope and Contents Sent from John Barrow to John Pond.
Dates: 1826-07-04
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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Letter concerning the return of a chronometer by Arnold issued to Mr Henderson for the observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, 1833-08-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 5/231: 172
Scope and Contents Sent by A.B. Becher to John Pond.
Dates: 1833-08-10
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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Letter from Andrew Templeton to Dr Thomas Young, 1822-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 203-203a
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters from Andrew Templeton of the Glasgow Astronomical Society.
Dates: 1822-06-14
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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Letter from Andrew Templeton to Dr Thomas Young, 1826-03-10

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 204
Scope and Contents From the Item: Three letters from Andrew Templeton of the Glasgow Astronomical Society.
Dates: 1826-03-10
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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Letter from Andrew Templeton to Dr Thomas Young, 1827-03-20

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/48: 205-205a
Scope and Contents Acknowledging receipt of a Navy Bill for £300 for the telescope.
Dates: 1827-03-20
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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