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United States Naval Observatory, Washington

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Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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Astronomical Phenomena, 1950 - 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 182
Scope and Contents RGO 182 contains an almost complete run of the publication 'Astronomical Phenomena' from 1951-2013 (missing 1955).
Dates: 1950 - 2010
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 American observatories, 1938 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/475
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding various American observatories, 1938-1959, including correspondence with the Yale University Observatory; P. van de Kamp, Sproul Observatory, Pennsylvania; Yerkes Observatory; Carnegie Institution of Washington; G.C. McVittie, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota; Astronomical Department, Berkeley University; The Observatory, University of Michigan; Georgetown College Observatory; Dr James G. Baker, Professor Harlow Shapley and Dr Bart J. Bok, Harvard...
Dates: 1938 - 1959
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 American observatories, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/482
Scope and Contents (1) Correspondence regarding various American observatories, 1959-1963, including correspondence with the United States Naval Observatory, Washington; Thornton Page, Van Vleck Observatory, Wesleyan University, Connecticut; William Liller, Dr H. Shapley, Professor Donald H. Menzel and Professor Leo Goldberg, Harvard College Observatory; Peter van de Kamp, Sproul Observatory, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Dr I. King, University of Illinois Observatory; Dr Olin J. Eggen, Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar...
Dates: 1959 - 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 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 photographic zenith tubes, 1943 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/110
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding photographic zenith tubes. There is detailed correspondence relating to the design and installation of the Royal Greenwich Observatory photographic zenith tube, including correspondence with D.S. Perfect and Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd regarding its design; correspondence on cable work, lifting gear, the building for housing the telescope, the measuring machine suitable for measuring photographic zenith tube plates, the mercury reflector, the shutter and the...
Dates: 1943 - 1954
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 Nautical Almanac Office, 1939 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/27
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous correspondence and related material concerning the Nautical Almanac Office. There are papers regarding staff finance, including concession passes issued to staff, salaries, reference sheets and data supplied by the N.A.O. to H.G. Barker, Secretary and Cashier for the Royal Observatory, for making payments. There is also correspondence regarding Hollerith equipment for the N.A.O.; telegrams from the Colonial Office regarding Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time in the...
Dates: 1939 - 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 South African Astronomical Observatory, 1970 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/202
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding the negotiation of an agreement between the Science Research Council and the Committee for Scientific and Industrial Research on funding for the South African Astronomical Observatory at Sutherland. The papers include G.A. Harding's assessment of Cape staffing, 14 May 1970; a draft inter-agency agreement for July 1970; objections to the project from the U.S. Naval Observatory and others; an inventory of Cape equipment, 23 March 1971; suggested amendments to the...
Dates: 1970 - 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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Correspondence on time signals, 1955 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/627
Scope and Contents Correspondence regarding time signals, including duration, frequency, times, coordination of signals, equipment adjustments, replies to queries regarding radio time signals, clocks and the publication of lists of signals, the discontinuation of vernier radio time signals, reception reports and maintenance. The papers include the following items:Royal Greenwich Observatory circulars on solar activity, time signal adjustments and international time signals,...
Dates: 1955 - 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 with the Admiralty, 1891 - 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/3
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous correspondence with the Admiralty and related papers:Correspondence between J.R. Hind and the Admiralty, 1891-1878, including a letter from the Shipmasters' Society concerning the new 'Nautical Almanac', correspondence on salaries and Civil Service Certificates.Papers concerning administrative matters, 1892-1899. The correspondents include A.M.W. Downing, the Admiralty, W.J. Harding, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Astronomer Royal, F. Nansen and the United...
Dates: 1891 - 1922
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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Letters from observatories, 1869 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/150
Scope and Contents Letters from various British and international observatories on filling vacancies; the foundation of new observatories at Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand; requests for astronomical works; and recommendations for the Indian observatories. The correspondents include H. Merivale, N.R. Pogson, C.E. Delaunay, Sir W. Denison, J.A. Broun, R.L.J. Ellery, B.A. Gould, the Earl of Rosse, R. Grant, Sir D. Gill, W.M. Maskell, J.C. Adams, A.R. Clarke and W. Harkness. There are proceedings and reports...
Dates: 1869 - 1872
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1870 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/66
Scope and Contents Letters to Thomas Maclear from F.H. Aspin; the Colonial Office; the Washington Naval Observatory; William Bond of London; the Meteorological Office; C.D. Fischer; F.T. Read; T. Risler; C. Bell; L. Adamson; I.M. Grant; A. de Schmidt; the Cape Telegraph Office; R. Noble; I.A. Thwaits; R.D. Hodgson; H. Waltham; W. Stow; [W.] Freeman; H. Richards; the Perth Observatory; Creichton Bell; F.C. Dick; T. Kyd; W. Roberts; and Der Commission für die Vorberathung de für die Beobachtung des Venusdurchgangs...
Dates: 1870 - 1875
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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Papers on geodesy pendulums, 1874 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/144
Scope and Contents (1) Miscellaneous papers concerning geodesy pendulumsCorrespondence with Kew Observatory, 1874, concerning the correction of the sidereal clock and the extending of the period of transmission of time signals.Printed extract from Walker's report of the survey of India, 1874.Letter from W. Harkness of the U.S. Naval Observatory concerning pendulum swings at the Transit of Venus stations and asking what base stations to use, 1874.Correspondence with Captain...
Dates: 1874 - 1927
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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Papers on instruments, 1902 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/165
Scope and Contents Papers concerning instruments not held by the Royal Observatory:Correspondence with various firms regarding whether instruments are tested at the Royal Observatory, 1902.Correspondence with the United States Naval Observatory, Washington, concerning a new altazimuth pavilion, 1903.Correspondence with various individuals concerning the testing of clocks and watches, 1903.Correspondence with J.E. Norris concerning a suitable clock for his observatory, 1903,...
Dates: 1902 - 1908
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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Papers on overseas observatories, 1909 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/157
Scope and Contents (1) Papers regarding various overseas observatoriesPapers relating to the closure of Perth Observatory, Western Australia, 1912-1913, including letters from the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and Sir David Gill and correspondence with Downing Street and the Agent General for Western Australia.Papers relating to the comparison of Greenwich and Helwan Observatory photographs on the introduction of the new telescope at Helwan, 1909-1912.Correspondence with...
Dates: 1909 - 1927
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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Papers on small planets and satellites, 1899 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/153
Scope and Contents Correspondence with A.R. Hinks, Cambridge Observatory, regarding observations of Eros, 1900-1907, including correspondence on the Paris observations and the sending of the results to Cambridge.Correspondence with A.R. Hinks concerning his tables for the computation of standard coordinates, 1907-1908.Correspondence with M. Loewy, Paris, concerning Eros, 1900-1906, including reductions of Greenwich observations; tables of errata; and tables of the results of photographic...
Dates: 1899 - 1920
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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Papers on staff reorganisation, 1883 - 1896

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/10
Scope and Contents (1) Official correspondence, 1883-1896Papers concerning the appointment of staff at the Royal Observatories at Greenwich and the Cape of Good Hope; the general reorganisation of Observatory staff; increases in scales of salary; additions to staff allowance for the Greenwich Observatory; a comparison table showing the difference between existing and proposed staffing levels; and copies of past correspondence between Sir George Airy and J.J. Scudamore on the same subject. The...
Dates: 1883 - 1896
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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Papers on star catalogues, 1894 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/167
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Professor Safford, 1894, concerning errors in the 1860 Star Catalogue: north polar distance of 16 Persei.Letter from G. Dunn concerning 73 Leonis being a variable, 1894.Letter from S. Newcomb, 1894, concerning the north polar distance of standard stars during 1891-1893, with a reply including the Greenwich observations for 1891.Correspondence with Major Gore, R.E., concerning the place of double stars, 1894-1895.Letter from Professor Engstrom...
Dates: 1894 - 1908
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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Papers on the International Astronomical Union, 1953 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/620
Scope and Contents Papers regarding to the International Astronomical Union, including the following items:Reports on meetings of the Executive Committee of the I.A.U. concerning the 10th General Assembly in Moscow, 1958.Correspondence with R. Woolley and C. Jowsey regarding a visit to Washington by D.H. Sadler for a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Council of Scientific Unions, September 1958.Correspondence with the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R.; Professors Zverev,...
Dates: 1953 - 1958
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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Papers on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1894 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/171
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning stars to be added to the apparent place list, including the listings, 1894.Request from the Nautical Almanac Office for a proof copy of the 5-Year Catalogue, 1894.Request for observations of the occultation stars for the 1898 'Nautical Almanac', with listings and observational results, 1894.Observations of the minor planet Flora for the 'Nautical Almanac', 1894.Correspondence on the existence of star BAC 5255, 1894.Request for...
Dates: 1894 - 1918
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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Papers on the Nautical Almanac Office, 1938 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/26
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Nautical Almanac Office and related papers, in fifteen sections, including the following material:(1) Astronomical navigation tablesCorrespondence with D.H. Sadler regarding George G. Hoehne's 'Practical Celestial Air Navigation Tables', 1943.Correspondence with D.H. Sadler regarding astronomical tables, 1942.Memorandum by Sadler titled 'Polar Navigation. A Device for Drawing Position Lines within 15 Degrees of the Pole', 1942.(2)...
Dates: 1938 - 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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Papers on the Solar Parallax Sub-commission, 1937 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/605
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the International Astronomical Union's Solar Parallax Sub-commission, including the following items:Correspondence concerning the sale of a 8-inch Cooke Refractor to the Astronomical Society of South Africa, 1948.Correspondence concerning the correction of longitude of Allegheny Observatory, United States, 1940.Correspondence concerning missing plates of the Eros observations from Lembang, Java, 1940.Correspondence with various...
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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Papers on the U.S. Naval Observatory, 1931 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/304
Scope and Contents From the Series: The collection contains a wide range of papers relating to the activities of the Nautical Almanac Office, dating predominantly from the twentieth century. A significant part of the material concerns the production of publications, including the 'Nautical Almanac', 'Air Almanac', 'Star Almanac' 'Astronomical Ephemeris' and 'Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars'. The remaining papers include, among others, various astronomical tables, including calculations of the Sun, Moon, planets and...
Dates: 1931 - 1973
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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Papers on the Yapp Telescope, 1958 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/923
Scope and Contents Papers regarding the refurbishment of the Yapp 36-inch Reflecting Telescope and the 30-inch Reflecting Telescope, concerned primarily with Cassegrain grating spectrographs, and including minutes of a meeting and designs for the apparatus. The papers also include correspondence between G.E. Manville; G.M. Sisson of Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; Bausch and Lomb; H. Butler of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh; the United States Naval Observatory; B.E.J. Pagel; Sir Richard Woolley; and O.J....
Dates: 1958 - 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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Papers on time signals, 1939 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/629
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding time signals, including the following items:Correspondence between H. Spencer Jones, H.M. Smith and the Admiralty concerning equipment required and installations at Abinger, clock radio receivers and aerial systems, 1952-1955.Correspondence with Central Rediffusion Services Ltd and the Admiralty concerning the availability of the 6 pips time signal for the Independent Television Authority, 1955.Correspondence between R. Atkinson and...
Dates: 1939 - 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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Papers on U.S.N.O. circulars, 1948 - 1972

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 16/314/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence and other papers regarding the United States Naval Observatory Advance Eclipse Circulars, including some original circulars.
Dates: 1948 - 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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